You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. The design of a tag can often be a telltale sign of its age.
The Fedora Lounge Guide to Union Labels
Freshpick Vintage: Dating Vintage: Using RN Numbers
I decided to tackle this article to create a compilation of union labels in one place on the Internet. Unfortunately, I lack original photography for ILGWU labels from its inception in to thumbnail available from Anjou Clothing , to and to Below is a brief timeline breaking down the different designs by period so that you can at least compare any of your older garments against this information to verify its age. Scalloped circle in front of a needle and thread, but placement of words has changed. The scalloped circle now surrounds a darkened circle. If this style of union label has no R, then the garment was made between June 28, and April 21, The same design as to , only in red, white and blue colors.
A Guide to Identifying ILGWU Union Labels in Vintage Clothing
Perfectly understandable. Ladies and Gentlemen, a lesson in vintage history… no falling asleep at the back! Style When dating vintage, the style of the sleeve can often be a telltale sign based on principles of what was fashionable in each decade. Look also at the length of the skirt — the timeline below briefly illustrates skirt styles and lengths from the s to early 60s. Zippers first became available in plastic in , and by nylon coil zippers were used in practically every mass produced garment.