Men's Pyjama Shorts
When the weather gets warmer, a pair of men's pyjama shorts can help to keep you cool. Whether you use them for sleeping in or relaxing in, they offer a lightweight alternative to classic pyjama bottoms .
Pyjama shorts come in a variety of colours and designs. Shades such as navy, grey or black offer a classic look, or for a more vibrant effect opt for a brighter colour, like yellow, orange or red. If you prefer a pattern there are many to choose from.
Stripes, checks and camouflage print can all provide a dash of colour, while quirky designs such as cartoon characters are a fun alternative. Some pyjama shorts feature logos or images from films, TV shows or musical groups.
Features of pyjama shorts
There are a few different features to look out for when choosing a pair of pyjama shorts. Certain styles incorporate pockets at the sides, which can be particularly useful if the shorts are to be worn as loungewear rather than nightwear.
Although they can be worn alone, pyjama shorts sometimes come with a matching top. Some designs fasten with a drawstring or tie cord while others feature an elasticated waist. They may also have a button-up fly.
Men's pyjama shorts are usually longer length coming down to just above the knee, however shorter styles are also available. It is advisable to look at the measurements and check any size charts to ensure you are selecting the appropriate size.
Which material to choose
A variety of different fabrics can be used to produce pyjama shorts. Natural materials such as cotton are breathable which makes them particularly suitable for the warmer months. Jersey is soft to the touch and offers a degree of stretch which can make it a comfortable option.
Man made fibres tend to crease less which can be an advantage for nightwear , but they may not be as breathable as natural fabrics. A blended material can offer elements of both manmade and natural fibres.
Brands and designer labels
If you love a label, pyjama shorts are available from a range of brands. As well as high street names such as Marks & Spencer , Debenhams and Next, there are many men's pyjama shorts produced by designer labels including Gant, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
Designer shorts usually feature the label's logo and may incorporate other branding. Some will include the name of the designer embroidered round the waistband, while others may have a small label attached to the front or side of the shorts.