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The Polo. The Fleece. The Tee: The Sartorial Statement Behind Crisis Clothing

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Chris Christie’s Hurricane Sandy fleece. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic briefing polo. Volodymyr Zelensky’s Russian invasion T-shirt. It seems like when the going gets tough, the tough—or those who seek to convey the image of toughness, at any rate—will ditch the suit and tie for a different kind of work uniform. This isn’t by accident, said Carolyn…

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