Fashion Do or Fashion Don’t?

Paleo Retiree writes:

Spotted at the local farmers’ market a few weeks ago:


He isn’t the only guy out and about in what appear to be pyjama bottoms that I’ve run across in the last year or so. Who (or what) gave men the idea that appearing in public in pyjama bottoms was acceptable?

Hey, another question: What if it turned out that I’m a gayguy with a thing for young daddies in pyjama bottoms? Would that turn this admittedly sneaked-off photo into a Creepshot?


About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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20 Responses to Fashion Do or Fashion Don’t?

  1. Slumlord says:

    I was thinking about you and the whole creepshot thing today. A young (and mighty fine looking) lady was walking in front of me wearing hot pants made out of pyjama like material. She was quite clearly enjoying having half of her butt on display. I certainly felt that she had no right to complain if anyone photographed her. I was going to photograph her myself for this blog but the damn phone ran out of juice.


  2. Toddy Cat says:

    If you were attracted to that guy, you would have more problems than taking creepshots.


  3. agnostic says:

    Pyjamas in public became common among college students during the 2000s, even at elite schools. And these folks sure don’t look poor / aren’t hanging out at a prole place.

    Conspicuous leisure for the neo-Gilded Age? Or part of the status-striving “I’m so much busier than you” thing? — don’t even have time to change out of my pyjamas in the morning.


    • Aha, so it’s a thing that started at colleges, and now we’re seeing it in everyday life. Interesting to learn, thanks. I wonder if it could be connected to the “sleepyhead” and “bedhead” vogue of a while back too. Groggy, distracted, self-castrating man-boys…


  4. Wearing soft clothing is a reflection of being soft people. There are no more real hardships for many. Even the poor get free money to eat junk from the government.

    After a nice collapse, we could see people in the streets with mohawks and crossbows.


  5. The Hitter says:

    Who (or what) gave men the idea that appearing in public in pyjama bottoms was acceptable?

    Being raised by single mothers.


    • Really? Tantalizing idea. How does that work?


      • The Hitter says:

        Boys with fathers or positive male role models would never be allowed to go out in such feminine wear. I know my father and my friends fathers would never. Single moms have a different view of what constitutes masculinity and what should and should not be accepted behavior. They would have no problem with their special snowflakes galavant around in flannel PJ’s.


  6. Don’t people get ‘pantsed’ anymore? Geez, Louise: February, 1981, grade 11, high school cafeteria — all it took was once, and forever after I won’t leave the house until I’ve belted my trousers.


    • So getting pantsed is no longer part of teen culture? Because it’d be sooooooo easy to yank down a sleepyhead’s pyjama bottoms …. It’d be doing the world a favor too, at least if it resulted in him never going out in public dressed like that any longer. Urgent steps are needed.


  7. heartfelt says:

    Most of the slobs I see wearing pyjama bottoms in public are chubby college-aged chicks.


    • Girls, er, young women are doing it too? I hadn’t spotted that … As they become out-of-school adults our young generation seems to be intent on turning real life into a giant sleepover party, I guess.


  8. Callowman says:

    I like agnostic’s conspicious leisure idea. A couple years ago, Sailer wrote a series of posts suggesting that the massive move towards casual dress has everything to do with the fact that, since the late 60s, people have carried an instant credit check in their pocket – i.e. a credit card – and thus there’s not anywhere near as much pressure to look respectable.


  9. Ayyyy! The Americans are turning Chinese! Or at the least, Shanghai-ese.

    The Manolo weeps.


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