Mad Men Season 6 Sneak Peek

Posted on April 02, 2013

“In the Season 6 two-hour premiere ,’The Doorway,’ Don spearheads a new campaign, Roger gets some unsettling news, and Betty takes in a houseguest.”

Ah, hilariously vague Mad Men episode descriptions. How we’ve missed your ridiculousness.

Okay, we’re getting goosebumps just looking at these pictures. Sue us. We’re total fangurls. Scroll down to the bottom for our scattered thoughts.

 

 

  • Obviously, it’s Christmas, which means the rest of the season will be spent in the explosive year of 1968. Good stuff coming.
  • Check out Joannie’s ruffly blouse and vest. Very cute. We’re fairly sure that purple no longer has the significance in her costuming it once did.
  • The return of Don’s Herb Tarlek jacket. Everyone laughed at it last season when he wore it to the Campbells’ dinner party but we maintain that in the context of the time, it was a pretty damn stylin’ look for a man his age.
  • We think the biggest shock might be Roger, in his groovy double-breasted royal blue suit.
  • Interesting that there are no shots of Betty, even though she’s mentioned in the description. We know she’s back to fighting trim in the promo shots that were released, but we wonder if she’s still battling her weight for this episode.

 

[Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC]

    • lobsterlen

      I am sorry I must have missed it. What was the significance of Joan wearing purple?

      • bxbourgie

        “Purple is an important color for Joan. Some very important things happen to her when she’s wearing this color. To us, it means it’s the color of Joan’s heart. When she is vulnerable or in a situation where her heart is exposed (like this one) she’s more often than not wearing purple.” From: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2010/05/mad-style-joan-holloway-s1-part-1-2.html

      • Missy Covington

        If I remember correctly, Joan wore purple whenever she was vulnerable/getting her heart broken (or letting her heart show, rather). I’d have to go back and check out the Mad Style posts to be sure on that though.

        • lobsterlen

          Thank You.

      • H2olovngrl

        Usually worn at a time of emotional upheaval for Joanie. Purple signifying her heart.

    • JosephLamour

      Its weird that I love what Megan is wearing in the second picture, isn’t it? I just love the colors so much.

      • lobsterlen

        Oh not weird at all. I loved the colors too. Plus the dress, hat and sunglasses reminded me of my Mom at the beach.

      • editrixie

        Not weird at all — I was thinking the same. Also that they’re using cordial glasses. Now *that’s* weird — getting excited to see someone toasting with cordial glasses.

      • RebeccaKW

        I desperately need that hat.

        • formerlyAnon

          There’s one almost certainly still hanging in the pantry of my brother’s (formerly my mom’s) house, albeit red clay-stained and sadly deteriorated. After its beach days were over it’s been the “any female person’s gardening” hat for nearly 40 years now.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      CAN’T. WAIT.

      ETA: That silhouette makes Christina Hendrick’s/Joan’s figure look AH-MAZING.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      Love the sideburns on the boys :)

    • NoGovernmentName

      Roger’s suit has GOLD BUTTONS. I can’t stand it! Very excited for the premiere.

      • H2olovngrl

        All he needs is a snazzy little captain’s hat and a pipe.

    • bxbourgie

      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!! Let me compose myself before going through these photos again! I CANNOT WAIT!!

    • miagain

      Isn’t Roger wearing a blazer… I’m having trouble believing that’s a suit…

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Sally looks like she has a secret.

      • lobsterlen

        And Don at the bar looks miserable.

        • H2olovngrl

          I think every time Don sits at a bar he looks miserable.

      • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

        Sally looks as devious as Joan!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        I. Love. It. This is Sally’s season for sure.

    • formerlyAnon

      I really appreciate the way the characters in these shots are visibly aging. Except maybe Joan. Even Megan is looking more mature (well, what else *could* she look with the godawful but stylish hair styles in every photo but the one with the white hat?)

      In other news, we are now firmly in territory I remember very clearly and in technicolor. It’s going to take a lot of self control not to blah blah blah every week all about what clothing and set dressing I remember. (I had that hat Megan’s wearing. My mom’s had a wider brim and rounder crown.)

