Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Elizabeth Ramos-Boyce, Mar 13, 2018.
I think the date on the label might be 9/12/75 and agree it was probably an alteration tag.
I forgot to ask this. Is the belt original to the coat? Or have you added it for the photos?
That ILGWU label was used only from 1974-1995, so it HAS to be from somewhere in there. Can't be any younger as that union label did not exist prior to 1974.
My guess 1985, material content looks like camel hair.
I think that is an 8 with a straight top and straight crossover line that is faded. A style of handwritten numbers popular in the 80s
There's really no doubt. You can't have a coat older than 1974 with that Union label. It didn't exist before 1974. The only question is whether the coat is from the 70s, 80s or early 90s, and it certainly looks 80s to me. The handwritten label likely refers to alterations. Nicer department stores had alteration departments until fairly recently. They would alter anything you bought, right in the store. Take up hems or take in waists or whatever you needed. Some still do. You would most often have the alterations made at the time you bought the coat. You didn't bring it back later, generally speaking. It wasn't like going to a tailor. So she probably bought the coat in September of 1985.
Hello! I checked the Dior label resource and couldn’t find my label. I have a custom Dior fur coat and wondering about what type of fur and label date?
Hi Missy, you'll probably get a better response if you start a new thread for your coat
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