Today’s post comes via another reader tip. While last time it was budget OCBDs, this time it’s something a little more discretionary: regimental-striped pajamas from the English brand Derek Rose. Price converted is $236, plus shipping to the US.
This article from the DR website manages to work in a non sequitur reference to “Take Ivy.” Well, English style and the Ivy League Look are close cousins, after all. — CC
I’ve been wearing DR pajamas for years and years, and I’m very happy with them — those above as well as the heavier ones they make for winter. (Before that, I wore Zimmerlis. I liked them, but they just didn’t hold up very well to repeated washings.)
I ever wear pajamas.
I bet these pair well with oxford sheets and blackwatch Pendletons.
Could you please help me understand why it’s a non sequitur.
I think “Chanel No. 5” should be a polling option for the female readers.
A decade or more ago they were made in England. last I heard it was eastern Europe. No body else does the patterns, but a bit pricey if made in Bulgaria.
I have six pair, three flannel and three cotton. (Derek Rose also makes silk, but they are not machine washable.) The labels in mine say “Made in the Czech Republic”. Derek Rose also makes a lower price line, with one pocket, rather than three pocket tops and with drawcord, rather than two button and elastic, bottoms. The Derek Rose pyjamas hold up much better than any others that I have ever worn.
“English style and the Ivy League Look are close cousins, after all.” They are indeed Christian. And if there were any English Ivy fans left who like to talk about the style, they’d join in the fun. Sadly, most have given up the pretense and prefer talk of hot buns and big knockers these days.
I’m afraid I am baffled by Mr Trad Hunter’s comment; our English schools are many centuries older than your excellent American ones, so of course we don’t get terribly excited about Ivy, or Preppy or Trad, or whatever it is that you chaps (and you are all chaps, right?) are wearing or banging on about these days. I’m sure it’s all interesting stuff, although possibly not as interesting as ‘hot buns’ and ‘big knockers’ (sic).
I like the Brooks Brothers Oxford Cloth PJ’s. They last a long time and they cost around $65 on sale.
I met Derek Rose in 2009 in London and had a long conversation with him. At that time I also bought two pairs of PJs and one robe from him. Lovely stuff.
I’m surprised at the commanding lead in the poll of T-shirts, boxers and PJ’s. I would have bet over 40% in the buff.
Two-hundred thirty six dollars for a pair of pajamas? Are you high or just have money to waste?
Well, maybe if they came with a partner!
Derek Rose is an absolute classic and a must for every gentleman. Only those who like style have to buy Derek Rose pajamas. I’m a passionate pajamas friend of Derek Rose. I also wear these pajamas as a house suit, because I feel very comfortable there. Top quality.