Pajamas: the history…

There is who sleep naked, who in underwear or with a T-shirt and then there are the fans of pajamas, but not the plush colored unlikely version that resembles a suit, but that one that is inspired by the classic men. There are many lovers of men’s style pajama, who also use it outside the bedroom walls. But first things first.

The word ‘pajamas’ is of Turkish origin and was used since the times of the Ottoman Empire, pants tied at the waist with a cord or cable, worn in India, Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh with a tunic with belt that extends until the knees. It is thought to have been introduced in the Western world in the 1870s, when British settlers, who had adopted as an alternative to traditional nightgown, continued the practice on their return.

In 1902 the men’s pajamas were widely available, in addition to more traditional nightgowns, in fabrics like flannel and madras and had lost most of their exotic connotations. They were considered suitable for a modern and active lifestyle, an advertisement for a famous catalog of 1902 suggested that they were: “The only thing suitable for the journey, with its appearance that allows greater freedom than nightgowns “.

The androgynous fashion 1920 helped to spread the use of pajamas by women. While men’s pajamas were invariably cotton, silk, or flannel, the female version was declined in silk or rayon brightly colored, printed and trimmed with ribbons and lace. Throughout the century, the pajamas would continue to reflect the ideal of fashion. However, was the 1934 film “It Happened One Night,” in which the actress, Claudette Colbert, wore pajamas for men, which helped popularize the men’s pajamas for women.

The pajamas it was not just the garment to be worn between the walls of the house, in 1851, Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894), an American feminist, adopt massive “Turkish trousers” by wearing them with a skirt to the knee as an alternative to the fashionable dress, arousing negative comments. In the early years of the twentieth century, the avant-garde designers promoted him as a stylish alternative to the tea gown, as the French couturier Paul Poiret launched a version of pajamas for both day and evening already, in 1911, and its influence played an important role in their eventual acceptance. Coco Chanel years later began to offer its customers a haute couture version of the pajamas in bright fabrics – satin, silk, cotton fine Indian -. The most daring women began to wear it to the beach, to walk on the promenade, thus he was born the beach pajamas at whom followed the evening pajamas, intended to be worn for casual dining at home, which reached the height of popularity in the 1930s and then disappear to re-emerge in 1960, as a “palazzo pajamas”. The palazzo pajamas were introduced by the Roman designer Irene Galitzine in 1960, to wear instead of evening dinners elegant but informal, and was characterized by very wide pants made of soft silk and decorated with beads and fringes. During the 1970s, evening dresses and loungewear combine to give rise to Halston suit with satin and crepe, who remembered precisely pajamas



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