Some guy asked me how old a dress shirt was, current label Canali. The auction title said "current label." If it's the current label and the auction has an abundance of photos and a description of the shirt's condition, why would it even matter how old it was? The age of the shirt has little bearing on its condition when contrasted with other factors such as how often it was worn, how it was cared for, did someone stain it, etc. I could have a suit from the 70's that's in better condition than a suit made a year ago. In the grand scheme of things, it seems like a nonsensical question unless it's related to a vintage/collectible item.
I think the "how old is it?" Question sort of encompasses all of what you said just people don't know how to communicate properly