Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street painted a picture of corporate finance that a lot of Americans had never seen before at the time: aggressive, ruthless, and completely immoral.
It also invented a new style made to fit that image.
Most of the Gordon Gekko shirts in Wall Street are what’s called “contrast collar” and “contrast cuff.” That means the body of the shirt is one color (blue, in the most famous scene) and the cuffs and collar are another (white, in that same scene).
This is actually a very old-fashioned style with roots in the days of detachable collars and cuffs.
One of our readers wrote in asking if the style worn by Gordon Gekko — the unscrupulous corporate raider from Wall Street — would be wearable in a regular office job. For those that prefer not to watch videos, or that want a little more detail, here are my thoughts on the Wall Street movie style in general: The key thing to remember is that this is a costume, not an authentic fashion style.These 50 ways to reuse an old t-shirt should definitely spark some inspiration—and make you think twice before you label it a hand me down! Fringe Scarf: Cut under the sleeves and fringe the hemline to get this super simple no-sew circle scarf.Go the extra mile and knot the fringe so that it looks totally pro. Chunky Knotted Neckpiece: We’re way intrigued by this knotted neckpiece that’s half scarf-half choker necklace.Alan Flusser‘s design came first — his exaggeration of typical business dress inspired later dressers, not the other way around.It’s a look that was built from the ground up to be aggressive and powerful. For starters, a collection of terracotta sculptures discovered in 1974 in Xian, China gives insight into the style worn by Chinese soldiers over a thousand years ago.