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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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Posted in Business, Fashion, property, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on July 31, 2008

Billionaire property tycoon Donald Trump can boast some impressive constructions but the most talked about one sits on top of his noggin. For years The Donald has dodged impertinent questions but finally he has spoken out about the follicle fashion accessory the New York Times once described as “an elaborate structure best left to an architecture critic”.

Challenged by a Sunday Telegraph journalist, Trump gave his coiffured comb-over a good hard tug to prove it wasn’t actually a wig. “People always comment on it, but it’s not that bad and it’s mine,” Trump said defiantly. “I had an article somewhere saying it was a hairpiece, but you can see it isn’t. I mean, I get killed on it. ”

We thought it was a squirrel that had actually been killed.

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