Hello-Hello, and wishes for an ever-so-happy weekend to all of our cherished readers!
We start with a sneak peek at the Spring 2010 collection from Polo Ralph Lauren, if only because a few of the styles look like they would be ideal right now:
The photos are in yesterday’s WWD story on the company’s menswear collections for next year. Pieces from all three Ralph Lauren labels (Blue, Black and Purple) were revealed to fashion editors on Wednesday. Next, a style from the higher-end Purple Label, the most luxurious of the three lines:
A look from the Black Label group:
The story describes three distinctly different looks within the sportswear collection:
“The first features a mix of vintagey athleticwear (evocative of Ralph Lauren’s Olympic uniforms for Team USA), washed white linens and cricket-player motifs.”
There’s something to look forward for those engaged in helping the man of the house put his best sartorial foot forward.
As teased in yesterday’s post we are going to share some of the Mad Men frenzy currently washing over many of the media outlets we enjoy visiting here at the Palace.
“The show gets off to a running start, with each of the major characters forced to confront some personal or professional shift, some of which you’ve seen coming, and some you haven’t.”
The paper also has a story titled “Distinctive ‘Mad Men’ reaches out to today’s style, culture” as well as a trivia quiz.
Below, a shot of Jon Hamm as Don Draper, and January Jones as Betty Draper.
We adore the image used in much of the promotion for Season 3:
Did someone say “metaphor”?
Not to be outdone, the folks over at Men’s Style have come up with “…a look at Don Draper through the years…” to see how he would fare in a variety of settings, beginning with Don visiting I Dream of Jeannie!
Moving beyond the 60′s, Don does Wall Street:
Over at Elle magazine’s online site there is a little quiz as well, asking “Are you a Betty, a Joan or a Peggy?”
And the site carries a brief story on Wednesday night’s screening of the Season 3 premiere sponsored by Banana Republic. Below, Jon Hamm arrives at the event.
Banana Republic partnered with AMC, creating a “Banana Republic Mad Men Style Guide“. Many readers have already seen the specially decorated store windows showcasing the joint marketing effort.
Those wondering about a preppy connection to the show need only look at the endless number of bloodies consumed as a therapeutic tonic, or enjoy some of the fashions. (Not to mention the story line includes several blue bloods with money qualifying as ‘old.’)
Of course, there are the many references to the program’s fashions, as well as this mention of Jon Hamm’s style sense:
“…he grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, sporting head-to-toe prep gear…”
“Be it the critical acclaim and copious marketing budget of “Mad Men,” the retro mystique of his character Don Draper, or let’s face it, Jon Hamm’s chiseled physique and personal charm, the actor is undeniably having a moment.”
There you have it dollfaces, on the eve of another wedding weekend for TP and The Consort, we send fervent hopes your weekends are simply divine. You know that ours is going to end on a high note starting at 10pm EDT on AMC-TV. We’ll look for you there.