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Hey guys, great info on that SteelZipper site (http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html), does anyone have any similar guide as to european brands?

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Hey guys, great info on that SteelZipper site (http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html), does anyone have any similar guide as to european brands?

Didn't realize EU brands used union tags....

 

Best resource I know is http://vintagefashionguild.org/ but a lot is incomplete.

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Didn't realize EU brands used union tags....

 

Best resource I know is http://vintagefashionguild.org/ but a lot is incomplete.


No, I think EU brands didn't use them.

I meant some info on EU vintage brands - as what to look forsmile.gif and that site is what I wanted, thanks!

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I think Hansderhund would have some insight into this.

Where's the Hans yodel signal when we need it?

Haaaaaaaannnnnnssssss!
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Here's a Raleigh LTD-3 I picked up last summer. I put a fresh Brooks saddle on it along with some new rubber. Otherwise, all it needed was a good cleaning.

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Originally Posted by Bogdan View Post


No, I think EU brands didn't use them.
I meant some info on EU vintage brands - as what to look for:) and that site is what I wanted, thanks!

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I think Hansderhund would have some insight into this.

Where's the Hans yodel signal when we need it?

Haaaaaaaannnnnnssssss!

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Sorry, I must have missed this!

If you're looking for some sort of database that would apply to all European brands like Union tags, it would be hard to find something similar. If you're looking for how to identify quality, you'll have to get to know your better local tailors and look at things like zippers and snaps for brands. The vintage stuff is great and (generally) of high quality.

The thing I always look out for is polyester. When polyester became popular, it was blended with everything and many vintage pieces don't have fabric content tags. You'll just have to get a good feel for it so you can tell if something contains it. I was thrown off by a vintage jacket that was really well made and looked great. It actually had a content tag and I found out it was wool, silk and a healthy dose of polyester.
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Black numbering on union tags date them how far back? I have a real nice 3 pc suit I may want to contribute to the thread. Just want to make sure it's old enough lol.

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Black vs. red numbering isn't a precise way to date things. Red is earlier and black is later, but AFAIK there wasn't a specific date when they stopped using red and switched to black.

the (R) in the lower left corner is a more precise guide - it means that label is from 62-76. Given the black numbers, probably later in that range, but I don't think there's a way to nail it down closer than that.
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Awesome thanks. Is there a list / link to dating tags like this for future reference?
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Awesome thanks. Is there a list / link to dating tags like this for future reference?

Yes, it appears 136 posts earlier in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Awesome thanks. Is there a list / link to dating tags like this for future reference?

http://steelzipper.com/ACWA.html
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Originally Posted by Bogdan View Post

Hey guys, great info on that SteelZipper site (http://www.steelzipper.com/ACWA.html), does anyone have any similar guide as to european brands?

I haven't often seen union labels on non-US clothes other than those from Canada.
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Yes, it appears 136 posts earlier in this thread.

More like 12 posts....

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