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The Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Brits in pyjamas 24/7

A growing number of people in the UK, Ireland and the US appear in public dressed only in their pyjamas, prompting some social services, supermarkets and schools to introduce a pyjama ban. The conservative daily The Times looks into the reasons for the trend: "Why? Partly because rules of dress are now so relaxed that City bankers arrive at work on dress-down Fridays in outfits their fathers wouldn't have worn to fix the septic tank. Partly because Lady Gaga has stretched the concept of 'outdoor clothes' to include 'dress made of steak'. Partly because the increasing numbers who work from home don't bother to change out of their Spiderman pyjamas when they're spending all day in front of a laptop: as a result, there are home-workers who have been in pyjamas since 2008. Hugh Hefner, the ultimate home-worker, hasn't changed out of his trademark silk pyjamas since the Eisenhower Administration."

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