Back in the heyday, if you couldn’t afford to shop at the right stores and mom was handy with a needle and thread, you could get your very own homemade Ivy League jacket for a fraction of the cost, as these images from a 1965 McCall’s pattern book show.

And it’s theoretically possible that the in-crowd might not even know the difference.

Fabric, of course, was not included, but papers were thrown in so you could roll your own cigarette. — CC

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