Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Review: These men’s pajamas cost $600 — are they worth it?

Sleep in the lap of luxury with this pajama set by Paul Jays

When you were a child, your parents likely bought you a pajama set featuring your favorite superhero or cartoon characters. As you grew older, you ditched those pajamas for boxers or sleeping in the buff. Once you’ve made it and established yourself as a successful man in the world, the pajama set makes its return to signal that you have arrived.

Of course, you could just buy any old kind of men’s sleepwear to go under your robe while you putter around your apartment — or you could don this luxurious pajama set from Paul Jays to wear while wandering your estate, drinking coffee, and pondering your next great move to grow your empire. I tried out the Geo Print Long Set, and from the moment I put it on, my reasons for taking it off numbered zero. Here is an honest review of this luxurious set, the Porsche of men’s pajamas.

Related Videos

The look

I know what you’re thinking: I’m wearing these in the house, so why do I care what they look like? Trust me, it matters more than you think. Whether you’re wearing them for yourself or your partner has to watch you walk around in them, this classy set is easy on the eyes.

The Geo Print sports a deep brown color with hints of orange and copper, giving it an old-time feel that brings class and tradition to your sleepwear. The pattern would look just as good on a sweater or button-up as it does on these pajamas.

One downside has to do with the linen fabric. Like anything made of linen, wrinkles happen easily, so these pajamas can start to look wrinkled and worn quickly. The good thing is that when you’re drinking coffee in the kitchen or when you’re deep in slumber, the wrinkles won’t bother you.

The fit

I am 6 foot, 5 inches tall, and weigh in at 260 pounds. With my long limbs and barrel chest, it’s common that sleeves are too short and that buttons pull across the chest. Lucky for me, Paul Jays knows the value of a good fit; the x-large size fits me like a glove.

The shoulder seams sit perfectly on the curve of my shoulders, and the sleeves fall perfectly at my wrist bones. The pants feature a drawstring that can leave room for a wider waist or cinch up for a smaller waist if needed, and they fall on the ankles how they’re supposed to. The fit is as expected, which is an easy plus for the brand.

Fair warning: Follow the wash instructions. The downside of a perfect fit is that any shrinking of the garment or ballooning of the wearer can cause them to become ill-fitting.

The feel

They look classy and fit great, but let’s face it — these are pajamas, and how they feel is really the most crucial aspect. I can confidently say that they feel lovely. You won’t melt into the pajamas like butter as you would with silk or velvet, but the 100% Portuguese linen breathes so well you may forget that you’re wearing anything.

The natural fibers of the Geo Print hug you while allowing freedom of movement, making these pajamas perfect for lounging around the house or sitting on the balcony overlooking the lake, forest, or ocean views.

You’ve arrived and are looking for a way to elevate your lifestyle at home; a new pair of Paul Jays Long Sets will put you in the lap of luxury (or, more accurately, put your lap in luxury) and keep you feeling like royalty, both in bed and out.

Editors' Recommendations

The 10 most expensive men’s watches in the world
These are the best watches to invest in to upgrade your collection — if you're a millionaire, of course
best rolexes for men rolex suit

If you want to get an insight into a man's status without delving deep into his finances or work history, or without asking any awkward questions, look at his wrist. Men's watches are the easiest way to show class, elegance, style, and status. While there is a wide variety of brands, price points, and styles to choose from, only some watches will instantly elevate your status the moment you slap it on your wrist. Though rolex watches and Cartier watches are easily recognizable and suggest sophistication and class, you might be surprised to find they don't dominate our world's most expensive watches list.

If you find yourself ready to drop the kind of money needed to buy a private island, here are the most expensive men's watches that will put you in the rarified status of having only nine other men on your level. These aren't watches you can get your hands on by walking into a jewelry store and pointing at the glass counter. These are watches you can only get by putting on your best tux, grabbing a number, and bidding against some pretty stiff competition.

Read more
St. Patrick’s Day: What to wear (without looking like a leprechaun)
Look stylish while participating in St. Patrick's Day customs

Every holiday has its own traditions and customs. And St. Patrick's Day is no different. While it is customary for people to wear green to honor the patron saint of Ireland, one of the most significant customs is that you get pinched if you forget to wear emerald, forest, sage, or lime green. Here are a few ideas on subtly keeping your style intact while protecting against the invasion of pinches the day brings.

We've rounded up our favorite gear picks from our favorite brands for this green-centric holiday. You don't have to go over the top and throw on shamrocks left and right. Subtle retro sneakers, a handsome olive green crewneck, a classic green tie ... all of these picks will work more than acceptable for a day we love to celebrate (in style and responsibly, of course).

Read more
The 10 best men’s workout shirts to help you get fit in 2023

There are multiple things to consider when purchasing new workout apparel. You want to make sure you do your due diligence beforehand. When looking for the optimal workout shirt, functionality often takes precedence over style, for most men. After all, a minimalist cotton t-shirt is ideal, but it won't look (or smell) so great after an hour-long workout, especially if your working out, outdoors. That's why, in the past decade, some of our favorite activewear brands like Lululemon, Vuori, and Under Armour have developed breathable fabrics with moisture-wicking and odor-fighting technology that are now practically must-haves for any exercise gear, especially when it comes to making high-quality shirts.

That being said, not all workout tops are created equal. When it comes to finding the right workout fit, make sure it doesn't feel too tight or baggy around your underarms, your shoulders, or across your chest, i.e., the areas you exercise most. We sifted through some of the most popular brands to select the best workout shirts that are as practical as they are fashionable. Here are our top picks for the best men's workout shirts of 2023.

Read more