Why the fascination? I can only speak for myself. This era has to be one of my all time favorites. The men dressed like men and the women dressed like ladies. The men looked so put together in their crisp suit and ties, while the women donned wonderful, artistic brooches and beautiful choker necklaces. Men used to give as gifts to their special ladies, gorgeous silk scarves, which they wore as headscarves, neck scarves as well as tying them onto their classic handbags. The suits on men made them look commanding. Some of the highlights of menswear included flattering skinny ties, cufflinks and clean line tie bars completing their look.
The fun part of fashion is having the creative freedom to mimic the look that defines your style and personality as well as picking bits and pieces to create a new slant on the things you love. I love, for example, taking the look of a great suit on women, adding a feminine scarf, an elegant silk french cuff blouse & a pair of fabulous statement cufflinks to polish off the Feminine but take charge office look.
For men that don't like to think too much about their wardrobe but still want to end up with a classic good look, the Mad Men look is the perfect genre for you. By adding a modern twist you could include a few suits in versatile, season crossover colors: Black, dark slate and a smokey blue. Shirting: The classic white shirt & upgraded modern checks, prints and stripes. Accessories: A variety of gold and silver mid century modern style cufflinks and tie bars. Ties: With vintage shopping you can just go with authentic old school ties, skinny icon ties as well as some classic diagonal stripes.
Enjoy the match ups! Featuring items from both of our Etsy stores: Modern Renaissance Man & Woman's Renaissance