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Help dating sweater

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Eliezer Vintage, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Eliezer Vintage

    Eliezer Vintage Registered Guest

    Hi! I need some help dating this men’s wool sweater. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    thank you - Amanda

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  2. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member


    It will help us if you can show us a photo of the whole sweater plus any design details.

    The Woolmark tag came into use in the early 70s, which means this is no earlier than that.
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  3. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    It was mid 60s, I think? For the original 100% wool woolmark, which this is. There are a couple of later incarnations that denote blends.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2020
  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    You are correct, Ruth. I wasn't sure at first glance what the part obscured by the size tag said. On closer inspection, it does say 100% pure. That tag originated in 1964. The snippet of sweater & labeling we have seen so far looks newer than that.
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  6. Eliezer Vintage

    Eliezer Vintage Registered Guest

    Hi all - see attached picture of the sweater. Thank you all for your help!

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  7. Joyatri

    Joyatri Trade Member

    This doesn't help with dating, but I found a shirt on Etsy with the same label. The label photo of the shirt includes a label with an RN number. Looking up the RN number (https://rn.ftc.gov/Account/BasicSearch) shows that "Points North" was registered to M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing Co. Inc. This company has lots of registered trademarks (https://trademarks.justia.com/owners/m-fine-sons-manufacturing-co-inc-45085/), but unfortunately, "Points North" is not listed. The company was in business until 2012.

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