Remember The Good Ol' Days Of Stability, Integrity and Dan Draper?
"Nostalgia has always has been a coping mechanism for consumers," he writes. "When the markets, governments and other major institutions fail to deliver the feel-good goods, consumers turn to more benign sources for their dose of assurance that the sky is not falling, be it entertainment, clothing, food or automobiles."
Take the introduction of Ford's 2011 Mustang as the Classic American Muscle Car. Other brands making a comeback include "cool, geek-chic" Hush Puppies shoes and Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers. Oh, and by the way, is it any wonder that "Mad Men" is as popular a TV show as it is, that Hawaii Five-O is making a comeback, or that shows about Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly are drawing crowds on Broadway"?