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Mad Men costumes - discuss

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by porcelain monkey, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. fwiffo

    fwiffo Well-Known Member

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    Draper wore an odd jacket to Benihana's last night. I'm guessing he's also relaxing his style of dress - I can't remember the last time he did that on a date. He always seemed to be in a suit.

    Did they give Campbell even more narrower ties? Those looked thinner than 2.5".

    I'm assuming the Japanese visitors simply picked up a GQ or something circa 1960s and dressed exactly like their North American counterparts? Were skinny lapels in fashion in Japan at that time?

    Anyway, I thought the most interesting was the competitor. They dressed so much more relaxed. Compare the scene where the guy was yelling at Smitty versus the one where all the partners hover around Draper's desk - night & day difference.
     
  2. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    Bumping to get me in the mood for Season 5. 1966 here we come.
     
  3. Gdot

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    Can't wait for the show to reach the early 70's and the nearly total and instant change of fashion. It'll generate a whole new wave of prosperity in the men's wear industry.
     
  4. Parker

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    ^ me too. I was hoping Don might waking up in Tahoe in 1972 with a full-blown mustache. :)
     
  5. mjjo

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    as much as the story, their costumes are highly anticipated as well.
     
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    And a polyester leisure suit with huge lapels and.bell bottoms?
    Back to work in a hideous broad check jacket that will have some people on here coming in thei pants?
     
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    There seemed to be a subtle change in Roger's wardrobe last night. He looked a bit disheveled with his shirts and suits a little on the rumpled, boxy side. It might just be me, but it would reflect Roger's new role as gadfly drunk...not that he was ever anything else...but it seems to be more acute this time round.

    But screw the men's clothes. Don's wife in the "time to clean up" scene was. Well.
     
  8. porcelain monkey

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    Yeah, and I thought the mini-dress she wore at the party would be the high water mark of that episode.

    I liked the range of clothes at the party as well - the younger people in more casual clothes and the older ones in jacket and tie. I liked Pete's madras and thought Harry's lime green (I think it was) mock was pretty atrocious, but spot on with what he seems to be turning into. The whole party seemed to have a swinging sixties vibe to it that I am guessing will be a theme this year.

    I agree about Roger. I thought maybe that was just sloppy costuming, but not with that show. Also his wife Jane seems to have gained some weight.
     
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    urfloormatt Well-Known Member

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    If you ever told me that I'd one day sit drooling over a woman in granny panties, I wouldn't have believed you until today.
     
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    The show is going a little risque... :nodding:
     
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    So the filth series is worth bit-torrenting then.
     
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    Imagine going to work and suiting up in those costumes. That would make my day.
     
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    Freudian slip?
     
  14. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    That's what I call a real plaid sportcoat and a crested necktie worn by John Slattery. It would be something if Don Draper worn kipper neckties and Turnbull & Asser shirts from now-defunct Bonwit Teller and Ohrbach's (now-defunct store, was popular store in the 1960s).
     

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