By now, I can pretty much just “heft and eyeball” a garment and deduce the age.Visually, period style details tell me most of what I want to know, both in terms of the age of the item and what I want to wear.
The weight of the fabric, its feel, it’s shine or lack of it, especially with vintage nylon tells me a lot.
(Some antique dealers are this way with glass — just call me the nylon whisperer!
There are many hidden treasures to be found on the clothing racks of op shops and for vintage lovers it's important to know exactly what era their find comes from.
There are a few important clues to look for when sourcing the age of a garment.
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