1960s style

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 …

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Take Ivy: An American style bible reissued

As I noted in my piece on Japanese repro-authenticity, the Japanese are experts in spotting a good thing and refining it again and again. And they’ve done it again. Take Ivy, the 1965 photo essay of Ivy League style, is being republished again after years of being out of print. But this time the book …

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Allen-Edmonds catalogs of the past

It appears the team at Allen-Edmonds has scanned and posted their old Allen-Edmonds catalogs from the 1950s and 1960s through the present day. Whether it’s public service or ingenious marketing, it’s a great resource. I came across more than a few models and lasts that ought to be resurrected. The 1957 catalog shows a pair of …

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Brooks Brothers and Mad Men style

What does the marriage of the American men’s clothing retailer Brooks Brothers and the Emmy Award winning series Mad Men yield? For skeptical readers, probably not much. However, it is not a stretch to find here a measure of fitting synergy. Men’s clothing, esp. traditional business formal wear, is sustained by little more than habit …

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