Vintage Tags Book by Joel Hoffman
Vintage Tags is a field guide designed to assist thrifters and vintage t-shirt collectors in dating shirts by examining changes in the labeling of vintage t-shirt brands over three decades. This book focuses on vintage tags from American brands who produced shirts from the 1970s through the end of the 1990s. Every tag inside the collar of a t-shirt gives clues as to when a shirt was produced. Studying the color, the size, the logo design, and the fonts can help identify the era from which a shirt was made. Half field resource, half art book, Vintage Tags displays large images of each tag in chronological order to feature each brand’s progression of design throughout the years. Paired with each collection of tags are images of vintage t-shirts from my collection over the years. This accessible guide documents the history of vintage t-shirts and pays homage to those still collecting them.
Brands: Anvil, Ched, Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, Jerzees, Russell Athletic, Screen Stars, Sportswear, Velva Sheen, and other tags.
Self Funded and Published
Each Book is Numbered
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What people are saying about Vintage Tags...
"This book is the s#!t. Super fun book ... I knew most of the tags, but there are so many minor details that people can learn from this book"
- Perry Shall (Artist, T-Time Shirt Show Host, & Vintage T-shirt Super Collector)
"This book is pure gold, man! Instead of spending hours upon hours digging up info on brands and their tags here it is all in one convenient place!"
"Fire as "F". Amazing Find"