Clothing label dating

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Vintage labels will sometimes have the names of countries or colonies that no longer exist.For example, you can deduce that a clothing item was produced prior to 1999 if they have the British Colony of Hong Kong on the label, considering this colony gained independence before the dawn of the new millennium.A union label will be from either the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) or from one of the other six union or union subgroups.

Using this date you can age the piece as the year noted on the tag or a few years later. A label or the design of an American flag on or near the brand tag.

Often, the tag will be a give away to the authenticity of the vintage clothing.

For beginners to the vintage trend, Google can be a powerful aid in determining what decade a particular brand is from.

These were introduced into sewing patterns for shorter women with the half size denoting the items shorter length.

They are always after an even number, as odd numbers were then used to indicate junior sizing for petite women.

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