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A look at the history of men's fashion and style. Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Gatsby style accessory icons. How to's and color print match up advice.

 

The Mad Men Vibe

Tracy Xavier

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

Raspberry rhinestone crystal choker necklace & earring set estate sale find

Raspberry rhinestone crystal choker necklace & earring set estate sale find

Mid century modern woven silk tie and silver barbell collar bar

Mid century modern woven silk tie and silver barbell collar bar

Asian design influence in a scarf holder brooch & sweater clip designed by us

Asian design influence in a scarf holder brooch & sweater clip designed by us

For a bigger guy, this wider tie vs skinny tie is the way to go in a classic diagonal stripe.

For a bigger guy, this wider tie vs skinny tie is the way to go in a classic diagonal stripe.

Peachy pinks and rhinestones! "Chick Magnet" Mag TAK shown with silk chiffon crepe scarf & custom upcycled adjustable statement ring

Peachy pinks and rhinestones! "Chick Magnet" Mag TAK shown with silk chiffon crepe scarf & custom upcycled adjustable statement ring

Premium authentic Old School Icon skinny tie. These ties are easy to get addicted to. Gram 'em when you see 'em.

Premium authentic Old School Icon skinny tie. These ties are easy to get addicted to. Gram 'em when you see 'em.

There is nothing better that a gorgeous silk scarf paired up with pearls & rhinestones

There is nothing better that a gorgeous silk scarf paired up with pearls & rhinestones

Gray suit, white shirt and a retro perfect woven silk diagonal striped tie.

Gray suit, white shirt and a retro perfect woven silk diagonal striped tie.

Velvet vintage clutch purse with a built in perfume bottle and holder, Czech glass cameo dangle statement earrings.

Velvet vintage clutch purse with a built in perfume bottle and holder, Czech glass cameo dangle statement earrings.

Tone on tone. Charcoal gray, white shirt and incredible textured Icon skinny tie. Just add aviator sunglasses.

Tone on tone. Charcoal gray, white shirt and incredible textured Icon skinny tie. Just add aviator sunglasses.

MOD hot pink paisley LOVE. Pink baguette crystal "Chick Magnet" Mag TAK. with fox fur wrap

MOD hot pink paisley LOVE. Pink baguette crystal "Chick Magnet" Mag TAK. with fox fur wrap

Shades of blue and gray. We offer a great selection of clean line mid century tie bars

Shades of blue and gray. We offer a great selection of clean line mid century tie bars

Gorgeous long strand bauble necklace, Dangle drop glass bubble earrings, gold metal mesh purse and teardrop black glass evening dangle earrings

Gorgeous long strand bauble necklace, Dangle drop glass bubble earrings, gold metal mesh purse and teardrop black glass evening dangle earrings

Mad Men style Cufflinks bt Swank, Hancok, Anson...all the great vintage designers and "pick of the litter" quality. Accessories are the best way to express your personality

Mad Men style Cufflinks bt Swank, Hancok, Anson...all the great vintage designers and "pick of the litter" quality. Accessories are the best way to express your personality

Pearl choker necklaces with matching bracelets. We pick up the great ones when we find them

Pearl choker necklaces with matching bracelets. We pick up the great ones when we find them

Authentic old school ties and cufflink sets. Timeless classic Mad Men style

Authentic old school ties and cufflink sets. Timeless classic Mad Men style