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  • Before We Begin

    Mad Men's Sunglasses Source

    Mad Men gets all its sunnies at Russ Campbell's Old Focals, which just opened a bright new location (pictured) in South Pasadena. Lucky for you, Old Focals sells everything online, too. 

    Campbell sources eyewear for nearly every major Hollywood movie. He’s Johnny Depp’s go-to source, and he helped Gary Oldman get “anchored” for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

    Campbell was brought on to the show by Ellen Freund, the show’s prop master.

  • Don Draper

    Olympians by Bausch+Lomb

    Don wore Olympians by Bausch+Lomb, circa 1968, while vacationing in Hawaii in Season 6. 

    Photo credit: Michael Yarish/AMC

  • Don Draper

    Olympians by Bausch+Lomb

    Campbell found Don's Olympians in an old warehouse in L.A. in the '80s. They’re a knock-off of the originals. When picking them, Campbell said that he considered what Don was wearing before — a pair of Randolph’s by Ray Ban — and figured this was a logical choice for a new pair. Campbell straightened the temples to match the look of the era.

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo credit: Dustin Downing

  • Harry Crane

    Silver Cool Rays by Polaroid

    Harry Crane wore Silver Cool Rays by Polaroid while in L.A. during Season 6.  

    Photo credit: Jordin Althaus/AMC

  • Harry Crane

    Silver Cool Rays by Polaroid

    According to Campbell, Harry likely purchased his Cool Rays, pictured here on set, when he landed in L.A.

    The Cool Rays are available for purchase at the Old Focals store.

    Photo credit: Dustin Downing

  • Harry Crane

    Straightman by Prestige Imports

    Harry Crane’s glasses were known as the Straight Man by Prestige Imports, an Italian company. 

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC

  • Harry Crane

    Straightman by Prestige Imports

    Campbell found these specs in a warehouse in NorCal. Harry has kept these eyeglasses throughout the show's run because, according to Campbell, men changed their eyewear only once every ten years or so. Women, meanwhile, changed styles more frequently.

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo Credit: Dustin Downing

  • Roger Sterling

    The Icon

    Campbell calls Roger Sterling's sunnies The Icon. They were inspired, Campbell says, by the Tart Arnel frames worn by Hollywood heavyweights such as James Dean and Cary Grant. 

    Buy them at Old Focals (available as sunglasses and prescription frames)

    Photo credit: Jordin Althaus/AMC

  • Roger Sterling

    The Icon

    According to Ellen Freund, these tortoise shell sunnies would’ve been worn by a Douglas Fairbanks type.

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo credit: Dustin Downing

  • Roger Sterling

    Classic '50s Reading Glasses

    These classic 1950s frames are fabricated by Campbell's team at Old Focals as a service for actors and prop masters. “Actors come here when they’re looking to get anchored in a character," comments Campbell. "Eyewear does that for you.”

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo credit: Dustin Downing

  • Jim Cutler

    The Getz

    Campbell and co. designed Jim Cutler’s specs after a European line, with Brooks Brothers in mind. Campbell calls the glasses The Getz in honor of late Hollywood prop master Scott Getzinger, who sourced props for a long line of blockbusters, including The Dark Knight Rises, Independence Day and Shutter Island.

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC

  • Jim Cutler

    The Getz

    Campbell says he started collecting eyewear 30 years ago after he had a dream in which an old man gave him a pair of specs and said, “here, take these old focals.” Since then, he’s scoured yard sales, garage sales, thrift stores and optometrists who are going out of business. His attic, basement and garage are, quite literally, overflowing with spectacles.

    Photo Credit: Dustin Downing

  • Ted Chaough

    Aviators by Ray-Ban

    Ted Chaough wears Aviators in exactly one scene during episode 7 of Season 6. The scene is a doozy, as Chaough flips the manliness tables on Draper.

    The Aviators Chaough wears, though, are replicas. The originals, made from "bottle green" glass, are incredibly difficult to find, says Campbell.

    Also according to Campbell: Aviators once sported a circle below the bridge, where airplane gunners could put their cigarette while shooting.

    Buy them at Old Focals

    Photo Credit: Dustin Downing

  • Behind the Scenes

    Ellen Freund's Inspiration Wall

    “I love creating characters with small items,” says Ellen Freund, the show’s prop master. “It’s the little things that make you, you. I love that.”

    Pictured: Freund’s wall of inspiration. To get inspired, Freund looks through old magazines (on the wall, Woman’s Day, 1969) and discusses what she's looking for with Campbell.

    Both Campbell and Freund say we'll notice the most style changes happen during seasons 6 and 7. That’s due to the “explosion in pop culture,” says Freund. “It came from John Lennon, and the youth, mostly in San Francisco.”

    Photo Credit: Dustin Downing

  • Behind the Scenes

    The Staging Area

    The Staging Area: where all of the eyewear is kept for a particular scene. Characters come back here and receive a packet with their props. 

    Be sure to check out Mad Men's season premiere this Sunday, April 13th, on AMC.

    Photo Credit: Dustin Downing