Alan Flusser takes on Gordon Gekko (v2)

Imagine being forever tied to one of the most distinctive and influential characters in movie history.  Even though not real, he has inspired the career choice for an entire generation of would-be masters of the universe; the men who would, ironically, lead the world’s financial markets into a tailspin eerily reminiscent of their make-believe progenitor.

Not only did this Machiavellian individual impact real people’s professions, his wardrobe defined their aspirations as well.  Even yesterday, the simple act of wearing braces with my suit prompted a co-worker to call me…….”Gordon Gekko.”

Without question, he is one of the most sartorially significant movie characters to ever strut or, depending on your disposition, slink, across the silver screen.  The recently released sequel to the original Wall Street, named Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was anticipated not only for it’s “so, what happened to him…” script, but also because we wanted to see what Gekko would be wearing.

So, how’s he look?  Did his new 2010 wardrobe live up to the globally iconic sartorial legend that is Gordon Gekko?  The person to ask is the man who actually created the clothes.

Legendary clothier Alan Flusser’s vision for Gordon Gekko’s character began and ended with his own house style.  What you see on the screen is what Alan designs and wears everyday.

OTC and its readers have been granted a sneak peek at Alan’s review of the new Gordon Gekko and his wardrobe. For the first time, Alan also gives us the back story about how he came to design some of the most famous clothes in Hollywood history.  In fact, we have a an exclusive excerpt of Alan’s article right here:

It was with some anticipation that I sat down to view Master Stone’s latest treatise on power and greed circa present-day Wall Street, which I ended up enjoying more than most of my friends. I was pleasantly surprised with the clothes for the film’s new bucks as well as for Michael’s character up until the moment he sheds his transitory garb for the full-tilt Gekko. Until then, his power-in progress threads accorded with his pilgrimage to the comeback alter.

However, finally positioned atop his financial throne, Gordon Gekko turns from behind his desk to leer into the camera and, in that moment, sartorial history hangs in the balance. Will the new Gekko’s dress reflect his celebrated dressing style; will the Gekko sartorial legacy be passed on, or not?”

What’s the final verdict? Alan has just posted the full article on www.BeSpeak.com along with some amazing outfits that he feels Gekko should be wearing today, created just for his BeSpeak iPhone application.  Check it out and feel like a real insider, because the article isn’t even going public until Monday.

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    2. Martin O

      I have to say, Alan Flusser came off as a little bitter in that one. “I created the greatest outfit in the world, and it was so good that everybody became envious. Now look at those amateurs fail without my expertise!!”

      I absolutely agree with the content of his post, but the way it is written leaves little room to enjoy it. Style genius though he may be, Flusser was never a great writer…

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