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Tommy John makes some of the comfiest and best-fitting loungewear we've found. Here's how it fits on three different bodies.

Four people wearing Tommy John loungewear sets in grey, dark blue, and white.
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  • Tommy John is best known for underwear, but it also makes some of the best loungewear we've tested. 
  • The material options are comfortable and built to withstand many wears and washes without diminishing.
  • Here are reviews of our favorite pieces of Tommy John loungewear with original photos.

While most people actively shop for casual fashion and workwear, loungewear is often overlooked or relegated to a collection of retired T-shirts and sweatpants that you won't wear outside. 

But with people spending more time at home, good loungewear has become increasingly important. If you're looking for something of better quality than the novelty sets you'd wear during the holiday season or to a pajama party, Tommy John is where you'll want to shop. 

Originally founded in 2008 as a men's underwear brand geared for ultimate comfort, Tommy John has grown into a brand with quality comfortable clothing for everyone. The Insider Reviews team has high praises for its underwear and other undergarments, and now we're sharing the brand's biggest hidden gem — loungewear.

Much like the brand's other products, Tommy John loungewear is available in a variety of materials to meet your preference in comfort and to some degree, style. To get a feel for all of the options, we tested a variety of pieces Tommy John's loungewear collection. Check them out, below.  

Amir's review of the Tommy John Zen Ribbed Collection

A man wearing grey loungewear.
Amir wearing the Zen Ribbed Crewneck Sweatshirt, Joggers, and Shorts in Mirage Grey.
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I've tried a handful of Tommy John's loungewear and sleepwear pieces in the past, and the new Zen Ribbed Loungewear collection far exceeds my experience with all of the older designs. The material is plush and soft, but not heavy in weight. It gives you that comfortable and cozy feel that's perfect for lounging around.

I've worn the Crew Neck Sweatshirt with the Joggers or Shorts interchangeably since they're all the same material and color. I really like that the sweatshirt has two hand pockets on the front. Although it does give the sweatshirt a droopy look in the front, I'm less concerned about looks and more concerned about comfort and function with loungewear — and in my opinion, the benefits of pockets outweigh the cleaner look of a sweatshirt without pockets.

Both the joggers and shorts are what you'd expect from thoughtfully-made loungewear. They're not too tight, have a good amount of stretch, and feature basic elements like a drawstring waistband and pockets. — Amir Ismael, senior reporter

A mean wearing a black hoodie.
Amir wearing the Zen Ribbed Hoodie in Phantom.
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If you're interested in a top that's more familiar and traditional than a crewneck with pockets, the Hoodie is a good alternative. It's made of the same material, but comes with the versatility of a full zip and hood.

I definitely could have fit a size small in all of these pieces, but I went with a size medium for a looser, more relaxed fit. I personally wouldn't wear the collection outside of my home, but that's only because I have better-fitting garments for when I'm prioritizing style over comfort. — Amir Ismael, senior reporter

The grey material of the Tommy John Zen Ribbed collection up close.
A close-up look of the Zen Ribbed material.
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Sally's review of the Women's Zen Ribbed Collection

A woman wearing a dark blue loungewear set.
Sally wearing the Zen Ribbed joggers, tee, and hoodie in Night Sky.
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I absolutely love the Zen Ribbed fabric. The ribbing is thick and almost fuzzy, and because the material has a lot of stretch and a heavy weight, it's actually supportive even when I'm not wearing a bra around the house.

I got a pair of joggers, a tank top, shorts, and a crew-neck sweatshirt, and I have to say the sweatshirt is my least favorite. It has the same un-attached pockets as the Zen Waffle hoodie, so they bunch up right at the belly area. But the shorts, tank, and pants are some of my most favorite loungewear now. I can't wait to wear these in cold weather! — Sally Kaplan, executive editor

Ashley's review of Tommy John Women's Zen Ribbed Collection

A woman wearing a white loungewear short set and a close up of the material.
Ashley wearing the Zen Ribbed sweatshirt and shorts in Coconut Milk next to a close-up of the pink lining in the Zen Ribbed shorts.
Ashley Phillips/Insider

Based on the photos, I thought this would be a typical ribbed knit fabric, but in reality, it's a unique material with a lot of texture to it. It's thicker than I expected but it's also really soft. Another cool thing about the Zen Ribbed collection is that the pieces are easy to mix and match, even if they're different colors. 

I've been wearing the tank and shorts the most but I'm a fan of the joggers too. Though, something to note is I found the joggers to run a bit small while everything else is true to size. I also found it a bit odd that there's a pink lining that shows through under the White Coconut color, but the material and collection overall get high marks from me. —Ashley Phillips, style and beauty editor

Sally's review of the Tommy John Classic Loungewear

Tommy John loungewear
Sally wearing the classic lounge short and henley in Black.
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Nothing can beat Tommy John's OG loungewear. The material for the shorts is silky smooth and ultra-stretchy, and the thin ribbing on the henley shirt is so soft that I want bedsheets made from this material (take a hint from your girl, Tommy John!).

I've worn this henley as a real shirt before, tucked into high-waisted jeans with a pair of Birkenstock clogs or plain white sneakers. It's a versatile sleep shirt that can be repurposed for everyday wear, making it my number one pick for the best piece of loungewear the brand makes. —Sally Kaplan, executive editor

Ashley's review of the Tommy John Classic Loungewear

A woman wearing a pink loungewear set and a folded loungewear set.
Ashley wearing the classic lounge henley and joggers in Barely There next to a close-up of the classic lounge material.
Ashley Phillips/Insider

While I'm a fan of all the Tommy John loungewear, this has to be my favorite of the bunch. The material is thin with a buttery soft feel that's a perfect hybrid between pajamas and loungewear. Plus, I love the blush pink color.

As far as sizing, both the henley and joggers fit in my normal size XS, but the henley runs really long through the torso. Since it's just for lounging it's not much of an issue, but something to keep in mind. I'm also only 5-foot-2, so that might actually be a plus for anyone taller. —Ashley Phillips, style and beauty editor

The bottom line

Much like Tommy John's underwear, the price of loungewear might be off-putting for new customers, but we've found it to be worth the money every single time. Even if you have a drawer full of loungewear from other brands, Tommy John delivers a level of quality and comfort that make them obsolete.

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