WASHINGTON - Those dueling lenders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are
Last week, Fannie Mae instituted a new, more casual code.
Fannie employees join a select group of companies, such as Microsoft and
Was it mere coincidence that Freddie hardened its dress code the same
In a message to Freddie Mac employees, chairman Leland Brendsel ended
Professional business attire will be "a full-time standard" at Freddie
The memo quoted Mr. Brendsel as follows: "Some CEOs who implemented
The right thing for Freddie Mac's culture, Mr. Brendsel concluded, is
Among the reasons for the change, the memo said, is that "Freddie Mac is
At Fannie Mae, things look a bit different. Announcing the change in a
The letter outlined some new fashion dos and don'ts.
Jeans, sneakers, flannel shirts, or hiking boots are Fannie fashion faux
Casual skirts or pants for women topped by a sweater or shirt will be
And if you are one of those Fannie employees who is more comfortable
"If you prefer to wear traditional business clothing," the employee