Behind the Scenes

This is what the operation here looks like. This is just a small part of what I have in storage. Closets, racks, boxes, shelves, all packed. Be sure to keep an eye out, here, on ebay, and on facebook, as I go through- lots of photos and sales to come over the next year or so.
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1930s Gatner Wikies men’s swim suit

Now on eBay! LINK

This vintage men’s swim suit was made in the 1930s by Gatner Wikies. There are ribbed wool, and have belt loops, but no belt. There is a flapped key pocket.

Size: 34
Waist side to side (unstretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Waist side to side (stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Rise: 13-1/2″
Side Seam: 10″

   
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1930s Jantzen men’s swim suit

This vintage swim suit mas made in the 1930s through mid 1940s by Jantzen. It’s blue ribbed wool and lastex. It has a white belt with a hammered silvertone buckle. There are two small moth bites on the right hip by the waistband. There is a flapped key pocket, and the front is lined.

Marked size: 36
Waist side to side (unstretched): 15″
Waist side to side (stretched): 18″
Rise: 13″
Side Seam: 9″

   
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1930s Lastex corded men’s swimsuit

Now on eBay! LINK

This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1930s. It is not marked as to a manufacturer, but does have the “Lastex” tag. There is typical wear, and a tear on the side seam at the top. They are lined in the front and have a buttoned key pocket.

Waist side to side (unstretched): 13″ (doubled =26″)
Waist side to side (stretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Rise: 13″
Side Seam: 7-3/4″

   
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Mid 1930s Stetson Playboy Air Light

Now on eBay! LINK

This hat is the first generation of the famous Stetson Playboy. It is made of “Air Light” quality felt, some of the lightest felt Stetson ever produced. It has a correspondingly thin and lightweight leather sweatband, narrow ribbon, and a stitched brim edge. There is punched ventilation in the crown. The felt is so light and soft, yet dense, that it easily takes any crease. The sweatband is stamped “The Stetson Playboy – Air Light”. It was sold by Kuhns Johnson Company of Greensburg PA. There is a vibrant blue bow at the sweatband seam, and a typical mid 1930s Stetson gold foil tag. The unreeded sweatband has dropped a fair number of stitches, as is common on unreeded sweatbands of this period.
Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 2-1/8″
Ribbon Width: 7-1/8″
Crown Height: 5-7/8″
   
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