Let’s be honest, guys. Whenever we watch Mad Men…a little part of us wants to be Don Draper. Or maybe a big part of you…depending on how much you like the show. I know I wouldn’t mind strolling around in his shoes for a day – especially living in the 60s. To celebrate the return of the new season – MR PORTER, the “men’s style destination,” with inspiration from the AMC hit show – took several photos worshipping the Mad Men style.
I love these pictures, which were shot on location at the London Hotel, and I also love the style. If only these suits were more affordable.
I wanted my first post to be an introduction as to what I’m all about. I am a firm believer in a daily routine, good hair, and nice clothes that won’t put you out on the street. As part of my first post, I wanted to share five things that I try and not leave the house without doing or just simply without. This does not include a cellphone since this day and age they are literally an extra appendage on our bodies.
1. Hair – Hair is an extremely important part of the way we present ourselves. I, being in my mid twenties, realized quickly that a trend is reoccurring. Most of us in our 20’s and unfortunately some in the 30’s are still stuck with our same old high school haircuts. These range from the popular shag that to me took too much effort to maintain for hair that was suppose to look unmaintained! There is also the Caesar cut, or snowboard jump as most of us called it in junior high and high school. Now as most of us enter the workforce as adults trying to separate ourselves from college it’s time to change our look to a more adult oriented haircut. My favorite is the side part made famous again by the Mad Men series. I plan on going over hair products in the future that will help you maintain this style, but you can’t go wrong with styles that are timeless such as that. I currently use Lock Stock & Barrel LS&B Pucka Grooming Crème which goes for about $10 online, which should last you about 8-10 weeks. This is constantly changing since I love trying new products so be on the lookout for that.
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As you read this blog, you may notice some recurring themes. Steven and I are both big fans of design and style from the 1950′s and 60′s (see Steven’s recent post) and I think a lot of that translates into our love of the television show Mad Men.
Mad Men enters its 5th season on March 25, and to promote the return, AMC released the poster you see above which features nothing but the “falling man” from the shows title sequence and the return date. I’ve embedded the title sequence for those of you who aren’t familiar with the show.
This poster has spawned its own form of internet meme from its origin on Gothamist and the NYC subway. The poster, with all the white space you see, is a prime target for taggers and Gothamist put out a call for designers and the like to “tag” their own Mad Men poster and submit the results. I’ve included some of my favorites below. [via Laughing Squid]
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Some of you who know us and have followed this blog for a while may know of our love for Mad Men. Early this year you may remember a post Steven did with some behind-the-scenes photos of the production of the show.
Seeing as there will not be a new season of Mad Men until early next year, artist Ben Whitesell has created 3 minimalist posters in a series called Mad Men Meals. Each poster shows a different creative moment by the shows main character. These moments are one of the reasons I keep coming back to this show.
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AMC knows what it’s viewers want. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead just to name a few. To add to their ever increasing showcase of programs they added a web series entitled “The Trivial Pursuits Of Arthur Banks“ following successful playwright-director Arthur Banks (Adam Goldberg), as he stages the latest play based on his dysfunctional life.
I just finished watching the first episode, which is running approximately 13 mins. long, and I’m on to the next one already. The series definitely pays homage to great filmmakers such as Woody Allen and Wes Anderson, a really good combo for any series. The cinematography and dialogue between characters and the narrator really are thought through to a tee. It’s inspiring to see people coming out with quality stuff like this series and releasing it on the web for free. I’m a fan.
Mad Men is definitely one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Everything about it is wonderful. The set design, the clothes, cars, dialogue, research, etc.. that goes into making it more realistic is stunning. I mean…yes, I am a huge fan of the 60′s design so of course I would be in love with a show that fuses the two together, but really…it’s addicting. If you havent watched it yet…find season 1 online and start from the beginning. You won’t be disappointed.
Here are some stills taken by James Minchin III from the set of Mad Men.
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