The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987). Image from Suitsupply.com.

The 80’s.

For those of us who remember the time, it was a era of excess, New Wave, Reaganomics, the Cold War and movies representing Wall Street culture, aptly named.. err… Wall Street.

For Millenials, the 80’s are a time where they can find style inspiration – like neon clothes, Jordache jeans, velour, huge earrings and Lacoste.

Gotta sling that double breasted Wall Street swag, yo. Image from Suitsupply.com.

Where does ESM stand with all this current love for throwback 80’s style?

Our opinion – it’s cool to visit, but we wouldn’t want to live there.

That is until the folks over at Suitsupply reached out to us and shared their latest Jort Collection, aptly entitled “Revenge of the Yuppie”.

Dress like American Psycho, just don’t be an American Psycho. Image from Suitsupply.com.

Here’s a little more information from their official press release:

In an era of mindfulness, hot yoga, and hipster beards, the JORT Collection looks to the opposite end of the spectrum of ‘breathe in – breathe out’: the yuppie. Do you remember him: The young urban professional? Yuppies were fast, whip-smart and shamelessly successful. Dominating the ‘80s – a decade when greed was still good – they went in for a bold, brash look that starred suspenders, power suits and other man toys.

While we wouldn’t go as far as to call Wall Street and American Psycho’s lead characters the perfect sons-in-law, these gentlemen did have great style. Take Gordon Gekko’s double-breasted suits and flamboyant shirts with contrasting collar & cuffs. We’ve taken inspiration from these silver screen wardrobes and are launching limited editions of new and improved iconic pieces.

Oddly enough, this reminds us more of Scott Disick more than the 80’s. Image from Suitsupply.com.

Revenge of the Yuppie is the ninth collection from TV personality – and Suitsupply’s in-house sartorial historian – Jort Kelder. His line focuses on garments with a story, a traditional sense of tailoring, superior fabrics, stylish sophistication and – of course – a pleasant dose of personality. The JORT suit, while available in many variations, always features a full canvas, is woven from at least Super 150 fabrics and is finished with the traditional ‘Neopolitan shoulder’, a nostalgic button fly, side-adjusters and kissing buttons to the sleeve. To complement all of this, JORT recommends cashmere socks – the choice of sock connoisseurs around the globe.

Checkmate. (See what we did there?) Image from Suitsupply.com.

As much as we love this particular throwback sartorial style, we just ask you stay away from two things when revisiting the era: too much blow and being an asshole.

Beyond that, go forth and look awesome.

For more information on Suitsupply’s “Revenge of the Yuppie” Jort Collection, you can check out their official website post here.

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