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How to tell Woolrich apart from Woolrich Woolen Mills?

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Hey everyone... So I read all the threads about the differences between Woolrich and Woolrich Woolen Mills.  So, I get that... But how can you tell the difference between Woolrich and Woolrich Woolen Mills in terms of looking at labels or construction??

 

I just bought this off ebay, and I figured worst case scenario it is Woolrich, but I like the way it looks, so I would go ahead and buy it.  Worst case scenario I lose 50 bucks. 

 

The seller indicated that it was Woolrich Woolen Mills, but gauging from his grasp of written English, I'm beginning to have doubts...

 

Anyway, thanks for your help... I'll post the link and pics!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261142470990?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648

 

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post #2 of 9

Woolrich Woolen Mills has a label that says "Woolrich Woolen Mills".  It's a black label with a white sheep stiched on it and "Woolrich" in red written over the sheep.  Woolrich John Rich & Bros has a label that says "Woolrich John Rich & Bros."  It has a navy label with goldenrod colored writing and a sheep as well.  Woolrich, or for lack of a better term "standard" Woolrich currently looks like it has a green label with white writing and no sheep. 

 

The coat you have in the pictures looks like "standard" Woolrich.  Now Woolrich is a woolen mills, so even if it's not from the Woolrich Woolen Mills collection, it's not false to say a garment that is "standard" Woolrich is a Woolrich woolen mills garment.  I could be mistaken though as I've only been shopping the Woolrich John Rich & Bros and Woolrich Woolen Mills collections for about two years.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the response?

 

Any other input anyone?? Did I just lose 50 bucks lol?  I will update on the fit once I get the jacket.... but I kinda like how it looks. very americana and warm.

 

I though most woolrich now is made overseas from the info I read off their website.... so I guess this piece is a vintage woolrich then??

post #4 of 9
Not sure what kind of further input you're looking for but I can confirm that the coat is standard woolrich and not wwm....
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

I guess I was wondering if it was a vintage woolrich or if it is a woolrich from recent times....

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Originally Posted by yufu22 View Post

I guess I was wondering if it was a vintage woolrich or if it is a woolrich from recent times....

 

Looks older to me.  I don't know that I'd say "officially vintage", but a few years old.  I would look for a tage inside the garment to see if you can find any information on what year it was made.  Some companies put these in.  You might have to do some deciphering to figure it out.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Will keep you guys updated once I receive.

post #8 of 9
This is not woolen mills. This is standard woolrich which makes me surprised to see it made in the USA. Either way, it looks pretty nicely put together and quite cozy.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

law -thanks, I liked the way it looked,  it was 50 bucks on ebay, and I'm sure it will be cold in NY again next month so I picked it up.

 

I was also confused by the fact that it was made in USA as well.... woolrich no longer makes most of their stuff here, which lead me to believe that it was A) woolen mills or B) vintage.

 

Will update with pictures, should have sometime after x-mas.

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