The Wolf of Wall Street follows the story of finance hustler Jordan Belfort and the men who eventually took him down. The character is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who rocks a number of good looking suits throughout the movie. It is important to understand what made a “power” suit in the 1990s versus what is considered acceptable now.
The fashion was spot on for the movie. Prior to DiCaprio's character making it to the big time, he was wearing off the rack suits that were double-breasted and billowy. As he started to move up the ranks, he gained lordly pinstripes, shoulder pads, wide lapels, Gucci loafers, and even a chunky gold Rolex for his wrist.
Gordon Gekko’s definition of a power suit reigned throughout the bulk of the movie. This included blue "banker" pinstripes, wide lapels, shoulder pads, and either a yellow or red power tie. Those who wore this kind of suit were considered amongst the elite.
Nowadays, investors and traders on Wall Street are less likely to display their wealth in such an obvious manner. The dress code is no longer following Gordon Gekko's definition. Tailored suits are still in, but contrast collar shirts and suspenders are no longer seen on the trading floor.
If you want to look the part of a Wall Street investor today, you need to replace the pinstripes with a solid suit in navy, charcoal, or black. A narrower tie can be included, and it doesn't need to be the "power" color of yellow or red. Wool may also be used instead of silk for the material on the ties. A small lapel pin can also be added to show a little bit of unique character. A tie bar can also be used to keep the tie in place and improve upon the look if the jacket ever comes off.
Signs of wealth and luxury are added in other features. This includes super 120 or 150 wool, working buttonholes, side tabs as opposed to belt loops, and even a playful lining in bright colors and designs.
In today’s day and age, you want to fit in with the crowd. You can still go for classy accessories like a gorgeous watch and comfortable loafers, but you want to ensure they are not flashy and “in your face.”
Men are able to go from the office to a hot party in the same outfit because of the built in luxury. Men who can pull off a suit are sexy - especially if they know how to accessorize without being blatantly obvious about their wealth status.
When Leonardo DiCaprio’s character was at the top of his game, he was able to partake in some amazing parties where it was obvious that he or his co-workers were not struggling for money. These were the go-go days of Wall Street where money was thrown at ice carvings and bands and anything else that was desired for the party.
Beautiful women were always in attendance at the parties - and many threw themselves at the men. Why? Because it was obvious that these men had money simply by the way they dressed. They never had to tell a woman what they did because women believed that they had money because of the suit, the tie pins, and the other accessories that spoke louder than words.
Today you can still enjoy this level of dress, only without the power suit. You can make various decisions in your suit to go to the office, even if you aren’t a Wolf in Wall Street. The best way to look the part is to go into a suit shop in the city where you live and ask for some assistance. They will be able to guide you into the best suits that are tailor made and help you accessorize in such a way that you are not flaunting your success into the face of others.
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