It’s funny how each country has its own sartorial foibles. Aussie blokes are usually found sorting a singlet and thongs, Lao ladies wear beautiful embroidered silk sarongs, Hawaiians of course have their shirts. We’ve only been in Vietnam a short time, but I’ve been very taken by the ladies’ fashions. Almost everyone over the age of about twenty five wears pyjamas, all the time. Flowery, animal print, stripes, swirls, in more colours than Picasso ever dreamed of, all rendered in practical drip dry fabric, top always matching bottom. Don’t forget to top it with a motorcycle helmet or conical hat. It’s stylish, practical and comfortable, what more could you possibly want?
[…] I was reading the fashion section of the Guardian Magazine on Saturday (stop laughing at the back), when I saw a phrase that made me choke on my coffee: matching printed separates. Not only was I gobsmacked that they were talking about £900 pyjamas as items of everyday wear for adults (I mean really), but it also reminded me of something. […]