Stealing PJs

Stealing PJs

>>  It feels like a lifetime since I ventured into vintage pyjama territory back in 2010 causing poor Lesley at Tin Tin Collectibles to receive a deluge of requests from people ("Do they come in other colours?" was one slightly blonde question he got.  Errr…. no, they're VINTAGE).  Since then the pyjama (or pajama if you're on the other side of the Atlantic) has risen up through the ranks from maligned to mainstream.  I don't want to say I called it first.  I didn't.  I believe Coco Chanel back in the 1920s was the forerunner.  Still, the pyjama fest that has unfolded on the catwalks and on the streets since my lucky find at Tin Tin Collectibles has been a joy to watch for people like myself who now have a legitimate excuse to look like I've literally rolled out of bed when I'm out and about.  

The pyjama presence on the high street though hasn't been rampant and a quick search on ASOS and Topshop right now doesn't yield too many pyjama-inspired artefacts.  Instead, I turned to Topman Design's range for a vaguely more masculine take on the pyjama and found myself hitting the "Add to Cart" button faster than you can say "Jim-Jams".  Borrowing from the other sex is not big news given that in my household, the norm is that if say my blue oxford shirt is in the wash, I'll go and grab from Steve's stash of shirts.  Topman Design's S/S 12's collection, inspired by the British Gentleman that might have done a grand tour, picking up prints and patterns from Morocco, Egypt and other sunny climes delves into bygone loungewear and pyjamas a fair bit.  In addition to the gold silk pyjama shirt and the teal silk pyjama bottoms as seen here, you'll find paisley print shirts and geometric shorts, injected with 70s bohemia.  Nab yourself a size small if you're a UK8-12 (US4-8) and you should be good to go in indulging in a cheeky Topman purchase.  Incidentally, Mad Men's returns and its onslaught of geometrics both in the interiors and the costume hasn't escaped my mind when wearing this ensemble.  Plus, I think my grandpa padded around in pyjamas that were like this which is a more personal memento to retain when I roam about town, justifying to people why exactly it is that I've ventured out in men's PJs.  

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  1. allegra

    2012-03-28 at 12:14 PM

    oh yeah, look look look, I’m wearing PJs too: http://allegrabj.blogspot.com/2012/03/pajama-party.html

  2. betty

    2012-03-28 at 12:17 PM

    ohh love it !!! think all bloggers shud go for pj’s party and see who has the best LOL ….
    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. Elisa

    2012-03-28 at 12:23 PM

    (Classic) Pyjamas can be very elegant indeed; the prints, fabric and shapes can be surprisingly luxurious and very 1930s decadent.
    Elisa Eymery
    Wandering Minds
    http://ourwanderingminds.com/

  4. Beke

    2012-03-28 at 12:27 PM

    ohh love it !!! think all bloggers shud go for pj’s party and see who has the best LOL ..
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  5. Kylie

    2012-03-28 at 12:51 PM

    Ohhhh ma gaaad, people actually asked if there were other colours for a pair of vintage pyjamas. I really love the bottoms here, lovely colours. I would just wear the bottoms and a white shirt though. You can wear anything, I know people would wonder if I escaped from the mental asylum from bedrest if I wondered the street in a pair of pyjamas ha x

  6. manny

    2012-03-28 at 1:25 PM

    How cool! You’re making me want to go outside and get a pair of vintage PJs right now! P.S. I’m loving Betty’s idea! 🙂

  7. Lauren@Styleseer

    2012-03-28 at 1:27 PM

    I’m still not into wearing them on the street, but for entertaining at home they’re perfect and those you’re wearing here are really lovely.
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  8. TheChicasLocass

    2012-03-28 at 1:41 PM

    You look great! Love this look 🙂

  9. Serdane

    2012-03-28 at 2:24 PM
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    2012-03-28 at 2:29 PM

    It looks like my husband’s pajamas, he likes things with such a pattern.
    http://www.huliganjetta.com

  11. Double-copncept

    2012-03-28 at 3:00 PM
  12. Top Moumoute

    2012-03-28 at 3:04 PM

    Such a good idea to buy from the boys! I’ll be taking a look at the Topman Design site ASAP!
    http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com

  13. monica

    2012-03-28 at 3:32 PM

    somehow.. you pulled that off really well!!
    I’m reallying enjoying your blog – i just started following 🙂
    cheers!
    withloveshmon.wordpress.com

  14. Lydia

    2012-03-28 at 3:46 PM

    I love pajama dressing! You do it well.

