There are many unwritten but rigorously enforced sartorial rules on Wall Street.You might not realise they’re being enforced, but they are.
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.
Across the pond, we were told bankers shouldn’t wear brown ties, as brown isn’t a City colour.
Hedge funds, of course, also have a list of fashion faux pas.
Plain-front pants are ideal.
“For God’s sake, don’t be the guy who shows up with pleated pants,” said an associate at a hedge fund.
So now you know.
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