Help build a resource for vintage t-shirt brand by discussing and posting photos of labels.
Post Reply
jimmyj
Site Admin
Posts: 2242
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:26 pm

1940s Hanes Irregular Tag

Post by jimmyj »

Had this auction for a Pearl Harbor t-shirt pointed out to me:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0627067691

I've never seen a Hanes label (pic below) marked with Irregular before. The sellers explanation:

The tag is marked "Irregular" because there is a small 1/4 inch stitching error on the back that is extremely hard to see.


Did Hanes really go through the trouble of branding mis-produced shirts? If so, that's pretty amazing and honest. Had I not seen that explanation I would have just thought it was a way to describe the cut of the t-shirt - something different from their regular cut, who knows what that might have been in the 40s.

Anyone know for sure?
Attachments
hanesir.jpg
hanesir.jpg (89.4 KiB) Viewed 3853 times
Jimmy J

hermosavtg
Posts: 310
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:41 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: 1940s Hanes Irregular Tag

Post by hermosavtg »

here's how they did it in the late 80s-early 90's (fabric had a run throughout):

Image

Shirt didn't sell for a whole lot. The print looks kind of nostalgic to me. Like it's more "post WWII."

CRAZYBUBBA
Posts: 545
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:29 am
Location: Montreal/Honduras
Contact:

Re: 1940s Hanes Irregular Tag

Post by CRAZYBUBBA »

The seconds that I buy usually have a stamp (as above) or cut label. I've yet to see any company brand irregulars.
Have vintage Elvis tees? Let me know!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post