1960s Coat & Jacket Sewing Patterns
While menswear began moving towards a more casual style in the 1950s, the frenetic energy of Swinging London found its way with bright prints and colors for men. The pea coat was quite popular for men in the mid-60s. Well, basically anything that looked straight outta London was good to go in the mid-60s. The Beatles were leading the way, as hair started to grow longer and pants fit tighter. Men still wore boots and hats. The late 60s brought a whole new range of styles for men. In 1969 seeing a man wear a scarf was commonplace. From the mid-1960s, men’s fashion was influenced by military elements, with many of the rock influences contributing to its popularity. Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix both sported military jackets during performances, while The Beatles’ popularised the Nehru jacket and the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band showed the band wearing neon versions of the styles. The POTUS created the “JFK Look.” In the UK a 3 button suit jacket with a high neck was dubbed the “Britisher style.”
Our 1960's vintage Coat & Jacket pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1960s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: Fashion History