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Mod Men's Ties

Mod Men's Ties

I am completely mad for "Mad Men". I cannot believe there are only two seasons left. It's been such an amazing ride. We don't know yet how far in the storyline Matthew Weiner will advance the show when season 6 premieres this Sunday, but from this screen grab we know the ties are getting wider. (And the sideburns longer.) If I was a man, I would have hundreds of ties! I have always loved them...as they are the male equivalent of women's scarves. 

Below are a few retro picks from Etsy. Looking at these ties, you realize how true the adage is: "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Most of the designs below still look very modern, i.e. current. With just a little tweaking, they could be on the rack today. 

You can find all these swanky ties at the links below.

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Four

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Nine

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Ten

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Eleven

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Twelve

What is Don looking at? Someone's shoes? An accident? Or is he looking away from the person whose hand he is holding? Is his mind on another woman? Did he just realize he forgot something at the office? Does this poster hint at a scene in the show? Don always likes to keep us guessing...

Illustration by 

Brian Sanders

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle

Megan Draper's Closet

Megan Draper's Closet