Identifying Windbreaker Outfit (#10) shirts

Why know how to identify the factory of an outfit #10 shirt, after all, they’re tagged! But, what if you can’t see the tag in the picture? What if it’s been cut off?

Outfit #10 – Windbreaker Outfit
Identifying Outfit #10 Windbreakers by factory
Identifying jeans by factory

There isn’t much information here as I have observed very few factory differences in the shirts.

The striped shirts from the Windbreaker Outfit (#10) appear to come in two fabrics.

Version 1: A thin cotton t-shirt material. Known factories: OK
Version 2: A thicker synthetic material. Known factories: P, PMI, LF, IJ, WW

In general, Version 2 tends to be larger (physically) than Version 1.

Foreign Shirts

I don’t know much about the shirts that come with the foreign outfits except for Jesmar outfits.

Jesmar shirts are sometimes solidly coloured but are generally striped. However, the colours are not always ways and [insert colour here]. I also have one shirt recorded that’s white with small polka dots. They are often a very thin fabric, are badly sewn with very thin hems, and have unfinished bottom hems. Some also have typical Jesmar Velcro.

Other Outfits

The shirt for the 25th Anniversary Windbreaker outfit likely doesn’t have a tag in it. It will be purple and white. However, I can’t confirm this as I’ve never actually seen it myself. This is the only girl’s 25th Anniversary outfit I don’t own.

The shirt for outfit #100 is blue and white striped and the most obvious difference from outfit #10 shirt is the red CPK logo on the chest.

Blue and white striped windbreaker outfit shirt from outfit #100. It is blue and white striped with a red Cabbage Patch Kids logo on the chest.

Identifying Outfit #10 Windbreakers by factory

What jacket goes with which shirt in the CPK Windbreaker outfit #10? Which factory made which jacket? Find out!

Outfit #10 – Windbreaker Outfit
Identifying striped windbreaker shirts by factory
Identifying windbreaker outfit jeans by factory

The majority of CPK windbreaker jackets from outfit #10 aren’t tagged. If the jacket gets separated from the original outfit, it can be difficult to tell which shirt/jeans go with it. The shirts are tagged. So, if you can figure out the jacket’s factory, you can match it to the right shirt.

You can use the following characteristics to help determine which factory made a jacket.

Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive. It is only based on what I can confirm as of publication. I always appreciate getting new or conflicting information.

Hem Elastic

There are two types of hems: exposed elastic and enclosed elastic.

Exposed elastic is visible and is attached using two lines of sewing. Known factories: OK, IJ

Enclosed elastic isn’t visible. It is enclosed in jacket fabric. It is a large strip of elastic, which is only sewn into the jacket at either end. Known factories: P, PMI, KT, LF

Zippers

All Coleco zippers are plastic with a metal pull, and most have KKK on the zipper pull. I have found VKK on some P factory zippers, but not all. If you have another zipper on your jacket, it is likely from a foreign factory (See below) or is aftermarket

CPK Logo

The logo seems to vary the most. There are two basic versions. One sits at almost 90 degrees from the zipper and bottom hem. The other is at more of an angle/curve.

The logos also come in varying sizes and shades of green. In some cases, they just look a bit different. Here are the logos that I have identified so far.

Foreign outfits

Jesmar: The logo is different. It has a shadow outline and is smaller than the OK one. It is applied quite far from the zipper. These jackets tend to be very thin fabric. The zipper pull is a different shape.

Lily Ledy: These jackets seem to come with a zipper or button closure or no closure system at all. For jackets with a zipper, the pull is very distinctive in shape.

Triang Pedigree: These jackets have a wide white zipper but the pull itself is silver metal.

Tsukuda: According to my records, Tsukuda jackets close with velcro. I would like to confirm this.

Special thanks to Andrea’s Cabbie-kids for some of the previous pictures and information.

Other Information

> In the only two examples of KT windbreaker outfits that I have, the tag is in the jacket, not the shirt. So, if you get a shirt without a tag, it must be KT.

