*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
Seems we were way out ahead of the curve when we praised Julian Schnabel pajama clad magnificence back in January and handed him an unexpected MOTH. Some of you scoffed at the time, but several months later Schnabel’s signature style is all the rage in menswear circles, according to the *Wall Street Journal*.
The paper reports that designers including Michael Bastian, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Prada are now all flogging various versions of *haute* sleepwear made to worn in public. (Schnabel’s own, by the way, are made by his wife. So what does this all mean for the man on the street? Will we soon be able to go straight from bed to the office? Well, no.
As we noted back in January, this is a look best reserved for larger-than-life art world provocateurs. Even Jeffrey Kalinsky, owner of high-end hipster emporium Jeffrey and never one to shy from trends, agrees with us and says he won’t be stocking any of the ill-conceived garments. “Will there be cool guys who want a pajama shirt to wear with their shorts? Yes,” he tells the *Journal*. “Am I going to have it for them? No.” And there you are.
- — Jared Paul Stern
Photography by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan