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Pyjamas as day-wear


TradCat

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The Sunday Times tries to get to grips with this sartorial trend

Is it a reaction against materialism? A natural development from track suits

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There is a lot of pressure on young teenage girls to be very sexualised and this is a way of opting out.
What I didn't know was that it's not that they go out in the pyjamas they slept in but that they change into day pyjamas. Of course like all clothing trends started by the working class it is spreading to the middle class. How long before BT are selling designer day-jammies by Tommy Hilfigger?
 


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The Sunday Times tries to get to grips with this sartorial trend

Is it a reaction against materialism? A natural development from track suits

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What I didn't know was that it's not that they go out in the pyjamas they slept in but that they change into day pyjamas. Of course like all clothing trends started by the working class it is spreading to the middle class. How long before BT are selling designer day-jammies by Tommy Hilfigger?
Does your "middle class" not work?
 

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Does your "middle class" not work?
We'd be talking weekends and evenings I suppose. Like with the track suits. Of course, aside from comfort, pyjamas are the opposite of track suits in terms of what they suggest.
 

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To me I think any woman wearing them during the day is a slob and needs a right good kick up the Khyber pass. The worst thing is some of them have kids so I wonder what impression it gives when they drop the kids to school in pajamas.
 

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people who wear pyjamas during the day are pre-dominantly lazy skangers who think that they are ulra-cool and are somehow trend-setters. End of Debate!
 

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The Sunday Times tries to get to grips with this sartorial trend

Is it a reaction against materialism? A natural development from track suits

Or



What I didn't know was that it's not that they go out in the pyjamas they slept in but that they change into day pyjamas. Of course like all clothing trends started by the working class it is spreading to the middle class. How long before BT are selling designer day-jammies by Tommy Hilfigger?

Young people huh I used to spend so much time on my anti establishment long hair, Now I am missing a lot of the raw material for same.
 

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Yaaaaawwwn! Surely there are a lot of other things to worry about than what people wear. Next thing someone will be griping about sarees, kurtas, hijabs, turbans, brown boots ... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Interesting that a lot of the underclass here seem to have adopted the 'culture' of the American underclass; the pyjamas as street wear, the moronic 'music', the heroin and crack cocaine, a lifetime of having the state pay for all your needs other than what you steal through break-ins and muggings and drug dealing. Could be an interesting inter-cultural project for some sociology department!
 

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Yaaaaawwwn! Surely there are a lot of other things to worry about than what people wear. Next thing someone will be griping about sarees, kurtas, hijabs, turbans, brown boots ... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

finally someone starts about the brown shoes. like what are they like stick to good old trad black. ok the crazy part done!!

This is something i have seen for ages first i saw of it was girls school wearing it under there school uniforms. but now it has moved from that to wearing there "day pj's" they look horrible and look an earlier poster said they should be given a kick up the you know where. But it is just more of lower class adapting to the way there are. As Des Bishop said in the fitting in DVD no wonder they are so many kids in cancell esates the women are dress for bed all the time
 

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didn't one of the sex pistols wear Pyjamas a lot of the time? Why on earth do people have to criticise young people no matter what they wear or do, did they conform so much in their youth that they are jealous?

It is not like we have created such a wonderful place for them to grow up in especially as they have selectively chosen a low earner group for this, but where else would originality emerge in a recession?

Instead of aping Paris Hilton making porn movies we now have the lower classes wearing clothes, how dare they think for themselves and be original?
 

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WTF are the prissy civil servants up to now:
The phenomenon has increased to the extent that some premises have barred people wearing nightwear. One cafe in Finglas erected a sign saying: “All customers must be wearing appropriate clothing. No pyjamas.” Some community centres, dole offices and schools have also banned them.
Dole offices employees really don't have the right to be authoritarian fashion police. They operate a state monopoly and have no right to exclude people once decently & safely dressed. Any dole office manager caught doing this should be fired.

cYp
 

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They are making a statement that they have no interest in working and feel they are getting one over on those who do work.
I have met many, many of these people.
Very negative attitude that stems from seriously low self esteem and hopelessness.
If I can't win or succeed I will change my motivation and make this lack a badge of honour.
Others just follow suit because they tend to follow anyway and its the easiest option.
 

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It's a reaction against the deterritorialization of Dublin by neoliberalism, a reaction very much against the destruction of the sense of place as your own and a sense of community that's your own that neoliberalism engenders. It's also a protest against the highly sexualised fashion norms that women are expected to conform to. However, as a political reaction against neoliberalism it is very weak and is all too easily led down the cul-de-sac of reactionary bourgeois notions of what is decent.

As we are seeing now the habit is being adopted across the spectrum and, as another poster pointed out, it won't be long until it is recuperated by neoliberal high priests like Tomm Hillfiger etc. When this happens, though, it will at least still keep it's power of protest against the increasing sexual objectification of women.
 
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Bobert

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My average daily wear is consistent of sweat pants and a t-shirt. Does anybody object to that?
 

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