Press commentary on the rise of women’s rental fashion and the dearth of options for men. Read the full article here.

On the potential of the menswear rental economy:

There are some categorical differences between men’s and women’s fashion that affect whether rental makes sense.

“Generally speaking, guys tend to buy a lot of the same thing, while women buy a little of many different things,” said Richie Siegel, founder and lead analyst at retail consultancy Loose Threads. “Women also have a lot more options, in terms of what kinds of clothes they can wear. They have dresses, skirts, bags. Men are much more limited in that way. Suits are one area, but those are more often for events. And for something like sneakers, men are probably more likely to want to buy and resell them, rather than rent.”