New York Times: The Office Beckons. Time for Your Sharpest ‘Power Casual.’

New York Times: The Office Beckons. Time for Your Sharpest ‘Power Casual.’. “How people dress for work can be a reflection of the labor market. Economic downturns, like the collapse of the dot-com boom or the 2008 financial crisis, have often prompted returns to dressier clothing as a form of risk aversion — people want to show the boss they’re making an effort. In the current climate, when the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since the pandemic took hold, employees might think: My employer is lucky to have me, so why should I wear pants that zip?”

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