Mad Dressing Sense

Have you watched Mad Men? The show is impressive, but what’s more surprising is the fashion style. The show is set in the 1960s; what the actors are wearing is the height of fashion from that era. The classic suits worn in the show have more earthy and dark colours along with a healthy choice of grey suits. The show has created a resurgence of the retro look among the viewers of the show. Don Draper, the primary mad man or main character effortlessly espouses the style. Seemingly having the perfect suit for every occasion, he is the champion of the look from that era be it workwear or casual wear.

His ‘mad’ dressing sense is perfectly captured in the show, with most outfits being textured and patterned along with a small selection of solid coloured formalwear. Subtle stripes and weaved window checks are the heroes of his wardrobe. With the classic white dress shirt as a base for nearly all his formalwear, he always looked crisp and impeccable.

Don Draper is also a master at utilising formal accents and accessories to complete his look. His ties are almost always simple yet elegant. He wears a mix of Solid ties along with Diagonally striped ties to complement his suit, along with the occasional Tie Pin, making him look more natural in his shots. He also is rarely seen without his French cuffs, which add another subtle element to his ensemble. Not to forget the pocket squares ever-present in a delicate horizontal fold adding to his confident look.

This era of fashion cannot be talked about without mentioning the Hats worn by the cast. With a variety of Fedoras being worn, this indeed was the tail end of the era of Hats. The rest of the wardrobe is again, classic and straightforward. Polished black oxfords and Contrasting overcoats complete his outfit.

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