Put on the Suit: Casual Culture Blamed for Men’s Clothiers Bankruptcy Wave

Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank and Brooks Brothers, join a growing wave of major retailers — specifically men’s clothiers — falling into bankruptcies, not from the COVID-19 pandemic, but due to the casual culture that’s swept American business. Did Steve Jobs in a mock turtleneck and Mark Zuckerberg in a hoodie lead, or merely reflect, the death of the business suit that’s led to this mortal threat to our American haberdashers? Have we lost anything by ditching the jacket and tie?

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