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Mad Men

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The new 'Matthew Weiner: Mad Men' from Taschen.

Matthew Weiner’s cult-favorite drama, Mad Men, ran for seven addictive seasons on AMC, but its impact continues to be felt long after its 2015 finale. Frequently cited for its breathtaking visual language, it’s no wonder the show left an indelible mark on our cultural psyche.

 

Now, Taschen unleashes a new wave of Mad Men obsession with a two-volume book aptly titled, “Matthew Weiner: Mad Men.” In it, fans will revel in the visual journey through the seasons with stills from the show, accompanied by key script moments captured in Volume 1, while Volume 2 takes us behind the scenes with commentary from the writers, director and cast members, and provides a detailed look at all that goes into the making of a period drama like this one, from costumes to set.

 

And speaking of costumes, unsurprisingly, fashion designers fell under the midcentury spell of the show’s brilliant wardrobe department—which still resonates in collections today. Here, we’ve gathered a few Mad Men-worthy looks to keep you looking sharp this Spring.

 

Balenciaga’s new designer, Demna Gvasalia, brought equal parts Rat Pack and Haute Havana with this mint suit. Picking up on one of the season’s big trends, the broad shoulder, this look could have suited a Mad Men star making a cross-country journey to Los Angeles.

 

Details were pretty much the underpinnings of the success of Mad Men, and we think that still rings true for the sartorially savvy. The perfect polka-dotted silk square from Canali is a no-fail way to polish up any look—and any suit.

 

Kiton kicks up the office shoe game with these crocodile-skin Oxfords. An elegant alternative to the basic black, this is footwear for the boldest of businessmen. Plus, the timeless gray can be worn from spring into fall.

 

Loro Piana’s Andorra destructured jacket looks as though it was plucked from the Mad Men wardrobe closet. Made from wool, silk and linen, the oversized check pattern will find you looking dapper for that golf club lunch or yacht-side aperitif.

 

Lastly, no businessman would be work-ready without his trusty briefcase. Here, we opt for Prada’s classic take on the career accessory, in our go-to gray. Sail smoothly into your board meeting knowing all you need is safe at hand—and that you look damn good, too.

 

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