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Pajamas

'Oldest man' dead for 30 years

Under the 'uh-oh' category ... BBC reports that Japanese officials went around to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday. They thought he was the oldest man in Tokyo. Well, he probably would have been, but what they found were his remains in his bed.

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010, 12:00am

Shanghai's quirks are what makes it different

Image is everything, Shanghai's leaders seem to think. With the opening of the World Expo drawing ever-closer, they have stepped up a campaign to stop the predilection of citizens to wear pyjamas in public. The custom is uncouth, uncivilised and unsightly, officials argue. They could not be more wrong.

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Shanghai's many proud pyjama-wearers feeling the heat ahead of World Expo

If it's well into the day and you're seeing droves of pyjama-clad people, young and old, running errands in alleyways, taking shelter from the summer heat or roaming supermarket aisles in search of bargains, you must be in Shanghai.

People wearing pyjamas in public has been a hallmark of Shanghai street culture for decades.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

style meter

WHAT'S HOT

Pyjama pants (right)

So comfy and now stylish, thanks to the likes of Prada and Dries Van Noten.

Sheer tights

They replace opaque styles for spring.

Layering accessories

Belts over scarves around waists, bracelets over sleeves - you get the drift.

White satin nails

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Innocence ends in face of war

The final pages of John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas deliver an emotional punch that hits the reader right between the eyes. Few books written for either young or adult readers conclude with an ending like this. You have been warned. Be prepared for a harrowing shock that will take your breath away and have you gripping onto the book with white-knuckled hands.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Innocence ends as reality of war sets in

The final pages of John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas deliver an emotional punch that hits the reader right between the eyes. Few books written for either young or adult readers conclude with an ending like this. You have been warned.

Be prepared for a harrowing shock that will take your breath away and have you gripping onto the book with white-knuckled hands.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pyjama party for youngsters from Wales

They might be wearing Chinese silk pyjamas from Stanley Market, but these young Welsh men are not here to rest.

'There are 18 of us dressed up in Chinese clothes. These are our pyjamas. Fifteen of us are players from the Pencoed Rugby Football Club. This is the first Sevens we've been to,' said 18-year-old player Kyle Barrett. 'I'm a scrum half.'

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Seats available for scmp journalism seminar

Parents, teachers and secondary school students interested in attending a seminar on Saturday by young and veteran journalists can call Prudence Lai at 2565 2415 or 2250 3120. Thirty seats are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Weighty problem for party pants

The secret of Kai-bong Chau's charm is out. Hong Kong's celebrated socialite has been dangling an ancient Buddhist relic inside his party pants for 17 years. Chau believes the rare talisman - which was unearthed from a 200-year-old grave - is the reason for his 'extraordinary luck'.

3 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Pyjama party's strong popular vote has cadres in policy spin

SHANGHAI CITY fathers have spoiled the pyjama party.

With official backing, local newspapers have launched a campaign to stop people from wearing pyjamas on the streets and put sleep wear back in the bedroom.

To residents, stepping out in night wear is a comfortable way to beat the summer heat.

8 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Style guru

Vertical, horizontal and pyjama-style stripes are hot on the spring/summer runways for men and women. Incorporate them into your wardrobe and mix them with your solid staples.

13 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

High-flying style

MOST OF US can only dream of travelling in the tranquil, spacious confines of a First Class aeroplane cabin. But if you're one of the moneyed few who would consider shelling out around $70,000 for a First Class return ticket between Hong Kong and London, what can you expect to get?

1 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Residents flee fire

Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their 26-storey block in Shek Lei Estate, Kwai Chung in pyjamas and slippers when a third-floor flat caught fire. Three people were injured and were in stable condition last night.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Stuff

1. Exquisite white china partially printed with gold Chinese calligraphy. Tea-cup and saucer ($268), large plate and saucer ($600), by Alan Chan at City Super, Times Square.

2. Funky handbags fashioned from Chinese silk are a snip at $50. Also available in silver, gold, navy, pink and green. Various outlets in Stanley Market.

14 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Bananas in pyjamas

OPEN a fashion magazine. Prowl Parisian catwalks. Go shopping in London. Then try to tell me Hong Kong style in all its retro kung-fu kicking, Shanghai-NRG, Tang-tastical flannels of fury is not, like, 'in', baby; not, like, totally Chow Yun 'Phat'.

3 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

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