When one conjures up the idea of a British boarding school the image of young teenagers sporting traditional flannel pyjamas, woollen dressing gowns and slippers springs to mind. The likes of Harry Potter and his chums Ron and Hermione would be seen in nothing else in their dormitory at Hogwarts. Preparatory school dormitories certainly resembled all this a few years ago...
It appears that an ever increasing number of people are buying pyjamas for day wear or evening wear as opposed to the traditional view of using it as sleepwear. We saw hundreds of customers at the recent Spirit of Christmas fair at Olympia and met several people who had no plans to let their newly purchased nightwear meet the duvet...
Pyjamas have been embroiled in scandal during recent weeks. Withdrawn from the shelves or involved in explicit photographs, they're never far from front page news.