The Best Men’s Pajamas: All the Boxers, T-Shirts and Pajama Pants You’ll Actually Want To Wear To Bed

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It’s always the perfect time to refresh your collection of loungewear. That’s right, we’re talking about men’s pajamas. Even if you’re a dude who religiously wears boxers at night, a pair of pajama shorts will be more comfortable and more versatile than those everyday undies. But let’s not forget you also have more sophisticated options, from warm flannel pajama sets to snazzy satin and silk getups for feeling like a king. And since we spend around a third of our life sleeping (plus more time relaxing around the house), why not get the right threads for the job? The best men’s pajamas come in a variety of styles, so there’s something for everyone:

Also, the pajama trend couldn’t be more relevant with winter well and truly here and celebs such as Ryan Gosling, Wiz Khalifa, J Balvin, Ed Sheeran, Christopher Walken, Mark Ronson, and James Harden being spotted in it and brands now accommodating to our working-from-home setup, comfort is finally in style. So this means you can happily treat yourself to a new set and even wear it outside if you wish because if this period has taught us anything is that you shouldn’t be ashamed of wanting to feel comfortable (even UGG boots are back), so with that being said long are the days when you might have felt like sleepwear is reserved for confines of your home or worn for fancy dress because why should women have all the fun? In addition, depending on the style you can easily style them with sneakers, boots or a go all out with a detailed loafer.

So because every guy is different, so we made sure to feature every category that constitutes PJs nowadays. As you check out our picks for the best men’s pajamas, you’ll find options that you’ll actually want to wear each and every night. Now lounge-on, my guy.


Best Pajama Tops for Men


1. J. Crew Broken-in Short-sleeve T-shirt


Picking the best T-shirt to sleep in is impossible, but we love sleeping in the J. Crew Broken-in Short-sleeve T-shirt. Simply put, it’s a soft, broken-in T-shirt perfect for sleeping and even beginning your day if you’re not going anywhere. Whatever your preferred bedroom climate is like, this T-shirt will be perfect for it.

J. Crew Broken-in Short-sleeve T-shirt; best men's pajamas Courtesy of J. Crew


2. Jambys JamTee


We like the J. Crew shirt because it’s just a great shirt for anything, but the Jambys JamTee is specifically made for lounging and sleeping. Made from a French terry modal fabric, it’s crazy soft, stretchy and breathable. That means no getting caught while you’re trying to get comfortable in bed and no unpleasant night sweats either. Welcome to your new favorite relaxing T-shirt.

Jambys Gray-Black JamTee; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Jambys


3. Hanes Comfortwash Tank Top


Tanks aren’t just for summer days or a quick sesh at the gym. They’re great for bed, too. The cut is a little less confining, but it still gives you plenty of top coverage, if that’s what you’re looking for. The 100% cotton lightweight tank features a ribbed neckline and armholes so it won’t wear down easily. This is the closest you’ll get to wearing a shirt that feels like you’re not wearing one.

hanes navy blue tank top Courtesy of Amazon


4. Fruit of the Loom Men’s Classic Waffle Crew Top


On a cool autumn night, nothing is cozier than throwing on a warm waffle top. This long-sleeve one is midweight, so it should keep you warm without making you break a sweat during the middle of the night. There are a few different neutral color options available on Amazon, and you can even pick up a multi-pack if you’re looking to stack up.

Fruit of the Loom Men's waffle crew white top Courtesy of Amazon


Best Pajama Bottoms for Men


1. Jambys Jambys Boxers


To go with your new favorite sleep/lounging shirt, check out the original Jambys boxer shorts. Made from modal with a bit of spandex, these might just be the comfiest boxers you’ve ever worn. They’re soft, they’re breathable, they’re stretchy and — we can’t forget the pièce de résistance — they have pockets. Once you get these Jambys on, you’ll never want to lounge or sleep in anything else.

Jambys Gray-Black Jambys Boxers; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Jambys


2.  Everlane Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs


In The 2021 Man, SPY’s end-of-year product awards, we named Everlane’s Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs the best underwear of the year, and we stand by that decision. We strongly believe that the best boxer briefs are made from Supima cotton (also known as Pima cotton), which is luxuriously soft and breathable. And if you’re an underwear and t-shirt kind of guy when you sleep, then these Supima cotton boxer briefs are also some of the best men’s pajamas in the world.