      • hotpaprika

        I was wondering if they intentionally put wrinkles on her forehead. Ah, the good old days before botox when everyone looked normal!

      • rainwood1

        I too remember this time period quite vividly, and 1968 was such a tumultuous year. It will be interesting to see if my memories of that time and the MM version coincide.

      • Nicole Chubb

        I am rewatching the first season and it is AMAZING at how much the characters have changed. The first episode was such a shock! It’s like seeing your best friends on a regular basis – they do look different after years, but when you see them so often, you don’t notice the subtleties. They do such a great job of that.

      • http://twitter.com/omg_dora Dora K.

        Please don’t control yourself because I love hearing about past fashions & how accurate the show looks to people who experienced the period!

        • H2olovngrl

          Ditto to that! Plus, I love hearing how it differentiated across the country.

        • JasmineAM

          I agree! I’m only 21, but I love asking my mom (who was born in 1953) about the things on this show. She doesn’t watch it, but I bug her with questions.

          • http://twitter.com/omg_dora Dora K.

            My mom (born in 1954) was SO moved when she watched season 1 — she said that design-wise, it was her childhood on DVD. I didn’t think the fashions would be so familiar to her, as she grew up in Bucharest, but apparently even poor eastern European ladies found ways to get their hands on (or make) wiggle dresses and huge gathered skirts with petticoats. (They weren’t housewives, though, as everyone needed to work their ass off, and they didn’t get *overtly* harassed in the workplace because that wouldn’t fly under communist rule!)

    • http://twitter.com/VersatileChef The Versatile Chef

      I’m sure I’ll be having some bad seventies fashion flashbacks this season.

    • hotpaprika

      Who would had thought that 70s sideburns would suit Pete Cambell of all people!

      • Adelaidey

        Well, he is foreward-thinking.

    • H2olovngrl

      Roger looks like he is about to captain a Yacht.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        My name is Roger Sterling, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.

        Good. Again.

        • H2olovngrl

          Yes and yes! Lol!

        • http://twitter.com/MilaXX Milaxx

          I guess he dines with Thurston Howard III

      • gabbilevy

        THE SIDEBURNS!

        • Pants_are_a_must

          Oh my god how did I not notice them?

        • H2olovngrl

          And of course uber straight-laced, stuck-in-his-rut Don has NO side burn whatsoever!

          • gabbilevy

            That’ll be the day!

      • lovelyivy

        Very Thurston Howell III

        • H2olovngrl

          Now I am laughing and crying! Good thing I am not at work!

        • http://twitter.com/MilaXX Milaxx

          lol, I just posted that

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1145236287 Celeste Copeland

      My father used to have a plaid jacket EXACTLY like Don’s in that first photo. Brings me chills.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1145236287 Celeste Copeland

        Also, I just love how pretty Megan looks in her beach wear. That look on her face is amazing.

      • http://twitter.com/floretbroccoli Florrie Brafman

        Same here! So Roger and Pete have the sideburns I remember so well, but Don eschews them?

        • formerlyAnon

          My dad, who was Don’s age more-or-less, had hair more like Don’s. It got a *tiny* smidge longer and he gave up the product as he moved into the ’70s, but he never adopted significantly longer sideburns or hair that went anywhere near the collar. He never accepted that look as sufficiently mature and managerial, whatever other, younger, men (or contemporaries whom he thought looked ridiculous) were doing.

          • H2olovngrl

            My husband’s dad still sports exactly the same hairstyle that he had in the forties. The only difference is less hair and his top swirl had to get more…creative. No sideburns for him in the sixties or seventies. No SIR!

          • Chickadeep

            My Dad (also Don’s age, or thereabouts…maybe a few years younger) had a Navy buzzcut for years, but he went full Elvis in the late ’60s through the mid-’70s — muttonchop sideburns, Fu Manchu mustache, pointy collars, leisure suits. It was an eye-searing experience!

            • formerlyAnon

              Oh you make me laugh. I remember the occasional post-church commentary by my dad when a man his age showed up with fashionably up-to-the-minute hair or any suit that was *too* trendy! He’d never have used the term “fashion victim,” but that was the gist!

