P’Jimmies: Behind the Collaboration

P’Jimmies: Behind the Collaboration

You may have heard by now, but we made some really cool pajamas with Jimmy Fallon. They’re called P’Jimmies, and you don’t have to take them off, well, ever. (At least that’s our plan.) Best of all, 100% of net proceeds are going to Feeding America. A lot of work went into bringing these jammies to life—like months and months—but when you’ve teamed up with someone as creative as Jimmy Fallon, well, it feels like a lie to call it work. We caught up with the man himself to talk about the collection and rehash some of our favorite design moments. We’ll let him take it from here, but we hope you have as much fun wearing P’Jimmies as we had making them.

Jimmy air-fiving fans before heading into work.
Family jam band in their matching P'Jimmies.
Who's walking who? Tough to say.
Behind-the-scenes snuggles with Gary.
Top of the Rock with Jimmy and Team Alex Mill.
One of Jimmy's design sketches for the collaboration.

SO WHY DID YOU WANT TO MAKE PAJAMAS WITH ALEX MILL?

Alex Mill is my go-to stripey shirt. I wear it as-is or under a sweater. It’s so soft and so quality. Also, if you look at their website or go to their store in SoHo, they know style. It is very New York. Very iconic. I love Alex Mill.

 

WELL, THANK YOU. 😊 WHY PAJAMAS, THOUGH?

One-third of your life is spent sleeping. One-third of your LIFE! If I’m gonna dedicate that much time, I might as well do it in style. Now, especially, most of us are working and going to school from home. There is a bigger window to dress cozy and comfy. I wanted pajamas that you can wear all day—and that’s what we made.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GREAT PAJAMA?

A good quality fabric is what I look for. Thick enough, but it has to breathe. Also, POCKETS! They must have pockets for cell phones.

 

HA, THAT'S RIGHT, WE DID SPEND AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT POCKETS. THAT'S THE BEST PART OF COLLABORATING, THOUGH, RIGHT?

This was SUCH a fun collaboration. We were all throwing out ideas about everything. I am in the late-night business. Most people who watch my show are doing so in bed. So we talked about what buzzwords we think of for sleeping. I would send sketches to the Alex Mill team in the middle of the night. When they sent me the final product, I was floored. It was just perfection. Brilliant. Style. Quality. Pockets. Everything we talked about.

 

WHAT'S YOUR PAJAMA DRAWER SITUATION?

I have a decent collection of pajamas. My PJ game has changed over the years. At one point it was footie pajamas, then it was Batman or Superman, then it was sweatpants, then it was flannel bottoms. Now? I like stripes.

 

WE'RE NOT GOING TO LIE, THE LINE BETWEEN OUR WORK CLOTHES AND OUR SLEEP CLOTHES IS A LITTLE BLURRY THESE DAYS. WHAT'S THE FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE DONE IN YOUR PJS?

 

Back in the day, I was known to walk to class through campus in my pajamas. My computer science class was too early to get dressed up for.

 

YOU WERE THAT GUY? WE KNEW WE LIKED YOU! WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT P'JIMMIES BEING PAJAMAS YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN. WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE TO SEE SOMEONE DO IN THEIR P'JIMMIES?

 

I would love to see someone propose wearing P’Jimmies. That would be memorable.

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