In Defense of Long Johns
- Najib Benouar
In our efforts to dapperly winterize your wardrobe earlier this week, we made a polarizing suggestion: long johns.
While we’d admit the pair we suggested were of the advanced variety, we’d like to assert that the idea—wearing thermal pants, not a full union suit, in your urban day-to-day—isn’t as crazy as it seems.
Just consider the amount of layering you do above the waist and compare it to the two layers (if you’re counting that swatch of cotton you call your underwear a layer) down below. Not even the thickest of boiled wool or heaviest of selvage denim is going to keep the chill of deep winter off your cozy-menswear-accustomed gams, no matter how closely tailored it is. And that’s where an extra layer comes in handy.
A further defense of long johns, with a foolproof user’s guide.»