You, like many working in Montreal, are probably returning to the office with the lifting of isolation restrictions in Quebec. And you, like many working in Montreal, are probably struggling with what to wear back to the office.
You haven't worn work clothes in a while, and are opening your drawers and closets and finding nothing but sweatpants, sweatshirts, and work clothes that don't fit you anymore.
What do you do about clothes that don't fit you anymore?
What should you do? Here, we will provide a few solutions.
What to do about COVID-19 Weight Gain
Many people have talked about undesired weight changes during the pandemic, both losing and gaining weight. As you can imagine, this has an effect on the fit of your working clothes, especially if you haven't worn them in a long time.
What to do about these changes depends on what you wear to work. If you wear a lot of off the rack clothing, you may have to get online and order yourself some new clothes that fit you better. Alternatively, you can work on either losing or gaining the back to your original weight.
It's better to wear a custom suit for certain jobs.
If you work in a law firm or in business and usually wear a bespoke suit to your work, then consider reaching out to your tailor or designer and see if you can get the suit adjusted.
If you have a suit from Nathon Kong, we are happy to adjust it to better fit you and to make up for any changes in your body that may have occurred. This is a service we offer after a suit has been delivered, should anything happen like an unexpected tear.
Don't be too Formal
In certain industries, your office may be experiencing a slight shift in how people dress for work. Many industries that don't interact with clients often in person or that have adopted a hybrid way of working (mixing 'in person' and 'at home' work) are moving toward a business casual style of dress.
Business casual usually includes wearing stretchier, more comfortable clothes that still look professional. This is a great way of dealing with weight changes related to COVID-19. These clothes can still fit even if your weight changes a little bit.
Before returning to the office, talk with your boss about what they expect from employee attire returning to the office. You can also try and read the room. See what your coworkers are wearing. If they are dressing more casually, then consider doing so as well.
As a fashion designer, Nathon Kong is an expert on fashion style and lifestyle. He spends sessions getting to know clients and what they do so that he can advise them on the sort of fabrics and styles of suits that will work best for your needs.
You should feel comfortable in what you wear. This means feeling confident wearing your clothing, but also feeling an emotional connection to what you wear.
Nathon lines the inside of his suits with artwork by participants of Les Impatients, a non-profit organization that supports people with mental health troubles through therapeutic art programs. These artworks tell the story of a participant's journey to mental health recovery.
Connect with the art inside the suit.
10% of all proceeds from the sale of suits and limited-edition fashion accessories are donated to Les Impatients. When you wear Nathon Kong, you support the community and wear the story of a journey to mental health recovery.