Everlane Boxer Brief Courtesy of Everlane

3. Saxx Vibe Men’s Boxer Brief


We also love the Saxx Vibe Men’s Boxer Brief, which pairs perfectly with the Saxx Snooze Sleep Pants. Saxx’s first priority is creating high-quality underwear and pajamas for men. To that end, these boxer briefs actually feel well designed and considered.

There’s the so-called Ballpark Pouch to comfortably secure your goods and minimize friction while you’re living and sleeping. Of course, Saxx also made the underwear moisture-wicking and gave it flat seams too. Add in a little bit of elastane to the fabric and you’ve got a soft, stretchy, breathable pair of boxer briefs that keep the boys fresh and organized whether you’re trying to sleep or just lounging in bed.

Plus, there are a million different color schemes and patterns to choose from so your underwear can be as freaky or as tame as you are.

SAXX Vibe Boxer Brief in Black Coast Stripe; best men's pajamas Courtesy of SAXX


4. Champion Men’s Long Mesh Short


Let’s be honest. A lot of guys wear gym shorts to bed. And that’s cool. We don’t have to pretend it doesn’t happen. But some gym shorts, like ones with built-in spandex, just don’t cut it for the bedroom. However, these long-length men’s gym shorts from Champion are made of a lightweight mesh material and come in a slew of colors. There’s a reason why these are an Amazon top-seller. They get the job done.

Champion black mesh gym shorts Courtesy of Amazon


5. Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Sleep Shorts


For some guys, a whole set of pajamas is just too much fabric to sleep in. If that sounds like you, we suggest giving up those boxers for these PJ shorts from Polo Ralph Lauren. They’re made of 100% premium cotton to keep your man-parts comfy. And in our modern era of casual wear, you could even get away with wearing these to take out the trash or walk the dog.

Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Sleep Shorts; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Amazon


6. Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Jersey Pants


We’ve already covered these in the shorts version, but this fan-favorite is so comfy and stylish that we decided to throw the pants into the mix as well. Much like its shorts counterpart, these are made of 100% cotton and feature a roomy straight pant leg so you’ll be good to go on cooler nights.

Ralph Lauren pajama pants Courtesy of Amazon


7. Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Pajama Pant


Coyuchi is a California brand making premium linens, sleepwear, and home goods with sustainable and organic materials. All of their products have an unpretentious, laid-back vibe inspired by the California coast. The brand’s organic pajama pants for men are made from 100% organic cotton for a soft feel that’s perfect for relaxing before bedtime or first thing in the morning. With an elastic drawstring waistband and side pockets, these pajama pants have everything you need to lounge around the house in comfort.

Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Pajama Pant; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Coyuchi


8. MeUndies Men’s Lounge Pants


If you aren’t afraid of a little color in your pajamas, then you’ll definitely want to check out MeUndies selection of men’s lounge pants. We would definitely recommend the Espresso or Dino prints, but there are over a dozen fun prints featuring tacos, otters, astronauts, and other fun creatures. Of course, you can also buy solid-color lounge pants from MeUndies if that suits your style better (not to mention a matching set for your sweetheart). These bold lounge pants are made from ultra-soft micro-modal cotton and are perfect for lazy Sundays.

black pj pants Courtesy of MeUndies


9. Fruit of the Loom Sleep Pant


Another great pair of solo sleep pants are these Fruit of the Loom jersey pants. They’re extremely affordable (most sizes are under $10) and very comfortable with a simple drawstring, button-fly design. They’re also among the best-rated products on our list, with 4.5/5 stars and over 18,000 five-star reviews, and users say they’re incredibly comfortable to wear while sleeping and lounging around the house. In fact, some reviewers are already on their second pair.

Fruit of the Loom Sleeping Pants in gray Courtesy of Amazon


10. Nautica Men’s Sleeping Pants


In the winter, we would likely recommend a warm pair of fleece or flannel pajama pants, a classic piece of bedroom attire for men and women. However, in the warmer months, we prefer a 100% cotton pair of sleep pants like this pair from Nautica. Available on Amazon in a dozen different colors and styles, these soft and breathable pants are perfect for both sleeping and lazy days around the house.

