October 4, 2013Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!
This week, we’re all about menswear! I’ve got some more interesting finds from eBay, check out what I’ve got below.
First up, this Butterick Mens Moroccan Caftan Pattern
Caftans are definitely not something you see men wearing much anymore, or that you even find in vintage shops. Which does kinda surprise me a little, since there’s always a ton of vintage men’s caftan patterns out there – someone must have been wearing them back in the 70’s!
Next, we have this MEN'S CLASSIC RETRO TUNIC PATTERN
Nothing says hippie to me like the shirt in view one. Although I do expect the gentleman wearing it to have slightly longer hair and be wearing a pair of bellbottoms!
Then, we have this Butterick Mens Sweater Sewing Pattern
This one I find intriguing – I initially expected it to be the shirt underneath the sweater that the pattern is for, but instead it is for the sweater itself! I am guessing sweater knits must have been more readily available back then, as I’ve always found the selection now to be poor. Which is really too bad, I’d love to try sewing a sweater, since I am the world slowest knitter!
Then, we have a Vintage 40s Simplicity Mens Boxer Shorts Sewing Pattern
If one thing has definitely changed over the years in menswear, it’s gotta be the underwear. I would like to actually acquire one of these 40’s era patterns one day and sew it up just so I could look at it in person – they appear so voluminous on the drawing! I know the pants style back then was much baggier, but that seems to be a lot of underwear to tuck into your pants. I am also fascinated by the style shown in view one, as it just simply doesn’t look very comfortable to me. I am guessing it wasn’t, and that’s why it’s no longer in favour, but I’d still like to check it out.
Finally, we have a 1970s MENS JACKET BUTTERICK Sewing Pattern
This one I really like a lot, and it a style I think has held up well – make this in a black, olive green or even khaki, and it would be a great look for most men today. I think this style is definitely one I am going to keep an eye out for to add to my collection!
How about you, readers? Any thoughts on menswear/patterns/changing men’s styles?
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