THE TYPE BAR
Life as we know it has been altered. What used to be the everyday norm such as “dressing up” and heading to in-person meetings has now shifted to working from home and more relaxed attire. I, myself, have even noticed how much my quarantine fashion has changed within the past 3-4 months. Button-ups and collars have been traded for t-shirts and flannels during Zoom meetings with teams and customers.
For some odd reason, we decided to dive into the Twittersphere and see just how much other folks’ wardrobes have changed since the start of the pandemic. After stumbling upon this tweet from Erin Brodwin, a health tech reporter at STAT, our questions were answered and we found out the perfect, daily attire journalists enjoy wearing.
Natasha Mascarenhas, TechCrunch
Natasha says her favorite attire during the pandemic has been, “loose cheap shorts and I’ve never felt so free????” We couldn’t agree more since sitting in a chair all day in tight, expensive shorts really sounds like a drag. PS: listen to Natasha’s episode of Coffee with a Journalist to learn more about her beat at TechCrunch and how she covers early-stage startups.
Matt Rosoff, CNBC Tech
During quarantine, Matt has opted for his favorite fleece. Which one, though, you might ask? It’s his, “CNBC-branded fleece — perfect for comfort and Zoom/Teams/Slack calls,” which has us wondering why some of us (myself included) aren’t wearing our OnePitch-branded zip-ups. Kudos to Sally Shin for hooking up the team at CNBC with some on-brand threads.
Christopher Mims, The Wall Street Journal
Mims, as he’s better known by some, has a great recommendation for men’s comfy pants, the Uniqlo Men’s Dry-Ex Ultra Stretch Pants. Thanks for including a link to this too, Chris! I’m considering a pair for myself and luckily they won’t break the bank with a $29 price tag (not including shipping).
Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes
In similar fashion, Leah shared her favorite attire which are the Goodfellow & Co men’s joggers from Target. She claims, “[they] are now the most comfortable pants I own.” Fun fact: Leah was heading to the store for essentials and wound up with a pair of these in her shopping cart. Sound familiar? Yeah, us too.
Sam Shead, CNBC
Birkenstocks. Need we say more?
JoAnna Wendel, Inverse
JoAnna’s clothing of choice might need an extra layer but it does sound like a comfy option when you’re wanting to be comfortable. She says, “Lively bralettes. They’re comfy, supportive without being constricting, cute, and affordable (and have a good range of sizes).” I’ll admit, I did have to Google what a lively bralette is – and not saying from experience – but these look extra comfortable. Thanks, JoAnna, for enlightening me on this fashion trend.
Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American & Slate
Melinda shared her favorite piece of clothing is currently a multicolored cardigan that she wears, “pretty much every day.” This seems like the perfect blend of business and professional. Way to keep it classy, Melinda!
In a way, this post is informative for everyone. Not only do we know journalists are human just like the rest of us but we can also agree that we’re all “enjoying” the new wardrobe we wear to the “office” each day.
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