Nautica Men's Sleeping Pants in blue; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Amazon


Best Pajama Sets and Robes for Men


1. PajamaGram Cotton Pajama Set


This set from PajamaGram ticks all the right boxes. They feature soft jersey cotton that’s lightweight and breathable for summer nights yet warm enough for the winter. The styling is decidedly classic, which we like in pajamas, with a button-up front, notch collar and chest pocket. In short, they’re both comfortable and sophisticated. Plus, reviewers are big fans, saying the PJs are warm, well-made and durable enough to wash easily.

Man wears blue with stripes PajamaGram Cotton Pajama Set Courtesy of Amazon


2. Tony and Candice Short Sleeve Pajama Set


Looking for some summery PJs? This short set from Tony and Candice is your ticket. They’re made of a deluxe satin that does double duty by keeping you cool and making you feel posh when you’re having that morning cup of Joe or watching TV before bed. The satin also has a functional purpose, as it doesn’t get tangled around your body while you move in your sleep.

Tony and Candice Short Sleeve Pajama Set; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Amazon


3. David Archy Button-Down Pajamas Set


If you like the classic button-down pajama design but want something a little more modern, go for this David Archy set. It comes with a collared button-down shirt and drawstring pants. The duo is all one solid, neutral color, save for subtle piping on the chest pocket and cuffs. They’re slightly more expensive than other classic PJs, but you get what you pay for with higher-quality cotton and a better trim fit.

Man wears blue David Archy Button-Down Pajamas Set Courtesy of Amazon


4. L.L. Bean Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas


I know these L.L. Bean Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas are suitable for dads because these are literally the pajamas my dad wears. But not just my dad; I have them too and they are exactly as soft, warm, loose, and comfortable as you’d expect from L.L. Bean. The Portuguese flannel keeps things soft and warm, but the pajamas are loose enough that you don’t overheat. If that’s not a recipe for great dad-style pajamas, I don’t know what is.

L.L. Bean Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas Set; best men's pajamas Courtesy of L.L. Bean


5. Hanes Men’s Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set


The only problem with all this modern new-fangled sleepwear is price. Sure, it’s great if the pants or shirts are breathable and stretchy, but it’s not great how much they cost. That’s where good ol’ Hanes can help. The Hanes Men’s Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set is the epitome of basic men’s pajamas in the best way. These cotton-polyester pajamas are comfortable, loose, and, most importantly, cheap. Why spend the big bucks when you can get some of the best men’s pajamas for a lot less? There’s a reason this set is Amazon’s Choice for “men’s pajamas.”

Hanes Men's Woven Plain Weave Pajama Set in blue Courtesy of Amazon


6. LilySilk Silk Pajamas for Men Set


It’s definitely a stereotype to say silk pajamas are the best men’s pajamas, but in this case, this is one stereotype rooted in reality. Few materials are as strong, soft and breathable as silk, so when you go for silk, you’re buying the best. The LilySilk Silk Pajamas for Men Set uses real silk, so when you put them on for the first time, you’ll understand firsthand why silk pajamas cost so much. They’re simply among the best men’s pajamas money can buy.

LilySilk Silk Pajamas for Men; best men's pajamas Courtesy of Amazon


7. Alexander Del Rossa Bathrobe


If you’re looking for a manly robe that you’ll want to wear all the time, then check out this warm flannel fleece robe. It features a masculine black and gray plaid print, and the fabric will feel great whether you’re sleeping in bed or stepping out of the shower. This plush robe comes with a tie closure and is available in a few other designs. As an added incentive, over 11,000 customers have given this a positive five-star rating on Amazon.

plaid men's bathrobe Courtesy of Amazon


8. Versace Baroque Bathrobe


If you want to feel like a total baller, even when you’re alone in your bedroom, then this Baroque Bathrobe from the fashion house of Versace is the ultimate indulgence. At $595.00, this is the most expensive bathrobe you’ll ever own (we hope). With baroque detailing, shimmering embroidery and gold accents, this bathrobe will make you feel like a king. There are more affordable Versace bathrobes, but if you’re going to treat yourself to a designer bathrobe, then don’t settle for anything less than the best.

Versace I Heart Baroque Bathrobe Courtesy of Versace


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