In honor of AMC’s Mad Men’s return for their final season, we look back and see how much this show influenced men’s fashion. Here we find it’s not just about having that beautiful woman on your arm, the scotch in hand, or cigarette in mouth- it’s all about a timeless, put together look. Mad Men changed a hipster style craze back in 2007 and brought forth a well tailored, sharp look changing men’s office wear for the better. Here are some character inspired looks for your office inspiration.
Main character, Don Draper, always looks smart in his classic styled suits. In channeling his style, keep it neutral in timeless shades such as grey, navy, black, and brown colors. This Burberry London suit at Mr Porter embodies everything Don Draper including that sharp, classic look that is sure to swoon over both clients and women.
Top of Don Draper’s look with one of his iconic fedoras like this Borsalino fur felt fedora from East Dane.
When channeling Peter Campbell, it is easier to go for a more youthful, bolder taste. Be sure to be daring and take risks with skinny lapels, bold patterned ties, or even some suspenders. A perfect suit to exhibit Campbell’s prep boy style is this bright blue suit by PS by Paul Smith.
Complete the Campbell look with a bold tie to fully embody his playful style and bring your suit to the next level with this Bellflower Tie from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
As for Roger Sterling, he’s more of an old fashioned kind of guy. Often wearing double breasted suits or single breasted with a vest always bringing a sense of formality to his style. Opt for this gray striped three piece wool suit by Hackett featured on Mr Porter to get that formal, sophisticated vibe shown by Sterling.
Just like his personality, Roger Sterling has no problem adding a little flair to his style. Complete his look with a cotton and silk blend pocket square by Gucci. Vary your look with either a formal horizontal fold or jazz it up the Sterling way with multiple peaks to your pocket square.
Make It Your Own
So whether you get your style inspirations from classic Don Draper, rebellious Peter Campbell, or the ever so suave Roger Sterling, you are sure to look smart in your 1960’s inspired suit. Feel free to add your own spin to each of these looks to make it truly yours by adding a touch of modern influences.