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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WWII USN swimsuit – 42

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These vintage swim trunks were made during WWII for the United States Navy. They are a large size 42 waist, and were sold to me as New Old Stock, probably because of their uncommon size. They were manufactured for the Clothing Supply Office from 100% wool. They were made under contract no. N140-62236s-39527B. They have a high waisted cut, a drawstring waist, flapped coin/key pocket, and diamond shaped crotch gusset. The front is lined with soft cotton.

Waist (unstretched): 14-1/2″ (doubled = 29″)
Waist (stretched): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Side Seam: 12″
Rise: 17″

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1930s men’s maroon wool swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1930s. It is a ribbed maroon colored wool. There is a flapped and buttoned key pocket. The belt is tan, white, purple, blue and yellow and has a silvertone solid brass buckle. They are in great condtion.

Waist unstretched: 12-1/2″ (doubled = 25″)
Waist stretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Rise: 10-1/2″
Side Seam: 7″

   
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1940s/1950s Arrow Seashell men’s swimsuit

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These vintage swim trunks were made by Arrow (yes that Arrow- the one that made shirts and ties) in the late ’40s or 1950s. They have an atomic / Hawaiian seashell print on the front panel, and a woven satin- type fabric on the back- probably some kind of acetate blend. The front is lined and they have a key pocket and drawstring waist.

Waist unstretched: 11″ (doubled = 22″)
Waist stretched: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Rise: 14″
Side Seam: 8-1/2″

   
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1950s men’s Campus Sportswear swim suit

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This vintage men’s swimsuit was made in the 1950s by Campus Sportswear. It is a white stretch material with blue stripes. The waist elastic has lost some of its stretch it would seem, and the drawstring is missing.

Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist stretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Rise: 11-1/4″
Side Seam: 5″
   
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Parr of Arizona

I got this swimsuit as part of a lot of ’50s ones.  This one has a lower rise and higher cut sides, so even though the tag looks from that era, I’m thinking they’re a bit later.  They’re bright red in a shiny satin type material. The front is lined and they have a drawstring waist. 
 Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″) 
waist stretched: 18″ (doubled = 36″) 
Rise: 8-1/2″ 
Side Seam: 4″

 
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WWII USN bathing suit

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This is a vintage WWII issued USN bathing suit. It is cotton knit. with a drawstring waist, key pocket and crotch gusset. The front of the suit is lined. It is stenciled inside Bramble JB. There are scattered holes in the fabric, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing this one.

Waist (unstretched): 11-1/2″ (doubled = 23″)
Waist (Stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Rise: 15″
Side Seam: 10″

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Exotic Print Jantzen

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This vintage bathing suit was made by Jantzen in the late 1950s or early 1960s.  It has an exotic print green, blue, yellow and orange striped fabric, with a metal buckle bearing the Jantzen diving girl.  The front of the suit is lined and there is a key pocket.  The tag gives the size as a 32.  There is a draw string which ties on the hip.
Waist unstretched: 11″ (doubled = 22″)Waist stretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)Rise: 11″Side Seam: 7″ 
   
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Ocean Champion men’s swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made by Ocean Champion.  It is made of  silky nylon, with a full liner.  It has a drawstring waist and is in excellent condition.
Waist (unstretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)Waist (Stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)Rise: 14″Side Seam (inner): 5″Side Seam (outer):  8-1/2″

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