3 things to think about when shopping for men’s loungewear

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Written by Nigel Simpkins

For many guys, loungewear can be a bit of a 'that'll do' area of their wardrobe. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Things could be so much better with a little more effort. 

To help you out, we've put together three essential areas you need to think about the next time you go shopping for loungewear. Apply them to your clothing choices and you'll be much more comfortable and stylish. 

Natural or synthetic fibres?

This is one of the most important things to think about when you're looking for the best loungewear. These clothes spend an awful lot of time in direct contact with your skin when you are sleeping and through the day, so it's best to choose a natural material like cotton, linen, silk, or wool. 

These are less likely to irritate your skin or any allergies than synthetic fibres, thanks to their superior breathability and the fact they are hypoallergenic. What's more, natural materials will adapt to your body shape, even after you wash them. This means you can look forward to them providing a comfortable fit every time. 

This guide from Twisted Clothes can help you find the best fabric for you. It also discusses the sustainability of each material, which is useful if you're looking to buy ethically sourced clothes. If you're looking for a place to start your shop, WeAreThought's men's range is a great place for natural loungewear essentials that are made with organic materials. They also offer free UK delivery over £60.

What time of year is it?

Another factor that can influence what type of loungewear you choose is the time of year. For example, there's really no point in buying lightweight, thin clothes when you're getting ready to face the depths of winter. 

When the nights are hot, you might prefer a breathable pair of linen pyjama bottoms. When it's chilly, you might want to don some woollen pyjamas. A good strategy is to shop for layers, which can be added or removed depending on the temperature. Hoodies, T-shirts, and thick socks are always a good choice to have in your drawers. 

No man should be without a quality pair of slippers for those cold winter mornings, either. Take a look at the luxury men's slippers from designer brands at Charles Clinkard, where you can get free delivery on your order too.

What style of loungewear do you prefer?

Just because you won't be straying far from the house in your lounge wear doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your sense of style when shopping. There are a surprising number of options available for men, but they can be split roughly into two categories: traditional and contemporary. 

In the traditional camp, you have loungewear like full pyjama sets and nightshirts, while over on the contemporary side, you have garments like sweatpants, hoodies, and T-shirts. Many guys gravitate towards the more relaxed modern style, but if you feel like you haven’t really given traditional pyjamas a chance, the Gentlemen's Gazette have a pyjama primer guide that will get you bang up to speed about their history and styles.

Take these three points into consideration the next time you go shopping for men's loungewear and you will be able to buy stylish and comfortable clothes that are just right for you. Then, all that's left is to relax.