Do you long for the more refined style of the 1960s American upper class? Does watching Mad Men on AMC make your Ed Hardy shirt seem extra douchey? Does your office have too little smoke and too many female executives? If your answer to the first two questions is “yes” then you’ll want to check out Banana Republic’s new limited edition Mad Men collection with over 60 retro pieces inspired by the AMC television show! (If your answer to the third question is “yes” then you are probably a misogynist smoker who probably wouldn’t shop at Banana Republic any way.)
The looks are all reasonably priced under $200 for the women and $375 and under for the men. (The tailored slim two-button suit blazer is $375, the next highest priced mens item is the mac jacket at $225.) Mad Men‘s Emmy-winning Costume Designer Janie Bryant collaborated with the fashion retailer to create this Capsule Collection, which “offers a modern take on ’60s style.”
“Working with Janie to gain a true understanding of the Mad Men look and feel was a delight,” says Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen. “Janie was instrumental in helping us achieve the series aesthetic and standard of authenticity with this capsule collection, offering sketches, her own inspirations and actual artifacts from the production set to help inspire the Mad Men within all of us.”
In addition to the clothing, which includes knit sweaters, tailored suit separates and fitted trousers for the men and a chic trench coat, tailored dresses, high-waisted skirts, silk tie-neck blouses for the ladies, the collection also offers up a number of super chic accessories including money clip, cotton pocket squares, silk ties, tie bars, fedora hats, print scarves and leopard print pump heels.
Collaborating with Simon and his team to design this collection was an experience I’ll never forget,” says Mad Men‘s Bryant. “It’s so rewarding to help create a collection that will allow fans of the series to channel their own Mad Men style and take home fashionable items that are modern, not costume.”
Id like to suggest that Banana Republic reach out to Teen Mom‘s Gary Shirley (who is way more familiar with mad women than Mad Men btw) who just received the bad news that Aeropostale doesn’t want him wearing their clothes any more. Let’s get Gary fedoraed up, shall we?
Here is the complete collection – hop on over to BananaRepublic.Gap.com for better images, more product details, and for ordering! Tell them starcasm.net sent you and get an extra 0% off!