While the Hong Kong Government is encouraging people to BYOB (bring your own bag), the Shanghai Government is busy working against PDOP.
With just 300 days to go to the Shanghai 2010 Expo, the neighbourhood committee in the city’s north-east is making public announcements in local communities to discourage residents’ longstanding habit of public displays of pyjamas (PDOP), an effort before the Expo to make Shanghai look more civilized.
The reason of their daytime love with the nightwear can date back to the China’s economic reforms over the past 30 years. It is an understatement of prosperity and economic status, which means you are rich enough to buy clothes for sleeping, but not just wearing some shabby old clothes to bed.
So despite how much you spend for your lovely sleepwear at Agent Provocateur or La Perla, it seems that the trends are “PDOPs should be out”, at least for 2010. (Although I don’t think your neighbour would mind much if it is something as nice as this from La Perla…)