It seems there are all sorts of unwritten rules when it comes to banker style.For example, at Goldman Sachs, you can’t wear a pair of Ferragamo loafers if you’re an analyst or associate; they’re a status symbol, and donning a pair too early is not cool.
And it turns out that bankers across the pond have their own set of style rules too.
We hear from a source who works with bankers every day that there is one thing you should never do if you’re meeting with a “City,” aka, London banker.
Our source was all dressed up and ready to go to a meeting with a new client at a global, London-based bank, when someone said to him:
You can’t wear that. You can’t wear that tie.
Our source was confused about what was wrong with his cool new brown tie and asked why.
Brown isn’t a City colour.
Well, there was only one thing to do (unless he wanted the new client to become a non-client) — he ripped off his brown suit accessory, and raced to a buy a new one just in time for the meeting.
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