Judge finally rules on whether or not Snuggies are clothes
BYLINE: Troy Frisby
Hey all you fans of extreme casual wear, a U.S. court has just made a major ruling and it's not the best news.
Legally speaking, Snuggies are blankets, not clothes.
This lawsuit wasn't taken up by some Norma Rae trying to assert their right to show up to their IT job dressed like Snooki's couch, but for a far more boring reason.
Allstar Marketing Group, the maker of the Snuggie, has been battling with the Department of Justice for years.
The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled the sleeved blankets are, in fact, not the same as "robes or priestly vestments."
According to Bloomberg, "the judge found it important that Snuggies open in the back and don't have closures."
That fact is important in the same way I find it important that Katy Perry's blonde now and Annette Bening has still never won an Oscar.
The ruling means the tariff for importing Snuggies into the U.S. will only be 8.5 percent as opposed to nearly 15 percent.
Thrillist reports the judge also said that, for it to be considered clothing, "at a minimum, one must wear the Snuggie backwards."
Perhaps the company's new slogan will be, "Snuggies are the new Snapbacks."