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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha, there is obviously no union tag to go by, so I was just taking a guess. On another note, here's a large piece of Brooks Brothers luggage from the 40's. This I did find information on in regards to the metal tag near the handle.
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  2. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    I want that Brooks Brothers suitcase so bad. Awesome find, eazy.
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man.

    Some more England bespoke :

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    and some croc for simon..

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  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    330 - really love those shoes.
     
  5. comrade

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    Touche'
    This has been a learning experience.
     
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  6. tonylumpkin

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    Couldn't pass this up tonight. Gimbel's Sandringham double breasted cashmere overcoat. The union label puts it between 1949 and 1962. Unbelievably heavy and well made. The coat weighs almost 4 pounds, is only quarter lined and is tagged a 37 short, which should give you some idea of the weight of the cashmere. Horn buttons, belted back and tons of hand work. They really don't make them like this any more. And this was a Gimbel's store brand coat. Best of all...no moth damage.

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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I really need to memorize how to date a union tag on the fly. I have a mental block when it comes to that.
     
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  9. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    That Crombie is BadBoy.[​IMG]
    however, i believe it is recent. i have one. sans nice collar.looks 2000-2005. could be wrong.
    sorry EZ.

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    overcoat. THICK tartan kilt-type material heavy thing.early late 80's-early90's.
    Crombie are BEASTS at any age.
     
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  10. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Numbers through the middle: Pre-49
    Numbers on the edge: Post-49

    For the post-49 tags:
    [​IMG] in the lower left: 62-76
    No [​IMG]: 49-62

    The [​IMG] would be where the penciled-in "12" is on Tony's tag above.
     
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  11. capnwes

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    Picked this up last night.

    Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch Alligator belt
    I believe it is from the 60's, due to having "San Francisco" in the label.

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  12. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Here you go. Maybe save these to your phone for reference when you're in the field.

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  13. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Well-Known Member

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    On the 1962-76 union labels, I know that black numbering comes later than red numbering - anyone know when the switch was made?
     
  14. torz

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    60's Pendelton, wish I had a beard

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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot saved, thank you!
     
  16. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh, well, this clothing thing is a constant learning process, that's why I come here. :nodding: Thanks for the info!
     
  17. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    A discussion in the thrift bragging thread made me realize I need to put this caveat in here:

    Union tags are helpful, but they are only a general guide. Earlier tags were sometimes used after their replacements had been introduced if a particular tailor or factory had a bunch of the old ones laying around. The only thing a union tag will tell you for sure is that the garment wasn't made prior to when they started using that label.

    In other words, you can use a union tag to establish a not-earlier-than date of manufacture, but not a precise date or a not-later-than date.
     
  18. capnwes

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    I can provide evidence to back this up....Union tag indicates the later part of '62-'76, but maker tag is dated 1980.
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  19. cptjeff

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    Low volume operations like custom tailors would be especially prone to that, I would think.
     
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  20. meister

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    The old Stetson Shoe Factory I believe is a combination of housing and shoe museum.
     

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