Dress suits now occupy a dark corner of the closet, while sweatpants and jeans are the daily clothing choices for those of us working from home. This seismic wardrobe shift is having a profound effect across the global supply chain, impacting everyone from sheep farmers to business attire chains.
London-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner James Whitaker confesses to not having purchased any office wear in 2020 in an October 15 Reuters article. “I can tell you for a fact, walking around the City, there are very few suits on display,” he said.
While casual wear has been growing in popularity for years, the COVID-19 pandemic has turbocharged that change, as described in Reuters.
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