1920s button fly wool men’s bathing suit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281318827119
This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1920s. it is made from dark blue wool, with a button fly, cotton lined waistband, buttoned, flapped key/coin pocket, and white web belt. This style of swimsuit was popular during the 1920s, and were generally worn with a white knit wool top with a closed “supporter” bottom.

Waist: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 14″ (outwardly sloping legs)
Inseam: 4″
Rise: 12″

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1920s men’s wool swimsuit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271465649111
This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1920s. it is made from dark blue wool, with a button fly, cotton lined waistband, buttoned, and flapped key/coin pocket.. This style of swimsuit was popular during the 1920s, and were generally worn with a white knit wool top with a closed “supporter” bottom.

Waist: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″ (outwardly sloping legs)
Inseam: 6″
Rise: 11″

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1960s does 1920s one-piece swimsuit

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This vintage one piece swimsuit was made in the 1960s, part of a short lived revival of 1920s mens swimsuit styles. It is a copy of a one piece 1920s style, with a blue top, striped bottom and a white belt. Unlike the originals, which were made of wool, this one is made of nylon. It was never sold or worn, and still has the original tags. It is tagged a size medium

Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (Stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Crotch to shoulder, unstretched: 26″
Inseam: 3″
Outseam (from seam between top and bottom): 10″

 

See also: https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2013/07/07/1960s-mens-one-piece-swimsuit/


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1930s Jantzen wool men’s swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made by Jantzen and was sold in Brooklyn, New York by the Schwartz Mens Shop. It is the “Half Hitch” model, produced from 1936-1942, recognizable by its tunneled buttonhole belt loop arrangement, narrow belt with hammered look buckle and side piping.

Waist (unstretched): 15″ (doubled =30″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (doubled =36″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 11-1/2″

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WebFoot 1930s wool men’s bathing suit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1930s by Webfoot, a major producer of swimsuits during the era. It is made of two tone blue wool with a diamond pattern and a vertically striped waistband. The suit has a flapped key/coin pocket, is belted, and has a built-in supporter. The belt is a Jantzen, and is in a complementary blue.

Waist (unstretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Waist (Stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam: 10″
Rise: 14″

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1930s Wool men’s Malibu swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s by Malibu. It is made of burgundy wool, with a false fly and a key/coin pocket with a buttoned, scalloped flap. The sides are double piped with yellow wool, there is a diamond shaped crotch gusset for a more comfortable fit, and the suit has a yellow textured web belt with a fancy buckle. The brand was named after Malibu beach, and advertised it as “The Beach of the Stars”, a clever way to associate itself with the Hollywood elite without necessarily having any of them as endorsers.

Tagged size: 36
Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (Stretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Side seam: 12″
Rise: 15-1/2″

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1950s / 1960s Ocean Champion swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1950s or 1960s by Ocean Champion. Ocean Champion was one of the first companies to move away from wool and lastex blends, and into modern materials. This box is slightly later than the other pair I’m listing, rephrased to read “The Choice of World Champions” instead of “Chosen by the U.S. Olympic Team”. The pattern and model is the same.
As the box says, the suit is two independent layers, a trunk within a trunk. At this point, the manufacturer Ocean Pool Supply Co., was headquartered in Huntington Station, Long Island, NY.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist (stretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Rise: 14-1/2″
Side Seam: 10″

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1950s Ocean Champion swimsuit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271234495023
This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1950s by Ocean Champion. Ocean Champion was one of the first companies to move away from wool and lastex blends, and into modern materials. At the point this suit was made, Ocean Champion was the official suit of the United States Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Water Polo Olympic teams.
As the box says, the suit is two independent layers, a trunk within a trunk. At this point, the manufacturer Ocean Pool Supply Co., was headquartered at 155 W. 23rd St., NYC.

Waist (unstretched): 13-1/2″ (doubled = 27″)
Waist (stretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Rise: 14″
Side Seam: 10″

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1960s men’s one piece swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1960s by Campus Sportswear. This was part of the brief resurgence of 1920s men’s styles in the ’60s. This is a late ’20s or early ’30s style, a one piece, with side cutouts. There are belt loops for what would probably be a white web belt. The suit is marked a size 28-30.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist (stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Chest (unstretched): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Chest (stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)

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1960s does 1920s striped swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1960s. It is a belted 1920s style, with broad green and blue stripes and a white elasticized belt.

Waist (unstretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Waist (stretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Rise: 11″
Side Seam: 15″
Inseam: 6″

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