American Dream: 1998 J.Crew Catalog Starring Dawson's Creek

There was once a time — before Jenna Lyons took the helm — when a J.Crew catalogue was notably free of the frills and frippery we love today. No striped leopard-print blazers with Lulu Frost jewelry, toothpick boyfriend-slouch skinny jeans, tortoiseshell hair clips, and Edie bags. Just good ol' fashioned Americana — chinos, cable-knit sweaters, and models "playing" football. But, despite what you'd think, those khakis didn't sell themselves! Luckily, back in 1998, the boys and girls of Dawson's Creek were there to help out.
Buzzfeed uncovered this gem (now available on eBay for an exciting Buy It Now price of $124.99) yesterday. Catch Pacey, Dawson, Joey, and Jen as they do things in bucket hats, cargo jeans, and the occasional mock turtleneck. Take note and study up with our favorite picks from this truly unbeatable photo shoot — then click on through to Buzzfeed for the rest. (Buzzfeed)
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The catalog appears to be entitled "Freestyle Fresh Start '98." Sounds...good?

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Pacey and Joey horse around during an impromptu game of miniskirt football. Gee, if we had a nickel for every time this happened in our lives!

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A day spent relaxing in a rustic rowboat just isn't complete without ridiculous, tight-fitting headgear.

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Can we just talk about Joey's outfit here? If this is not the most '90s thing in the world, well...okay, actually, Dawson's haircut might take the cake. Or Pacey's ill-fitting sweater/pants combo that he may or may not have borrowed from Chandler Bing.

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Haha, guys! This fence is so much fun — and our sweaters are hilarious!

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