Monday, September 10, 2007

Daytime Pyjamas: Discuss

I had heard of about ‘Daytime Pyjamas’ on the radio, but I had not witnessed first hand this cultural phenomena. Until this morning.

I was caught up in the pavement traffic of mothers dropping off young children at nursery, and amongst their number was a woman in cotton powder pink, blue and white striped bottoms. Could they just be ill-advised trousers? Surely not? Surely nobody makes trousers in that pattern and colours for adults? They were definitely pyjamas.

I’d heard about this new trend, supposedly very big in Liverpool, coming to popular attention when a head teacher complained about it. But I didn’t realise it had spread to London. Why do this? Apparently it isn’t mega laziness of not getting ready, but women have a dedicated daytime pair to change into especially for these purposes.

Now I love a comfortable pair of pjs as much as the next slacker, and I do confess to popping out into the garden in my slippers and dressing gown to tend to my tomatoes (they are so demanding at times I don’t have a chance to get dressed, I just have to answer their calls!), but really I wouldn’t go out the front of the house in that state and certainly wouldn’t walk the streets in that state of undress.

What kind of an example is that to set their children? Society is crumbling before our eyes!

17 comments:

northern monkey said...

I heard about these on the radio too, but have never seen them. I also (until now) didn't actually realised they existed - I just presumed it was the new name for track suits/jogging bottoms etc

I can't actually believe it - just how hard is it to get dressed in the morning?

SandDancer said...

But that's the thing, apparently they do get changed into this special outdoor pyjamas. I just don't understand it.

Polly said...

This is a massive 'look' in Liverpool. Has been for years but the people who do it don't look like they have a dedicated pair, they have clearly just been bothered to dress, therefore not bothering to wash either. Dirty bastards.

SandDancer said...

Hello Polly. Hope you are well. Oh, I got the 'dedicated pair' information from a radio phone on this subject (it must have been a slow news day then). Perhaps some others are copying the original look then. Its so stupid. It wasn't even that early in the morning - it was after 9 o'clock.

Mrs Fashion said...

I remember an article in The Face circa 1998 about Scousers (children and teens) in PJs but seeing an adult in them in London is all wrong! I blame Johnnie Boden for teh middle class pj uprising. Have you seen his jersey pull-ons?!
x

SandDancer said...

I have not seen his jersey pull-ons, but will look out for them. I find the Boden catelogue hilarious anyway. Its like the J Peterman catelogue in Seinfeld if you ever watched that with its over the top descriptions.

Roses said...

I quite like having pj days. They're really decadent days where I refuse to answer the front door. They're a must for recharging my batteries.

But as for going out in them....ummm...no. Not even in my bright pink ones from M&S, with the little hearts and the cute little wabbit on the pink top.

SheerLuxe said...

I'd heard about this too...not sure I'm all that pro it I must say! There's a fine line between a Juicy tracksuit and full on PJs. Dont be lazy girls (well do, but do it indoors!) :)

M said...

Well why not? Britney Spears just appeared in public in her bra and panties. And that was an upgrade (she actually WORE some panties).

cogidubnus said...

When you share a house with three or more women it's sometimes impossible to get to the bathroom first (though I get up increasingly early)...

So the neighbours are treated to the unedifying sight of me in my pjs trundling across the garden to release the ducks from their night-time confinement...

Does this mean that scousers and cockneys are now keeping ducks too?

SandDancer said...

I'm keeping tomatoes, but alas no ducks. And I've not heard any quacking in the neighbourhood.

Hotter Than... said...

Having lived in the Wirral for over a year I can confirm that they do go down to Sainsbury in their pjs. I was shocked and stunned and thought that it may have been a one off the first time it happened, but no. It was something I witnessed on several occasions. Yet another reason I'm glad to be home in Norwich.

SandDancer said...

Relieved to hear it isn't happening in Norwich - that really would signify the end of civilisation! (Although I think Roses might be tempted)

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