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29 DECEMBER 2009

Combination fleece, hospital gown and Jedi robe!

"It lacks the rock chick cool of a Balmain blazer and the sexiness of Charlotte Olympia heels, but this $14.99 blanket with armholes could be the surprise fashion hit of the recession. The Snuggie looks like a combination of a fleece hospital gown (it's backless!) and Jedi robe, but since its debut in October more than 4m have been sold.

Sales surged after the first airings of a two–minute infomercial featuring a woman driven to despair by the difficulties of wearing a blanket. She couldn't answer the phone, play backgammon or eat popcorn without exposing her arms to cold air."

(Emily Rotberg, The Guardian, 16 February 2009)

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2008blanketclothingcouch dress • couch potato • Cuddlee • Cuddlewrap • designenterprisefashion • fleece • form • hospital gown • innovation • Jedi • robe • Slanket • Snug Sack • Snuggie • television • Toasty Wrap

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Simon Perkins
07 JULY 2009

Pantalaine: Provisioners of America's Finest Plural Clothing

"I so want to believe that Pantalaine really has been 'Provisioners of America's Finest Plural Clothing' since 1950, but something tells me that they are just getting their jollies making fun of the unfortunately real Slankets and Snuggies out there. Having said that, I kind of like the idea of mutated accessories and clothing that encourages interaction with our fellow humans."
('GiggleSugar', Sugar Inc.)

[It appears that 'Pantalaine' is an invention of the US literary journal McSweeney's Quarterly Concern.]

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1950blanketclothingcouch dressfashionideal form • McSweeneys Quarterly Concern • mutant • Pantalaine • parodypersonal spacespectaclespeculative designtongue-in-cheek

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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