I wrote in April (The Shirtmaker Returns) that MyTailor would be making pajamas to measure for me, from nine ounce Irish linen.
Well, the sand-colored prototype pair arrived last month and after two washings (cold water and line dry) they have been proclaimed perfect. The French blue will arrive next.
The point of this project is sleepwear that fits, looks good and lasts at least twice as long as ready to wear pajamas. It is too soon to know about the longevity but MyTailor met the first two criteria with ease.
This design has cream piping on both the jacket and trousers, three jacket pockets, and a trouser waist that closes with a tie because ties last significantly longer than do elastic waistbands.
The Irish linen is heavier than the usual pajama cotton, and the weight will contribute to longevity. The weave of course is open, so they wear cool on top of or beneath bedcovers. And though they rumple over the course of the night, I am perfectly comfortable walking about in them when the plumber arrives earlier than expected.
In summary, a very good start.