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TimeForMemories
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Question about sewn in tags...

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So as I've been hunting more and more for vintage tees, I've been noticing quite a few that have tags sewn in (one stitch line) on top of the neck seam, maybe even with previous tags removed/clipped behind. So my question is - have some companies through the years actually done this for their products (maybe using previous deadstock?) or are all shirts like that fakes? I'm seeing these at thrift stores and I don't really think there would be that many fakes donated to those. But I don't know, lol.

Here is an example of what I'm talking about. I have this same Space Jam tee that this seller has listed here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261913238020. If you zoom in on his closeup pic of the tag, you can see the tag is sewn in on top of the seam with one stitch. This is exactly how the one I have is, too, so that makes me think that's just how they made them.

So should I automatically not buy shirts like that or are many of them genuine products?

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Re: Question about sewn in tags...

Post by TimeForMemories »

Here's another example of one that I have. The Starter tag is obviously sewn in after the fact. But the shirt looks legit and has the Starter logo on the sleeve as well. So did they maybe have it sewn in on an older stock tee for some reason?
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Re: Question about sewn in tags...

Post by jimmyj »

whole thing is bizarre. but perhaps in this instance due to wanting to churn out a ton of tees to meet a world series win demand they ran out of blank inventory and had to use other blanks? they finished them with a sewn in tag? or maybe they were made on the fly in cleveland when atlanta could have clinched there.
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Re: Question about sewn in tags...

Post by mrs_stout »

I wouldn't trust these Starter t-shirts with the tags like that. Starter tags were always sewn in and I can't see the anticipated demand for Braves tees to be that great that they didn't have enough stock on hand to print them.

I was in my youthful prime in NYC back in the 80s/90s. Starter was HOT back in the 90s and you could find bootleg hats & jackets on Canal Street along with bootleg Nikes & Tommy Hilfiger. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the t-shirts were bootlegged too.

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