Tom Holland Proves The Pajama Shirt Is Here To Stay
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You thought Spider-Man was dead, didn't you? Evaporated into superhero dust like half the pack of Dib-Dab you opened far too quickly because you were a greedy and impatient child. Well, he's back. As is Tom Holland. And it's not just the return of Peter Parker we're celebrating.
On the marketing trail for the next big instalment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Holland revived the pajama shirt on the sunny shores of Indonesia.
Something of a sleeper hit in 2018, the pajama shirt has managed to withstand relentless jibes from family members (“Forget to get dressed this morning?!”) and arrive unscathed this summer. You can thank several industry figures like Marc Jacobs, who reportedly sports expensive sleepwear to lunch, and the various runway shows of Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, and Valentino.
So, why does it double-up as a summer essential? There's the fabric, firstly. As humankind continues to tinker with Mother Earth's central heating, holiday season will get hotter and hotter. That makes silk, known for its lightness and relative quality, ideal for warmer climes. Pair that with a short-sleeved design, and you've a sharp and practical way to avoid unsightly sweat patches.
It's easier to wear than you'd think. By sharing a shape similar to the Cuban collar (that enduring shirt du jour), embrace the pajama shirt within a similar outfit: quiet slimline trousers elsewhere, ideally cropped, and a loafer or minimalist sneaker of your choice. Just as the tiki print of a shirt is your statement piece, so too is the piped, silky goodness of a pajama shirt.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.