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When did the Era of printed Neck labels Start?

Post by starhubble »

Hi there! I'm relatively new to collecting vintage tees. :) When did printed labels (in the neck of the shirt) instead of tags become common?

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Re: When did the Era of printed Neck labels Start?

Post by jimmyj »

Great Q and we're currently working on a full post about it...because I recently saw an IG t-shirt guy claim that they started in 2008, and that "it's not vintage" if you have a printed tag. It actually started in the 70s (maybe earlier,) though not mainstream like in the mid to late 2000s. As a general rule you could say the vast majority of them haven't yet reached "vintage" yet, but like most general rules, like the single-stitch claims, there are a lot of exceptions that make it pretty unreliable.

We're actually waiting to hear back from a second t-shirt maker that had branding in the inside collar.
Jimmy J

(Please note: Legit checks I do in this forum should not be considered 100% conclusive; I'm simply giving a gut reaction based on the limited information provided.)

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