4. Tank Top and Briefs
"My briefs are snug. They provide a feeling of comfort and security."
'- Touie, 29, bartender
Traditionally, guys in briefs make people crack up. But I couldn't care less. I wear them to sleep with a ribbed tank almost every night. Since I usually work until 3a.m., I just take off my clothes and jump into bed when I get home. It's easy; my pajamas are already on. I'm comfortable with my body, so it doesn't bother me to sleep in such skimpy attire. In fact, I can't understand why most guys wear boxers to bed. They're uncomfortable in the front and they ride up your butt.I think women's negative impression of "tightie-whities" dates back to high school, when girls giggled about the idea of making out with a guy in geeky briefs. But the women I've been with '- once they get over the novelty of it '- like my bedtime attire. They think I look natural and manly. One girl even told me my pale skin next to my colored briefs is sexy in a boyish way. Plus, my little bubble butt looks great in tight underwear.
It's a different story with my friends. My roommates think my bed-clothes look stupid, so I avoid walking around in them. Oddly, I think heredity might have something to do with my choice: My dad used to wear briefs to bed. But, no matter how much I like them, I want to make one thing clear: I won't wear a Speedo.
5. Pajama Set
"Pajamas help me unwind; they add respectability to the bedroom."
'-Paul, 36, Internet developer
I started wearing full pajama sets about 10 years ago, to please my then-girlfriend. She'd bought me a heart-patterned set for Valentine's Day, and though I thought it was lame, I wore it to make her happy. But then a funny thing happened: I got used to pajamas.
Now, I love the warmth and security they provide. (Plus, I don't mind how they help hide the results of a missed week at the gym!) I have a lot of different pairs: plaid flannels, a red and white striped set, a pair with cartoon figures. I even have red silk ones that an ex got me. In fact, most of my pajama sets have been gifts from women
It's a vicious cycle: A woman notices I wear pajamas, so she thinks they would be a clever present to get me. Then I wear her gift out of obligation '- and inevitably end up liking it.
My current girlfriend likes how my pajamas prevent me from perspiring on her in bed. In fact, most women I've been with like them because they necessitate foreplay '- at the very least, there's undressing that needs to take place. Though there was one girlfriend who laughed out loud the first time she saw my getup.
But that didn't stop me. I mean, you dress for work, for baseball, for a wedding. Why not dress for bed?
6. Pajama Bottoms
"My pj look works because I have a tan, strong body. You just can't go shirtless with a belly."
'-Jamie, 26, advertising producer
I started wearing drawstring pajama bottoms, without a shirt, to bed every night after seeing the look in a men's-magazine ad: The guys looked cool, sexy and comfortable. So I got a few pairs '- Nautica and Calvin Klein flannels, a pair of cotton Tommy Hilfigers and a few hospital scrubs '- and started getting great reactions from women. I especially liked how girlfriends played with the drawstrings, which are sort of phallic.
Most of the women I've dated have had a favorite pair. One girl even stole one! I kept clothes at her house, and when we broke up, I went to pick them up '- but my pj bottoms weren't there. I guess she decided to keep them as a reminder. Actually, another girlfriend had a least favorite pair. She'd complain when I wore these certain scrubs I'd gotten at a college sorority formal;she felt like they were a relic of an old flame. One night, she took them off me (good) but then said I couldn't ever wear them again (bad).
Whether or not a woman is around, I feel sexy in my bottoms. Sometimes, when I'm alone, I pretend I'm one of those guys from the ad. I look in the mirror and say, "Damn, I look good!" But I especially work my sexiness when a woman spends the night. In the morning, I cook her French toast wearing only my bottoms. Nobody can beat a sexy chef!