Shopping from the Past: Garment Tags

I’ve been buying most of my clothes from thrift stores since high school. Part of my long-time obsession is simply recognizing familiar and discovering new garment tags. There’s a great story to be told with each one – whether they’re making a claim, stating their history, or just presenting information. It’s a great way to thrift, too, since you can capture the tag (in photographic form) and leave the garment behind, saving money and closet space. Ideal for austerity shoppers. Since 2004, I’ve been working on a flickr set; here are some highlights.

4 thoughts on “Shopping from the Past: Garment Tags”

  1. Brandon: Great link, that’s incredible! Strange to see the labels disembodied. Must be a pile of beheaded clothing somewhere.

    Aaron P: Yes, it’s a Boy Scout troop leader shirt-jac. Terrific garment.

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