One of the top contenders for every possible film award going at the moment, The Wolf of Wall Street has taken the cinematic world by storm. Particularly here in London I’ve found that many men seem to be able to relate to many parts of the film, (slightly concerning) but a combination of this and the aspirations of many must have something to do with it!
Perhaps not what everyone focuses on when they first see this film, but for me I couldn’t help but notice the incredible array of suits on show! The epitome of late 80’s/90’s fashion you cannot escape the shameless display of bold chalk stripes, peaked lapels and shoulders made for men twice the size of the wearer.
Shown here with Jonah Hill who plays Donnie Azoff, we have another beautiful example of the power of peaks and pinstripes. Often associated with ‘City’ boys, pinstripes are even today are like the team kit of bankers & brokers.
Although traditionally worn with double breasted suits, the more flattering single breasted still benefits from the angular structure around the shoulders which is immediately where the eyes are drawn.
Another variation on the theme – I really like the slightly heavier flannel cloth in a paler grey, which works really well with cool pastel coloured shirts (white could look a bit washed out if you have a paler complexion). You’ll just see at the bottom the double pleated trousers – great when wearing your trousers higher on the waist and a more relaxed fit. But if you’re wanted a really fitted look I’d probably advise against them…
They say people become like their pets or their partners, but I think they become like their suits – in this case, Bold and mean Business.