drESS cOdE 2 This is the moment when the pyjama — like those worn by Jack Cocteau or Jean Kerouac — became mainstream daywear. We like the idea of bending things a bit, of just chillaxing. It’s what the poetically minded would do, anyway. For decades ( and then some ), women have felt empowered to display their dishabille in the full light of day and on the red carpet. Now it’s the turn of the men to wallow in silk from head to toe. Pyjamas are a basic in the male wardrobe, so why not play it for all it’s worth? You can choose to wear them as is, er, cami– kaze style, or mix and match with a shirt, or some trousers, or hijack the top for a bomber jacket. Here, it’s worn with a chunky roll–neck sweater, the high neck anchored with a face–shaped brooch, and accessorised with a messenger bag — very convenient for carrying around that vintage 20th– century stuff called paper ( often in the shape of thin pages that you piled up and bound to make files or magazines — I know, weird stuff, paper ). Think of the pyjama as the embodiment of uncontrived nonchalance, without dandifying pretensions, but totally all the same.