          • H2olovngrl

            Incidentally, he was a pilot for a major airline in the sixties and seventies, so this may have played into it as well.

          • AmeliaEve

            My dad was also about that age, and he never grew out his hair or sideburns. And he continued to wear his sport shirts with the collar spread over the jacket’s color, just like that picture of Don in sports clothes. His concession to living in Berkeley in the 1960s was to wear chinos instead of dress slacks and desert boots instead of wing-tips.

            • formerlyAnon

              And significant concessions those were!

            • Chickadeep

              OMG DESERT BOOTS. All the wannabe hipster teachers wore those in the ’70s. My Dad never adopted “modern” footwear (he stuck to classic lace-ups and loafers) but he went to town with the ‘do and duds. He was a teacher. In the mid-’70s he rejoined the reserves and had to lop off the hair again, but for a few years, there were glossy black sideburns and floppy forelocks worthy of Elvis.

            • AmeliaEve

              Hah! My dad was a teacher, too. He died in 1972, though.

      • golden_valley

        Yup, my dad had that jacket too. So did my father in law. Herb Tarleck and TV sportscasters all wore them too.

    • Eva_baby

      Pete looks like his hairline is doing better here.

      Blergh. Megan. Wonder if her acting career that Don bought her is doing any better than her copy-writer career that Don bought her?

      Honestly, I hope Betty has a better year. I want cigarette smoking, pigeon shooting Betty back. I want to like-dislike her, not feel sorry for her.

      • Violina23

        I want things to go better for Betty too…. She’s far from a good person, but she was, at times, a victim of circumstances as much as anyone. It’d be a strange sense of irony if she was the one character on the show that turned things around, became a better person, and was actually HAPPY in the end!

        • H2olovngrl

          Betty has made some pretty rotten choices, but as a mom, sometimes I just feel bad for her. When you are the day to day parent, it isn’t always easy and you don’t get to be your kids’ best friend. Not to justify some of the bad stuff, but let’s face it, Don was a shit to her. Hopefully, she is self aware enough to realize that Henry is both sweet and HOT, and she has it pretty damn good now.

          • Nicole Chubb

            I don’t know how she scored Henry, but seriously – he is the jackpot!

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

              IDK, he is a great catch but struck me as slightly creepy when they met.
              My favorite Henry moment is when he was mowing the lawn in his t-shirt, looking very Alpha, while Don watches from the car. This is when Don was not at his peak, shall we say. No dialogue, just those two men eyeing each other said so much.

            • Nicole Chubb

              I agree – I was creeped out by him when they met, but now he seems like a normal, nice guy who truly cares about Betty’s well-being. Lawn mowing scene was a bonus.

      • MK03

        I predict Megan will get gigs here and there, but not enough to make a career on. I think she’ll get a taste of her dream and then have it taken away from her, like so, SO many people in the arts (including myself). At least I hope that’s what happens. They’ve been Mary Sue-ifying her for so long I’m half-tempted to think they’ll make her the new It Girl instead.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Megan looks *amazing* all fresh faced in that hat. Can not WAIT for this season!

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      The Mad Men episode description reminds me of what you’d read in TV Guide back in the day.

      • gabbilevy

        Maybe that’s what MW was going for?

        • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

          I sometime wonder if the Mad Men tea really does think of everything! The clothes, the hair, the sets, the minute details, the season photos—all great (with few missteps).

      • Violina23

        That’s what Verizon Fios is showing as the episode description, so you’re not far off ;)

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Maybe purple now symbolizes Joan’s regal status at the office? Gotta say, though, that outfit is very…boobtastic, and in an “Austin Powers” kind of way,

      • H2olovngrl

        Ugh, when you have them, (as I do) every outfit is boobtastic.

        • Pants_are_a_must

          I do too, but up till now, the costume department was very smart about dressing Joan without making her seem this way. Waistcoats on heavily beboobed women are….not great.

          • H2olovngrl

            That thing is fitted to an inch of it’s life. I can not believe none of those buttons are straining or pulling.

            • formerlyAnon

              I always think that’s why she never looks as sleek off-set. The underpinnings to achieve that look must be either brilliant or industrial-strength or both – and are probably not exactly comfy.

