I’m not sure why the following made me think of Jacques Barzun’s book, which you should read, but they did. Hmmm.
AJ breaks down the ongoing love affair between the Alt-Left (especially big tech)and the pedo freaks.
A new report about a convicted pedophile from Houston Texas who participated in a “drag queen story hour” with children was censored from YouTube and the channel that posted it was deleted. Alex breaks down how drag queens are being worshiped by the left.
Of course, big tech is banning and deleting like mad.
Over on the “normal” side, the WSJ chronicles the decline of men’s professional fashion.
Jos. A. Bank, a chain known for selling suits to the corporate masses, began airing a television commercial earlier this month that features men in sport coats, khakis and jeans.
With fewer men buying suits, retailers of tailored clothing are trying to adapt to a world in which it is no longer unthinkable to wear Lululemon pants to the office.
“We want to send the message that we can help with more than just suits,” said Mary Beth Blake, Jos. A. Bank’s brand president.
The chain, one of the largest suit sellers along with its sibling Men’s Wearhouse, both owned by Tailored Brands Inc., TLRD -1.79% is starting to feel the bite as more companies give their blessing to casual attire. In recent weeks, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Target Corp. joined the parade of companies that have relaxed their dress codes.
Sales at Tailored Brands, which also includes the K&G and Moores chains, fell 10.7% in the most recent quarter to $768.1 million. It predicts sales will continue to decline in the current period at all brands except K&G.
“We have just not kept pace with an evolving customer,” Tailored Brands Chairman Dinesh Lathi told analysts earlier this month, adding that the company was in the “earliest stages” of trying to find the right balance between suits and more casual attire.
The Lululemon pants thing may reinforce the drag queen notion. For Goldman, maybe casual should involve stripped jumpsuits? For the rest, this is a slippery slope. Outside Wall Street, “dressing up” has been redefined as wearing khakis. More like the devolving customer.