Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend WTF: Vintage pajamas

Although I would certainly never be accused of being a peacock about 99% of the time, I'll admit to having a fair share of kitsch hanging around in my closet and storage areas. Sometimes, you see an item and despite not being sure when you'll wear it, you buy it anyway and hope for the best.

My wife ran across such an item just last week (during a local dollar-day thrift blowout), a rather hilarious vintage (likely 50s or so) men's pajamas top with a really great print

100% cotton and sanforized, this particular top has probably been washed dozens of times and is soft as the softest flannel sheet. A person crazier than myself might try wearing it outside the house just to cause a stir, but I'm guessing it will be little more than a really comfortable shell for my nighttime wind-down as it begins to cool in the approach to fall.

pajamas detail
Here's a detail of the great print, including the dapper couple "You-Me," which unfortunately doesn't depict the correct hair color for my wife. Oh well, it's not like I'm going to wear it in public anyway.


  1. Hee-larious!! You have to model these units! Visions of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.

  2. Come on, you couldn't model them for us?

  3. I think I would lose many of the few readers that I have if I started modeling pajamas around here, but I'll keep it in mind for the future.

    I do have an amazing vintage satin smoking jacket (also thrifted) that I may have to do a post about here in the fall sometime. If I'm feeling really crazy I'll wear this underneath it. :)