60s Style

 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 8:38 am  Mad Men, Retro, Slideshow  No Responses »
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60sfashion

Missing Mad Men? Me too.

Here’s a visual delight: Vintage Fashion and Beauty is a Tumblr dedicated to fashions of the 1920s through 1970s. The Mad Men 1960s is right here. Pure browsing pleasure.

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Commander Cigarettes

 Posted by on May 13, 2014 at 9:21 am  Mad Men, Retro, Season 7  No Responses »
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Mad Men Season 7 Poster--Don't bother, they're here.

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