Dating vintage clothing ilgwu
The first thing you should know is that in all these years of buying and collecting vintage lingerie (and other fashions), I’ve rarely used labels to estimate the age of lingerie. Plus, the real value is in the beauty, the design details, the construction, the feel of it…Age isn’t more important than any of that; though age is usually an indicator of those great things!The following information is a guide to identifying and dating vintage clothing, suits, coats, pants, jackets, and workwear that was sewn by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America based on the union label that is present on the garment.
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.
By now, I can pretty much just “heft and eyeball” a garment and deduce the age.