Wake Up Slim


Isn’t there some miracle diet that promises to burn fat while you sleep, so you can ostensibly wake up weighing less than when you went to sleep, without having to do anything except dream about donuts?

Now there’s another way to wake up slim.

This morning J. Crew sent an email touting slim-fit lounge pants and pajama sets. I had no idea that more body-conscious apparel is desirable when going to bed, when clearly what is desirable when going to bed doesn’t require any apparel.

As for the pajama sets, J. Crew must be trying to broaden its demographic. Males under 30 don’t wear pajamas any more than they wear watches. — CC

26 Comments on "Wake Up Slim"

  1. This is for the college crowd that doesn’t ever get out of the pajamas. It’s common knowledge the college students only wear athletic and sleep wear.

  2. Yes, this is BroDude morning classware

  3. As if J. Crew’s “classic” fit weren’t already too slim for comfort.

  4. ironchefsakai | December 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm |

    I love how this model seems to have so much difficulty putting on his clothes. Everything’s haphazardly rolled up or down to a point of incompletion.

  5. Who sleeps in pajamas?

  6. Orgastic future | December 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm |

    This is clearly for the collegiate demographic. Let the kids have their fun.

  7. Pajamas are handy when visiting the in-laws, they should be very baggy to obscure your junk. 😉

  8. Roy R. Platt | December 9, 2013 at 9:08 am |

    Sir Mudgeon is only partially correct. Although I have six pair of Derek Rose pyjamas (three brushed cotton winter weight and three satin cotton summer weight, all six being Derek Rose’s regular line with three pockets on the jacket and two buttons on the pants, not the lower priced line with one pocket jackets and drawstring pants) I am not a “civilized gentleman” (at least according to one person).

  9. I’ve worn baggy flannel pajamas (ONLY for sleeping) all of my 61 years. I like threadbare flannel in summer. It’s really ridiculous how pajamas are now loungewear. The loungewear kick reminds me of women wearing stretch and stirrup pants in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, for most women, the pants didn’t stretch enough.

    My neighbor, in his mid 60’s, constantly wears plaid versions of “loungewear” all the time. Haven’t seen him in a pair of khakis or regular pants for some time.

    Unfortunately, loungewear is here to stay. Another outward sign of our disintegrating society.


  10. I can say one thing for sure, the individual who came up with the term “slim-fit” years ago, is kicking themselves in the pants by now for not trademarking the phrase. And of course you’ve got to love “extra slim-fit” as if slim fit wasn’t cut too trim enough. I for one would like to see the word “slim” replaced with “trendy”. Trendy fit…extra trendy fit…then these companies couldn’t be accused of weightism 😉

  11. I’m 29 and wear pajamas but eschew watches. I’ve never enjoyed wearing jewelry of any kind. Took about 3 years to get used to wearing my wedding band. I still take it off as soon as I get home each day.

    Never wore pajamas until I bought a 1950s ranch house. Home insulation has come a long ways since 1954. Just a slight move of the covers means a rush of arctic air throughout the bed.

    I just don’t understand why somebody wants trim fitting pajamas. I like mine comfortably loose.

  12. Nolan, you are suppose to take the ring off when you leave the house. There is no insulation in a 1950s home, by today’s standards utilities were free back then. 😉

  13. For lounging around the house, sleep pants like these are wonderful. But the one time I tried to sleep in a pair of flannel pants, I felt like I was going through menopause.

  14. I wear pajamas for sleeping (as all the civilizated persons) and..I HATE THE SLIM STYLE !!!!!!!!

  15. no pajamas needed. sleep better naked.

  16. I’m 24 and I wear a watch every day. Not all of us are lost causes. And I wear J.Crew’s regular fit pajama pants when I’m lounging about the house, never outside of it and I never once wore them to class in college, although many people did.

  17. I am going to depart from the common sentiment on this site’s comments section and say this: if college students want to wear their pajamas to brunch on the weekend, it isn’t the end of civilization. We did it in my day, going to Mickey’s dairy bar in Madison after we emerged from our cave-like rooms in our dilapidated living quarters, and we are no more worse for wear now. Pajamas were made for sleeping, but they are also suitable attire for term paper-writing, final exam taking, and, dare I say, appellate brief writing.

  18. I don’t think anyone would begrudge an occasional pajama brunch after an evening of debauchery, but I would suggest that wearing pj’s to class ought to be seen as disrespectful, and instead is now the norm.

  19. I’m 23, wear a watch every day, and will definitely be buying a pair of these in the next few days. I’m extremely lean, and J.Crew’s “slim” clothing is a God-send. Most classic loungewear doesn’t fit at all – it’s about time a company made some good looking slim pajamas. And no, I won’t be wearing these outside the house, except perhaps to grab the paper in the morning.

    As Zach said, not all of us young-ones are lost causes.

  20. I’m with Joseph. I’m still very lean even though I’m in my 40s, and I’m very thankful for the slim fit lines most brands carry these days. A regular sized OCBD shirt that fits my neck, arms and shoulders makes me look like a balloon. Same with pleated khakis.

    Those who don’t like or need these product lines, just ignore them. If regular fit clothes look good on you, you’re lucky because you have a greater choice. The same way big & tall clothing lines are now common, slim fit lines should be here to stay.

    I know some people wear slim fit lines just to be trendy. For the rest of us who really need them, I’m glad we can finally get clothes that look good on us.

  21. DCG says,

    “I would suggest that wearing pj’s to class ought to be seen as disrespectful, and instead is now the norm.”

    Exactly. Wearing pajamas in public is disrespectful, and to class, doubly so. When people wear PJs in public, they are saying “I care more about my personal comfort than I do about any discomfort I might cause others. I am too lazy to spend five minutes to put on something presentable.”

    Here’s how one college professor puts it with his dress code (in his case, addressing hats), which is part of his syllabus:

    “Hats and head-coverings off during class-time. A college-level humanities lecture is a serious, adult occasion and a civilized, professional activity even quasi-solemn in character. The Instructor therefore institutes the “no hats” rule to help students, especially the hat-wearing ones, make the sometimes-difficult transition from their state of pre-critical high-school-and-popular-culture conformism to that of adult, civilized, intellectual reflexivity and ethical independence. In practice, the “no hats” rule applies mostly to men, but in principle it includes women.”

    Wearing pajamas in class is juvenile, uncivilized, unprofessional, and frivolous. It is a slap in the face of the instructor and a whoopee cushion on the chair of one’s classmates.

    I was appalled when people would wear to sweatpants to class when I was an undergrad; I think we would have laughed at anyone still in their pajamas.

    Now: does anyone think that this is a change for the better?

  22. “Slim” fits seem to be the result of two trends. First, the move letter sizing (S-M-L etc.) rather than actual measurements. Then, the ever expanding proportions of those sizes to accommodate the (perhaps only assumed) vanity of ever expanding consumers.

    “Slim” is just the old “regular”. The new “regular” is sized on a curve.

  23. I have a pair of flannel BB pajamas I wear to bed in the winter. If they made “slim” pajamas in the same fabric, I would have bought them instead. The pair I have are so baggy, they’re actually not that warm – there is so much space between myself and the fabric that cold drafts sweep right in and carouse around on my tummy.

    So yeah.

  24. “Hats and head-coverings off during class-time. A college-level humanities lecture is a serious, adult occasion and a civilized, professional activity even quasi-solemn in character.”


    Get over yourself

  25. @Nick
    Are we to suppose that you also approve of flipflops?

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