Tips for Distinguishing Clothing Vintage (Part I)

Finally comes the second part of the article “tips for distinguishing clothing Vintage (part I) “!!

Some people have told me that you seemed a very interesting article and that you were willing to read the second part. Researching on this subject, that is to me very attractive, I have learned many things that I will get better parts for Basilisa. Let’s get started!

What is the age that has to have a garment to be considered vintage?

As well, a part is considered vintage when it has at least 20 years old.

Then we will make a review by different labels and fabrics that will make that we are better situated at the time of purchase.


If you find a tag that comes from USA with the nomenclature of “one-size-fits-all” you will have a piece of 80s. The exaggerated silhouettes were carried and read them in this way according to legalarmist.


In the past, it was very difficult to renumber all garments so they did it in the form of batch, so that each of them was only going to a store. This happened until 1979.


If you find extremely large labels you will have in your hands a garment of the 1980s. At that time we were not aware of the sustainability of the planet and the paper was used as if it there is a tomorrow.


Luckily, this tradition is recovering today. Many designers and firms are putting their city of origin and production on their labels.


Countries as well as Asian colonies.


They were marketed from 1940 until 1970

Until 1971 no piece of clothing had instructions from basin.

Polyester was invented in 1941 and the first time it went on sale was in 1953 but where it became very popular was in 1970. Almost all of that decade garments are made of polyester, he is perfectly recognizable by touch, and the noise they make when walking.

-Polyester also had names like vintage: Celanese, Ködel or Vycron

-The “Nylon” was marketed in 1939, his vintage name Quiana Nylon.

-The “Lycra” also called “Spandex” was invented in 1959.

-Acrylic: its first marketing was in 1950, their vintage names were: acrylic, were, Orlon and Creslan.

Synthetic fabrics were mostly invented during the second world war due to the shortage of silk and chemical companies like Dupont.

Liners: Before 1970 skirts or dresses not used to carry liners because women used combinations, starting from where the polyester lining became very popular.

And finally, the logo “Woolmark” only we can see it in clothes from 1960, there was first used as a marketing technique to promote the consumption of natural fibres.


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