An interesting thought occurred to me: most of the time, when TV shows try to make people look cool, the result is laughable a few years later. Ten, twenty years down the line, forget it. What was cool is dorky, what was slick is pathetic. Except for MIAMI VICE. It looks like a different era, yes, but it still looks recognizably cool. It's kind of amazing, when you think about it.
I have no idea why it's different, but that it is really says something about the aesthetics of the show.