February 23, 2014

Achievements in worldwide pajama-boyism.

The NYT enthuses about the Olympic athletes patronizing a shop called OnePiece in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi:
Swiss hockey players have bought onesies. Gregory Bretz, an American snowboarder, tweeted a picture of himself wearing a onesie printed with an American flag. A Russian luger tried one on. Sage Kotsenburg, an American snowboarder who won a gold medal, has stopped by the store, as has the Russian snowboard team, a Canadian bobsledder and two Norwegian athletes. The store has set up an Instagram feed to document its celebrated visitors.

“I guarantee this is going to catch on in the States,” said Cory Butner, an American bobsledder who admired the onesies in the shop window on a recent afternoon. “In three months, they’ll be all over the States.”...

“They’re just cool,” said Steven Langton, another American bobsledder. “They’re the wave of the future.”...

Ole Fjelberg [president of OnePiece said:] "You know when you lie hung over on the couch and you’re like, ‘Ugh, I wish that waistband was gone,’ ” Mr. Fjelberg said.
Meanwhile, waiting for the wave of the future to hit, you can still look cool/athletic in your old-school Snuggie, like this guy:

24 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

The one piece - first step to THX-1138 style pod peoplism.

Patrick O said...

JERRY SEINFELD: I hate clothes, okay? I hate buying them. I hate picking them out of my closet. I can't stand every day trying to come up with little outfits for myself.

I think eventually fashion won't even exist. It won't. I think eventually we'll all be wearing the same thing. 'Cause anytime I see a movie or a TV show where there's people from the future of another planet, they're all wearing the same thing.

Somehow they decided "This is going to be our outfit. One-piece silver jumpsuit, V-stripe, and boots. That's it."

We should come up for an outfit for earth. An earth outfit. We should vote on it.

Candidates propose different outfits, no speeches. They walk out, twirl, walk off. We just sit in the audience and go, "That was nice. I could wear that."

betamax3000 said...

"Everybody's talkin' about Bagism..."

Bob Boyd said...

So it looks like one-piece pajamas may have survived being associated with the hipster douchebag ideal. But will Obamacare?

madAsHell said...

“I guarantee this is going to catch on in the States,” said Cory Butner, an American bobsledder who admired the onesies in the shop window on a recent afternoon. “In three months, they’ll be all over the States.”...

Either he was home schooled, or he has never wallowed through 500 channels of cable TV.

Sam L. said...

I think P-Boy's smirk will dampen enthusiasm for this.

Bob Boyd said...

Meade,
Would you wear one of these?

How about one with short legs?

William said...

I don't think we should politicize pajamas. Like Santa Claus and the Olympcs, pajamas should exist in a realm outside of politics.

Brill said...

Put a zipper on the hood and you can be buried in it.

Megaera said...

This may be TMI for some, so caveat: When I was running as a volunteer medic we had several options for uniforms, one of which was a jumpsuit--looked fairly cool, but the first thing you noticed, if you were female, was you had to pretty much undress almost totally to take a leak, and anything more substantial for either sex, well, yeah, you had to pretty much undress almost totally. No drop-seat in those babies, like there were in the old union suits. No one seems to be discussing sanitary arrangements in the "adult" onesies, but I assure you, it isn't a minor issue. Either you undress to "express yourself", in which case you CAN wear underwear, or you have a drop seat, in which case, well, you don't have to undress, but it's actually very awkward to wear underwear, for various tactical reasons I won't go into. Hence, as you will imagine, the lasting unpopularity of onesies in the adult population, despite Winston Churchill's endorsement. Olympic athletes tend these days to second-skin onesie-type competition outfits, so maybe they're a bit more accepting of the inherent problems, but I suspect the larger market isn't going to be.

Ann Althouse said...

@Megaera

The NYT article mentions that one attribute of a onsie is that it accommodates diapers.

Megaera said...

Ew. Just, Ew.

Meade said...

Bob Boyd said...
"Meade,
Would you wear one of these?"

Would I? I'm soaking in it, Madge.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ew. Just, Ew."

Well, you know, if fashion designers are ready to go public with their thought processes in terms of "You know when you lie hung over on the couch and you’re like, ‘Ugh, I wish that waistband was gone,'" it's not that far from "You know when you lie hung over on the couch and you’re like, ‘Ugh, I wish I didn't have to get up to go pee.'"

Hammond X Gritzkofe said...

Terry cloth Leisure Suit.

Self-administered wedgies.

Do they make some with integral fabric booties? My kids stopped wearing those after they learned to walk.

Bob Boyd said...

Meade said: ".. I'm soaking in it"

Oh No!That's why you're supposed to wear a diaper. Didn't you read the warning label?

"Caution: The DOPE(Douchebag Onesie Pajama Experience) is extremely comfortable! Use may cause sudden infantile regression, loss of bladder and bowel control, loss of self-respect, spousal abandonment, acute homelessness, public humiliation and life long regret.
If you experience any or all of these symptoms, discontinue use immediately."


n.n said...

That's all that America needs... more couch potatoes lounging in their pajamas, waiting for their bodies to decompose.

SOJO said...

This has been a young ppl thing for awhile. Lord knows I've been prevailed upon to buy enough of them as gifts.

Skyler said...

Yes. You can wear a one piece pajama. It's a free country. And since it's a free country I will mock you incessantly for being unmanly, lacking in virility and self respect.

Gahrie said...

Real men go commando anyway.

Bob R said...

I wore a one piece coverall in the (mild, NJ) winters on the sheep farm. A coverall and a pair of big rubber boots and you could feed the sheep, deliver a couple of lambs, clean a stall, and come in the house not tracking blood and shit.

But for the best masculine onesie post, read Iowahawk's tribute to Jack Lalane, I'll Never Wear Pants Again

Patrick O said...

So, watching Superman (the original) on Hub TV.

A commercial came on for "Janimals."

Once again, Russia offers a pale comparison of American genius.

ken in sc said...

How many of you knew who Madge was and looked at your fingernails?

LordSomber said...

The only acceptable male onesie is a union suit.