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'Mad Men' price index: Don's business suits

Sources: Brooks Brothers 1963 Spring catalog, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BrooksBrothers.com.
Photo by Frank Ockenfels/AMC

How does Draper look so dapper? Don's sharp suits on "Mad Men" would take about the same bite out of a businessman's budget today as in the 1960s. Similar suits at Brooks Brothers now cost upward of $1,000. Prices have risen over the years at roughly the rate of inflation.

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