Has finance culture become less “bougie”?
When I was an IB analyst/associate, so much of the talk around the junior bankers was focused on fancy restaurants (per se/le bernadin types), watches (rolex and eventually Pateks/APs), nice bags (for women or men buying for their GFs), Blades to hamptons, generally nice clothing/shoes (oxxford suits or Gucci loafers)
Now it feels like people don't really GAF about that stuff, and would prefer a nice meal at a trendy Chinatown spot or shoes from allbirds instead. I much prefer that change, but I am not sure if that is just me and my friends as we age up and stop caring about appearances, or if generally finance has become less show-y due to WFH, covid, shift from NYC to SF/tech and their values as a center of power. Curious what everyone thinks here!