David Gandy and Shalom Harlow get their genetically superior Don and Joan on for the Banana Republic Mad Men Spring collection.
“Banana Republic, the brand focused on workplace style, and AMC are proud to announce an encore installment to the acclaimed Banana Republic ‘Mad Men’ capsule, which launches exclusively at Banana Republic North America retail locations and online at www.bananarepublic.com beginning March 1, 2012, building up to the season five premiere of “Mad Men” on AMC on Sunday, March 25 at 9:00 p.m. EDT/CDT.”
The clothes look really great, but we have to laugh. When the last season ended a year ago, we were well past the early ’60s and when the new season starts, we’ll be entrenched in the late ’60s, but here’s another “Mad Men” collection of early ’60s looks. Not that we blame BR; that mid-Century coolness is a great fit for their brand and these styles are classics. But we wonder if some of the, shall we say, excesses of late ’60s style will have the renaissance that the Camelot-era styles have had in the wake of the show’s success. We’re thinking no.
And Gandy looks like a gay porn version of Don Draper here. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you, just that the various bulges are jarring on someone who looks so much like the character.
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