Mad Men Episode 6.13: In Care Of–The episode opens with Stan approaching Don about the California office. I’m struck by his appearance. Stan of the scruffy face. Stan, who never wears a tie, who puts a jacket over a polo shirt for client presentations. Stan, who comes to work in a leather fringe jacket. Stan Rizzo is combed, jacketed, in a button-down (not polo) shirt, and wearing a tie.
Stan really really really wants the California job. Any thought, when he later has a temper tantrum, about what a douche Stan can be, is surely mitigated by his abject sincerity and true passion in this scene, as evidenced by that hideous plaid-and-paisely effort.