Some Americans are finding little comfort in returning to the office — with retailers reporting a rise in the sale of dressy clothing, including pants with buttons and zippers.
As New York and other cities begin sending employees back to work amid decreasing COVID-19 cases, sales of comfy knock-around duds that people have been wearing while working from home are taking a back seat to more professional gear, according to clothing businesses.
“Dress shoes, blazers, slacks — it’s all going,” said a male employee working the men’s floor at Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday.
“Some of the men I’ve been fitting for suits grumble about it, sort of jokingly, ‘I don’t want to go back to the office, I’ve gotten so comfortable in a button-down and boxers,’ ” the worker told The Post.
“And a lot of men were surprised when they tried on their old formalwear and discovered it no longer fit.”