No Jacket Required.

It may have been acceptable for Phil Collins back in the mid-Eighties, and more recently, the trend-setting England football team manager, Gareth Southgate, but the ‘waistcoat’ look was most definitely frowned in some branches of the bank back in the day.

According to a couple of my managers, it made me look like a railway platform ticket collector (remember them?) and left me ruing the extra expense of buying a smart three-piece suit in the first place.

And yet, my three inch platform shoes and mullet haircut drew no comment. Not to my face at least.

Does anyone have any more unwritten or idiosyncratic ‘rules of the branches,’ they’d be willing to share?