Mad Men’s costumes and styling might have changed the way women think about vintage dressing, but for men, it was all about the power suit
Once most men have dried their tears of compassion for the end of the journey for TV’s own Odysseus – AKA Don Draper – they will be wondering about the suit types worn by the different characters. Of course, the entire series spanned a decade, so looks and styles varied. But while Roger Sterling’s style evolved, he was forever a rake, and never more so than the last series, set in 1970. You can’t underestimate the Mad Men effect – between 1998 and 2014, sales in suits doubled in the US, and the bespoke pieces, created by costume designer Janie Bryant, had a domino effect on the industry. Here are five looks from the last series that will soon be gone from the Sterling Cooper advertising agency, but must not be forgotten.