"Lot #" Labels on USA-Made Vintage Clothing

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by FutureBlues, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. FutureBlues

    FutureBlues Registered Guest


    Apologies if I missed this somewhere, am trying to find information on this and couldn't anywhere - does anyone know what it means when you see "lot" and then a number on vintage clothing? I see it all the time on USA-made clothing, usually when there is a union label and am just curious. Attaching an image here.

    Thank you!

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  2. cotmyey

    cotmyey Trade Member

    Usually, the 'LOT' is associated with a specific factory and production shift. Tells the manufacturer something, but not much good to us. :)
    I think they became phased out by a lot of producers in the late 70's when a lot of the factories went overseas.
  3. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    I always thought it was the size number, but I see in your photo that that's given as well, so Gayle's explanation makes sense.
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