As the weather slowly turns brisk, you may notice a particular morning chill hitting you the first moment you pull back the blanket. Before too long, you’re going to need to start wearing a few extra layers to bed. The only question is exactly how dapper those layers are going to be.
But don’t answer now. Let’s explore your options first...
In the midst of our plaid-based bundling, it seems that we haven’t properly addressed our feet. To that end, we give you: the tartan evening slipper.
Paul Stuart’s Phineas Cole line, just released a new batch for the holidays, and we're duly impressed. From solid flannels to regimental stripes to traditional tartans (our pick), they provide toasty protection from the most despicable of winter offenses, cold floors. Sure, an Italian-made leather sole might be a little bit of overkill for a shoe that's never going to leave the house—but it's the good kind of overkill.
Pajamas don’t get much respect these days, but if we had to choose a single item of aristocratic gear—aside from a glen plaid three-piece, of course—we’d definitely tend towards sleepwear.
Perusing Paul Stuart’s latest semi-annual sale, for instance, we skipped straight over the silk scarves and point collars and found ourselves drawn to the pajama aisle. Between the bright white piping and the cotton dot fabric, this set might be just about perfect. And depending on how toasty your bedroom is, it might be the perfect time to work them into your nighttime rotation.
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Ever since the recent debut of venerable Madison Avenue clothier Paul Stuart's dandified, crypto-modern Phineas Cole line, we've been trying to place the clothes—and the name. Where had we come across such a combination before…?