実践ビジネス英語 2020/4/16 L2(2) Whither the Retail Business どうなる、小型ビジネス
Alvarez says there’s not much difference now between what people wear at work and on their own time. McMillan says that retailers haven’t given up on formal apparel altogether and that demand for tailored clothing is growing, though not in traditional patterns. Ueda asks why spending on clothing overall is decreasing. And Lyons says people are spending more on experiences.
Once upon a time, male office workers needed to wear suits and ties or pleated pants, and women had to be skirts and heels.
But that began to change around the early 1990s.
And we can talk about a wardrobe in terms of like, a person or an activity. For example, I don’t have a lot of formal clothes in my wardrobe right now. Or, I need to get some short sleeve shirts for my summer wardrobe.
once upon a time 昔は、昔々
Lyons says, “Once upon a time, male office workers needed to wear suits and women had to be in skirts and heels.”
pleated pants タックの入ったズボン
business-casual look ビジネスカジュアル・ファッション
Clothes for white collar work that are less formal than suits and ties, for example. This could include a dress shirt and slacks for men instead of a suit. Maybe a sweater and a skirt or slacks for women.