From The BBC:
The latest casualty of the recession is the pinstripe suit, according to London’s top tailors.
Members of the Savile Row Bespoke Association say customers are opting for conservative styles, with bold designs and brash stripes falling out of favour. John Hitchcock, managing director of Anderson and Sheppard, has been in the business for 40 years. Although it feels as though time has stood still in his beautiful wood-panelled London shop, he has noticed a change. “Stripes are more difficult to wear, especially if you’re only going to buy one suit,” he says. His customers often choose a plain suit, or a linen one, which they can wear outside the office. Armageddon men?But it’s not just about choosing a versatile style, says author and style writer Nick Foulkes: “People don’t want to be identified as bankers, because bankers are now seen as wreaking havoc and Armageddon.” Even so, he is not put off by the image when choosing his own clothes, even though he confesses to being the only man…
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