1930s Jantzen wool men’s swimsuit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271465688959
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″

 photo IMG_0018.jpg

 photo IMG_0019.jpg

 photo IMG_0020.jpg

 photo IMG_0021.jpg

 photo IMG_0022.jpg

 photo 5961316206_5152861083_o.jpg

1930s Jantzen Half-Hitch

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271225349376
These vintage swim trunks were made by Jantzen in the late 1930s. This particular model was known as the “half-hitch”, after its half-concealed belt. That model was made from about 1937-1942. This is one of the earlier versions of it. Unfortunately, they are heavily moth eaten.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist (stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam: 10-1/2″
Rise: 14″

 photo jantzen.jpg

 photo IMG_0017.jpg

 photo IMG_0018.jpg

 photo IMG_0019.jpg

 photo IMG_0020.jpg

 photo IMG_0022.jpg

 photo 5961316206_5152861083_o.jpg