May 26, 2008
Made in Timbuktu
A large collection of “Made In” tags, part of the labels project
Pajamas as Outdoor Wear in Shanghai. The prevalence of pajamas, according to photographer Justin Guariglia, was due to both the extreme summer heat and the lack of plumbing. The area where most of the pictures were taken was one where many people had to use outdoor communal toilets and thus the boundaries of what was considered home expanded past people’s houses to the public bathrooms. Once that relaxation of the dress code became acceptable (starting around the 1980s) the perimeter for PJ-wear just kept expanding until many people were wearing them day in day out…
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I love Justin's photos of Shanghai people wearing pajamas all the time. He told me about the trend but I didn't believe it until I saw his pictures.
Posted by: Marilyn Terrell at May 26, 2008 3:45:55 PM
Couldn't come up with anything for Memorial Day? Top ten war crimes? Nothing?
Posted by: Ken J at May 26, 2008 9:02:31 PM
I'm sure it'll take 1 or 2 A-list celebrities going out in something like this for the fashion police to change this from a no no to a must wear.
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