London Bankers Are ‘No Pansies’

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Bankers in London, the site of this week's G20 summit, are brushing off suggestions from city officials to dress down in order to escape the wrath of protesters. “We’re not all pansies,” one told Bloomberg, which also relates this story: “Alan Cornelius, 81, who was wearing a red tie and blue-striped shirt, vowed campaigners wouldn’t make him change the sartorial habit of a lifetime in a city where Savile Row tailors hand stitch bespoke suits for princes and financial royalty. ‘I’ll be wearing a suit all next week,’ said Cornelius. ‘All I’ve got otherwise is my gardening clothes.’” [Bloomberg]