How the pandemic has changed what we wear to work

Many of us have become accustomed to dressing in sports and comfort clothes while working from home during the pandemic, and it seems we’re loath to kick that habit when we return to the office. In this episode, host Isabel Berwick tries to untangle new dress codes in the workplace with the help of two experts: Adam Galinsky, a professor at Columbia University’s business school, and Robert Armstrong, a columnist. style FT and author of the FT’s popular Unhedged newsletter. Galinsky has researched the kinds of clothes that help us work — and feel — our best, and the results might surprise you. Armstrong wants us to think differently about the idea of ​​comfort and wonders if the tie is dead.

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Presented by Isabel Berwick. Editorial direction by Renée Kaplan and Manuela Saragosa. The assistant producer is Persis Love. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. Produced by Roman.

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