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Today In Things We Are Glad Don't Exist Anymore: This Vintage Van Heusen Tie Ad

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Oh Van Heusen, look at you before you were sold off to licensees and stocked for a discount at JC Penney. So powerful! So "man-talking"! So? surround-sound! Why this man is wearing a shirt and tie while he eats breakfast in bed will forever remain a mid-century mystery, but thank you to demilked for unearthing this ad, along with a handful of others that would never get published today.
· 23 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today [Demilked]
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