by Valerie on November 14, 2008 · 0 comments

It’s been forever since I have written anything about clothes, but I have not yet had a chance to resize pictures for food-related posts. Plus, I got inspired.

The New York Times published an article this week called “The Return of the Interview Suit” — suits are making a comeback in these bad economic times, especially with people wearing suits for interviews even in non-suit professions.

It makes sense when you think about it but it’s not something I would have thought about. That’s probably also because, for me, the suit concept (interview or every-day) never left to return – since graduating from law school, all my jobs have required business professional 4 or 5 days a week. So I found the article fascinating.

There was of course the whole pantsuit versus skirtsuit debate, and no one agreed. Though the following did make me laugh:

“Simon Kneen, the creative director of Banana Republic, had this advice: ‘I would definitely go with a pantsuit [for an interview] because that gives a better silhouette'”

This was funny to me because I prefer pantsuits in general for exactly that reason *and* I tend to buy mine at Banana Republic. I don’t even care that I own several versions of the same black pantsuit because I like how they fit and I do like the silhouette they give. I do occasionally think about looking at other brands, especially when feeling inspired by Corporette’s Suit of The Week Feature, but I always end up back at Banana Republic.

To be honest, I have not noticed any sort of increase in people wearing suits (whether to interviews or in general). Have you?

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