Thus, you can “take a guess” at how old a garment may be by comparing its RN number to 13670.Shown here is 17272, which I would necessarily identify the year a garment was made.“ source of information for performing the important detective work a good vintage lover knows and loves: Dating the era of one’s vintage piece! WHY IT’S VINTAGE: Zip codes weren’t invented until 1963, when the growth of America made it necessary to institute zip codes for the postal service to more easily track addresses.Over a year ago I shared my “11 Ways to Tell It’s Vintage by Labels & Tags.” The story was such a hit that it inspired me to write stories on how union labels and the construction of your vintage garment can help when determining a garment’s era and fashion history. Secondly, the production country of a modern garment is typically found the tag — not frontside, as seen here on this 1980s Jeanne Marc label. a boutique’s address with the absence of a zip code. Today, (Manhattan) New York has more than 40 different zip codes. either the absence of, or the design of a “Woolmark.” HOW OLD?A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is doing various activities.
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making it the oldest article of clothing discovered in Scandinavia.
It is thought that shoes may have been used long before this, but because the materials used were highly perishable, it is difficult to find evidence of the earliest footwear.
Also, for more vintage geographic know-how read more about the influences of California & Hawaii in my Dating Clothing as Vintage article. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: Read more on how to date vintage by its care label here. a union label, either from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) or from one of the other 6 unions or union subgroups, including HOW OLD?
Typically 1920s to 1980s, depending on the tag design you’re looking at. Well you know it’s vintage cause it has my name on it!
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