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RyanB
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1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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I need help dating this thing. It's in amazing shape. Dated 1987. Has anyone seen a shirt from that period with a Hanes tag like this? As you can see it's a Heavyweight 100% cotton made in USA.
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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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No....that's the new logo...late 90s even early 00s.....1987 could have been the date of the design.
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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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Well I have this shirt with the same exact tag. It's from Bike Week '93. There are a lot of reused designs for Bike Week shirts but they do change the date. There's no reason to reprint a Bike Week shirt with an old date on it around here (Daytona/New Smyrna are). We have thousands of BW shirts floating around. I was hoping that meant my Harley shirt is the real deal. '87 and '93 aren't too far off. I guess it should be too good to be true.
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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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@RyanB where's the 1987 date? Is it real small at the bottom of the graphic? If so, that's the copy right date of the artwork not necessarily the date the t-shirt was printed. Many times earlier copy righted graphics are used repeatedly years following the original date the artwork was created and licensed.

That tag is not 1987.
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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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Yeah. It has the old officially licensed Harley Davidson merchandise mark with the date. Pretty much all modern Harley shirts have a Harley Davidson tag, right?

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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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Ya the modern day tees have the Harley tag.

It takes a while to have an eye for spotting the new from the old sometimes. ;)
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Re: 1987 Harley Davidson Tee with Hanes tag

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Just found yet another early 90's Bike Week shirt with this tag.

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