The walking duds: fashion cuts now suit their Covid cloth


The walking duds: fashion cuts now suit their Covid cloth

The virus has ushered in a new era in which sweatpants replace suits as millions work from home

Silvia Aloisi, Jonathan Barrett and Martinne Geller

Italian luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli makes men’s suits that sell for up to €7,000 (R137,000). But even he - like most people across the globe - hasn’t worn a suit for months, let alone bought one.

“We’ve all been locked away at home, so this is the first jacket I have put on since March,” Cucinelli said in Milan as he presented his latest collection in September, wearing a light-grey blazer.

Most people in “white-collar” jobs are working from home, with a newfound love of sweatpants, a trend some experts expect to outlive the pandemic. And few, if any, weddings or parties are taking place...

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