Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mad Men style: Brooks Bros, Finchley or J. Press?

Season four of the award-winning AMC series Mad Men picks up again tonight. As part of the ramp-up to the season premiere, the New York Times has assembled a 1964 menswear report and asked Ed McCabe, a former advertising exec, to answer reader questions about being an ad man in the heyday. Enjoy the episode and the photos.

Notably, one reader inquired, "Did you dress in Brooks Brothers suits, wear Hamilton wristwatches, write with Parker 51’s?" McCabe's responded that the 1950s were very traditional and buttoned down and back then "I was trying to one-up the Brooks Brothers look by buying my suits from Finchley or J Press."

Additional links
- New York Times review of season four

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