i thought last sunday’s episode of mad men was one of the best (don’t worry there are no spoilers ahead). at the beginning of the episode, don is asked by pete’s wife, trudy, to go to their house in the suburbs for dinner. don has every intention of declining the invitation, but trudy won’t take no for an answer. before they head to the ‘burbs, megan convinces don to wear the new sport coat she bought for him which turns out to be a very un-don draper looking coat.
it’s strange to see don in something other than dark grey or dark blue, but this is the theme of the season: don’s a changed man. if megan wants him to shock the
internet world by wearing a loud, plaid coat then by god don’s going to do it and i don’t blame him. i might be in the minority here, but i really like don’s “shock the world” sport coat – it’s 2012’s answer to 2011’s “go to hell” pants. and while i’m at it, i think we should have more dinner parties where jackets are required. i just hope my guests would show up.