            • Pants_are_a_must

              She has said the undergarments all the women wear are period-correct and very uncomfortable, to the point of leaving permanent marks on their bodies.

            • H2olovngrl

              Well, she clearly favors a more sensible shoe off set, so it could stand to reason she may want to be comfortable elsewhere too. Her figure is so beautiful, but let’s face it, the majority of women’s clothing is still made for someone built like a stick. I keep thinking someday, someone will add waist sizes, hip sizes, and lengths to women’s pant sizing and chest measurements to shirts. I seriously cannot believe that day hasn’t come yet.

            • Qitkat

              I keep thinking someday, someone will add waist sizes, hip sizes, and lengths to women’s pant sizing and chest measurements to shirts. I seriously cannot believe that day hasn’t come yet.

              Amen.

            • Adriana_Paula

              I bet it fastens in another way and the buttons are purely decorative.

            • H2olovngrl

              I bet you are right. Industrial strength zipper under the arm or some such.

            • Donna Tabor

              That can only happen when a garment is custom made. As all Joan’s costumes are.

          • luciaphile

            I am assuming that it is very deliberate to show that she is getting older and thicker. I presume that they are also padding her or putting her in smaller sizes on purpose.

            • Pants_are_a_must

              I don’t know if “older and thicker” are the right adjectives. She is most definitely not either in the photo. Maybe…fashion victim a little bit? Landing on bad styles for her body type?

            • luciaphile

              Maybe that’s a better way of putting it…

            • H2olovngrl

              Is she heavier? Or made to look so? I can’t tell. Kind of makes me want to see a side to side comparison to season one. If this is the case, I am glad they aren’t resorting to some ridiculous fat suit, like with January Jones.

            • Mazenderan

              She actually looks a little slimmer, because that waistcoat is very form-fitting over the ribcage. However, the double-breasted shape of it (with the buttons in the middle) is making her boobs point in opposite directions – which is never good.

            • gubblebumm

              I think its her version of a suit, the pin is very similar looking to a hanky and the buttons are very like rogers.

          • rainwood1

            Love the phrase “heavily beboobed woman” as I also happen to be one.

    • EEKstl

      Squeee! I’m practically hyperventilating with anticipation. Love Roger’s sideburns!

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I was about to question those “Sherri” take-out coffee cups, but I should have known they got it right – since 1963. I thought those started in the 70′s. Learn something new every day around here!

    • Kwei-lin Lum

      Megan’s makeup is way toned down in her hat picture! Even though she’s got tons in the big hair picture. I remember 1968 as the year that women gave up heavy makeup and went natural. It was a revolution at UC Berkeley.

      • Qitkat

        Not everywhere! I was wearing tons of eye makeup in Wash DC in 68. Navy blue eyeliner was my favorite.

    • http://twitter.com/hashtagsteven Steven Elliott

      Betty was trim and mean looking in last year’s promotional shots but was obviously in a much different physical state on the show. I’ve heard that she makes a drastic change to her appearance this season which may be the reason why they’re not releasing pictures. My imagination is running wild.

      • Chickadeep

        I’m guessing she’s going to be stick thin again, with a proto-Stepford Ice Queen look and a bad diet pill habit.

        • MrsAtaxxia

          We can only hope. I would LIVE for Betty as Valley of the Dolls.

          • decormaven

            “Gotta get off, gonna get. Out of this merry-go-round. Gotta get off, gonna get. Need to get on where I’m bound.”

          • Chickadeep

            Imagine how mean. It would be epic. I’ve been seeing that diet pill addiction storyline in my head since the first scene at Weight Watchers. Ain’t nobody got time for that shit in Westchester County.

      • Laylalola

        I guess I thought the writers made Betty fat last year in part to ensure that Megan could establish herself and her relationship with Don first — pushing into this year an any trouble/jealousy/competitive friction story lines regarding Megan and Betty.

    • Violina23

      I saw some of these pics crop up on another website earlier today and thought “TLo post in 3-2-1″. You did not disappoint ;)

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      It’s hilarious how they’ve aged Pete to make him look so much less attractive (alas a more realistic aging process) but Don still looks pretty good (no noticeable receding hairline, etc.). The booze must be preserving him from the inside out!

