Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dress Down


I've been venturing in to some stores recently, and doing it very carefully.

I visited one big mall store back in May.  During my vacation late last month, I made my first trip to two other big and well known stores in a year and a half.

All those stores have something in common-- the men's dress clothing departments have gone to hell.

I can understand why.  People worked from home during the pandemic.  There was no need to dress up.  The New York Times reported this week that the dress code has been relaxed at many companies now welcoming workers back to the office.  Why make attractive dress clothing departments when the merchandise wasn't moving?

As I said, I made those initial visits.  There is no need for a return trip.