Pajama jeans? Can I rock them?
July 22, 2012 7:47 PM Subscribe
Pajama jeans: Where and when can I rock them? If at all? And will casual third party observers be able to tell in wearing fake jeans?
posted by slateyness to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (45 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Impulse purchase at Wal-Mart checkout line: pajama jeans. And damn are they comfy. Usually I'm a stylish person. I intellectually understand that this clothing item cannot possibly be stylish, as it the box it came in bears an "as seen on TV" logo.
But yet... What's your take on these, hive-mind? Do you notice if someone is wearing them in public, or does your brain gloss over them and just think "indigo colored, jeans" unless the wearer informs you of their true nature?
I understand that these are not a substitute for my usual outfit of dark rinse Joe's jeans, cute Cole Haan heels and a banana republic top for going out casually in NYC, say. I also have a fully functional adult grown up work wardrobe that is well tailored. I have ample cocktail and black tie attire and know how to wear it.
But: when I get on a long flight, go to sit for the bar exam (like I plan to do on Tuesday), go grocery shopping, have a long road trip... 1) would people notice the pajama jeans and 2) would they look better than my usual attire for such occasions, which is to say yoga pants and sweats? Or do I look like a total fool, because I am the chick in sweatpants tricked out like jeans?
Stylishness context: I live in a resort-town in Vermont but I get out and about in NYC and other large cities frequently. Possibly relevant: I also think those snow pants Burton sells that look like blue jeans but are actually serious ski pants are also pretty awesome.