I'm in the same boat. My bf really wants me to make him a knitted vest like the one that Mike Ditka of the Chicago Bears used to wear. Can't find a pattern and I haven't tried to create my own pattern yet so we'll see what happens. The only thing I'm sure of is that he is not going to be getting one in time for Halloween...lol.
If you do find anything, please let me know. I just saw a pic online of a toddler dressed up like a mini Ditka, and I just have to make that sweater for someone!!