I live in Az and you see people all the time out in their PJ's. i think it is a shame we have become sooo lazy we can not put on clothes to leave the house. I see people waiting on the bus in PJ's!! It's so distasteful !
In my previous post I mentioned that I had not seen much wearing of pajama pants in my area. But I did notice a young (to me lol) man walking today wearing long flannel shorts. They did not look anything like pajamas. Then I saw a display in Wally of the long flannel pants in the men's section that seemed to be what is being discussed in this thread. I didn't think they looked like pajamas.
So just agreeing with previous posters who don't know why flannel pants are called pajamas.
These were pants.
I think flannel would be very hot, which is probably why I don't see a lot of people wearing them in my area, which is basically a desert.
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"I guess that is my "issue" I don't understand why flannel pants are considered 'pajama pants'"
I guess that is my "issue" I don't understand why flannel pants are considered "pajama pants"
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This drives me crazy. I just can not understand why people think it is perfectly fine to walk around in their pajamas.
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Well as you are only asking my opinion......I personally think, and this is just my opinion, that pajama pants are for home not walking around the mall in. I would croak without the yoga pants to dash around in but no one needs to see my jammies.
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I wear yoga pants and/or flannel pants to take my kids to school sometimes. Big deal. I am a work at home parent and walk/run as soon as I drop them off. I have enough to do during the day; getting all made up for a three minute walk to school, just to please a bunch of people I barely know, is just not a high priority for me. I shower and get dressed afterwards on those days. and look perfectly presentable by the time I pick them up.
I assure you I care about myself. Not caring about what others think is not the same thing, and other people's tender sensibilities or judgmental tendencies are not my problem.
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I don't really pay much attention to what others are wearing and don't really care, which is probably weird when you consider that I try to make myself look as neat as possible when I leave the house. I'm the type that will shower before going for my daily walk. Even when I've been dog-sick, I never left the house without dressing nicely... to the point that even my doctor would be surprised that I was sick. It's how my mom is, so I guess I get it from her.
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I don't think it's weird, as long as their smart about it and they leave things to the imagination. I have wore pj bottoms before to the store if I'm not feeling well but then I'm right back home. Pj's bottoms are meant to be comfortable, so why not use them!
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I have done it. Either because I'm sick as a dog and want to be comfortable (just running to a store to get medicine or soup) or we are running to the ER. My son can get sick very quickly (trach). One night I heard his alarm go off, he was burning up. From the time I took his temp to the time I was running out the door was maybe 2 minutes. Just enough to give him medicine and grab his medical equipment. I was still in my night gown. LOL.
I personally do not see a difference between wearing flannel pants and wearing yoga pants??? (or sweat pants for that matter)
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Sadly, this trend seems to come around every 20 years or so. I am not a fan.
Seriously people, this is why yoga pants were invented!
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the pajamafication of America. Sad
When DH got his first pair of flannel pj pants he loved them. He wore them all the time. One night we were going out for dinner and he had them on. I refused to leave the house until he changed clothes.
I see it as just not caring enough about yourself to look your best. Now, I'll admit that I don't change clothes after my workout if I'm headed home, so I frequently go to the grocery in my w/o clothes.
the ONLY time I'm in flannel pants outside of the house is walking down the drive to get the mail or possibly with the dogs in the backyard.
I also have a BIG problem with Crocs. UGH. I know the devotees talk about how comfortable they are. Sorry, they are just too hideous for me to even consider putting them on my feet.
COMFORTABLE does not have to be ugly
Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 9/27/2013 (14:33)
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I agree with HAFRUN except for one thing. Define decent. It is not cast in stone so it follow what people want and is VERY FEXIBLE. I don't like the current extreme trends but one must consider that I am 78 and things have changed a lot. As a young person, zoot suits were the common attire for the "hip". Then came the biker look alikes.
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I'm with LADYCJM....I work at a university and am appalled at the dress code. PJs, slippers, shorts up your butt crack, tank tops that leave VERY little to the imagination, clothes so tight you can tell someone's religion or so baggy that you can see their religion, and the list goes on and on. I know we are supposed to value people's right to self-expression but please, have a little self-respect and respect for those who have to look at you. Wearing clothes that are clean, fit properly, and are appropriate for the situation really isn't that difficult. PJs are for bedtime and lounging around the house not for getting coffee at Starbuck's or going to work. Have a little common sense.
I don't mind any sort of pants so long as they are clean and hemmed. I think it's yucky when people's pants drag on the ground and are so long they walk on them. They get all ragged and dirty on the bottoms. I'd rather see someone wearing a cute pair of pajama pants that are hemmed properly any day over someone whose pants are dragging on the ground. I've also noticed that some women are letting their long skirts/dresses drag on the ground. What's the deal with some people letting their clothes hang on the ground? Fashion trend, lack of simple sewing or life skills (they even have that tape these days to hem stuff with, so...), laziness or..?
I can only speak for what I've been told by a few of my former students about high school girls who wear pajama pants to school: easy access.
The district I work in now includes pajama's in their dress code violation list. The only exceptions are elementary classes that have the kids come in PJ's once a year for the story read-a-thon kick off day grades 1 - 3.
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Yes I see them here in FL and I think it's weird. The only time I thought it was acceptable was on a along airplane flight when a group of about 20 tweens came aboard in their cutest PJ's with totally outrageous slippers, you could tell it was a group thing and no body looked out of place.
Huge issue in NZ and seems to be from around puberty to 40ish - think it is terrible, PJs are for blobbing at home, maybe dashing to the letterbox not for going out, popping to the shop, café or even taxiing your kids around
even worse than PJs are the damn onezies (no idea how that is spelled)
Yes, I see this all of the time. I wonder if this is round the clock attire...GAK
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I'll be honest I don't really see anyone wearing them in my area any more. I guess my thoughts are better to have on pajama pants than no pants.
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I was raised that you should look your best as you never know what might happen or who you may see. That goes for making my bed as well. My parents had us bath and dress up just to go shopping downtown. We were a reflection of them.
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I have been reading about this on another board and thought they were kidding........I saw someone at a Mall wearing those, I thought he was someone who was in the hospital, but was let out to have some fun for awhile, to go shopping with his parents. Thought he was sick!!!
I don't see it much where I live. I don't really care if people wear pajamas in public unless they are wearing them to a funeral or going to work like that.
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Pajamas in public is not acceptable attire in my opinion. It only takes a second to put on a pair of pants. I see pajamas and bedroom shoes in places. I think one should take care in what they wear in public.
I don't know what is coming of this world I see kids going to school in their Pajama bottoms and said OMG that kid has on his pj's hahahaha my son laughs and says mom a lot of boys and girls wear them to school and this is High School!!!! I see grown men and women wearing them out now it's like they just rolled out of bed to do errands.
I really like your comment, Lady. And yes, I think it's weird.
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I know I would never wear them out in public.
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This is an unfortunate college trend that has spread to the general population. Personally, I think it's juvenile and looks dumb and adults should know better.
I was raised that you did not leave the house wearing sweats, pajamas, hair curlers, mud packs etc. I was told that to do otherwise was to be disrespectful of the people who had to look at you!
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Anyone else think it is weird to see people out in public in their Pajama Pants. I see them in stores, picking their children up from school, Today I saw a Thirty Something Young Man walking into a Bank wearing Pajama Top and Bottoms. Is this going on everywhere or just here in the Northeast? When did it become Acceptable or Fashionable?
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