The days are crisper, the nights are drawing in and great boxsets are hitting our screens on an almost daily basis. All the signs are telling us it’s the start of hibernation season – when all you want of an evening is a hearty bowl of something warming, a nice glass of vin rouge and a cashmere blanket to share the sofa with. But that doesn’t mean you need to lose all sense of style. In fact, there are now a plethora of smart brands out there, creating cosy-yet-stylish loungewear intended to elevate your evenings of Netflix and chill. Here’s five well-considered contemporary pieces that have autumn evenings written all over them.
Derek Rose ‘Brindisi 28’ printed silk pyjama set
With almost a century of experience behind the family run company, Derek Rose’s sumptuous sleepwear is a cut above. These pyjamas are the ultimate in louche loungewear: crafted from 100% silk, they feature a colourful koi fish and lily pad print throughout, for a daring update on the classic pyjama set. Piped seams in storm blue give a traditional finish. One thing’s for sure: you won’t want to take these off come morning.
£625, shop now
Zimmerli shawl pullover
Chilly autumn evenings mean that, sometimes, silk just won’t cut the mustard. Enter this brushed cotton pullover from Zimmerli. Made in Switzerland, Zimmerli has been a purveyor of handmade underwear and loungewear since 1871. This pullover is a highlight of its Autumn/Winter 18 collection. In premium cotton, with a fleecy interior for extra cosiness, it has a shawl collar for a more elegant feel than your common-or-garden loungewear.
€202.80, shop now
Hanro ‘Loran’ checked robe
Statement checks are everywhere this season. As a more casual take on the trend, this robe from heritage Swiss brand Hanro ticks the style boxes while offering a swish solution for evening relaxing. Made from 100% cotton, the robe features a traditional shawl collar, tie belt at the waist and roomy patch pockets. Slip on for nights in front of the fire, and weekend mornings with the newspaper alike.
£185, shop now
Budd Shirtmakers silk pyjamas
We’re big fans of Budd Shirtmakers’ way with a shirt over here at The Jackal. However, their expertise doesn’t stop there – their nightwear offers timeless elegance in luxe fabrications, too. This navy pyjama set is a case in point. Crafted from 100% silk, sourced from Cheshire, and cut and stitched in their Twickenham atelier, these navy pyjamas are the final word in loungewear luxury. We particularly like the contrasting scarlet piping, and classic waist ties.
£475, shop now
Desmond & Dempsey quilted robe
This brand came on to our radar earlier this year with its vivid prints and perfect camp collar shirts. Although you can wear D&D’s shirts and shorts as daywear (and we have), it was originally founded as a loungewear brand. This robe forms part of its new collection, entitled ‘The Runaways’ and inspired by the louche tales of Monaco in the 1950s. Quilted for extra warmth and crafted from premium cotton, it’s ideal for slinging on on chilly autumn evening. The dark floral print will remind you that summer is never that far way, too.
£310, shop now