1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Gekko vs Bateman

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dumadiscount, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    poll inspired by the recent gekko post. they're both from the 80s? [​IMG]
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,720
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    I voted Bateman, but we all know how I feel about Gekko. It's been a few years since I last saw American Psycho, but wasn't Bateman's style fairly bland? Say what you will about Gekko but at least it was distinctive. Bateman also didn't feel 80s enough. I think he could've easily fit in in the 90s.
     
  3. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Messages:
    565
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
     
  5. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Messages:
    565
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Wasn't Gekko also wore a white sportcoat over a black turtleneck or something? That looks 80s to me.

    And Koji, I still haven't heard from you about what you did the day Weston had the sale. I know that a DMA is certainly a chick magnet, but missing a shoe sale, well, she'd better be worth it.
     
  6. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Double breasted white blazer, if I recall correctly as well. It's called practicing...no time for shoes, I'm afraid.

    koji
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    DMA?

    Jon.
     
  8. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Messages:
    565
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    That's the highly coveted Doctoral of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School, as opposed to a PhD.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

    Messages:
    19,179
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Gordon Gekko. It seems logical because Gordon also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do. He also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Gordon and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut
     
  10. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

    Messages:
    1,099
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Location:
    Manhattan
    (naturlaut @ June 09 2005,19:32) Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
    D'ya like Huey Lewis and the News? [​IMG] (voted for PB, as if there were any doubt)
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    (naturlaut @ June 09 2005,19:32) Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
    "Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite." Jon.
     
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman". Hmm. Upon further reflection, I'm still going to go with Batman.
     
  13. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    Well, Christian Bale played (or will be playing) both.

    I voted for Bateman.  Gordon Gekko could ruin me financially.  Bateman might hit me in the face with an ax.  I figure I can always make more money, so why insult the homicidal maniac?

    As an aside, I always loved the above referenced quote from AP regarding "Genesis."  As a true old school Genesis fan (I think there are 5 or 6 of us), Bateman's description of the band is exactly the reason why the old school fans became so frustrated with them, but why the newer fans flocked to them in droves.  Once Phil Collins took over, Genesis started selling out stadiums.  I realize that this fits into the context of the novel, as Ellis was satirizing how ridiculously vapid and superficial (in his mind) the 1980's were.
     
  14. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

    Messages:
    300
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Bateman without a doubt - he was much more elegant. Gekko dressed well but his style of dressing was a little too "power" and overstated for me.

    Some of you may remember that I changed my avatar from Gekko to Bateman a while back - hence my answer.

    Panzer
     
  15. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Plus Bateman has a much cooler business card, heh.

    koji
     
  16. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman".
    Well, Christian Bale played (or will be playing) both. I voted for Bateman. Â Gordon Gekko could ruin me financially. Â Bateman might hit me in the face with an ax. Â I figure I can always make more money, so why insult the homicidal maniac? As an aside, I always loved the above referenced quote from AP regarding "Genesis." Â As a true old school Genesis fan (I think there are 5 or 6 of us), Bateman's description of the band is exactly the reason why the old school fans became so frustrated with them, but why the newer fans flocked to them in droves. Â Once Phil Collins took over, Genesis started selling out stadiums. Â I realize that this fits into the context of the novel, as Ellis was satirizing how ridiculously vapid and superficial (in his mind) the 1980's were.
    *Raises his hand as an 'old school Genesis fan'* That was my favorite pop music critique by far in the whole film (notice how he alphabetizes the members of the band--priceless). koji
     
  17. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    [​IMG] "Cool colouring" Van Patten says, studying the card closely. "That's bone" Bateman points out "And the lettering is something called Silian Rail" Jon.
     
  18. Roy

    Roy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman".
    Well, Christian Bale played (or will be playing) both. I voted for Bateman. Â Gordon Gekko could ruin me financially. Â Bateman might hit me in the face with an ax. Â I figure I can always make more money, so why insult the homicidal maniac? As an aside, I always loved the above referenced quote from AP regarding "Genesis." Â As a true old school Genesis fan (I think there are 5 or 6 of us), Bateman's description of the band is exactly the reason why the old school fans became so frustrated with them, but why the newer fans flocked to them in droves. Â Once Phil Collins took over, Genesis started selling out stadiums. Â I realize that this fits into the context of the novel, as Ellis was satirizing how ridiculously vapid and superficial (in his mind) the 1980's were.
    I am all alone. I like genesis both with Peter Gabriel AND Phil Collins as singers. I have this excellent box-set of the Gabriel Years. I just love the Grand Parade of liveless packaging.
     
  19. Style Counsel

    Style Counsel Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    The solution is clear: Wall Street II: Gekko vs. Bateman Anybody want to collaborate on a treatment? I'm sure we'd have no problem finding a costume director.
     
  20. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    I actually like a lot of the Collins era stuff. Also, some of the Peter Gabriel stuff could be a little (okay, a lot) self-indulgent. However, there was a change in style once Gabriel left, and a REMARKABLE change in style when Steve Hackett left two albums later. "Invisible Touch" really lost me, but everyone else seemed to like it.

    As for Phil Collins' solo career, other than a few exceptions, it isn't really for me.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by