How do you define vintage?
This question is really difficult because vintage means so many things to different people. I define vintage as anything around 20 years or older. When I search for vintage clothing, I generally try to pick up cool pieces from 2003 or earlier. You can tell the “age” of clothing based on things like tags, stitching, material, graphic art dating, and others. A lot of the nature shirts that I select for Parks Project have a date printed directly next to the graphic on the shirt. I look for all of these indicators when I am searching for clothes!
I think vintage clothing depends a lot on the individual and what they personally find nostalgic. For instance, I like to collect nature tees, Harley Davidson shirts, Grateful Dead concert tees, and other conversation starting pieces. Lots of people like to look for shirts specific to their favorite movies, tv shows, and concerts and they may set a different time period that they label as vintage.