Domestic retailers specializing in business attire could join personal seal manufacturers nationwide on the list of professions that are looking increasingly untenable in the wake of the pandemic.

With more and more people working remotely these days, there’s simply less of a need to dress up in formal business attire on a daily basis. Social media picked up on this trend way back in April, with numerous posts on Twitter questioning the need to wear a suit while working from home (especially when sitting at a kitchen table or, worse still, on the floor).

The country’s leading business wear retailers have been hit hard by the shift in working practices over the course of the year, with nationwide franchises such as Yofukuno Aoyama struggling to stay afloat.