How to lounge in style
Raise your glasses (of water), we’re officially half-way through Dry January. The uphill struggle is over, and it’s all smooth sailing from here on in. Right? Well, let’s leave the existential crises for another day and instead focus on the positives of the challenge. Those of you who are abstaining will no doubt noticed a few changes: more energy, a slimmer waistband, a clearer complexion perhaps. And almost certainly, more time and money on your hands. Here at Sir Plus, we’ve rediscovered our love of lounging through the weekend because we want to – not because we’ve got sore heads. And with lounging comes, of course, the need for quality loungewear.
The foundation of any good ensemble is proper underwear. Of course, on days when you’re not braving the outside world, a comfortable pair of boxer shorts is often all you need (assuming you’ve got the heating on). We make ours with a stretch waistband and a gusset – a panel of fabric which creates extra room and ensures that there’s no uncomfortable seam running up the back. Choose a Liberty London print to match your dressing gown.
The base layer
While there’s nothing wrong with lounging in a two-piece boxers and dressing gown combo, sometimes you’ll want to wear something underneath your dressing gown, both for your comfort and for that of anyone who might knock on your door. Here, a t-shirt will do the trick. Ours are cut with a raglan sleeve – named for the first Baron Raglan who, after having his arm amputated during the Battle of Waterloo, had his coat fitted with a sleeve that extended up to the collar for greater movement and enough room to use his sword one-handed. We don’t imagine you’ll use yours for anything quite so taxing, but we’ve found it certainly makes picking up the remote a little easier.
Best foot first
Putting on a pair of socks is one of the quickest ways to warm up on a cold, wintry day – but you can’t make do with any old mismatched pair. Our sock philosophy has two main pillars: they should be carefully made from quality fabric, and they should never be boring. We use wool-cashmere blends (including a premium 90% Loro Piana cashmere) in our socks, which come in a range of lively colours perfect for sliding on wooden floors, Risky Business style.