Mad Men Season 5 premieres in the US tomorrow. The show’s been gone for basically two years, but its popularity hasn’t gone anywhere. Here’s everything you’ll need to nerd out on your favourite advertising renegades hard enough to make everyone else at your viewing party feel uncomfortable.
There are no consequences to anything in Mad Men. Or something like that? It is a very subtle show; you can never be too sure what the central thesis is, but everyone smokes a lot. That probably means something? $US17 / carton
Money clips are classier than wallets. Your money slides easily in and out of them. They are almost certainly some kind of disgusting metaphor for money, power and sex. $US30
You’re drinking Manhattans. It’s a genteel drink from a simpler time. But you really should learn how to mix your own. Vermouth, bourbon, bitters a cherry and some peels. Because no one’s going to take you seriously if you only know how to make a rum and coke or vodka and orange juice. $ingredients
Mad Men drives fashion trends, but it’s old so that means it goes backward? Sort of. Whatever. Skinny ties! They go especially well with grown man shoulders and strong jaws. $US60
There was a time when hair gel was a sign of a man of means, not just Pauly D and Co. This isn’t that time, but Set Me Up is one of the stronger gels out there, so it should make your punk hair do whatever you want. $US10
Men sitting in a room smoking smoking cigars. That’s pretty much all the 50s were for well-to-do adults, right? $US30 [imgclear]