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Dressing down finance

June 15, 2016


The recent case of the receptionist sent home for wearing flat shoes opened the discussion about dress code. Yet, a silent transformation of business attire is taking place for some time now. Anything overly formal, stiff or otherwise uncomfortable is slowly drifting away from the offices. While the fashion industry is betting on sweatpants, even the last strongholds of traditional business wear are now being challenged.

Easing the workplace is a result of a growing effort to appeal to the new generation of both, consumers and employees. As majority of baby boomers is moving toward retirement, the millennials are dramatically reshaping the office look. Businesses operating in fierce markets are for some time now keen on hiding formalities, but recently even the bastion of tradition, the financial industry, is crumbling under pressure.

The latest announcement of the largest US bank to loosen its collar is an attempt to win the hearts of the new generation. Millenials, who were the most battered during the economic crisis, have developed a profound suspicion toward people in grey suits and the banks in particular. It seems like financiers are trying hard to cover all up with pullovers and jeans.


From → Hic Salta

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