It's Valentines Day 2018 and it's possibly the best day of the year to discuss sleepwear and loungewear. If you are single and spending the day curled up in bed going through the list of reasons why you think you're single then you might as well be super snug and comfortable while you're at it!
I'm very open when it comes to talking about my relationships and dating history as it's been quite a ride. In many ways, relationships good or bad shape us into who we are today and that's certainly the case for me. I had a long period of being single after a break up which pushed me to move from Kent to London, it was hard but the right decision for both of us. Since then I've dated loads and I've had a couple of relationships which kind of just pigeon stepped along, both parties keeping each other at arms length in a kind of non-committed yet committed relationship. Over my dating years I've realised that I do that a lot, I tend to keep good girls which are absolutely perfect at arms length until everything eventually becomes toxic. On the flip side to this, I'll go in hard, put everything on the line, completely open up and show my cards from the first date. Well in my experience neither work...I'll either play it way too cool or way too uncool and at 37 I'm still struggling to find that middle-ground, that sweet spot in the world of dating.
I've digressed a little here from my intended subject but it's an important subject to write about and it's real. So if I do find the best formula for dating, I'll pass it on although I'm starting to think it'll end up being something like this:
In the millennial world that we live in today, there are more and more flexible workers, working from home, in coffee shops or hotdesking at companies such as WeWork. That alone has contributed to a major rise in loungewear and comfortable clothing consumed. In the fitness fashion sector this is known as Athleisure, with designers such as lululemon creating a whole brand based on fitness clothing that you can wear throughout the day from the local cafe to the gym and to the office, using technical, breathable fabrics. It's slightly different for sleepwear and loungewear because you probably wouldn't wear your PJs to work or even outside of the front door to be honest but this two tone short sleeve t-shirt is perfect to wear at home paired with the mid-grey pyjama trousers then when you have to head out, just simply replace the trousers with a pair of jeans and you're done. In fact, I did that the other day. However it's not just lounging around the house that I've found the best use for these luxury pieces of loungewear. It was on a recent 15 hour plane journey from London to Malaysia. These luxurious designs were my perfect companion, making my journey so much more comfortable than when I wear jeans and a t-shirt, it was like upgrading to First Class (kind of!). The Homebody menswear collection is designed with a tranquil simplicity whilst being handmade in the UK using a finest, softest fabrics on offer.