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Red Wing sweater

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:00 pm


If anyone knows the year and perhaps value of this Red Wing sweater Still a noob when it comes to the vintage tshirt/clothing game, but the triggers on this sweater for me:

- made in usa
- 50/50
- "fit" of the sweater seems a bit old skool




regards and happy hunting

Re: Red Wing sweater

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:10 pm

My guess on this one would be late 80s to early 90s. The RN is for the brand "Signal Sports". Also FYI, it's a crewneck sweatshirt, not a sweater. I usually get $30-$35 for this type of sports team sweatshirt. You may be able to squeeze $40-$45 out of it if it's in nice condition and you're willing to wait a while for the right buyer. It is the Red Wings which has a bigger fan base and Michiganders are more likely to want a sweatshirt with their long winters. :)

Use keywords like: crewneck, sweatshirt, motown, hockeytown, detroit, Michigan, Red Wings, and even throw "hip hop" in there cuz a lot of hip hop artists are wearing stuff like this.

Re: Red Wing sweater

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:42 pm

@TimeForMemories, really appreciate the education thank you

Living on the other side of the pool (in Europe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) "Crewneck sweatshirt" is a word I never used ;). I hope I can get around 30 euros.

I also appreciate the keywords suggestion especially when I could sell on ebay. But I am only putting items on ebay if I think I can get more then $100. Due to shipping costs from europe to US (around 25 euros) and I like to list my items with free shipping.

Oh and how did you know "RN is for the brand "Signal Sports"? Is there any RN database we could search?


Re: Red Wing sweater

Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:10 pm

No problem! :) I figured calling it a sweater was the usage for wherever you are located. In the US, it's called a sweatshirt and this particular style is a crewneck.

You'd probably get less for it on eBay, too. I sell most of my vintage stuff on Etsy and/or here on Defunkd. eBay is pretty oversaturated with stuff and I've found things sell for less on there than on Etsy and Defunkd.

As far as the RN, I just did a Google search of "RN 46831" from your tag pic and saw in the results that Signal Sports was in several of them and that makes sense with your shirt. :)
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