Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Have a Hankering for Some "Mad Men" fashion?

I love "Mad Men." I miss "Mad Men." Last I heard, the 5th season would be launching in early 2012, with no "Mad Men" to be had in '11. Pardon me while I boo (and boo hoo) for a few seconds.

Okay, I will attempt to concentrate on the fact that I will get "Mad Men" back sooner or later, and I can rewatch the previous four seasons on DVD, anyway. Plus there's a new piece of good news for "Mad Men" fans, as well as fans of vintage fashion.

It seems that Banana Republic has teamed with Janie Bryant, the costume designer at "Mad Men," for a limited-edition line of 50s inspired clothing. For women, there are adorable dresses, cardigan sweaters and blouses, a leopard print trench and a host of other leopard accessories, all mixing a vintage feel with modern sensibilities. Prices range from $39.50 for a silk scarf to $250 for a satchel.

And for the men, you can get a nice variety of vests, ties and Fedoras, along with the usual suit separates. Prices for the boys start at $10 for a pocket square and end with a $375 pin-striped blazer.

You can see the collection yourself if you go to the Banana Republic facebook page and "like" Banana Republic. That will open up the keys to the kingdom of "Mad Men" fashions.

That lace dress may just have to go in my closet...

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