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Unsuited to the new normal? Formal fashion hangs by a thread

The pandemic is devastating the formal fashion industry. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Silvia Aloisi

Jonathan Barrett

Writer, Reuters

Martinne Geller

Financial correspondent, Reuters

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People are swapping their formal attire for comfier options. Image: REUTERS/Carlo Allergi
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The price of wool has fallen as a result of the lack of demand. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Tailors on London's Savile Row say people fear using public transport to pick up the suits already ordered and made. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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The drop in demand is having an effect throughout the supply chain. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Fewer suits are being tailor made. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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