Being at home is about to get a lot comfier thanks to these excellent loungewear options.
Ten years ago, the word loungewear would have conjured up images of a mustachioed, cigar-toting man in a smoking jacket and slippers.
Today, the idea of loungewear has morphed, and that’s almost completely due to COVID. Most people’s pandemic uniforms consisted of T-shirts, sweats, and other slouchy basics — with the exception of the Zoom shirt, of course.
Now, many people are still working from home, at least some of the time, so the dress code hasn’t changed much. But even people who are back in the office have changed how they think about at-home clothing, and that’s where a loungewear wardrobe comes in.
As a category, loungewear is tricky to define, but think of it as the halfway point between casual wear and pajamas. It’s built with comfort in mind but also looks a bit more formal than PJs. This encompasses everything from extra-soft sweatshirts to tailored-fit house pants.
More brands are getting into the loungewear game, so you have several good options to choose from. I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up 10 of the best loungewear brands for men so you’ll be one step closer to the ultimate at-home outfit.
The Best Men’s Loungewear Brands
No matter what you’re looking for in loungewear or your budget, you’ll find something on this list to meet your relaxation needs.
Canadian athletic brand Reigning Champ almost always comes up when talking about extremely comfortable clothing.
In particular, Reigning Champ’s midweight terry collection gets a lot of praise. This fabric is wonderfully soft yet structured, making it feel much comfier than it looks. It also means that these pieces are presentable enough to wear in public for casual situations like running errands or going to the gym.
The full lineup includes hoodies, crewnecks, sweatpants, shorts, and more. While it’s a bit pricey, RC’s midweight terry loungewear collection is worth it if you want versatile, well-made loungewear.
Richer Poorer specializes in laid-back men’s basics that make for ideal loungewear. While the brand has a dedicated sweats category, pretty much all of its menswear is great for around-the-house wear.
Tees, hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweatpants comprise most of Richer Poorer’s offerings. The clothing is a bit on the slouchy side in terms of structure, but ironically, the fit is fairly slim across the board.
Another plus is that most of the brand’s fleece collection is made with recycled polyester, and each item saves about 40 plastic bottles from landfills.
If you want luxury loungewear that’s also sustainable, check out the Swedish brand CDLP. The company makes a range of classic yet refined homeware that takes equal inspiration from loungewear and workwear.
Every item in the collection is 100% lyocell, a synthetic material derived from wood fibers. Lyocell is extremely soft and has a great drape, making it a prime choice for loungewear.
CDLP’s line includes shirts, trousers, shorts, and a robe — all of which feature relaxed fits and functional features like patch pockets and drawstring waistbands. The line does run quite small, so you might want to size up for a roomier experience.
Hamilton + Hare
Founded in London in 2014, Hamilton + Hare makes premium versions of basics using sustainable fabrics. The brand prioritizes quality over quantity — so much so that its loungewear line includes just a handful of styles.
All lounge shorts, pants, and shirts are made using a blend of lyocell, cotton, and elastane, offering softness, structure, and flexibility in one package.
Hamilton + Hare’s stuff is truly upscale and priced accordingly. It’s best for guys who want to invest in their loungewear collection and experience ultimate comfort without compromising style.
Do you prefer your loungewear to be a bit more fashionable? If so, Reiss might be the brand for you.
The British company’s loungewear options have a unique degree of finesse. The drawstring joggers feature a vertical seam on the leg that resembles a pleat, and the hoodies have an exceptionally clean, minimal design.
Pretty much everything is more than suitable for going out in public. If it’s within your budget, Reiss’s loungewear will undoubtedly elevate the way you relax.
prAna has many of the standard loungewear pieces — tees, joggers, sweatpants, etc. — but also offers less common items like quarter zips and hooded T-shirts.
And true to the brand’s ethos, the loungewear is made from eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester, lyocell, hemp, and organic cotton. If you’re mostly looking for home and gym clothing, prAna is an excellent choice.
It wasn’t too long ago that Champion was a brand reserved for dads (and maybe athletes). These days, Champion is one of the most hyped brands around.
In particular, the Reverse Weave® items are consistently praised for their comfort and quality. This iconic technology goes all the way back to the early 1900s and helps prevent shrinkage.
The Reverse Weave garments feature a heavyweight fleece construction, a cross-grain cut, and a brushed interior for softness. Put it all together, and you get high-quality (and affordable) clothing that has stood the test of time.
If you’re looking for loungewear that balances style, quality, and affordability, you might want to check out Mack Weldon.
These breathable cotton essentials evoke retro collegiate sweats but take a much more minimal approach to design. The result is a collection of sporty loungewear that fits right into any athletic guy’s closet.
Keep in mind that most of the items feature a slim fit and run smaller than normal, so unless you like a particularly tailored look, you may want to size up.
Olivers isn’t a household name (yet), but it’s a brand you should know if you’re into athletic wear.
Currently, Olivers offers just six pieces of loungewear (one of which is, somewhat confusingly, a bandana), but it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. Each garment features a classic French terry fabric made with 100% long-staple Japanese Supima cotton.
What stands out about Olivers’s loungewear is how timeless it looks. If you like the combination of vintage styles and modern silhouettes, you’ll find much to like about Olivers.
While best known for its bedsheets, Brooklinen also carries a line of men’s loungewear that’s surprisingly good for a company that doesn’t specialize in clothing.
The loungewear offerings here include tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and shorts. These slim-fitting pieces use materials like combed cotton and modal for a comfort-first experience.
The quality is solid for the price — and speaking of that, this collection is pretty affordable. Whether or not you need to pick up some new sheets, Brooklinen’s loungewear is worth a look.
Loungewear probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of stylish clothing, but these 10 brands prove that it’s possible to look and feel good while relaxing at (or working from) home.
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