Jason Momoa did come here to play, actually – especially with style. speaking to GQ Australia a couple of years ago, the actor talked of Keith Richards’ big influence on his wardrobe as a guy who “could just wear polka dots with stripes.” Since then, Momoa’s gone for Rick Owens vests, blanket ponchos, and silk Gucci suits and pajama tops. “[They] just felt so good,” he said later in the interview.
And, like Rolling Stones, bedwear had an impact. First, it was an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. Arriving at the studios in Los Angeles, Momoa slipped his into a silken two-piece; perfect for a cutesy sunday night in with The Crown and looming dread ahead of the working week, but also perfect as a way to boom on the late-night TV circuit.
Following that Kimmel’s appearance, he attended the premiere of Netflix’s slumber country at AMC Century City, where he appropriately wore a silky pajama-style suit. Wait, no: he just wore pajamas. the Aquaman lead swapped bedtime for the red carpet and went for some purple PJs, which he teamed with clashing leopard print slippers, and a teddy bear (what else?). Momoa just did what the f*ck he wanted, and looked comfy doing it.
He’s tapped into a wider daywear-not-bedwear moment. Billie Eilish and her new boyfriend Jesse Rutherford attended the LACMA gala in Los Angeles this week in matching Gucci fits with eyemasks and monogrammed duvets. Elsewhere Harry Styles rocked out and hit the streets in Gucci polka dot pajamas the music video for single “Late Night Talking. Making the case for bedwear as daywear, he styled it with a blazer.
There’s more! Acne Studios presented checkerboard bottoms that wouldn’t look out of place in the bedroom and Celine Reckons S/S ’23 is going to be about pajama shorts cut short at the thigh, and crafted from silk. British designer Bianca Saunders also sent models down the catwalk in Paris wearing high-shine scarlet PJs. Even the man behind some of the greatest suits in existence, Mr Armani, sent models down in pajama trousers and long-line formal shirting.
Set your alarm. Wake up. Do a Momoa.