> One 25th Anniversary outfit was the windbreaker outfit. It’s purple. Here is a comparison of the PA windbreaker versus a Coleco OK jacket.

> Outfit #100 is a windbreaker outfit. The most obvious and unmistakable difference in the jacket is the lack of a logo. The outfit tag is in the jacket, not the shirt.

Red CPK windbreaker jacket from the 100 outfit. Zipper is undone.

#516 – Multi-coloured Windbreaker Outfit

These babies are ready for a wonderful fall day! Windbreakers, sneakers, and leaves – a great combination!


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a t-shirt, a jacket and pants. The t-shirt is white cotton with an arched Cabbage Patch Kids patch front middle. The pants are pin-striped cotton. The jacket is made of windbreaker material with a zipper at the front. The main jacket is one colour and the inserts across the chest and on the sleeves are two other colours.
This outfit was sold on dolls identified as boys.
This outfit came with blue striped sneakers.

White and light blue version of this outfit. The jacket is white, orange, and red. The logo on the ts-hirt is baby blue. The pants are the same blue.
516K OK

It is believed that the outfit did not start being manufactured until 1986, instead of 1985 like most of the others in this series. Consequently, it has a shorter manufacturing time and is harder to find. There’s no known explanation for this. For details, refer back to the summary post. Generally, this outfit came out on kids, but it can also be found packaged. This was likely done during the ‘inventory clean out’ that happened later.

Packaged version of this outfit in official CPK packaging. It has a white, blue and yellow jacket and blue pants.
Courtesy of Callie Anne.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here, I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Variations

This outfit was made by the KT and OK factories. I have not recorded one instance where an outfit was made by both factories. I can not see any difference between the outfits made at the KT factory and those made at the OK factory.

Similar Outfits

#10 Windbreaker Outfit: This is part of the 1983 series and was likely the inspiration for this outfit. The major differences include a sold coloured shirt and jeans, not cotton pants.

Picture of the #10 Windbreaker outfit with a blue jacket, yellow and white striped shirt, and jean pants.

Packaged windbreaker Outfit – I do not have code information recorded for this outfit. It’s likely from the transitional 100s series.

Packaged outfit from the transitional period. The jacket has a red trunk, and green and blue sleeves. The shit is a dark yellow. The pants are fake printed dark blue jean.
Courtesy of Alan Hunter.
Ruffled windbreaker outfit that has a red and blue jacket, yellow shirt and white pants.
Courtesy of Jodi Issacs.

Other Information

> Fun fact: A prototype version of this outfit can be seen in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 4). Although very similar, the shirt has a larger transfer on it rather than the usual embroidered patch.

#512 – Ruffled Windbreaker Outfit

Ruffled and frilly, this outfit allows for an outdoor adventure while feeling all dressed up.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a shirt, a jacket and pants. The shirt’s solid-coloured cotton with an arched Cabbage Patch Kids patch front middle. The pants are a solid colour or slightly striped cotton. The jackets are made of windbreaker material with a zipper at the front. There are coloured/patterned ruffles that run around from the front and over the shoulders. A matching ruffle is at the armholes.
This outfit was sold on dolls identified as girls.
This outfit came with striped sneakers.

512A KT – Photo courtesy of Jodi’s Punki Patch

It is believed that the outfit did not start being manufactured until 1986, instead of 1985 like most of the others in this series. Consequently, it has a shorter manufacturing time and is harder to find. There’s no known explanation for this. For details, refer back to the summary post. This outfit only came out on kids. If it’s found packaged, it was done during the ‘inventory clean out’ that happened later.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here, I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Spread sheet showing all the outfits I have recorded, and their information.

Variations

This outfit was made by the KT and OK factories. I have not recorded one instance where an outfit was made by both factories. I can not see any difference between the outfits made at the KT factory and those made at the OK factory.

