Belts, shoes, heavy seams and don’t even start us on zips and buttons – real dressing, outdoor dressing, is a huge compromise on our ability to hang around, free and easy.
In the olden days being indoors meant adapted tracksuits and board shorts and yes, they still have a place, but if you really want to discover the true art of being in and very, very comfortable, you need to explore loungewear. Specifically designed for a sofa-based existence, they practically make you watch old Game of Thrones and nurse tea after tea while your free hand explores a tray of biscuits.
We feel loungewear should be soft and luxurious and just presentable enough to deal with a Skype meeting (as long as light and angles are sorted). Prepare to hang about…
Paul Smith Black Jersey Cotton Lounge Pants £60 and a Crew Neck Short Sleeve Tee-Shirt £35
They’re Paul Smith which gives these a special dignity and they have an excellent pool-party feel.
Derek Rose Marlowe Micromodal Pyjama Bottoms £120 and Long Sleeve Tee Shirt £95
So, yes, we realise these are pyjamas but we’re bending borders here – it’s 2020 and they’re so well constructed!
Liberty Imran Tana Cotton Robe £195
We admit this is a little flamboyant but think of that video call with your line manager…
Asos Design Pyjama Short and Oversized t-shirt Set in Purple Velour £22
A superb value product and… purple velour.
John Lewis Cotton Short-Sleeve Pyjamas £45
We just couldn’t resist the Cuban collar – a bit foreign correspondent.