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I’ve never been a pajama guy. In fact, it has been a point of frustration for both my parents and my girlfriends over the years. Sure, I’ve always had pairs of pajama pants that I would wear if I was planning on staying in all day eating pizza and watching television, but at bedtime I would usually just go to sleep in the clothes I was wearing at the time. Maybe, just maybe, I would take off my pants or shorts to go to sleep, but keep on my shirt. I’m not sure if it was laziness or just a bad habit, but whatever it was, it changed this year.
An early Christmas present from my girlfriend, who was visibly, in her words, “shook” by my bedtime wardrobe, showed up at my door. Inside was a set of Brooks Brothers plaid-pattern, two-piece, deep-V-neck cotton pajamas. I was skeptical at first, and a little surprised. I didn’t think that it was such a big deal; nobody else had ever forced pajamas on me. Apparently, I was very, very wrong. So I decided to give it a try, because I kind of had to. What was I going to say, “Nah fam, I’m good?” That’s a recipe for disaster. So, the very night I opened the package, I put on the pajamas. I couldn’t believe how much I liked them. You know what? Now I wear them every night. Hell, I’m wearing them right now. On vacation.
They look great, although not many people are going to see me in them. They’re not just bedtime pajamas, though. They’re a statement. A 1950s-dad-from-the-burbs statement. They’re smoke-a-corncob-pipe, put-on-some-jazz, read-a-book, tell-the-kids-to-quiet-down pajamas. Come spring I might do some porch drinking in this bad boy. It’s crazy comfortable, too, but maybe a bit too warm to get drunk in. I might need to get a warm weather set to make sure I’m prepared for the spring. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance, as my dad used to say.
So now I’m living the two-piece pajama life, and I don’t know if I’m going back. I never thought pajama life could be so fulfilling. What a difference a few extra seconds of changing before bed can make. And this set is just the start. Now I have to get a linen set and a lighter cotton set. Maybe in classic blue. I don’t know. There are a lot of options to consider, now that I’m a two-piece pajama man. I highly recommend to those who aren’t in the know that this is a lifestyle worth joining. You won’t regret it..