Common thread: Custom ready-to-wear hybrid catches on as young tailors pivot amid Covid-19

(From left) Mr Sim Joe Yee and Mr Tan Qing Quan, Ms Sheryl Yeo, Mr Ken Zhou and Ms Lyn Kua. ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - With Covid-19 cutting back the need for formal clothing and officewear as many people work from home, the tailoring industry has been badly hit.

Working professionals have traded their sharp suits and dresses for relaxed fits and loungewear, threatening an industry that banks on getting fit down to a T.

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