A user on Wall Street Oasis — a popular online forum for finance professionals — wants to know if he will fit in as an investment banker.
That’s because the user, “Vontropnats,” is a self-described “hipster” and he seems concerned that he won’t fit in in the world of finance.
Vontropnats says he likes early-’90s hip hop and indie music, neo-noir movies and independent coffee shops instead of Starbucks. He adds that he prefers hipster girls to sorority girls and his usual attire includes jeans (that fit normally), oxfords and non-plaid button down shirts.
Here’s his appeal for advice from other Wall Street Oasis users. He writes:
Are there people like me out there in the finance world? If I had to pick my crowd, I’d much rather hang around a bunch of people who drink PBR and talk about random, sometimes geeky, shit than around your prototypical “models and bottles” investment bankers. Is this social lifestyle sustainable in IB (not a trick question, I know social lives go out the window anyway), or will the other folks just ostracize me as soon as they pin me as a closet hipster?
Here at Clusterstock we have plenty of friends who could be categorized as “hipsters” who work in finance, so we think Vontropnats should be just fine.
Let us know what you think.