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New York Times critic Cathy Horyn harkens back to a time when advertizing was "literate and amusing," men desired to look the same but also subtly different, and good taste was epitomized by classic quality. No, it wasn't your Mad Men viewing party last night: It was the late sixties and, to Mark Cross, the oldest fine leather company in the US, branding was a just a way to differentiate cowhides. [NYTimes]