New York Daily News reporter Christina Boyle put on a pair and took them out for a walkto get public reaction. An online poll at the newspaper shows people favoring the jeans by a 2-1 margin. Boyle quotes Sandra Markus, a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who says, "These days, pajamas are just casual wear, with the whole yoga influence. And jeans ... they are ubiquitous. They are totally accepted, so why not as pajamas?"
But WalletPop wonders ,"What do Pajama Jeans say about Americans?" Aaron Crowe asks, "Do we really need sweatpants that look like jeans but are really pajamas? Is America that lazy? Or stupid enough to spend $40 on them?"
I've only heard one person express interest in the product.
Through emails and on TwitterI've been told:
"Why can't people just wear their pajamas to sleep in and their regular clothes out of the house? It's worked for quite sometime before now."
"Who knew the velour jumpsuit would have competition in the lazy category. Does it come with a box of bon bons?"
"Seriously? What's next? Extended wear condoms?"
"See how the jeans look and how comfortable they really are. Also where the jeans hit on your body."
"How could anyone cinch those monstrosities any higher?"
"That's just wrong on more levels than I can count. "
"Someone shoot me if I ever even mention buying these things!"
"They're one notch up the Fashion Crime ladder from slipper socks."
Joe Posnanski from Sports Illustrated may provide the best analysis. "Well, first of all, they're not really pajamas," he writes. "To be perfectly blunt, that's a tough flaw to overlook."
However, Posnanski has an excellent idea for marketing the product—target men. "Have a commercial with a regular looking guy," Posnanski writes. "He keeps hammering the snooze button on his alarm clock. And then he looks up (shock!), he's late again. Oh man, the boss will fire him for sure this time! This is the starting plotline to 42% of all movie comedies, so it should be familiar. What will he do? Well, it just so happens that this time, Jim is wearing his Pajama Jeans. So he just throws on some socks and shoes, maybe a new shirt...and rushes to the office, makes it just in time. The boss gives him a raise. The people in the office say 'Looking sharp today, Jim.' The attractive TV woman feels HIS jeans because they're so soft. Now, that's a TV product people can believe in."
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