Especially in this time of unparalleled uncertainty, a crisp white dress shirt, a tailored jacket and a pair of polished wingtips can help remind me that all civilization is not necessarily lost and maybe even still worth celebrating a bit. Sweatpants don’t do that for me.

I delete most brand emails that arrive in my inbox. But depending on the season, on the brand and on the sale – in light of my particular needs at a given time – I’ll do some careful clicking…