Whoever said fashionable clothing is just for the ladies clearly has never seen these top fashion designers for men.Designing and producing the top looks in men's shirts, pants, shoes and accessories, these fashion designers and labels remain at the top of the industry for men's clothing.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.) 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).
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.I make the rounds at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store, Goodwill, estate/garage sales and several locally owed thrift stores on a weekly basis.I have found some awesome pieces so far but I know I have missed tons of great buys because I don’t have a lot of knowledge/experience in vintage clothing.I have been selling on e Bay and I’m just beginning to venture into vintage clothing.Can anyone recommend some resources where I can find information on identifying vintage pieces?