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) Feel free to scroll through the post to read these 13 tips for using your garment’s tag to help identify its vintage era, or click any of the links below to be taken immediately to the text within the article! WHY IT’S VINTAGE: If you’ve got a garment with a copyright year of 1992 or earlier, then by industry definition you’ve got yourself a huge piece of the puzzle dating your garment as vintage! WHY IT’S VINTAGE: The Woolmark logo was first placed on the tags of wool clothing in 1964 as a marketing technique to encourage consumers to buy the natural fiber of wool over synthetics polyester and acrylic. Pre-1999, considering the British Colony of Hong Kong gained its independence before the dawn of the new millennium. the use of “half” sizes with 1/2 after the whole number size, i.e. The sizing was with an even whole number and “1/2” because odd numbers were denoted for junior sizing (at that time, petite women and not teenagers).
NOTE: Because the Woolmark logo is licensed and therefore costs money to use, not all garments made from wool are labeled with a Woolmark. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: While dating a garment to 1999 doesn’t make it vintage, you can date garments with countries like “Yugoslavia,” which divided into Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia in the early 1990s. My other source references half sizes as indicators of a vintage plus-size garment beginning at size 20 1/2.
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!
Your fingers stroke the fabric along a garment’s back and neck, hoping to find a label or tag and your much-needed clue to its vintage authenticity.
Your search comes up empty, so you turn the garment inside out to look along the side or bottom seam.
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.