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Posted on Nov 4 2011 at 9:00 AM
The fabulous Mad Men series has helped spark a love of early 60′s modernity. The attention to detail on set for both the costumes and the props has led to an obsession with the American sixties Manhattan look. Sleek tailored dressing for men and ultra-femininity for women means that vintage clothing lovers everywhere are trying to achieve a Mad Men inspired look
For men, look out for vintage ties which are more slender than normal ties and in dark colours that match the suits. Mad Men style suits show off men’s bodies and fitted, sleek and simple is how to wear them. Suits are best worn monotone, in a simple grey or navy with a classic white shirt and black shoes. It’s a simple look for men, with the cut and fit promoted over the bright colours and fussiness of the late sixties. To make the suit ultra-sleek, lose the jacket and don a waistcoat.
For women, on the other hand, it’s all about the colour. The block colouring that’s big right now harks back to this era. Femininity is all important with the look and curves were given the big thumbs up in this era. Try using body silhouette underwear beneath the clothing to help achieve the nipped waist look that helps celebrate natural curves. Finish the look with perfectly coiffured hair and bright red lippy.
After finding suitable vintage clothing the only way to complete the Mad Men vintage look is to adopt the confidence and the swagger to go with it.