      • reebism

        Is it weird that I actually find Pete more attractive now? The sideburns work for him.

        • Angela_the_Librarian

          Def. not weird. I’m just not into long sideburns generally. His hair also cracks me up for some reason (it’s like the wig isn’t quite right, hard to describe)

          • Chickadeep

            It’s not a wig…it’s his hair, but they got him to shave the hairline back to make it look like he’s balding. He showed up at some press events with an absolutely hilarious “comb-forward” that attempted to mask the horror. :-)

    • H2olovngrl

      A little sleuthing…Megan looks like she is in California here. Do we think she is working on a project in Hollywood? In the shots with the convertible, the fellas looked like they were in LA too…Then we have the pics of Don and Megan at the beach. Any ideas y’all?

      • Violina23

        I think the beach shots are Hawaii, but not sure about the convertible shots.

      • Chickadeep

        Hawaiian vacation? There were on-location shots from Hawaii earlier this year. Or perhaps Dole is a client?

        • H2olovngrl

          Oh how cool! Sixties tiki culture. That is going to be amazing. Also, it’s one of those things that now I am thinking of it, I realize that other than Joan’s dinner for Greg, Hawaiian culture which was huge then, hasn’t really made much of an appearance yet. How fun!

          • Chickadeep

            Don’s outfit at the bar is much more businessman-Tiki than California casual, so Hawaii makes sense. :-)

            I remember Hawaii being a really big thing too, with TV specials shot in Hawaii and faux-Polynesian recipes in magazines and such. There were plastic tiki lamps and strings of lights in half the backyards and Tiki bars in people’s basements. It seems like an untapped ’60s thing for the show to feature.

    • Violina23

      Ugh… I hope Betty’s houseguest isn’t Glen….

      • AutumnInNY

        I’m with you there. MW really has a blind spot with him—and Megan. I am praying for a divorce. Don on his own, much more interesting than Don w/child bride.

        • PastryGoddess

          Well Glen is played by his son…so he may be a tad bit biased

      • flamingoNW

        Betting Crazy Drug-Peddling MIL

      • Little_Olive

        You reminded me of his existence. And wish the same thing as you right away.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Don’t even speak his name. He’s like Mad Men’s Beetlejuice, only way less funny.

    • Logo Girl

      Pete is going to be a dead ringer for Murray Slaughter in 7 years.

      • OrigamiRose

        Minus the good sense of humor ;)

    • editrixie

      So excited…but also so very nervous. Every single show I love has so far this year disappointed me in the extreme, and I’m really worried that this will be the season that tips me out of Mad Men love…

    • Chickadeep

      Roger’s outfit is killing me. The gold buttons on the double-breasted coat, ever so slightly longer hair and sideburns, and the oh-so-groovy tie tell me he’s still tripping balls on the weekends and embracing the late ’60s in that special way that insanely rich middle-aged dudes could back in the day.

      And while he’s getting groovier, poor Pete is going in the opposite direction, adopting waistcoats (perhaps to distract from that unfortunate hairline?), wearing dark neutrals instead of his old bright blue, and looking ten years older than he really is. Don hit his sartorial sweet spot in ’62-’65 and he’s staying right there, it looks like.

      I like the color of Joan’s outfit on her, but that waistcoat is not the most flattering choice. It’s interesting that they’re making accessory choices for her that are a little less modern and actually date her a tiny bit — she’s closer in age to Don and making some of the same stubborn fashion choices that he is, but it’s easier for guys to get away with; women’s fashion changes so much faster. That brooch is the equivalent of Peggy showing up for her first day of work with those awful Mamie Eisenhower bangs and the ponytail: so five minutes ago.

      • H2olovngrl

        *sartorial sweet spot! Oh how I wish I could write as well as some of you! What a great way to phrase it.

      • makeityourself

        Lovely recap chickadeep. I noticed as well that Don was the only man in the trio who said no to the sideburns. I immediately wondered how much that would date his image in 1968. For instance, would it be like a 40-year-old ad guy wearing a ponytail and one pierced ear in 2013, or is that a bad example?

        • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

          I doubt it’s that weird. It’s probably like the guy who’s rocking sideburns in 2013…

          • chitowndg

            I noticed the sideburns right away, and glad that Chicadeep wrote about it (and Joanie’s style aging too). I also wondered if Joan would have less of a $$ priority for clothes given her baby and divorce. I am trying to remember my father’s sideburns during this period, but I just don’t remember.

            But old enough to remember, so I am a little disturbed that a black turtleneck and jeans would be “mocked” and be, as Amelia said, “that weird”. I thought a black turtleneck and jeans were totally classic?

            • Tovah

              I haven’t seen anyone wearing a turtleneck in ages. Even my Dad gave them up about 5 years ago.

        • Chickadeep

          Probably more like the Tech company exec who is still rocking the Steve Jobs clone jeans+black turtleneck combo. It’s obvious and a little dated, but acceptable if you have a certain level of power, and your trendy/hipster underlings won’t mock it in a public way.

      • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

        It makes sense to put Joan in aging fashion choices. She has to be in her 40s at this point, right?

        • Chickadeep

          Her character was born in early 1931; these are supposedly late ’67, so she’s only 36, almost 37…but remember, a 1960s late 30s is like a modern-day mid-forties. People got married earlier and were considered “old” earlier back then than they are now. Remember Don’s just celebrated his 40th birthday and was feeling (and acting) older than a 40 year old would now. Joanie’s only three years older than Pete, who is also looking much older as he hits his mid-30s.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Sunday will be a happy evening, that’s for sure. Can there be a 1968-themed TLOunge for the BKs who are Maddicts?

      • decormaven

        This would be heavenly! There’s going to be so much eye candy in this season in terms of fashion, and it would be great to discuss with like-minded folk.

        • carolynmo

          Yes, please!! Another TLOunge!

      • flamingoNW

        +1

      • PastryGoddess

        +1,000,000

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I drank sherry from glasses very similar to those at my Great Aunt Vera’s about 5 years ago. The whole meal was a triumph of late 60s “gracious living” through an English filter not an American one.

      • Donna Tabor

        It could be sherry. But I was thinking that Amaretto would have been the hot new liqueur at that time.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          Really? That’s interesting! I was certainly drinking sherry from mine. Although I was also offered creme de menthe.

          • Donna Tabor

            All good options, too.

            Damn. Now I’m thirsty.

        • H2olovngrl

          More Harvey’s Bristol Cream? Or maybe some Riunite on ice? So nice!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I didn’t realize that those Greek “We Are Happy to Serve You” coffee cups have been around for so long. Love Don without the sideburns and love Megan’s round white sunglasses.

    • OrigamiRose

      I’m a bit of a latecomer to the show – what’s been the past significance of purple in Joan’s wardrobe?

      • MrsAtaxxia

        Short answer – its her melancholy, “something bad is going to happen” color. For the long answer go back a read all the Mad Style posts as TLo will be able to illustrate it better than I ever could, and more eloquently too.

        • OrigamiRose

          Ah, thank you for the info and the tip :))

    • Ozski

      1968, you bet your bippy! Roger looks like the lovechild of Ted Baxter & Dan Rowan.

      • makeityourself

        Verrryyyyyy interesting . . .

    • Czarina5 Czarina5

      I love this site as I’m a fashion newbie and I learn so much, but I am 100% sure that in Season 5 Don wore a madras jacket for their summer visit to the suburbs for the dinner at Pete and Trudy’s house. That is not the same jacket in this photo that Don is wearing during winter.

      I love that the Mad Men characters will often wear the same outfit on more than one occasion, but I’m really hoping that we will never see Don’s madras jacket again!

    • decormaven

      Aww, damn. Was having a moratorium on posting due to Disqus-gust, but the uncles have drawn me back in with these wonderful photos. I’m thinking Joan is picking her clothing with more of an eye toward “I’m a partner now.” This is a twist on a man’s jacket/vest. And that jacket Roger is sporting gives me flashbacks to the lead pages in the men’s section of the Sears Wish Book. Sunday can’t get here soon enough, in my book.

    • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

      Pete’s sideburns!

