The new workwear: has the suit finally died?

Hardly anyone wears a suit to work now. How did we all get so scruffy? And what about all those lovely ties? Richard Godwin charts the demise of looking smart One afternoon about a decade ago, I was standing at a pub urinal not far from my old newspaper office when the man standing next to me opened up a conversation. A tie, huh? (He was American.) Never take a job where they make you wear a tie. He was in his mid-30s, wearing expensive-looking trainers, jeans and a sweatshirt.…

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