24 thoughts on “Top Five PJs in Frock Flicks

  1. Does Ian Carmichael’s and Edward Petherbridge’s smoking jackets in their Lord Peter Wimsey adaptations count?

      1. And which Lord Peter did you prefer? I preferred Edward Petherbridge as he fit Ms Sayer’s description of Lord Peter better.

        1. Edward Petherbridge all the way! He’s a bit too old, but he is perfect anyway. And of how I long for a really good tv series of all Sayers book, much as they did Poirot.

        2. Ian Carmichael is my favorite Lord Peter … and he has fabulous lounging about wear.

  2. Myrna Loy and William Powell in “The Thin Man.” Plus these PJ rules –http://foolishquestions.com/2012/08/06/sleepwear/

  3. What about the regency white maxi dresses in nubby linen.Atrocious as they are,they must feel very comfortable when all you are wearing is a hort sleeved tube of fabric cinched at the waist.Not that Hollywood feels the need for regency stays,either.

  4. Downton Abbey is the clear winner for loungewear and nightwear — especially since they’re not bothered by ridiculous ladies-in-waiting waking them up and getting them dressed. Those dressing ceremonies were ridiculous, I think I read somewhere Marie Antoinette would stand around freezing while the L-I-Ws would stand around arguing over whose turn it was to put on which layer or something. Unbelievable.

    And Mr. Darcy in a bathrobe is a welcome addition. More men’s loungewear, please!

  5. My daily wear is shorts, lounging pants and oft-changed tshirts (because cat hair.) For v ideo calls, slightly nicer shirts come on.

  6. Everyone needs a good kimono or banyan. Banyans should ideally, also have those funny little hats (really nice when it’s cold and your heating is terrible)

  7. My quarantine fashion sense consists of tee shirts and leggings. No, I don’t have any fabulous vintage PJs. Other than a fabulous vintage robe or kimono, I don’t know that I’d want vintage night clothes. I like to be comfy in bed, and for me there’s nothing like a good-ol’ gunmetal grey tee shirt.

    I’m so here for this post! Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day is one of my all-time favorite films, so I am happy to see it discussed here. Amy Adams just looked drop-dead gorgeous (that was the point), and the costumes were just…awesome! Ditto for Downton Abbey. I’m sure that PJs and other night clothes have caught my eye in films before, but I can’t think of any of the top of my head. This post is definitely going to make me keep my eyes open for them in the future!

  8. I have been re-watching Mad Men lately, and there are a lot of interesting jammies in that show. Betty alone has a whole arsenal of nighties and robes. Sally’s neck-high frilly nightgowns remind me of ones my mom used to buy for me back in the 80’s. But nothing beats the image of Don Draper painting Anna’s walls in his T-shirt and boxer shorts.

  9. The marvelous mrs. Maisel shows a lot of wonderful sleepwear too! with matching “shoes”

  10. I’m schlubbing in a Pride tank top and pajama pants, but one of my friends just finished an 1860s wrapper in a gorgeous printed calico. Jealous! (Ideally I’d have Lucille’s nightgown and dressing-gown from Crimson Peak.)

  11. The shirt of the gourverneur of Maracaibo in Polanski’s “Pirates”.

    Something very different from the examples here maybe…

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