Mad Men didn’t invent the recent fad of old school cool. Since the 90s hipsters have been retrofitting the music and clothes of 50s and 60s middle class American life. The debonair and slick Don Draper and his coterie though have given it currency at a whole other level of relevance and appeal.
The always dapper Don, whether in his precision-tailored suits, his fedora or a white tux is always the perfect image of style, composure and grace. Just as comfortable-in-his-skin hanging-out with Soho beatniks, corporate executives or elegant glitterati, he’s the epitome of cool. Always under control, always taking charge and always looking dashing in the doing.
The haircut is the coiffe of a man with purpose and constantly ready to act. It is of course a metaphor. Though, if you really want to know how to cut your hair like Don Draper, you can look here. The use of it in the title of this blog, though, is to capture in an iconic detail the old school cool that is Don Draper and Mad Men.
Whether it’s the clothes, the hair or the lost beauty of the simple things, like Mont Blanc pens, Shuron browline sunglasses, Roly Poly chrome top crystal scotch tumblers or Stratton cigarette cases, we are all about the breezy charm and vintage style of Mad Men cool. It’s not just a TV show; it’s the renaissance of old school hip. From late night Miles Davis to a Sunday afternoon cruising the countryside in a 1959 Buick Electra, we’re all about retro charm and elegance.
When we say haircut, we mean style. And, when we say style, that’s lifestyle.