Tommy Hilfiger styles began to take off in the late 1990s. They focused on a combination of the traditional prep clothing, such as button-down shirts, chinos and prep casual, such as designer jeans with the looser more flowing styles affected by hip-hop artists. A vintage Tommy Hilfiger jacket might be a nearly tailored sports windbreaker or a not-quite tailored suit jacket that could be worn with jeans. The Hilfiger collection, developed for women, provides similarly tailored casual selections.
Some of the clothing manufactured for Tommy Hilfiger, along with many other clothing marketing companies including Walmart and Gap were named as customers for the garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in 2012. They joined with several other companies to sign a commitment to better working conditions for factory workers. They did not withdraw their patronage largely because to do so would deprive workers of jobs and perhaps touch off an economic collapse.
TH clothing is aimed at people who range from around age 18 through early 40, the upwardly mobile business professionals who need something that is a little dressier but that can also pass for casual. The current spokesperson for TH menswear is Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player who is ranked 2nd in the world. Spokesperson for women’s wear, selected in 2018, is Zendaya Coleman, model, singer, and actress.
Vintage Tommy Hilfiger jackets could be the perfect finishing touch for your vintage wardrobe collection. You can find them at the usual places – online shops, upscale clothing recyclers, and new-to-you shops. Look for items that have moderate wear. A little scruff just makes it look like you’ve had the item for a while and that it is a favorite. However, you want zippers that work, cuffs that are intact, and if there are special buttons, you want a full set especially if they are metal buttons on posts. If it is a true collector’s item it might even cost a little more than the original price, or you might be able to score a real bargain. Vintage clothing can even make the perfect gift for discerning fans.