Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers?  When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Are Drawstring Pants the Ideal Men’s Back-to-Work Trousers? When They’re This Spiffy, Yes.

Peter Zottolo, a photographer and electrician in California’s Bay Area, has a secret. His favorite pants, a pleated navy pair from Japanese brand Camoshita, have an elasticated waist and a drawstring that he can tighten or loosen on a whim. When he wears a button-down shirt or sweater that conceals these features, “they just look … Read more

Levi Strauss Uses More Frequent Financial Forecasts to Confront Uncertainty

Levi Strauss & Co. is adjusting its financial targets more frequently, setting them every six months instead of annually as it faces an uncertain economic outlook. The San Francisco-based denim maker switched to a six-month financial planning cycle last year after pandemic-driven changes to the economy demonstrated a need for midyear updates, according to Chief … Read more

Cards Are Still Worth Playing

Investors in credit-card companies have beat the odds lately. Now they will have to decide whether to cash in their winnings or keep rolling the bet. Shares of many companies in the business of card payments have held up in a turbulent year. Discover Financial Services DFS 3.04% and Visa V -1.11% are down a … Read more

Is the Dress Shirt Dead?

AT THE RISK of triggering horrible, gingham-tinged flashbacks, let’s revisit the Zoom shirt. For at least a year, starting in March 2020, these inoffensive, often gingham or plaid shirts were what homebound men and women wore on video call after video call. Suits were mothballed. Ties? Forget about it. But the button-up Zoom shirt—even if … Read more

Japan’s Geisha Turn To TV Gigs, Curry Ads to Revive a Declining Art

KYOTO, Japan—On Christmas Day last year, three dozen geisha danced, sang and talked before several hundred guests at a luxury hotel in Japan’s ancient capital. Their ancient sisters would have been shocked. For centuries, Kyoto’s geisha reserved their art for a moneyed few behind closed paper doors. Dressed in ornate kimono, they danced in customary … Read more

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