This article is your go-to reference for tips and tricks to reveal a garment’s probable vintage era based on the details of its labels and tags alone! Approximately the year noted on the tag, or a few years later. A.” or the design of an American flag on or near the garment’s brand tag. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: While statistically speaking I don’t have the numbers to back it up, we can all agree that only a small percent of garments today are actually Made in U. Clearly, “De Pinna” wasn’t aware of theirs when they made this garment before 1963! Pre-1939 if the made-from-wool garment has no label identifying it as wool. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: According to one of my sources, half sizes were introduced in 1940s sewing patterns for “shorter” women.I’d love to know, so please leave me a comment below the post or by saying hello on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or by subscribing to my newsletter (which emails content not on the site — including behind-the-scenes of thrift stores and vintage photoshoot pics! NOTE: The catch to consider is that the copyright date isn’t always the production year of the garment itself, but rather the date the brand or logo was copyrighted. The verbiage should be up front and not behind the tag. The garment isn’t older than 1964 if it has the first Woolmark logo (100% wool); no older than 1971 if it has the second (60% wool) and no older than 1999 if it has the third (50% wool). The half size denoted the garment’s shorter length.RESOURCE: The Vintage Fashion Guild’s Woolmark guide. the type of material noted on a garment, particularly if it has an unusual name like “Dacron Polyester.” HOW OLD? WHY IT’S VINTAGE: The invention of synthetics during World War II was an exciting time for American fashion — and for the clothing companies themselves! RESOURCES: Explanation of Half Sizes on Sewing Patterns by The Hem Line & Explanation of Vintage Plus Sizes by Charearl. an RN number of five to six numbers, proceeded with “RN.” HOW OLD?Chemical companies like Du Pont released these marketing names to create incentive for consumers to buy a garment, labels included trade names like “Qiana Nylon” (versus just Nylon) or “Dacron Polyester” (versus just Polyester). 1959 and earlier for numbers listed 00101 to 04086 and post 1959 for numbers listed as 13670 or larger.I can’t wait […] So you want to be a plus size model?This episode is what you have been waiting your whole life for.We're personally inspired by role models like Kirstie Alley, 63, who tears up the floor on "Dancing With The Stars," and was quick to defend Lady Gaga after the media frenzy over her weight gain. Check out our slideshow to find out the 10 cities where big, bold and beautiful is hot, hot, hot.
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