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Men's Wear Goes Mad For Pajamas

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J.W. Anderson FW09 image via Refinery 29
J.W. Anderson FW09 image via Refinery 29

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Men's wear is looking to Julian Schnabel for style inspiration, and we don't mean his paintings. It seems the artist's propensity to wear pajamas (designed by his wife no less) in public is in fact reflective a new trend sweeping men's wear. First pajama pants as outerwear showed up on Dolce & Gabbana's SS09 runway. Now, Refinery 29 takes a look at a new men's collection from J.W. Anderson (who will take part in Topman's showcase this fall at London Fashion Week) that is distinctly rooted in sleepwear. "His fall collection is full of the staples of good yet slightly offbeat dressing—oversized sweaters and trouser-and-shirt sets styled with slipper-like loafers and Edwardian details." The post comes on the tail end of another Refinery 29 write-up of the line American Viceroy, whose fall collection of pajama-inspired separates is slated to hit stores like Steven Alan and American Rag soon. In other words, it's a bona fide trend; somewhere Schnabel is smiling.
·More PJ-Inspired Menswear Convinces Us Sleepwear is the New Outerwear For Fall" [Refinery 29]
·American Viceroy's PJ-ish Separates Inspire Us To Wear Our Jammies to the Workplace [Refinery 29]