  15. Rochelle Fox

    2012-03-28 at 4:10 PM

    LOVE these hahah Pjs never looked so good I am booked to listen to you talk when you come to australia and can not wait xx My blog- A Fox That Meows ‚ô•

  16. Olga (F & C)

    2012-03-28 at 4:51 PM

    I love the shoes! especially the hollow heel! 😀

  17. Olga (F & C)

    2012-03-28 at 4:51 PM

    I love the shoes! especially the hollow heel! 😀

  18. The Editor

    2012-03-28 at 5:06 PM

    go on &say it!
    you called it first Suze!
    Just wrote about you on my blog today too x

  19. Molly

    2012-03-28 at 5:06 PM

    Looks comfy, haha awesome! 🙂
    mollyeeb.blogspot.com

  20. YC

    2012-03-28 at 6:36 PM

    lovely outfit! this reminds me of the traditional chinese suits 🙂

  21. La Vie Quotidienne

    2012-03-28 at 7:51 PM

    I love PIJAMA…perfect your…i love SEDA’s texture.
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    La Vie Quotidienne
    XOXO from Munich

  22. Jane Alisa

    2012-03-28 at 10:12 PM

    Amazing outfit, those shoes go delightfully well with it.

  23. fame&wealth

    2012-03-28 at 10:43 PM

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    2012-03-28 at 10:43 PM

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  25. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    2012-03-29 at 1:53 AM

    I’ve seen a lot of pyjama shirts being used as common streetwear. I guess it’s a way of paying tribute to this classical garment.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.
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  26. alisha

    2012-03-29 at 2:15 AM

    so so cute..
    what a fantastic idea!
    http://www.beaute-camp.com/

  27. JULES

    2012-03-29 at 4:39 AM

    always the leader of the pack 🙂 you look smashing!
    STYLE ANTHEM

  28. closeted dreamer

    2012-03-29 at 5:14 AM
  29. Jane

    2012-03-29 at 5:18 AM

    Love these, you look amazing!

  30. MU

    2012-03-29 at 8:18 AM

    Cool PJs!

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    2012-03-29 at 9:21 AM

    these pictures are really amazing

  32. Constance

    2012-03-29 at 10:42 AM

    You look amazing!!! I wish you would post look of yourself more often!
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    2012-03-29 at 11:44 AM

    the girl in the picture is really beautiful

  34. nadine

    2012-03-29 at 11:59 AM

    ASHISH did sequin pjs back in feb 2010 for his AW 2010 collection (the first look)…..
    http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2010/ready-to-wear/ashish

  35. Celebrities

    2012-03-29 at 12:02 PM

    cool casual dress.. looking cute.

  36. Ellen Kaminagakura

    2012-03-29 at 12:18 PM

    You always take my breath away !
    You are unique and I love your style !
    You inspired me when I see so many bloggers wearing the same trends and items, you always come up with something new and unusual ! Love to see your references and ideas for your outfits.
    http://www.universeandyou.com.br/
    xoxo from Japan

  37. silvia in venice

    2012-03-29 at 3:22 PM

    funny!!
    from venice…
    http://silviainvenice.blogspot.it/

  38. Mens Clothing Online

    2012-03-29 at 5:07 PM

    So cool! Great style and we love the shoes!

  39. Highland Fashionista

    2012-03-29 at 6:08 PM

    Those green PJ bottoms are the business! Very Celine! Love!

  40. Felicia

    2012-04-11 at 9:09 AM

    Funny Idea… I love the gold silk pyjama shirt!!!

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