The first-ever Banana Republic and Mad Men collection just launched, and we were able to get first dibs on a piece of our choosing… so we opted for the 3-piece suit.
The Mad Men® Collection tailored slim two-button suit blazer, suit vest, and suit pant. (tailored slim-cut)
Designed by Banana Republic Creative Director, Simon Kneen and Emmy® Award-winning Costume Designer Janie Bryant, the collection offers a modern take on the signature Mad Men 1960's style. Besides the 3-piece suit, the collection includes cardigans, vests, hats, ties, pocket squares, a tie clip, and a money clip. Pretty sweet, huh? It's a limited edition collection so be sure to get a piece (or a couple of pieces) before it sells out. View the complete collection, here.
I've heard people complain about BR suits in the past, mainly b/c of the cut and fit. Well, they've clearly stepped it up as the fit is nice and tailored "out of the box". Ben Swann (T.U.G ambassador above) is a relatively slim guy, about 6'0, and wears a 38R (38L in some brands), and everything fit true to size– pants are the right amount of slim w/ the perfect "barely there" break (in terms of length), the vest fit well (you can loosen and tighten if needed), and the jacket fit perfectly after getting it slightly taken in (though it honestly wasn't needed). Kneen and Bryant did a great job making the suit true to the Mad Men era, while also keeping it modern. Overall it's very sharp… I can definitely see Don Draper in it.
Note: If you're not slim you might want to go a size up, mainly in the pants.
A few alternate ways to accessorize below:
tie: vintage, pocket square: Brioni, socks: Lorenzo Uomo
shoes: Silvano Sassetti, $400, Nordstrom
Random Fact: Silvano Sassetti is much more than a luxury Italian shoe brand. The Sassetti label actually makes or has made shoes for many well-known brands: Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Faconnable, Zegna, Tod's, and a few others.