Vintage Tips

Useful tips on how to date, clean and buy vintage clothes.

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How to store vintage clothing like a pro!
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How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing

Establishing the year in which a particular vintage garment was made, can be a very tricky and daunting task, especially when there are no tags attached, as is the case with a lot of garments made in the 1930s-1950s which were often handmade or the tags did not survive the wear and tear of time. Some of my most valuable 1940s suits were clearly made to measure by a seamstress and judging by the fabrics used, as well as the incredible craft that went into making them, the clients were undoubtedly very well to do. As much as the topic of the history of vintage clothes is a never-ending learning curve for me, there are certain ways by which I’m able to identify and date most but not all of my collected pieces. I’ve been asked many times by readers to write a post about that very topic and I hope my tips will be useful!

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How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing

How to date vintage clothing Establishing the year in which a particular vintage ...

A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

Examples of CC41 clothes and lingerie from my personal collection.   I've been fascinated ...