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jesvox
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Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by jesvox »

i have a couple ov vintage tees made by velva sheen, but whats there history? the tag looks pretty cool its white with a yellow square in the middle and it says Cincinnati ohio, USA, anyone know about this tag/brand/era?

Thanks

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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by CRAZYBUBBA »

80s. Although I have seen a t-shirt with a late 70s copyright and the yellow velvasheen tag.

The later velva sheens have blue lettering on a white label which has a satin-like finish to it. (see pic below)

Literally every other t-shirt that I see with this tag has mickey on it. What prints do yours have?
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StivTaters
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by StivTaters »

Here's a pic of one off a late 70s shirt and i believe this same tag was used on early and maybe mid 80's too.
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Fatandyz
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

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This is one I picked up recently.
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jesvox
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by jesvox »

CRAZYBUBBA wrote:80s. Although I have seen a t-shirt with a late 70s copyright and the yellow velvasheen tag, I'm pretty sure that velvasheen was entirely 80s.

The later velva sheens have blue lettering on a white label which has a satin-like finish to it. (see pic below)

Literally every other t-shirt that I see with this tag has mickey on it. What prints do yours have?
Thanks for the reply!, yes i have 3 mickey mouse shirts and a red dallas print pretty cool

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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by Frank »

I love Velva Sheen!

Here's an interesting article I found on Google Books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=WR8DAA ... ti&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I also learned that Velva Sheen was bought out by Brazos in 1994, despite their predictions of 10% annual growth in the previous article. Brazos also bought up another vintage favorite, Gulf Coast Sportswear in the 90s. Brazos filed Chapter 11 in 1999.

Gotta love the internet! There is some anthropology and sociology to this vintage business, no?

Fatandyz
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

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Here's another yellow tag Velva Sheen I recently picked up.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :MESELX:IT

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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by fancypants »

I recently came across this great orange cotton Velva Sheen with a fantastic Norton iron-on (dated 1973). The Velva Sheen tag certainly looks older than any others I've seen before so I'd tend to place it sometime in the 70's (maybe close to the date of the iron-on).
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by jimmyj »

nice - that's the tag the modern day versions duplicated, haven't ever seen one:

http://www.defunkd.com/2010/07/12/velva-sheen/

might even have been carried over from the 60s....certainly isn't like most other 70s tags.

wicked shirt...too bad it's an iron on.
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Re: Anyone heard of Velva Sheen?

Post by hazarudden »

I got this Velva Sheen tag. But until today i never seen like this? Anyone know in what era this tag? I tried my best to take a picture of the tag but its already faded. Stated VS and next to VS is Velva Sheen.Tag is in white color and the words is in red.
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