The final season of Mad Men premieres tonight. So let’s take a moment to wax rhapsodic about the series that’s been making waves since it first aired in July 2007. The emotional creative pitches. The smoking, the drinking, and the sex. And yes, the oh-so-dapper style of Don Draper and the whole Sterling Cooper crowd. The show may be in its final stretch, but the influence of its classic suiting? That’s not going away anytime soon. Here’s how to make that Mad Men–inspired look work for you.

How to Dress Like Don Draper

The Suit: Keep it dark. Charcoal, navy, or black if you’re going all out. Always pair with a crisp, white shirt. And add a sharply folded pocket square if you’re feeling extra dapper.

The Tie: Don’t get too trendy. Stick with classic diagonal stripes or a geometric pattern. Make the look fresh and current by picking a bold, punchy color.

The Shoes: This is where you can really put your own stamp on the ensemble. Keep your kicks classic with a twist. Leather oxfords with colored soles or laces. Derbies in high-shine patent leather.

Most importantly, remember – you can still be your own man. Pick up a hint of that Don Draper vibe, but don’t turn into a literal carbon copy.

Our Inspired by Mad Men: Dark Suits, Ties, & More Boutique opens Sunday, April 13, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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April 13, 2014

It’s the technical term for that Mad Men look. Want to pull it off at home? Here’s what to keep in mind.

Mid-Century Modern

 

Our Mid-Century Chic: Build a Modern Retreat Boutique opens Monday, July 29, at 3PM ET.

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July 29, 2013

The hit AMC period drama, Mad Men, has caused quite the stir in the fashion world – for obvious reasons. From the clothing and accessories to the hair and makeup, every little detail looks like it was plucked right out of the 1960s. So whether you’re channeling your inner Betty Draper or you have a love for anything retro-inspired, here’s how to work the look (cat-eye shades and all).

BLG-1389 Boutique Support Mad Men

Our Fashion Inspired By: Mad Men Boutique opens Sunday, April 7 at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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Check out how we celebrated our Mad Men Boutique in the office.

April 7, 2013