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How the power suit lost its power

The suit was once the uniform of the powerful and a requirement for every man. Now, people mostly wear suits when they're in trouble.

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Americans are buying fewer suits, with US revenue for men's suits declining to US$1.9 billion in 2018 from US$2.2 billion in 2013, according to the research firm Euromonitor.

IN APRIL 2018, Mark Zuckerberg made a rare public appearance wearing a suit. Congress had compelled him to testify on Capitol Hill, the lawmakers curious why Facebook had been so adept at harvesting personal data and so inept at policing Russian spies.

Mr Zuckerberg's suit was navy and...