Similar Outfits

#10 Windbreaker Outfit: This is part of the 1983 series and was likely the inspiration for this outfit. The major differences include a sold coloured shirt and jeans, not cotton pants.

Picture of the #10 Windbreaker outfit with a blue jacket, yellow and white striped shirt, and jean pants.

Multi-coloured windbreaker Outfit, #516 – This is part of the same 500s series but was worn by boys. (Post to come)

Picture of outfit #516A with a white jacket with red and orange accents, a white shirt and blue pants.
516A

Other Information

> Fun fact: A prototype version of this outfit can be seen in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 5). The most interesting difference is that, in the final design, the logo is no longer on the jacket, it’s on the shirt

Picture of a lemon single ponytail kid with green eyes wearing a pink and white prototype version of this outfit.

PTP: Bountiful Blue (windbreakers)

Do you have a kid wearing a blue windbreaker outfit? Wouldn’t be surprised if the answer was YES! There are so many of them . . . so how do yo know that you’ve got yours paired correctly? Find out!

The #10 Windbreaker Outfit, from the original 1983 series, has been one of the hardest to get concrete information on for various reasons:

  1. The outfit is easily mixed up. If it is not MIB or the owner can confirm they took the kid out of the box and never redressed the kid, I can’t be positive that it all came together.
  2. The shirt (the tagged piece of the outfit) is often the same colours across different outfits! For example, numerous shirts are ‘blue and white striped’, but they are actually from different outfits.
  3. Factory variation means that I think there are more outfits with a certain colour of jacket than there really are.

Finally,
4. Numerous outfits have similarly coloured jackets! Actually, that isn’t the case. I only have one colour recorded, other than blue, that is used for more than one outfit, pink (baby pink and deep rose). However, blue is enough of a problem!

Blue windbreakers are a pain

It has taken a while, but I have identified three different outfits that have blue windbreakers AND most also have blue and white striped shirts. The ONLY differences are in the shade of blue!

Without having the jackets beside each other, the colour differences are hard to see. At least the ‘blue and white striped shirts are tagged so that if you know the outfit code, you can find the right jacket!

However, that might not hold completely true. I only have one example of each outfit, and for G and H, I have only IJ (Korean factory) versions that came packaged. I do not have Primary Factory versions recorded, so there could be additional variations in jacket colour by factory.

The striped shirts don’t help

The blue and white striped shirts do not help matters much! Not only do two of the three outfits have a blue and white shirt, so do at least THREE other outfits!

10A has a blue and white striped shirt with a RED jacket.

10T (PMI) has a blue and white striped shirt, but I do not know the colour of the jacket (could be another blue one).

#100 – This mimic outfit has a blue and white stripe shirt and red jacket; however, there are visible differences.

To determine if you have an outfit that I need to record, please visit the #10 Windbreaker Outfit post to see my most up-to-date record. Now, what are you waiting for . . . go check out all those windbreaker outfits you have to make sure they match properly!

PTP: This Jacket or that Jacket?

I am trying to find identifying features in the jackets. You can help by filling out a survey. Read for details.

The 1983 Windbreaker outfit (#10) is one of the hardest to record accurately. The only piece that is labelled is the shirt, so if the jacket and pants get separated, it’s hard to know which ones go back with which shirt. And if you’re me, you indiscriminately upgraded jackets over the years and have no idea which you did this to.

Orange windbreaker cabbage patch outfit

I am currently working to determine distinguishing characteristics between the jackets. This is where I need other collectors to help!
If you have even one complete windbreaker outfit I really, need your help. Please read to the end and complete the survey.

The Logo

The following pictures show the difference between Coleco, Jesmar, Tsukuda, and 25th Anniversary jackets. However, there does not appear to be a visible difference between the Coleco factory jacket logos.

The Bottom Hem

A friend and I recently noticed that the bottom hem (that is elasticized) is finished differently around the zipper on various jackets. Unfortunately, I am unsure which pattern goes with which factory.

