- Look at the logo on the tag. If you don't recognize the brand name, it might be vintage.
- Flip the label over to see where the garment was made.
- Check the fabric composition tag.
- Look for unique construction details and/or handmade sew jobs.
- Check for a metal zipper.
What's a vintage shirt?
"Vintage" is a colloquialism commonly used to refer to all old styles of clothing. A generally accepted industry standard is that items made between 25 years ago and 100 years ago are considered "vintage" if they clearly reflect the styles and trends of the era they represent.
What is considered vintage clothing?
An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage.1 Jul 2019
Why are vintage t-shirts so expensive?
Most shops clean every item they buy, which already adds time, and cost, to the item. Vintage American clothes also have an added amount of 'trendiness', making it more worthwhile to buy from there, and have it shipped over, since it automatically can be sold for a higher price, earning more profit.17 May 2020
What makes a shirt vintage?
Applying Webster's definition a “vintage t-shirt” is a t-shirt that is not new. That leaves a big grey area, but suffice to say they don't mean one year old. But the safest bet to define a vintage t-shirt is one that is 20 or more years old.