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Real Mad Men are sad men

Posted in Advertising, Business, Fashion, News, TV by Jim McMillan on August 11, 2008

The super-cool and sharp-suited executives portrayed in the critically-acclaimed television drama Mad Men are nothing like their twenty first century counterparts, you won’t be surprised to learn. In the AMC drama, the male chauvinists of Madison Avenue work hard and play hard and enjoy three-martini mid-morning lunches while they’re at it.

These days though, most of the execs have left Madison and the ones still there have yoga mats rolled up under their desks. And forget about those smart grey flannel suits. As the boss of Drogba5 tells the New York Times, “Agency people dress like well-paid teenagers.”

And at Madison Avenue’s Young & Rubicam, digital art director Andrew Stevens, adds: “I only wear a tie because I don’t have to.”

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