Not so long ago, there were three "gentleman's" pajama makers at work in the US. Â These were the makers that supplied Neiman's, Saks', and the best traditional men's shops. Â The least distinguished, but largest and most diverse was Knothe (pronounced NO thee). Â The brandname was never much of a presence since most of Knothe's better pajamas were sold to specialty shops under private label. The bulk of their business, however, is done in department store and promotional brands such as Pleatway. You may recall the A-B-C sizing at Brooks Brothers. Â Knothe used their medium-large-extra-large patterns for sizes A-B-C in Christmasy tartan flannels, etc. The second was Embassy Apparel, which was located in Florida. Â Embassy was better known for boxer shorts, but they also made pajamas in traditional shirting fabrics. The last was Whitehall, which, for a while, was related to Troy Shirtmakers Guild and manufactured in Graniteville, NY. Â Whitehall was the highest priced and the most luxurious make, but were a phantom presence in the market. Â One year their satin stripes and Sea Island cottons seemed to be in all the best stores, then, they would disappear for a few years. I Googled all three. Â Knothe is clearly still active. Â Whitehall didn't show up. Â And saddest of all, Embassy appeared only on a roll on the PBGC site, suggesting they may have gone out of business and abandoned their pensioners.