Confession: When I’m watching “Mad Men” repeats on AMC and “March 25” flashes on the screen in red and black letters at the start of each commercial break, I smile. Every single time.
The show is one of my favorites because it has that rare combination of style and substance. If you’ve never watched, I highly suggest you do. You’ve got enough time to catch up before the new season starts!
And should you get so swept up in mid-century nostalgia that you feel the need to acquire ’60s-style fashions ASAP, check out Banana Republic’s “Mad Men”-esque spring capsule collection. It features more than 40 pieces of clothing and accessories −for men and women− inspired by country club scenes from the show.
It hits stores March 1− just in time for the Season 5 premiere. (This is the second collection designed by Banana in collaboration with “Mad Men” Costume Designer Janie Bryant. The first debuted in August 2010.)
The womenswear offers “ladylike pieces in brights and bolds, like sophisticated dresses in graphic florals and solids −including a cap-sleeve dress with reversible waist sash in lush cream and a cheery pink nip-waist dress− cardigans and feminine lace shell blouses and chic coral cropped capris,” according to Banana.
Meanwhile, the men’s collection offers “dapper dressing separates, including bright polos, bold checked woven shirts, argyle vests, and a sporty spring-weight navy blazer− sharp for the board room or the club lounge.”
Photos: AMC, Banana Republic