Hanes Clothing Tag Timeline By Year

An evolving Hanes t shirt clothing tag label history by year.

How I came up with the years for the tags:

The date on a graphic tee doesn't necessarily mean that was the date the shirt was produced. The copyright dates are the date the image itself was copyrighted and not necessarily when the shirt was printed. Sorry but that Snoopy tee was most likely not made in 1965. A dated event graphic like the 1984 World Series or a 1979 Annual Chili Cook Off is more likely to represent the true vintage age of the shirt. Unless it was a graphic popular enough to be reprinted, there is no reason a t-shirt with an event date would be printed in a later year than it states. Of course, any event shirt could always have been printed on an older blank shirt that the shirt printing business had in stock which is why you might see different tags for the same year. Unless we get a tag history directly from the shirt companies, this can never be an exact science.

The years for the tags below were taken from shirts that had years for events that the shirt design was featuring and not from copyright dates. Beware of other websites that don't state how they came up with their dates as they might be getting them from copyright dates. This blog is evolving and will be updated as I collect more examples. This is a tool for me that I am providing to you.

Hanes - Beefy-T - Fifty-Fifty - Heavyweight - Heavyweight 50/50 - Poly-Cotton - 50/50 Combed - Stedman By Hanes - Made In USA - RN15763

1970s:

1976

Hanes T Shirt Tag Label 1976

1977

Hanes T Shirt Tag Label 1977

1979

Vintage Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1979

1980s:

1980

Vintage Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1980

1981

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1981

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1981

Vintage Hanes Cotton Clothing Tag Label 1981

1982

Hanes Poly Cotton T Shirt Tag Label 1982

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1982

Vintage Hanes 50 50 Combed Tag Label 1982

1983

Hanes 50/50 Combed T Shirt Tag Label 1983

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Clothing Tag Label 1983

Hanes Poly-Cotton T Shirt Tag Label 1983

Hanes Fifty Fifty T Shirt Tag Label 1983

1984

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1984

Vintage Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1984

1985

Hanes Fifty-Fifty T Shirt Tag Label 1985

Hanes T Shirt Tag Label 1985

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1985

1986

Hanes Fifty-Fifty T Shirt Tag Label 1986

Hanes Poly-Cotton T Shirt Tag Label 1986

1987

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1987

Hanes Fifty-Fifty T Shirt Tag Label 1987

1989

Vintage Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1989

1990s:

1990

Hanes Fifty-Fifty T Shirt Tag Label 1990

Vintage Hanes Fifty-Fifty Tag Label 1990

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1990

 Hanes T Shirt Tag Label 1990

1991

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Clothing Tag Label 1991

1992

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Tag Label 1992

Hanes Heavyweight T Shirt Tag Label 1992

1993

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1993

Vintage Hanes Fifty-Fifty Tag Label 1993

1994

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1994

Hanes Heavyweight 5050 T Shirt Tag Label 1994

 1995

Hanes Beefy-T Mexico T Shirt Tag Label 1995

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1995

1996

Hanes Heavyweight 50/50 Tag Label 1996

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Clothing Tag Label 1996

1997

Vintage Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1997

1998

Hanes Beefy-T Honduras T Shirt Tag Label 1998

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 1998

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Tag Label 1998

Vintage Stedman By Hanes Clothing Tag Label 1998

2000s Y2Ks:

2000 Y2K

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Tag Label 2000 Y2K

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Clothing Tag Label Y2K 2000

Vintage Hanes Beefy-T Clothing Tag Label Y2K 2000

2001

Hanes Beefy-T T Shirt Clothing Tag Label 2001

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