    • rajf

      Is it my monitor, or is there hair/fuzz on Roger’s blue double breasted jacket? It looks like he was rolling around on a flokati rug with some secretary or another…

      • Chickadeep

        Good GOD you have a sharp eye! Yes, definitely something white and fuzzy on the jacket. Could be a rug, could be fake fur, or perhaps (since it’s Christmas) there was some Santa involvement? Or a run in with that fake snow-floss stuff they used to have?

        • rajf

          Santa! That makes sense. Truthfully, my first thought was cat hair…but that didn’t seem very Roger.

    • flamingoNW

      Don’t like the pale lipstick on Megan at ALL…

    • JanieS

      Sweet merciful crap, Joanie’s still gorgeous but that outfit does nothing but remind me of Sybil Fawlty. That’s … not good.

    • teensmom99

      Can I just say that the secretaries in my school dressed like Joan–but they did in the early 70s (makes sense that it took a few years for suburban Boston to get this look). And gotta love the Roger look.

    • Therese Bohn

      Actually, it was a different (and much louder) plaid jacket that Don wore to the Campbell’s party, (See TLo’s Mad Style Fashion post on the episode “Signal 30″). That one was definitely Herb Tarlek, but this one is a little more Sinatra. And Roger and Pete have totally switched styles at this Christmas party compared to the one in “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” where Pete was in a double breasted burgundy jacket and Roger in his traditional 3-piece. Oh man, I can’t wait!

    • Dom

      If you’re referring to the brown coat Don’s wearing, that’s actually a new coat in Prince of Wales check. The one Don wore last season to the Campbell’s was a different check blazer.

    • Julie

      Can’t wait for the ensuing T-Lo Mad Men commentary!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      I now have a strong desire to sew me up an outfit inspired by that first one Don’s wearing in these pics. I know I saw a suiting fabric that matched that somewhere…

    • MarinaCat

      Don wore a different jacket to the Campbell’s dinner party. It was plaid, but more of a red, white and blue plaid. (I also recall it was more spring/summer than fall.)

    • siriuslover

      Totally can’t wait for this season.

    • gubblebumm

      Joan’s outfit is pretty close to a suit. As close as she would probably ever go. This pin is almost where a pocket hankie would be and is even that shape. Look at her jacket/vest and rogers….

    • http://www.facebook.com/candice.booth.79 Candice Booth

      I know you are awfully busy but I am hoping that along with the recaps you also discuss the set design and costumes!!!!

      • Qitkat

        If TLo continue as they have in the past with MM postings, I think you will be very pleased. The Bitter Kittens also usually have much to add to the conversation. If you look at the top of their website page, on the far right of the menus directly under *Tom and Lorenzo Fabulous & Opinionated*, you will see TAGMAP. Click on that, go to the M‘s, and click again on Mad Men. You will be rewarded with a slew of past posts. Mad Men titles are reviews of episodes. Mad Style titles are just what you are looking for, especially costuming.

    • Sweetbetty

      What’s the speculation for the reason for the beachy looks on Megan and Don in some of the pictures? Did they maybe go to Hawaii for the holidays?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bridgetlehane Bridget Lehane

      how do I offer my tickled wistfulness about Sally beginning to bloom without being the embarassing Grandma in “Sixteen Candles”?

    • marcilynn

      You didn’t mention the chops!! Pete and Roger are sporting sideburns, but not Don.

    • http://www.facebook.com/spunkybkworm Anna Liggett

      i know we’re closing on premier night but i saw a recent GQ article that looked at their archives and tried to match characters with 1968 trends — would love a piece like this for the gals! my attempts at googling fashion editorials from ’67/’68 didn’t satisfy!

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      Mad Men depicts the style of professional people during 1968 (in this season). We begin to see the influence of the counter-culture movement in the office, but a significant part of the population dressed in a more casual manner by now, ie., bell bottoms, embroidered jeans, tie-dyed t-shirts, etc. Musicians and artists would have thumbed their noses at these styles (like big hair). Megan combines professional fashion and “hippie” fashion to some extent. In other words, Don is a “square.” His awareness of himself barely exists. He’s living his American dream from the fifties but hasn’t realized how shallow he has become.