British investment bank Barclays is said to have sent its Sydney staff a memo, informing everyone “super casual Fridays” had been instituted.
According to the Australian Financial Review, the bank is trying to get its staff to actually wear something other than a suit-and-tie, though it seems it may need to do more than issue a memo.
Bankers at the office, according to the report, have for the past two weeks ignored the suggestion and continued to wear the international investment banker uniform: A pinstripe suit.
As one Barclays banker told CNBC: “I didn’t become an investment banker to dress like a perpetual teenager.”
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