Striped Poplin PJ Shirt
You’ve seen these colors before, at any county fair worth its salt, when you handed over your dollar at the cotton candy stand.
Sometimes you’d get blue, sometimes pink.
In 1897, a dentist (if you can believe it) and a confectioner were the first inventors of machine-spun cotton candy. Seven years later, they introduced it on a grand scale as “Fairy Floss” at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, to great success. A box of the confection sold for 25¢, or $7.11 in today’s money. The pair sold 68,655 boxes of the stuff, enough to earn them the equivalent of a cool half mil.
Striped Poplin PJ Shirt (No. 6834). Cuffed short sleeve PJ shirt in cool 100% cotton striped poplin. Peter Pan collar. Center front placket with faux mother of pearl buttons. White cotton piping. Imported.