This post was inspired by a lot of comments I saw on facebook this morning about whether people should wear flannelette PJs out in public – and it got me thinking about flanno PJs.
What memories do flanno PJs bring back for you?
I grew up in hot North Queensland (like a lot of my FBFs) so flanno PJs were a novelty – something I didn’t really get to enjoy till I moved south.
I also associated flanno PJs with punk-ish anti-style statements – like the bass player who wore PJs in the video for The Dickies version of The Banana Splits Theme.
Then of course there was one of my keyboard-playing heroes – Johnnie Fingers from the Boomtown Rats. Remember his fantastic playing in I Don’t Like Mondays? Wearing PJs on stage was his trademark.
What really got me back into the PJs was the TV series Madmen.
Here’s a great link to a fashion piece about PJs and how a dapper English Gent even had his tailor make some double-breasted PJs for him!
These days I love when the kids are all freshly bathed and in their flanno PJs and we have our winter night ritual of hot Milo.
I hope this ritual gives them some warm memories of the PJs.
I love my flanno PJs – but I have never worn them in public….yet!!!
Here’s that cool clip with the bass player wearing PJs.
Maybe if I’m playing bass in a future gig the flanno PJs would be a good look?
Then again, maybe the audience wouldn’t get the “statement” and just think I escaped from a hospital!
Please share what memories PJs bring back for you and – should PJs be worn in public?