If you’re a fan of the classic Ken doll, then you know that 1964 was a standout year for Ken’s wardrobe. With a wide range of new outfits and accessories, Mattel truly outdid themselves. Let’s take a closer look at the stylish ensembles that made 1964 such a special year for Ken collectors.
The Best of 1964
1964 is often regarded as the best year for original Ken clothing. Not only were there numerous new regular outfits and accessories, but Mattel also introduced two special series: the Travel Costume Series and the Little Theatre Costume Series. These series added even more variety and excitement to Ken’s already extensive wardrobe.
The Ensemble Paks
One of the highlights of 1964 was the Ensemble Paks. These Paks contained complete outfits that were perfect for any occasion. Let’s explore some of the most popular ensemble Paks from 1964:
Campus Hero #0770
The Campus Hero outfit was a hit with Ken collectors. It featured a stylish combination of a blue blazer, yellow sweater, white slacks, and loafers. The attention to detail in this ensemble is impeccable. Ken truly looked like the all-American campus hero in this outfit.
1964 #0770 Campus Hero
1964 #0770 Campus Hero in original packaging
Drum Major #0775
The Drum Major outfit was another standout ensemble from 1964. It featured a snazzy red and white jacket with gold details, white pants, a tall hat, and a baton. Ken looked sharp and commanding in this outfit, ready to lead the marching band.
1964 #0775 Drum Major
1964 #0775 Drum Major in original packaging
American Airlines Captain #0779
The American Airlines Captain outfit was a unique ensemble that allowed Ken to explore his adventurous side. Dressed in a navy blue suit, white shirt, and black tie, Ken was ready for a high-flying adventure. This outfit truly showcased Ken’s sense of style and sophistication.
1964 #0779 American Airlines Captain (Shirt & tie not included)
1964 #0779 American Airlines Captain in original packaging
The Little Theatre Costume Series
Apart from the Ensemble Paks, there were also the Little Theatre Costume Series outfits, adding to the excitement and versatility of Ken’s wardrobe. Let’s discover some of the captivating costumes from this series:
The Prince #0772
1964 #0772 The Prince
1964 #0772 The Prince in original packaging
King Arthur #0773
1964 #0773 King Arthur
1964 #0773 King Arthur in original packaging
Arabian Nights #0774
1964 #0774 Arabian Nights
1964 #0774 Arabian Nights in original packaging
The Travel Costume Series
In addition to the Ensemble Paks and Little Theatre Costume Series, there was the Travel Costume Series. This series allowed Ken to embark on exciting adventures around the world with his stylish outfits. Let’s explore some of the travel-inspired ensembles from this series:
Ken in Switzerland #0776
The Ken in Switzerland outfit captured the essence of Swiss fashion. Ken looked dashing in his traditional hat, vest, red scarf, and lederhosen. This ensemble perfectly showcased the rich cultural heritage of Switzerland.
![1964 #0776 Ken In Switzerland](https://cairngormdocs.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/vintage-ken-doll-clothes-49