Mad Man Switches to More Chappish Shirt
In a stunning sartorial turn of events, the Mad Men actor John Hamm, who usually wears sharp suits with an early 1960s cut in his television role, has switched to a shirt more familiar to readers of The Chap.
Set in 1934, A Young Doctor’s Notebook is based on the stories of Mikhail Bulgakov and set during the Russian Revolution. Hamm’s character is a doctor in a remote part of the Empire who becomes addicted to morphine. As seems to have become typical for him, the wardrobe department have not pulled any punches when styling him precisely for the era portrayed. Hamm is seen here wearing a spearpoint-collared shirt in the American style, remarkably similar to those purveyed by retro-style men’s clothier Darcy Clothing.
That redoubtable gentlemen’s emporium is far too modest to go around trumpeting its raiment’s frequent appearances on stage and the silver screen, but The Chap can confirm through internal sources that this shirt originated from one of their rails. The bow tie is also self-tied, so all of this hopefully means no more magazine articles about “how to get the Mad Men look” and perhaps a more positive influence on the shape of young men’s shirt collars henceforward. A Young Doctor’s Notebook will be screened in four parts on Sky Arts 1.