The blog at VintageVixen. Join us in our love of all things vintage! August 26, Timeline Tips: Dating s Lingerie According to Life magazine, elastic and zippers “went to war” in the s. During World War II, there were a number of shortages on the home front, including fabric and certain metals. Shortages meant rationing, and for fashion design, that translated into carefully gauged patterns that used fabric according to government-imposed limits. In lingerie, the fabric rationing was less of an issue, as the required yardage was fairly predictable regardless of the style. But even lingerie was affected by the war. In vintage clothing we sometimes see s girdles with no zippers, only a laced closure. And this photo illustrates just why; specific metals and performance trims like elastic were needed elsewhere.
Vintage 101: Looking for clues in fashion labels.
I am very aware when shopping now how hard it is to date. I go to the vintage fashion guild to look at dates by label. Had there not been a label for me to check I would not have known it was that old and would not have purchased it. I got a great deal because I don’t believe anyone else knew it was vintage. The labels of even Sears change every decade or so and it helps to date their clothing.
I put it on the description but didn’t post a pic.
Perfecto is a secondary brand of “lancer fronted” leather motorcycle jackets designed by Irving Schott and manufactured by American clothing company Schott NYC. The first jacket was introduced in ,  making it the first such styled leather motorcycle jacket.
Tips for Dating Patterns: As caretakers of items from our past, we strive to provide customers with as much information as possible. Dating an object is important. Knowing a bit of history helps us date an object. For instance, Susie Seller has a Simplicity pattern listed which she describes as from the 70s. However, the last line of the address on the sleeve reads:
How To Determine Production Date of Vintage Levi’s 501 Jeans
Beware of Fraudulent Label Switching I am going to make some people angry with this post, but as an honest and knowledgeable dealer of vintage clothing, I need to make my readers aware of an issue that has been bothering me for quite awhile. The fraudulent practice of sewing vintage or designer labels into clothing that has no label or replacing a less desirable label with a better known one is, unfortunately, becoming more prevalent. Now, don’t get me wrong.
· I’m actually a Nike collector, and it’s much harder to date clothing than the shoes because the shoes usually have a production number on the tag or somewhere on the ://
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What does “Made in Hong Kong’ say about an object’s age?
As this adage implies, word choice when describing an item can sometimes be subjective, and the item’s value is often relative to the worth placed on it by an individual. With the value of an item being so variable, then, it is important to come to some common understanding of the standard meaning attached to basic labels. Whether hunting at the antique shop for enjoyment, or surfing listings for just the right item, understanding what is meant by terms such as “antique” or “vintage” will improve the buying and selling process.
These terms join a host of others e. But just being old does not make an item an “antique” or “vintage. Defining Terms While both terms, “antique” and “vintage,” do muster connotations of “old,” understanding the specific meanings that people knowledgeable about the trade attach to these words will go a long way toward clearer communication.
Beale International, located in San Francisco California, is the largest buyer, wholesaler and, exporter of used Levis in the Western United States. We are always buying used and vintage Levis.
Every wardrobe needs a great pair of vintage Levi jeans. What better choice than a classic pair of vintage Levi button-fly jeans? Or maybe you want a vintage boot cut, zip fly Whether you are shopping on the web, in a vintage clothing store, thrift store or yard sale, it is important to know if you paying for real vintage or finding the jeans of a lifetime.
Dating Levis does not have to be complicated and if you have ever wondered how old a pair of Levis are –then this brief guide will give you the basics to identifying and dating vintage Levi jeans. This can be seen when the cuff is folded up and looks like the photo on the right. The white strip will have a red thread running through is although sometimes this has turned pinkish or faded.
Only the jeans with this nice seam-work command decent dollars from this era. This issue will also have a red pocket tab with a lowercase ‘e’ in Levi. Generally expect them to be button fly s. The only distinguishing characteristics between this era and the post era are: Please refer to the pictures below. True classic deep indigo and rings spun denim.
How to Determine the Age of Vintage Clothing
Quick Tips for Dating Vintage Here are some quick, easy-to-remember tips. Union labels are often datable by union history. Vintage labels are a square of dating vintage clothes labels that while tiny, are huge clues for performing the detective work a good vintage lover knows and loves:
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Contact Welcome to the Thrifty Gent Looking sharp doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. By shopping thrift stores, sales and searching for bargains online you can look like a million bucks on a relatively low budget. Deciphering Brooks Brothers labels Those who know me well know I have two areas of particular affection when it comes to clothing: Brooks Brothers and vintage clothes.
And vintage clothing — especially from particular eras — is a really neat window into the past, and often to higher quality and better style than is readily available today. This is true in general especially for union labels, the tags sewn into pockets on US-made jackets that were made in unionized workshops. For a good guide to union labels, check out this post at The Fedora Lounge.
NIKE label dating?
While in the Salvation Army the other day, however, I explained to two teenage girls looking through records what “LP” stood for, and, what a “45” is. This was a bit of a wake up call as to how old I am, I mean, the wealth of vintage knowledge that I possess. I decided there and then to put some of that knowledge to use here.
There are many clues you will need to use to determine the age of a garment. The style, the cut, the fabric used and even the way it is constructed are all very important details to begin to look for and understand.
I’ve blogged recently about a couple of my Madame Alexander Cissette dolls: my white ballerina, and a redhead with a fancy hairdo that I partially restored.I also mentioned the triple-stitched wig part a couple of times, which dates a Cissette doll to or
If anyone can send proof to the contrary please contact us. The vintage tag shown to the left illustrates the union’s sewing machine symbol and scissors in the center of a diamond with red numbering across the center of this tag. The left side of the tag will read ” Union Made” on the first line and either “Work Clothes”, “Suit”, or “Garment” on the second line.
This tag was used from to Photo not currently Available – In a new tag was issued. The vintage label is identical to the issued tag. It has all the same features listed above except a new copyright date of followed by ACW of A. The right side of the tag will have the union bug mark followed by an number This vintage clothing tags of this type illustrate a sewing machine in the center, without scissors and a new layout for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America text.