31 January 2010

Welcome news

For several years now I have said - somewhat in jest - that one day I would launch a campaign to ban the wearing of pajama bottoms in public.

Now, I like lounge pants just as well as everybody else, but I recognize that they are appropriate to wear in my home but not in public, both out of respect for myself and for others. They might even be appropriate to step out on the front porch to collect the morning newspaper. Maybe.

I am happy to say it seems I am not the only person who feels this. Tesco, a grocery store in the United Kingdom, has banned "nightwear" in their stores.

A spokesman for the stores said,
We're not a nightclub with a strict dress code, and jeans and trainers are of course more than welcome. We do, however, request that customers do not shop in their PJs or nightgowns. This is to avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others.
Tesco is to be commended for this decision; I hope others will follow.


  1. Finally! I absolutely agree.

  2. It's about time someone did this. Hope others follow suit. I doubt it'll happen here in the USA though; people are so into their right to free expression through clothing (or lack of).