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Pyjamas to U classes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fabienne, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I drive through a University campus to go to work. Several times, this fall, I have seen male students obviously on their way to class, wearing what I would term flannel pyjama pants, checkered or striped. Is this a new trend, an old trend I hadn't noticed, or did I simply encounter a statistically high number of people running out of clean clothes?

    One thing I can say, at least they are less likely to catch their deaths wearing those, as opposed to khaki shorts in the middle of December, as is often seen.

    A very baffled Fabienne
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I've actually noted more women than men doing this at the UA.
     


  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    One thing I can say, at least they are less likely to catch their deaths wearing those, as opposed to khaki shorts in the middle of December, as is often seen.

    Spoken like a true mom, Fabienne. [​IMG]
    I do think it's an old trend - it was not uncommon when I attended college more than a few years ago. My vague recollection is consistent with ska's - it was a "style" commonly utilized by women.
     


  4. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    I think it's just done out of convenience. I remember when I was in college the trick was to sleep as late as possible before your first morning class (assuming that you at least had to stop to urinate before heading out the door). While I never wore pajama bottoms to class, I think the students look at it as one less thing they have to do (change pants) before heading out the door. This permits at least an extra 30 seconds of sleep. Throw in no shower, no reason to comb your hair when you have a perfectly good baseball cap, and no reason to brush your teeth unless you're sitting next to the pretty girl in class, and you're looking at a good extra 15 to 20 minutes of sleep.

    Besides, college students get a kick out of doing things that make older people (i.e. anyone over 30) look at them and think/say, "why would you ever do that?"
     


  5. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    At my university, I never see male students in pajama bottoms, but I do see female students dressing like this. In fact, I see them in the afternoon at the mall sometimes. It's a way to get attention.
     


  6. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    Spoken like a Mom Fabienne [​IMG]. It's a fairly common practice for students living on residence. There was a guy in my old residence, without fail, that would show up to a 12:30pm poli sci lecture in pj's all year, no matter what the weather. As it became colder/snowier he would throw on these huge hiking boots and a ski jacket. I at least threw on jeans and a baseball cap or beanie for early morning classes.

    A.
     


  7. Huntsman

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    Definitely not uncommon, especially amongst the female population in Fall. I've seen it my four years, though peak 'season' if you will has not yet occurred. I usually see (or maybe just notice) little prints, bunnies and duckies and such.

    The most bizarre one I've seen: A not so small black undergrad in Oscar Meyer Weinermobile pajamas. Way to conform with the dumb white boys.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Classless and inapproriate IMHO.
     


  9. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Toss up between those and the velour track suits.

    Seriously, I'm glad I haven't quite seen either yet where I'm studying.
     


  10. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I see, I've been sheltered. In my defence, I haven't frequented college campuses in 5-6 years, so this new route to work is very much an eye-opener. When I think that I used to wear heels, skirts, dresses to my classes at the Sorbonne, I feel I am from another century.
     


  11. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Spoken like a true mom, Fabienne. [​IMG]

    Well, I am benevolent, but in this case, I remember correcting copies, touching their papers, and recollecting how many in the class were sick!
     


  12. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    When I TAed a few years back while finishing up my MBA, I noticed lots of students doing this but the huge majority of them were girls. (I also TAed a 1 PM class so...) lol
     


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    I see, I've been sheltered. In my defence, I haven't frequented college campuses in 5-6 years, so this new route to work is very much an eye-opener. When I think that I used to wear heels, skirts, dresses to my classes at the Sorbonne, I feel I am from another century.
    Or country. French girls actually dress, God bless them.
     


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    God bless the american girls for showing up in pj's. What's wrong with that? We'
    ve done payama days at school and, personally, I didn't mind...
    This can look very good if not worn like a uniform- also, I like the thought of...
     


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    I suppose this is okay in view of comfort and that the main objective of school is learning. However, I try to show respect for my professors by showing up in decent clothing. If they're in ties and sportcoats, it just doesn't look right if you show up in PJs. With that said, I don't really care how I dress during finals time, when time is at a scarcity.

    There are some girls at my school who show up everyday decently dressed in slacks and blouses, and then there are others who habitually show up in PJs and flip-flops. Diversity is good, I suppose.
     


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