8/14/2008

The 1960's office culture depicted in the AMC series "Mad Men," in which suit-and-tie-clad characters smoke and drink their way through the work day, may no longer exist, but is a subject of great fascination to some of their modern-day counterparts. "'The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit' is dead," said Andrew Essex, chief executive of boutique shop Droga5. "The personalities haven't changed that much, just the accouterments, like carefully harvested facial hair. Our agency people dress like well-paid teenagers, but that teenager may be 38."

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