Silicon Valley Hoodies Claim Victim in German Executive Wardrobe

  • Top executives from VW to Siemens to Bosch abandon ties
  • Changing dress code shows rush to adapt to digital business

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche.

Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Silicon Valley’s culture of the hoodie is claiming a victim in the wardrobes of German industry’s boardroom elite: the necktie.

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