Zipper Pull Tabs

My friend and I also noticed that there were at least two different zipper manufacturers used for the Coleco jackets.

Most of the zippers in my patch are made by the KKK Company. This is an Indian company that opened in 1980 and is now a major producer of zippers. The second is the VKK company. I found little information on the company, but the initials appear on many items from the 50s and 60s which are described as ‘fakes’. I have no idea if this is the same supplier that CPK used. Currently, there is a zipper company based out of Manila with the name VKK Manufacturing Company.

At the moment, using my small sample to try and see a pattern, the P factory used VKK, while the other Coleco factories used KKK. If that is the case, we can at least match P jackets with P shirts.

The only Jesmar windbreaker outfit that I have has TREBOO on the zipper tab. The 25th Anniversary outfits have white plastic zippers with no label on the pull tab.

How you can help

If you have a complete windbreaker outfit (it all came together and you know it), please take this survey. (Done through Google Forms, but you don’t need it, to use it.)

CPK Windbreaker Survey

The survey shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. In fact, for those of you with kids in boxes, it will probably take you longer to get the liner out of the box! You can fill out the survey repeatedly for each outfit that you have. One outfit or ten, the more feedback I get, the more accurate my conclusions will be. Please, I need your help.

CPK Windbreaker Survey

#10 Windbreaker Outfit

This outfit is tricky, can you help?

Main graphic that says "#10 Windbreaker Outfit" and two dolls. One dolls isa brown hair double braid with brown eyes and paci faced #6 wearing a yellow and white striped shirt, yellow jacket and jeans. The other is a lemon looped blue eyed girl with a #4 paci face, wearing a purple and white striped shirt, purple jacket and jeans.

Suggested reading: An explanation of the 1983 series of outfits that the windbreaker outfit belongs to. Jump to: 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

Original Name: Blue Jean Baby

Description:
The outfit consists of a striped white and [insert colour here] cotton shirt, jeans, and a nylon windbreaker jacket that has a white zipper and a green curved CPK logo on the right side. It comes with sneakers and socks.

Outfit 10K, OK. White and orange striped t-shirt, orange zippered jacket and blue jeans.
Outfit 10K, OK

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely longer. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have, up to the date indicated. To understand clothing codes, factories and variations, please refer to the suggested readings below.

Suggested readings: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes, 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have a 6A OK that is green, not blue) I would appreciate hearing from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

> This outfit does not appear to have been made by the primary factories CC or SS.

This outfit is extremely difficult to confirm as the tag is ONLY located in the shirt. It is too easy to put a shirt, jacket, and jeans together and claim to have a set.

Please provide pictures of shirts with tag codes I do not have, but only include the entire outfit if you KNOW the other pieces came with it. Mint-in-box (MIB) kids are extremely important if you have one. Refer to the Other Information section for details.

Variations

> There are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories. For specifics, follow these links:

Identifying CPK Windbreakers by Factory
Identifying CPK Windbreaker shirts by Factory
Identifying CPK Jeans by Factory
Bountiful Blue Windbreakers

> There were many variations made by foreign factories. For information on identifying a Jesmar windbreaker outfit, jump to Identifying Jesmar Clothing

Jesmar windbreaker outfit

> Mimic outfits: The Play Along 25th Anniversary version of this outfit was done only in purple and worn only by girls. Outfit #100 KT is a later mimic outfit with no logo on the jacket. Instead, the logo is on the shirt. I have only one version of outfit #100 recorded.

> 500s Series Windbreaker outfits

Other Information

> I’m not sure, in some situations about shirt and jacket combinations. Several outfits look like they could include the same shirt. Did they change the tags inside the shirt to reflect a different outfit, or did they just put different coloured jackets on the same coded shirt? UPDATED POST – PTP: Bountiful Blue (Windbreakers)


> Girls came wearing a variety of colours. For example, we have a confirmed example of a MIB girl wearing one of the blue outfits.