Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dressing the Part - Inside the Stylish World of Mad Men

"There were seven deadly sins practiced at the dawn of the 1960s: smoking, drinking, adultery, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and racism ... Mad Men on AMC taps into all of them." - The New York Times

It's won a Peabody Award, two Golden Globes and it just swept the Emmy nominations. But let's be honest. Mad Men's real feat is being the most stylish show on TV today. It is for men, what Sex and The City was for women—smartly written dialogue and extreme characters we secretly wish to be, all wrapped up in a super stylized package.

Mad Men returned to AMC this past Sunday for it's second season and the new men's lifestyle website, Valet, has a four part feature that explores the style of each character with the assistance of costume designer Janie Bryant. The article takes a look at which current designers are taking their cues from the fads of post-war America, and even lists vital accessories and tips to help you dress the part.

You should DEFINITELY be watching Mad Men if you aren't already. Sundays at 10pm EST on AMC.

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