Starting out at a business news empire I’d rather forget, yours truly once tagged along with a world-weary colleague to a c-suite briefing in a featureless glass tower overlooking London’s financial district.

On the way, we passed a gents’ outfitter advertising a closing down sale… this being the depths of the 08/09 financial crisis (GFC).

In the window an evening suit from a reputable suit maker was on sale for £40 ($55, at current rates).

‘Wow,’ I remarked, ‘It costs more than that ...

Subscription required for Premium stories

In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium

Or buy full access to this story only for £13.00

Please login to activate the purchase link or sign up here to register an account

Premium subscriber
New Premium subscriber REGISTER

Comment on this article

You must be logged in to post a comment.