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The intimate theatre of high-quality sleepwear WARNING: This is a true story. The events depicted took place in a boutique hotel in New York city last night. At the request of the couple involved the names have been changed. Out of respect for the hotel group, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred. As Joe was getting out of the shower one Friday evening, his girlfriend told him his sleep apparel situation was dire. Joe didn’t realise until then he had a sleep apparel situation, and pointed out – quite reasonably he thought – that he wasn’t wearing any sleep apparel. And that’s when Mary ceased teasing the knots out of her jet-black bangs and stormed out of...

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Can pyjamas improve your sex life? I was going to talk about Hugh Hefner, but he was a man whose sex life (presumably)improved in spite of his predilection for pajamas, rather than because of it. Since pyjamas are worn without underwear, let’s denude from this question, for amoment, the subject of sleepwear altogether: Can improve your sex life? “What? Doesn’t make sense.” Except if you lop off the question mark. Then it has the ring of the dubious claim. As might be emblazoned in point-form down the label on the receptacle of the super-food of the moment. Let’s take coconut oil: promotes weight loss reduces cardiovascular disease treats diabetes removes sunspots can improve your sex life “Really? What, when applied...

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How men can think about sleepwear According to Ryan Reynalds: “A live action movie is work, and an animated movie is you showing up in your pajamas every three months.” The Safe House star’s proclaimed insouciance as to how he appears professionally in public is a stiff middle finger to those paymasters in authority who would dare to impose any sort of dress code. In literature, clothing advice to the next generation of would-be successful men centres around a version of Polonius’s fashion tip to his son Laertes in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “…the apparel oft proclaims the man.” The old man, a terrific but fatally nosey networker, was basically reminding this young upwardly mobile adult not to dress like a slob....

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