It’s come to our attention that even guys who don’t give much thought to their daily wardrobe are highly opinionated about their jammies. Yes, grown men can be reduced to stubborn grade-school boys who turn up their nose at that cool new pair of PJs you’ve just gifted them. However, there’s a wide world of pajamas out there to choose from and odds are, the guy in question hasn’t scoped out all the options, including improved breathability, increased comfort, luxe material and all kinds of new lengths and designs. So we’re here to help you choose a new pair of pajamas to make every guy’s sleep experience better. We’ve found the best pajamas for men: the best overall, most comfortable, best flannel pajamas and more options to make gifting a snap. (Hint: You pretty much can’t go wrong with J, Crew Cotton Poplin Pajamas
($98; $60), which we determined to be solidly the best overall in terms of quality fabric, comfortable fit and classic styling)
A word about successfully gifting PJs: We suggest starting by sleuthing (or sometimes straight up asking about) your giftee’s current sleepwear and even sheets preferences, then gifting him something in that that style or fabric, only better. For example, if he’s a boxer shorts-and-old-T-shirt combo guy, gift him a matching shorts set that doesn’t have a collar or a full pant leg. If he’s always stealing the covers, maybe upgrade his button-front cotton jammies to a pair of Brooks Brothers flannel pajamas (
$118; $83) that will keep him toasty without sleeping under all the covers. And if he loves crisp sheets, gift him a pair of Lake Pajamas Pima cotton pants ($86) with an almost satiny, non-stretch softness.