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Old 09-26-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Mad Style | Tom & Lorenzo

The clothing choices are VERY VERY well thought out and VERY purposeful.

This blog has an incredible breakdown of exactly why certain colors/styles are used. After I started reading it it gave me a whole new outlook on the show.
I just started watching Mad Men on Netflix. I want to read/watch the blog but don't want any spoilers. Bookmarking for later! Great site!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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LOL when I get off work, I'm literally undressing in the car - taking off earrings, shoes, scarves, etc. Undoing my belt. By the time I'm home I look like I've been through a wind machine. I cannot WAIT to get into my sweats or yoga pants and a t-shirt, with a hoodie in the wintertime. Bare feet three seasons out of the year and fuzzy socks in the winter.

At work, since this is the south, I've always been able to wear dressy capris and usually open toed shoes, or skirts with no hose, but otherwise, it's all business - usually a jacket of some sort, NEVER anything low cut, and NEVER short skirts or sleeveless, tight stuff. I've worked in professional environments (HR and banking) most of my career, and I can assure you that I wasn't working with anyone (long term, that is) who wore 4 inch stiletto heels either - feet won't take it for long.

I've worked with several women over the years who tried wearing low cut, tight clothing that drew the attention to their bustline. Interestingly enough, not a one of those women "made it" in a professional environment. They went down the road somewhere - I have no idea where - but I was personally glad to be working in a professional environment where dressing like a hoochie mama wasn't considered a wise career move.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I knew a girl who worked in a call center who wondered why she never got anywhere... she wore spaghetti strapped camisoles every day!! you could see her bra strap. She also wore her jeans about three sizes too tight, as evidenced by her muffin top.... and when she sad down, unless she had a hoodie on the chair, there was not much left to the imagination!

We worked in a place where jeans were acceptable daily.... but there's no environment where seeing someone's bra strap should be okay!
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Another fun only-on-TV thing is women who get dressed up to hang around their own homes. I know when I've got a lazy Saturday planned, I'll totally wear a cocktail dress and heels.
Yeah...look at I Love Lucy. She was a housewife...in full-length and tea-length dresses and heels and hose...just around the house...
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I love the Tom & Lorenza Mad Men blog!

Great topic - it's no wonder so many people get themselves into financial trouble, they think they should be able to afford a certain lifestyle because the waitress/secretary/teacher on TV can.

I also cringe at a lot of the "fabulous clothes to wear to work!" spreads in some of the fashion magazines. Not many industries where you can wear spaghetti strap tops, sequins, and leather to work!

On a related note:

What 6 TV Homes would cost in Real Life
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Sometimes I am a little jealous of what people on tv wear too work. I love the pencil skirt blouse look.

Until recently I felt super over dresses when I put on a dress and patterned tights in the land of casual tech companies. Now I see more ladies who are dressed up so I don't feel cuckoo when I am semi dressy. I do tend to add something to make my outfit more casual though. Ether via shoes or my jacket/cardigan or accessories.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I also cringe at a lot of the "fabulous clothes to wear to work!" spreads in some of the fashion magazines. Not many industries where you can wear spaghetti strap tops, sequins, and leather to work!
Those always assume that all women work for fashion magazines in Manhattan, or at least in highly corporate environments. A high school teacher in Iowa probably isn't going to be wearing platform heels to stand in front of a class all day.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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The 90's hit show Ally McBeal was infamous for the women at the law firm wearing ridiculously skimpy and provocative outfits. The actresses were required to maintain near-anorexia figures. The fabulous Jane Krakowski left the show over this issue.
She's done fine ever since!
While I agree with your comments, Jane Krakowski did not leave the show over any issue. She was a major player in the final season, and did appear in the final episode.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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I gave up on Glee after the 3rd season or so, but I remember the character Emma wore Kate Spade dresses on the regular. They easily go for $400 a pop. Who knew Ohio public school guidance counselors made that much money?
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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While I agree with your comments, Jane Krakowski did not leave the show over any issue. She was a major player in the final season, and did appear in the final episode.
You're right, it was Courtney Thorne Smith.

Krakowski, after leaving the show, did speak out about the pressure she felt to lose weight. And Portia de Rossi often cites her stint on Ally McBeal as a negative influence on her body-concept that eventually led to full blown anorexia.
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