Investment bankers don't approve of casual Fridays

Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

This final note today, cribbed from our friend John Carney at CNBC.

John blogged today about a new dress code at Barclays -- super-casual Friday, it's called. Jeans: fine. T-shirts: fine. Even sneakers: also fine.

Not fine at all, though, with some of the old-timers. "I didn't become an investment banker to dress like a perpetual teenager," said a veteran of Lehman Brothers. Said another: "It's ridiculous. Please make them stop. It's like working at a start-up but without the IPO."

Or, y'know, public radio.


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