Simon English: Get the City look – the double-dip version

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Outlook Is the present strife in the City going to hit sales of fancy male grooming products? Anecdotal evidence that it might comes from trader Marcus, a suave fellow whose suit always looks immaculate, his skin freshly scrubbed.

I saw him yesterday and he looked terrible. Dragged through a hedge backwards. Knackered.

Working hard? Nah, he says. There is no work to be done. Business has dried up. Everyone can see that most City firms are over-staffed.

So looking stressed, ie busy, is the latest survival strategy. He's chucked away his Clinique Re-Vitalising creams.

Bags under the eyes are in.