If one Louisiana parish commissioner has his way, comfort-lovers won’t be hanging out in their PJs at the mall. Caddo Parish Commissioner Michael Williams has proposed a ban on wearing pajamas — especially the pants -- in public after he was appalled by the attire of his constitutents during a recent shopping trip, according to KTAL/NBC.
“The moral fiber in our community is dwindling,” Williams said. “If not now, when? Because its pajama pants today, next it will be underwear tomorrow.”
The fashion police might agree: It’s a slippery slope from Crocs to Vibram toe-shoes to Pajama Jeans. American fashion grows more casual with each decade, and fashion critics have been searching for a way to describe this unfashionable phenomenon (Suggestions from Rod Hagwood of the Sun-Sentinel: “Couch Couture? Hibernation Chic? Stretch Style? Yoga-Panting?”)
But as much as the fashion police would love it, real police would never be able to enforce a law banning pajamas in public. Our right to dress as lazily as we please is part of our American freedom of expression. A ban would be considered unconstitutional. College kids with early morning classes: You can breathe a big sigh of relief now.