Friday, September 18, 2009

Geek Chic: It's a Mad Men World

It is often said that I was born in the wrong era. When other kids my age were watching cartoons at age 4, 5 or 6 I was glued to I Love Lucy. I stayed up late to watch Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie and The Dick Van Dyke show on Nick at Nite. So, it's probably no surprise that I love anything and everything having to do with the 50s and 60s. Naturally, this includes Mad Men, and while the show is becoming more and more popular, so is its wardrobe.

Certain subtle trends in fashion this year, I think, can be traced back to the AMC original series. So many of the trends in dresses have been belted, pleated and looked so similar to Peggy Olson's day-to-day threads (except now in 2009 they're in Technicolor!) I can even see a subtle link to Mad Men in the shirt dress trend, as well as the more frequent use of plaid.

As far as men's fashion I've noticed that many men have started to ditch the sports jacket for the tailored vest when looking to dress to impress. Also, I just recently learned that Banana Republic has partnered with Mad Men to create a line of suits. ME-OW. This trend excites me a great deal, mainly because I like my men like I like my Draper: dapper.

1 comment:

  1. hahaha, this is awesome. i love your tags, and i love your witty last sentence.