Pyjamas in London

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  1. BlackShoes

    BlackShoes Senior member

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    So, I recently purchased some Derek Rose pyjamas (blue herringbone, very soft), and am now in the mood for some more.

    Obviously, the usual shirtmakers will have them in stock, but I was curious as to where they are made. T&A have their own factory, so obviously the ability to make their own, presumably the others get them made at the same place as their shirts. Does anyone have an opinion on the quality of these compared to DR?

    I was more interested in the better known italian house's offerings. I noticed Zegna have a line of sleepwear (which also includes some cotton robes, another item I am interested in) here, but have been unable to find prices or reviews online, if anyone knows how much the cost etc, I would be most appreciative. Do any of the others have anything worth looking at in the sleepwear arena? Canali perhaps? I know Charvet do pyjamas, but a trip to Paris to sample them is not on the cards.

    All suggestions gratefully received.

    P.S. Apart from Derek Rose, does anyone know of another source for nice towelling robes? Do any of the aforementioned businesses stock them?
     


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  3. R.O. Thornhill

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    Couturelab used to stock Charvet pyjamas and robes - not sure if they still do. They are online and also on Davies Street in Mayfair. Bought a lovely Charvet dressing gown from them six months ago - fantastic lapels
     


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    I always thought New & Lingwood pyjamas were quite good.
     


  5. MalfordOfLondon

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    I always thought New & Lingwood pyjamas were quite good.

    +1. Their robes are quite something as well.
     


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    +1. Their robes are quite something as well.

    +2, I have a lovely wool N&L robe. Another alternative for pyjamas is Stephan Haroutunian who will make according to your measurements, or Budd in the Piccadilly Arcade.
     


  7. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    I always thought New & Lingwood pyjamas were quite good.

    They are quite nice, but Charvet's are significantly nicer in my opinion

    A lot more expensive as well
     


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    I bought a nice dressing gown in Budd some time ago.
     


  9. BlackShoes

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    Thanks for the helpful replies chaps.

    I did not know Couture lab had a place in Davies street, I have never seen it on my shopping trips, does anyone know where it is? I had not considered Budd for robes before, I will certainly check them out on my next visit to Jermyn street

    Also, does anyone know the prices for Charvet pyjamas, or Zegna for that matter?
     


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    sorry to revise an old thread, but i would like to purchase some new pyjamas. i found this post below by will ...
    http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2009/03/arithmetic-of-pajamas.html

    "....I have found over two generations of sleepwear that instead of the nearly two hundred washings I was accustomed to before my made-from-fine shirtings pajamas were worn out, I have been getting perhaps fifty before seeing noticeable wear in my ready to wears. There are great rents in the cloth before a hundred washings and I find myself thinking about replacing this pair or that almost weekly.

    So that is the arithmetic of pajamas. I may have been penny wise and pound foolish but I am going to end that practice, beginning with four pair for the coming season. And now all I must do is select cloth. "

    would others agree with the above? i was thikning to buy pyjams from h&k or derek rose, but after reading the above i wonder if i am better off takling to my shirtmaker in london or perhaps ww chan in HK.

    can anyone offer any insight? thanks
     


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    £130 quid GBP for jim-jams?! WTF!! .... unless.... one is wearing them for daywear perhaps...Shanghai style.
     


  12. lovelux2010

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    how much do you pay for jim jams, and how many wearings do you get from them (roughly). the theory behind buying quality is that it lasts longer, and works out cheaper in the long run. in london you can buy pyjamas from primark for 10 pounds...but they may only last 20 wearings..
     


  13. MikeDT

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    I don't... I sleep in my birthday suit. :) Not worn the things since i was about 12.

    I know my neighbour probably pays around 50 yuan(about £5 GBP) for them.TBH I don't think one can pay much more for pyjamas, not in this city. He seems to get a few months wear out of them, as nightwear, about the house during the day, and for occasional visits to the supermarket.

    I just hope he doesn't see these..
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  14. MalfordOfLondon

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    I have never been able to get my head around how people can sleep fully clothed (for all intents and purposes) nor why you would ever want to.
     


  15. lovelux2010

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    i dont really care to know if men in the forum sleep with pyjamas on, or not. however, pyjamas can also be worn in the evening when having a tea, reading a book, watching a film. i do not wish to wear daily wear when i am unwinding at home..but perhaps i am in the minority. if you have never worn a pair of pyjamas ior a gown in the evening, i suggest you try...
    far more comfortable then roaming around in jeans
     


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