FAQ: Public Vintage Fashion Q & A - Please Read Before You Ask Your Question

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    pinky-a-gogo Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the Public Vintage Fashion Q & A forum!

    Do you have a question about a specific vintage piece you've just acquired?
    You've come to the right place to find the answer!

    There is an enormous amount of interesting information gathered here at The VFG,
    so we suggest that before you ask your question, you first go to the
    Vintage Fashion Guild home page and check out the resources there.

    You can also run a search by entering keywords specific to your garment in the search box on the right side of the VFG home page.

    If you are unable to find a quick answer there, we have an amazing array of resources for you to peruse (direct links below), or please feel free to post a question with photos so we can help you more readily.

    If you are unsure how to post a photo, here are some instructions.
    Please be sure to show the front and back, close-ups and label shots of your garment.
    Please post your images to the thread, rather than linking to an external site.

    Please ask us about only one piece per post; and include as much pertinent information as possible: the type of fabric, any openings, zippers, zipper pulls, type of interior construction and seaming, shots of the labels, buttons if they are unusual, etc. The more you can tell us, the more we can tell you!

    Please put the designer or manufacturer’s name and type of garment in your title, e.g. “1950s Emma Domb ballgown.”

    Please remember that the VFG cannot authenticate or price items: a professional appraiser needs to see the item in person.
    You could also search closed auction results on ebay for similar items.

    Vintage Fashion Guild Resources:

    *The "Tips and Tricks" section on our main page is a wealth of information for anyone from the novice vintage lover to a true vintage aficionado.

    *There is a lot of information about garment specifics on our main page.

    *Check out our interesting and very informative timeline.

    *Question about a fur garment? Check out our Fur and Exotics Resource.

    *Trying to identify your garment from your label or tags?
    Check out our Label Resource which also includes ILGWU union labels.
    - an invaluable tool for vintage lovers

    *Need help dating vintage lingerie? We have an excellent Lingerie Guide to help.

    *The Fabric Resource is a great source of information too.

    *Questions about hat styles? Check out the Hat Resource!

    *We also suggest that you begin to build your own library of resource information;
    Check out the VFG Bookstore on Amazon.com (and the UK VFG Bookshop on Amazon.co.uk) for recommended reading.
    There is also list of books written by VFG members and some VFG Book Reviews to help guide you.

    *And, last don't forget to check the resources at your own local library; you may be surprised at what you'll find there, too.
     
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