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zargosh
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1989 fake hanes?

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This was listed on a shirt said to be from 1989. All of the hanes tags I've seen from that era have deep blues and reds. It looked sketchy to me, but maybe it's just super washed out. Also, the fonts look wrong. The "Fifty-Fifty" looks pretty narrow, although I've seen some variation with that as you can see in the two authentic tags below. And the fonts below the box look like a heavier weight (thicker) than the ones on the authentic tags. I'll be interested to hear what you all think.
1989 fake hanes?
This is a legit 1989 tag for comparison
1989 fake hanes?
And a legit one from 1986 with a narrower font (although not as narrow as the questionable tag)
1989 fake hanes?

jimmyj
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Re: 1989 fake hanes?

Post by jimmyj »

I like your attention to detail! Never really noticed that before but it looks like it's Hanes tag cannon.

Check this out:

https://www.defunkd.com/brand/hanes-fifty-fifty/

That tag design, including the 100% cotton, have a ton of variances.

Check out this oddball one below.

BTW what shirt is it on?
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zargosh
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Re: 1989 fake hanes?

Post by zargosh »

Thanks for the info, Jimmy. It was a cool Who shirt on Mercari. I went back to buy it, but it was already snagged. Live and learn.
https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m465093 ... ch_results
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