Ok! So you were at work or had gone out for some errands or with friends or were basically just out and now you are coming back home. What do you do the first thing when you walk into your house / apartment / carboard carton box / hole in the wall?
I’ll tell the first thing I do as soon as I get home. No matter where I have been or what I was doing, I go straight to my room, kick off my shoes & socks, take off my pants or jeans, then my shirt and my underwear and I wear my lungi!
Since most of you who read this blog are foriegners, let me tell you what a lungi is. I hope you are all aware of what a dhoti is! Well they are just like that, only for more casual wearing and certainly not intended for wearing outside of the house. They are also more colourful than dhotis, which come in only white with different colour borders, and are certainly more comfortable and feels soft against your thighs.
I currently own 3 pairs – two are plaid, one is dark blue (which I am wearing right now). I will be buying a couple more soon and the design is very important to me (of all things to worry about). In hot, humid Kerala and the rest of South India, it is perfect for home wear. It lets cool breezes slide up your thighs and keeps everything cooler. I used to wear pajamas until I was 13 or 14 but since then it’s been lungis all the way.
So what do you wear at home and what are the wardrobe changes you make when you get home?