SEXY…The”Mad Men” inspired style of members of Congress


"Mad Men"


The 4th season of AMC’s hit series, “Mad Men” will wrap on on Oct. 17th  The drama, written and directed by Mathew Weiner, won 13 Emmys and  four Golden Globes, since it began airing in 2007. The show features a ridiculous cast of  eye candy…uhhh …actors , both male and female, as well as smart, riveting dialogue that leaves viewers wanting more.

“Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.”- “Mad Men”

But it is the sophisticated wardrobe in “Mad Men” that has made the greatest impact on  viewers. The 60’s inspired style has been replicated by fashion designers and showcased on mannequins in retail stores from the premiere the series’s premiere and continues to influence fashion lovers and even politicians.


" Mad Men" cast


No other place embodies the ” Mad Men” style  than on Capitol Hill. The “Hill” already known to be a sophisticated fashion hub has embraced the trends- pinstripes, fedoras, cuff-links, and tailored shirts.

Of the fashionable ” Mad Men” inspired dressers on Capitol Hill,online news magazine Politico.com, named House Minority leader , John Boehner, the most “dapper of them all.” The Ohio native, also known for his “golden tan”, was elected to the US Congress in 1991 and has served the citizens of his state ever since. Boehner,oddly enough, share more than just his taste in duds with the cast of ” Mad Men,” his deep voice and no-nonsense demeanor especially resembles that of the show’s protagonist, Don Draper, played by John Hamm.


Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio


” Not only does Boehner’s sartorial taste echo that of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce founding partner [Don Draper], but the two also share baritone voices, perfectly placed hair, and a cool, steady swagger. They both smoke and enjoy a good drink. And they both know how to get things done. Not surprisingly, reporters have increasingly relied on the likeness between the two in trying to capture the essence of the Republican congressman.”- Politico.com

Like the show’s main character, Boehner , it seems,  prides himself on a clean cut apperance.

Politico.com featured a slew of direct quotes from reporters that have also taken notice of Boehner’s ” Mad Men’ inspired taste in fashion.

From the Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Boehner, a sharp dresser with a two-pack-a-day habit, sometimes gets referred to around Capitol Hill as Don Draper.”

From Associated Content: “If Boehner were not a politician and instead, say, worked for an ad agency, he would be Don Draper.”

From Politics Daily: “Boehner has been compared on Capitol Hill to … the darkly handsome — and also nicotine-addicted — Don Draper.”

From Newsweek: “Is Rep. John Boehner an empty suit — a sharp suit, to be sure, one Don Draper might wear — or is there more there?”

From theWashington Examiner: “His blue eyes, trim hair and mahogany voice draw comparison with Don Draper.”

Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill, the youngest member of Congress, is  also recognized for his ” Mad Men” inspired sense of fashion. The young ,handsome, congressman’s style is  a blending of hip and sophistication that and brings together the charm of the 60’s with the crisp and sleek modern look of the 21st century.


Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill


Another politician who shares the sense of fashion ,and even a slight resemblance to one of the cast members , of the “Mad Men” cast and depending on the out come of the US Senate race in Florida, might be joining the cast of Congress in November, is  Gov. Charlie Crist.


Charlie Crist


Crist resembles, in fashion  and physical features, Roger Sterling, a Partner in the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Ad Agency, played by John Slattery.


John Slattery as Roger Sterling - " Mad Men"



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