Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:11:27 GMT | By Hugh Wilson
How to dress like the Mad Men

It’s all about the suit



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Mad Men wear suits. Forget dress down Fridays, or the fact that most of your colleagues come to work in trainers. In Don Draper's world, a good suit - worn with panache - gets results.

"The fit of your suit is really key to achieving the Mad Men look," says Sarah Gilfillan, founder of men's personal shopping and wardrobe management company Sartoria Lab (www.sartorialab.co.uk).

"Choose jackets that have a slim, square and structured shoulder line, and a tapered waistline. Trousers are a slim-ish cut, but not as tight and short as is often associated with a later 60s style. Jackets are two or three buttoned and generally single breasted."

You won't find Don Draper in bright red, but nor is the Mad Men look about nothing but navy. Choose muted but rich looking colours, says Gilfillan: "Think olive green, a deep petrol or slate blue, or rich brown for alternatives to greys and navy."

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