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How old is this shirt?

I found a shirt in my late fathers closet, and I am wondering about how old it is. It is a cotton western style shirt, with painted metal snaps, not pearl snaps, and the tag readsĀ  “Penny’s Foremost Sanforized” and there is a picture of a bucking bronco horse and rider. The shirt is horribly wrinkled, but still in great shape, and I would like to wash and iron it, but am afraid too, I don’t want to damage it. The tag appears to be very old, and was just wondering if anyone has any idea how old it is (round about age) and the best way to clean it. I don’t want it to fall apart on me! Thank You!

By: Cathy Sanders

6 Responses to “How old is this shirt?”

  1. Judith commented on Fabrics.net:

    Hi Cathy,

    Try washing the shirt by hand using a mild dish detergent. The shirt shouldn’t fall apart but hand washing will give you an idea how the shirt will look once it is laundered. Read more…

  2. Judith says:

    Hi Cathy,

    Try washing the shirt by hand using a mild dish detergent. The shirt shouldn’t fall apart but hand washing will give you an idea how the shirt will look once it is laundered. If there are stains, soak the shirt in Biz stain fighter.

    Maybe some of our readers will recognize the label that JC Penney used and help you with the age of the shirt. This isn’t something I could guess on, sorry.

    Let us know how the washing turns out! You have quite a find.

    Judith

  3. Cathy Sanders says:

    Thanks for the help! It actually only has one stain, like a rust stain, will Biz work on that? I don’t want to wash it if it won’t come out. It is in remarkably good condition, but I am afraid the color might lighten if I try to clean it, and if the rust stain won’t come out, I don’t want to take the chance. It is a really pretty turquoise and gray plaid, and would hate to fade it, but if rust will come out, I will try it. Thank You!!

    • Judith says:

      Biz will not lighten the plaid and might take the rust stain away. No guarantees ut worth trying at least so you or someone else can wear the shirt.

      Good luck and let us know how this works, please.

      Judith

  4. Cathy Sanders commented on Fabrics.net:

    Thanks for the help! It actually only has one stain, like a rust stain, will Biz work on that? I don’t want to wash it if it won’t come out. Read more…

  5. Judith commented on Fabrics.net:

    Biz will not lighten the plaid and might take the rust stain away. No guarantees ut worth trying at least so you or someone else can wear the shirt.

    Good luck and let us know how this works, please.

    Judith