Gantner of California cow print jacket

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Slimewarp, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

    I can't seem to find any comparable pieces by Gantner & Mattern. Im guessing 1970s from the label and zipper, but not sure. Has anyone seen a similar piece from them? It looks like a lot of swim and sportswear. 20191025_170944.jpg 20191025_171904.jpg 20191025_171947.jpg 20191025_171904.jpg 20191025_172123.jpg

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  2. LisaHird

    LisaHird Registered Guest

    It looks nice. I wish you to wear it on good days.
    I hope you find the pieces you want.
  3. Attirelyvintage

    Attirelyvintage Registered Guest

    Were they (Gantner and Mattern) even around in the 70s?
    This jacket looks 50s or 60s to me. The Talon zipper would indicate this, I think there is a blog from the Vintage_Haberdashery (or something like that) that gives a brief history of the zippers and styles.
  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    That fuchsia looks so modern.

    Here are some 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s tags from animal print tags.






    This is the 70s tag.

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  5. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

    Thanks for the help, and thank you for the label photos. I think it is more likely 50s or early 60s after more research.
  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

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  9. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Rin Tanaka did a series of books. I have 'My Freedamn' vol.1 through vol.10.

    I think the fuchsia is modern. Many companies embrace "vintage" and reproduce pieces.
  10. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    According to our Label Resource, Gantner and Mattern dissolved in 1950 and the Gantner label was reestablished in 1980 so it can't be '70's.

    I think it is early '80's. Still vintage.

    Linda, the color you are seeing looks red on my monitor and close to the color of the 1950s label:

    upload_2019-11-3_16-25-32.png upload_2019-11-3_16-26-26.png Label in the faux fur jacket
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  11. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    The separate dry clean and size label are not modern, but could certainly be early 80s. While modern companies do reproduce a vintage aesthetic in their labels, they don't do those separate care and tiny size labels that were common in the 70s and 80s.
  12. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

    Thanks for all that info! It is indeed a Fuchsia color on the label, not red.
  13. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

    Oh, those books look amazing!
  14. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Yes, truly fantastic books. I am very happy to have got them when I did.

    Spring 2019 yet every detail reeks of vintage.

  15. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Oh okay. I haven't seen that before. I still think this garment isn't modern, by these labels. There are subtle differences.
  16. Marzilli_Vintage

    Marzilli_Vintage Trade Member

    That zipper is virtually identical to Talon's 1940's zippers except the bottom corners are rounded instead of a crisp 90 degrees. The one on your jacket was used from the 1950's on, but I think your jacket would probably have a Talon 42 if it were 70's.

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