Congratulations to Janie Bryant!

Image c/o Zimbio Congratulations to Janie Bryant, winner of the 2009 Costume Designers Guild Award for Outstanding Design for a Period/Fantasy TV Series. For more on the awards, visit Reuters. In honor of her win, all plaidout presents Janie’s thoughts on formal wear. A real man owns his own tuxedo. Single button, peak lapel is my favorite. I love the...

Janie Bryant, Part Two

After Part One of my interview with Mad Men’s costume designer Janie Bryant, we went on to discuss each of the main characters in great detail. We talked about everything from her love of pinky rings to her rules for formalwear. Bertram CooperAs played by the amazing Robert Morse, his design is more old school, fifties-style suiting. I sort of think of...

Plaidy of the Week: Janie Bryant

Last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Mad Men’s Emmy-award winning costume designer, Janie Bryant. She and her team have single-handedly reintroduced the notion that dressing well and looking good can be cool. A generation of men are relearning the rules thanks to a television show. So much has been written about the women’s fashions, understandably, but the show...

Thank You

On a dare, I began all plaidout a year ago today, and now on a daily basis, someone will ask, “So, are you, like, contractually obligated to, like, wear plaid?” A regrettable name but one that’s stuck, all plaidout has been a blessing among blessings in my life. Over the course of the last year, I have developed some of...

Mad Men for Brooks Brothers

On October 19th, Brooks Brothers will unveil its collaboration with Emmy-award winning costume designer Janie Bryant, whose work for the hit AMC TV show Mad Men has garnered much attention in the show’s first three seasons. To celebrate, Tuesday night, at their Madison Avenue flagship, Brooks hosted Ms. Bryant and several of the show’s cast members for a swingin’ cocktail-infused...

Porter Hovey is a Mad (Wo)Man

My good friend, fellow blogger, and one time Plaidy of the Week, Porter Hovey is vying for a chance to appear on AMC’s hit show Mad Men. Go to their site every day and give Porter a Five Star Rating, from now until the contest ends August 10th. Spread the word and click here to vote! For more on my...