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Aisling O'Connor: Why wearing your jim-jams in public is more than just inner-city chic

Published 02/02/2012 | 16:33

FIRST it was considered a bizarre fad, then a phenomenon, now it’s a trend. There is no panic on the streets. Quite the opposite in fact – people are wearing their pyjamas in public.

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“Pyjamas are not regarded as appropriate attire when attending Community Welfare Service at these offices”, said a letterhead from a Dublin social welfare office in recent weeks.

Adding to this a string of businesses in Dublin city, including convenience stores and high street fashion shops in the O’Connell street area, imposing similar requests on their patrons, one thinks - why is the establishment quivering in its sensible brogues at the sight of unstructured brushed cotton?

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