THE RETURN OF THE GENTLEMAN : MAD MEN INSPIRED

For the past two weeks i’ve been dashing home from work  to my laptop like a kid with a black card in  a candy shop…why? well when the Emmy Award winning drama series MAD MEN comes on i barely notice anything apart from the screen..i am hooked!…MY NAME IS FRESHDAILY COLEMAN and i am a  MAD MEN addict

Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The focal point of the series is Don Draper played by Jon Hamm , creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, as well as those in his life, both in and out of the office. As such, it regularly depicts the changing moods, social mores, and political correctness of 1960s America.

Apart from  MAD MEN’s critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity and drama plots, its the visual effort that is breathtakingly arresting !

The show is based on a 1960’s  THEME and i must say if this is the way men dressed back then i beleive i am in the wrong era

I really wonder what got men dressing like  tailors are exstint  these days . Its so refreshing to see how the real gentlemen of the 60’s did it..so clean, simple and most importantly sticking to every rule of the gentlema’s dress code.

what i love most about the visual effect with the costume direction is that every page in the gentleman corporate look is touched to the point of perfection

Every gentleman essential, from sporting the right fit, right tie width, tie clips ,collar pins etc actually feel like they were handed their own script..

i wonder how these staples of menswear got lost through time .These days i seldom catch men sporting suits with  enough room for a quarter to half an inch of the shirt cuff visible or a decent tie clip grounding a perfectly knotted tie. There are few stiff rules that have been in existence since the birth of the suit, yet through time these rules have been managed to lose its footing in the modern man’s wardrobe. Personally I find it  visually upsetting  to see men wearing suits with their cuffs literally hugging their fingers, in truth i think  men forgot the essence of theirfas compared to the days when everyman knew and lived  through the code of the gentleman, when nobody had to tell you to take your hat off when a woman walked in etc…

MAD MEN couldn’t have picked a better time to grace our screens , i applaud them for highlighting  certain forgotten  staples of menswear. For example, i have been become pretty fond of  medium width ties and tie clips  thanks to MAD MEN’s  ”roger sterling” character .

 

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