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Dress Like Don Draper

Updated on August 20, 2014

Love the "Mad Men" Look?

Retro Fashion is all the craze. First you had Charlie Harper and his retro bowling shirts, now there is the influence of Don Draper and Mad Men.

What is the "Don Draper" look? Well, slicked back, well groomed hair. Five o'clock shadows. Skinny solid ties, starched white shirt and a grey suit, no vest. Don't forget the fedora hat. Black shoes are a must with a grey suit. White socks? Well, maybe, but probably not.

Television shows like Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men have had a real impact on clothing styles in the past few years. I am sure that other television shows and movies have also influenced styles, too.

The original image of Don Draper: at

Be Don Draper? - Yes, you can Dress Like Don on Halloween if you like!

Of course, Don would not dress himself by shopping, but if you want to re-create this retro look on a budget, there is no better place to costume yourself with a "Mad Men" look. At least you will be able to wear these pieces with other clothing all year long.

Gold Toe Men's Metropolitan Dress Sock (Pack of Three Pairs)
Gold Toe Men's Metropolitan Dress Sock (Pack of Three Pairs)

I personally would choose black socks over white when wearing a suit.


Poll: Where do you find your style?

We all have our own style, but we are all influenced by something. Read the following list and choose an opinion. If you have a show, movie or celebrity that you admire as far as clothing styles are concerned, please share when you make a comment.

What influences your style?

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Want to own your own Don Draper DVDs? - One way to find Don Draper Costume ideas is to watch the show!

If you do not have NetFlicks you must purchase this Mad Men DVD set. Even if you do have an OnDemand option on your cable, you will want to own the DVDs. Why? Rights to view can be taken away at any time.

Mad Men: Season 1
Mad Men: Season 1

DVDs are always ready for you to view.


Listen to Mad Men Music - A ready made retro music collection.

Classic music never goes out of style like clothing. Chances are that if you enjoyed the music then, you will enjoy it now.

This set would be so wonderful if you were planning a Mad Men themed party.

Mad Men: A Musical Companion (1960-1965) [2 CD]
Mad Men: A Musical Companion (1960-1965) [2 CD]

No hunting for the songs; here they are already collected for you.


Television Style - TV inspired costumes for all occasions--including Halloween!

I have a few other pages that illustrate how TV series influence our lifestyles. Feel free to go check them out.

If you want the real clothing from any era, please check out - Authentic Vintage Clothing Store.

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Fashion can be influenced by many things. I find it amazing how shows like Mad Men, Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory create fashion trends in men's and women's clothing.

Where do you find your style?

Do television shows influence the way you dress?

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