1960s Men's Shirt Sewing Patterns
1950s men’s fashion continued into the early ’60s, often called the Continental or Ivy Style. The continental look embraced the conservative man in the gray flannel suit who would cast of his lifeless suits for casual clothing on the weekends. Some of the key features were Sport coats with contrasting trousers, coloured vest, dress shirt and skinny tie. Fedora hat optional! Also popular were polo shirts, belt, and solid or patterned trousers on the weekends as well as Tennis sweaters, cardigans, and sweater-vests instead of sport coats. The Ivy style gave way to the mods, influenced by British fashion and music icons. This, in turn, changed again as the American hippies took over in the late ’60s with their recycled vintage, back to the earth roots, peaceful defiance. All three distinct looks influenced each other, creating an overall modern fashion decade. Formal shirts for the period were white, pinstriped, or pastels. A more informal look included the polo shirt, skinny belt, and single pleat or flat-front trousers. Pierre Cardin influence was shown in printed designs reflecting the Atomic Age/Space Age. The late 1960s were characterized by bright, swirling colors. Psychedelic, tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards were commonplace. Also in vogue in the era were Rockabilly, Nehru, Double-yoke, Regulation & Turtleneck shirt patterns
Our 1960's vintage Shirt 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: Vintage Dancer