Best shops for underwear and pajamas

By Aynsley Karps

Chock Catalog
The wide selection here is a pajama lover’s dream. Choose from brands like Hanes, Jockey, Nautica, Andrew Scott and more. Even better than the selection: Prices are discounted, so Totes soft terry slippers in black and navy are $20 (retail price is $24) and Calida boxers are just $33 (instead of $42). 3011 Avenue J at Nostrand Ave, Midwood, Brooklyn (718-252-4340,

Calvin Klein
You don’t have to be Mark Wahlberg or Tyson Beckford to feel good in Calvin Klein underwear. The trademark white boxer briefs are simple, classic and comfortable ($20); and the soft ribbed crewneck that comes in white, gray, black and slate is the essential light undershirt ($18). 654 Madison Ave at 60th St (212-292-9000,

American Eagle Outfitters
American Eagle Outfitters brings cheeky humor to its underwear line. Browse a comical collection of cotton boxer briefs with frontal graphics, like a foam finger that says “#1” or a tuxedo print complete with bow tie and buttons. Other zany patterns include flying pigs and hot dogs (two different boxers, of course). All underwear is $12.50 each and two for $20, so stock up on these amusing unmentionables. Locations throughout the city; visit for info.

Armani Exchange
Created for the modern and active man, a selection of this line is made from a combination of Pima cotton and spandex for extra comfort and fit. The underwear comes in black and white, as well as three cuts: The brief ($16.50), hip brief ($16.50) and square-cut brief ($22.50). Locations throughout the city; visit for info.

Gap underwear and sleepwear is perfect for those who want the basics with a subdued palette, which in this case consists mostly of cool blues. Relax in light blue striped cotton pajama pants ($19.50) and blue-and-white-striped jersey knit boxers ($12.50 each, two or more $10 each). Locations throughout the city; visit for info.

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