The Man in the Grey Sharkskin Suit

Brooks Brothers x MAD MEN:

Available October 19th.

Buy it here for a $998 steal. The suit is at this sale price until the Season3 finale on November 8th.

Directly inspired by the razor sharp 1960s tailoring favored by the characters of Don Draper (played by John Hamm) and Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) the “Mad Men Edition” suit has been reinterpreted for today by award winning Costume Designer Janie Bryant.  The hand finished, American made suit evokes the clean style and sophistication of the early 1960’s with a trimmer silhouette and period details. Offered in a “static” grey sharkskin fabric the 2-button jacket features narrow lapels, hacking pockets and side vents. Plain-front trousers. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

It’s a beaut. Wish it came with a collar pin too. Any faux Roger Sterlings wanna make out?

By the way…Don Draper is overrated. Yeah, I said it. Captivating, sexy, scum-baggy – yes, all those things are Don. I think I crave justice for those he’s slighted. Me, moral? Huh.

I LOVE the attention and respect Janie Bryant garners from both the public and the professionals. Fans always obsess over the looks/outfits of their favorite fictional characters, and it’s high time that costume designers get regular attention for creating these looks.

I particularly loved the costumes from this episode from Season 3 – Episode 8 “Souvenir”

The Drapers go to Rome –

Betty turns into a bella donna. Crazy wiglet hair piece!

And we all notice.

I think this is an awkward photo – but that dress played beautifully on-screen. It also came off beautifully, ahem.

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’m working on other stuff / writing.

Meanwhile, check me out here: http://eldestandonly.tumblr.com

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