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Old 09-22-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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The Political Correctness of PJs

I know, who cares.. but at least it's something different to discuss

I don't think I've ever worn PJ pants in public as much as I'd love to. And thinking about wearing footy PJs in public ("And some young people also have told her they plan to wear the one-piece, footed PJs to school".), well that seems a bit odd unless you're 1-3 years old

http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/09....ap/index.html


"Public pajama-wearing grew out of college students' long-standing habit of rolling out of bed and into class. Now pajamas are a fashion statement, with such retailers as Old Navy, Target and J.C. Penney offering myriad styles for adults, teens and preteens.

The trend isn't popular with everyone, though. School officials from Houston County, Georgia, to Katy, Texas, to Southfield, Michigan, to Bakersfield, California, have banned pajama-wearing at school.

And even some under-30s think it's inappropriate to wear them anywhere but home.

"It isn't a matter of being too casual," says Olga Shmuklyer, a 28-year-old New Yorker who readily acknowledges to being a member of the "flip-flop" generation. She simply thinks pajamas aren't flattering, for anyone. "They look like vagrants," says Shmuklyer, whose own college-age sister wears pajamas in public, much to her "dismay."
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Haha...well I wear pajamas to school every now and then. This despite the school's ban on them. But it is clear that dress code is becoming hard to enforce in many schools, because of what the administration would consider 'rampant infractions' on the part of the student body.
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I almost always go to my 8am class in my PJs, which is usually sweatpants and a t-shirt.

I wouldn't do that in public though.
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This is the strangest thing I've ever heard. Where is the fashion police when you need them?
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I almost always go to my 8am class in my PJs, which is usually sweatpants and a t-shirt.

I wouldn't do that in public though.
So you don't consider your 8am class to be in public?

I've always been prissy I guess. I'm just too vain to wear unflattering clothing in public. Just sitting here at my desk I suddenly need to apply some lip-liner. I even like to look good at home in case I catch my reflection in the window. I'm hopeless, really.
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i think it's the ultimate in slothfulness, and i wouldn't be caught dead in pjs in public, ever. i think the only fashion statement that makes is "i just couldn't be bothered."

/overopinionated fashionista

but hey, to each their own. and at least pj pants cover people's arses, unlike some other articles of clothing that people deem fit to wander around town in.
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i do think, though, that the PJ fad is for the college-aged set only.

once they graduate and get high paying consulting jobs in NYC, Boston, SF, LA, etc., their wardrobe changes considerably.
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My neighbor wears PJs outside around other people and she's 39. As far as I know that's the only place they go, but the way she is maybe not
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I'd get arrested if I went to class "wearing" what I usually sleep in.
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I'd get arrested if I went to class "wearing" what I usually sleep in.







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As someone who has been completely aghast at the belly-baring T-shirts, ruffled miniskirts, and platform shoes I've seen on girls as young as five or six, I'm all for gals going to school in sweatshirts and PJ pants...at least they'll be decently covered.
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As if children do not have enough distractions in their education.
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As if children do not have enough distractions in their education.
How is this a distraction? I mean really all we're talking about is different material. What's the real difference between pants and pj pants?
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How is this a distraction? I mean really all we're talking about is different material. What's the real difference between pants and pj pants?
Agreed

I don't see how it could be a distraction.
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