Season six of Mad Men brought a bevy of new twists, turns and plot lines to the Emmy award winning series, one of the most memorable being the slick yet slimey Jim Cutler played by former L.A. Law star Harry Hamlin.
These distinct frames are named in honor of late Hollywood prop master Scott Getzinger—the brains behind props in a long list of blockbusters including “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Independence Day” and “Shutter Island“—and fashioned after the square frames frequently worn by director Martin Scorsese and fashion design Yves Saint Laurent.
Cutler is a partner with one-time Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce competitor Cutler, Gleason, Chaough. As the two companies worked through the process of merging, Hamlin became increasing prevalent on the show.
Although the frames also come in clear, translucent, brown smoke and tortoise, Hamlin’s frames are black, offsetting his silver hair and fair skin. The squareness of the frames compliment his square jaw and making him look intelligent with a twist of eccentricity —quite fitting of his character who has been described as “Roger [Sterling] with bad breath.”