Fashion

The Pajamas Letter—Part Three

While we wait with baited breath for the mysterious pajamas lover we accidentally discovered to respond to our creative renderings of our pajamas, we’ve been wondering: What’s up with pajamas? Why would someone be so obsessed with PJs they’d seek out random drawings of strangers’ nocturnal garments? Why not request a drawing of someone’s normal cocktail dress, or someone’s normal workout clothes? (There’s a snazzy pair of Umbros one Westword writer would just love to show off.)

Turns out the letter’s author isn’t the only one jonesing over jammies these days. There are entire stores devoted to nothing but pajamas. Prada and Karl Lagerfeld models have been spotted strutting the catwalks in silky pants normally reserved for sleepovers. On May 10, the Old Curtis Street Bar, 2100 Curtis Street, will be holding a Pajamas Jammy Jam (a la that celluloid classic, House Party 2). “It seems like there is a pajamas trend going on. I have noticed a few places around town that have thrown pajamas parties," says music promoter John Baxter, who’s throwing the shindig, when he’s reached by phone. “I sit around in pajamas all day,” he adds. “I am in penguin pajamas right now.”

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
Contact: Joel Warner