Greed is Good

Reflection: Anyone who has ever studied the economy has certainly experienced that two films clearly influenced the idea of how to dress in the business world; American Psycho and Wall Street. Both of the two incurable psycho with a penchant for expensive clothes and themselves. When the sequel to Wall Street now reach theaters in the spring, it is obvious how these two films still haunts and getting young businessmen to feel completely lost in the way of dressing.

A good friend who works at a medium-sized accounting firm told me about it on a job interview got a brand new graduate MBA, dressed in a double-breasted pinstriped suit, light blue shirt with a white collar, cuff links in gold, black gucciloafers and a red silk tie. Apart from half a scrawny body and way too large clothes a carbon copy of Gordon Gekko with all possible attributes. He got the job? No.

The story is not particularly unusual, but there are many who seem to be suffering from a distorted picture about the business world’s dress codes. And it’s not Gordon Gekko who haunts, it is most probably Patrick Bateman. And even if the sequel to Wall Street, from the trailer shows, feels much more modern in style, I tremble before any uplift for yuppiestilen.

For what is a successful clothing such as an accountant, lawyer or investors? Really a välskuren suit, sober shirt and a pair of Nice shoes, all that is needed. It might sound ridiculously easy, which it also is. But something happens with men’s (mainly young people who read on Trading) self image as soon as they take on the suit. Instead of perfecting the little details they adopt a förelagat yuppieideal in the hope that radiate as much power as possible where nothing is enough.

So before you put the shoulder pads inside the shirt for the correct power-look, check out for example in the Italian businessman Matteo Marzotto , which proves that the feeling of the little details are above greed in all modes.