There are several indicators to know if a garment is vintage . Our team is well informed in this field and analyzes each piece before buying it, or putting it on sale.
The term vintage designates a current highlighting items dating from more than 20 years ago . This concept evolves over time, and varies between generations.
However, there are several indicators that can be used to determine whether an item is vintage :
" Single-Stitch ": Single-stitching is one of the most glaring indicators that a garment was produced in the 90s, but only applies primarily to T-Shirts. Generally, singularly seam garments imply that the item was produced before the 2000s.
The label: The product label gives a lot of information about the date. If still present, it informs of the country of manufacture, which is also a great indicator. Sometimes some 90s clothes don't have tags because a lot of them were handmade.
"Blend" : The way in which the threads have been assembled into a piece of clothing; impacts texture, thickness, durability, etc.
"Fade": The fading effect of the color of an item having been washed many times or exposed to the sun.
Other techniques exist to identify the dates of manufacture of 90s clothing, and LE NINETY is committed to exploring these techniques further on its website in the future, via its Encyclopedia of the 90's