Today Ivy Style Facebook group member and comment-leaver Marc Chevalier, known for his extensive collection of historical menswear images, dug up this shot of Wall Street interns in 1987, the age of Gordon Gekko.
The timing was perfect. Those of you who consume a lot of news no doubt saw a story last week that was widely covered. Seems one of those millennial college kids got a summer internship and didn’t like having to dress up for it. And what do you do in this era if you’re young and don’t like something your elders have imposed on you? Why, you start a petition to make them change their ways. The intern, along with the others who signed the petition, was promptly fired.
The libertarian site Reason weighed in on the story, wondering if the notion of college preparing you for the workforce has been entirely lost on the current generation.
The kids above were interning on Wall Street and were presumably budding young masters of the universe eager to look the part. But there’s also some pretty advanced stuff going on there, including a tab collar and suspenders that are likely properly attached, rather than a quick-fix, clip-on bastardized version of what the big boys were wearing.
I wonder where they are now? — CC