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LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS JORDAN

LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS JORDAN

Martin Scorsese and Leornardo DiCaprio make their best partnership until now in The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013). Both are co-producers in filmmaker highest-grossing movie to date. The screenplay of this biographical black comedy is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir chronicling his rise and fall on Wall Street and his hard-partying, addiction-fueled personal life. Belfort dreams of being a rich stockbroker in the mid 80s, but after losing his job in the crash of 1987 he falls on hard times. Inspired by a dodgy local dealership, which sells penny stocks to working-class people, he goes into business by himself, manipulating the finance market. Belfort (DiCaprio) and his associate Donnie Azoff (Johan Hill) built an empire under the firm Stratton Oakmont from 1988 to 1995.

The Wolf Of Wall Street is the first Martin Scorsese film in a good while that feels as though, in a few years’ time, it will join Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Casino or GoodFellas in the canon. But the oddest thing of all about this movie is also the most unusual for a Scorsese title: it is incredibly funny. Like the very best of Scorsese’s work, it involves an antihero who pushes us to the very limits of our sympathy — Jake LaMotta, Rupert Pupkin, Travis Bickle — but Jordan Belfort might be the worst of the bunch. Di Caprio performance is definitely untouchable,  Filmmaker’s collaboration with DiCaprio has actually broached the levels of his early work with Robert De Niro.

You can’t make a film about nineties Wall Street without drugs, money and cars. But most important of all, you can’t make that movie without good suits. Tailoring was the real mark of success in Wall Street, echoed in an amusing scene featuring brokers literally being measured for suits in their office. At the time, it was obligatory to look like a winner: big lapels, double breasted jackets and wider trousers. The finish, of course, had to be pinstripes. Jordan’s ties are printed silk with Aztec and similar patterns.

DiCaprio shows us the importance of underwear elegance in one of the funniest scenes of the movie. He wears a plain light blue boxer short (like our BRICK model) meanwhile he is trying to persuade his second wife without success. The crazy lifestyle these guys lived in early 90s led us to create a ziz-zag pattern for our a new style: THE JORDAN.

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