Deadstock 1940s/1950s swimsuits

Medium http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321108323

Large http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321112134

This vintage swimsuit was made in the early to mid 1950s. It is a brief style, with an elastic waistband and zipper coin/key pocket. The zipper was made by Savoy. The un- belted brief men’s bathing suit came into style around 1948 and remained popular through until about 1958. The 1940s models generally had flapped pockets, whereas by the later 1950s, most had lost the pocket altogether. These stylistic changes help with the dating. The suit is deadstock, that is, it was never sold originally and has never been worn. It still has the creases from having been folded for the last sixty years or so.

Tag Size: Medium
Waist (unstretched): 11″ (doubled = 22″)
Waist (stretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Side Seam: 7-1/2″
Rise: 13-1/2″

Tag Size: Large
Waist (unstretched): 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Waist (stretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Side Seam: 7-1/2″
Rise: 14″

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Quick Trigger Joe western shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271176537489

This vintage shirt was made in the 1940s by Regent and has a “Quick Trigger Joe” label. It has white piping detailing, western yoked shoulders and smile pockets. It has white buttons instead of the pearl snaps that would become common later. The shirt is made of a heavy, drapey fabric, possibly acetate.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Collar: 14-1/2″

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