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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1960s Jantzen nylon racing suit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1960s by Jantzen. They are made of nylon, and have an elasticized drawstring waist. They are lined in the front. They come in the original ventilated plastic bag.

Waist (unstretched): 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (waist = 36″)
Side Seam: 8-1/2″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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1930s Jantzen Half-Hitch

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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″

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1930s Jantzen swimsuit – Anchor buckle

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s by Jantzen. It is made of blue knit wool, with piped side seams, a flapped coin pocket, and a white belt. They feature a false fly front, and a brief cut. The belt has a nautical-themed anchor buckle. The trunks are lined in the front, what period ads refer to as a “built in supporter”. These were sold by the Marshall Field & Company store for men. There are period repairs on the rear, one below and to the left of the belt adjuster, one by the right leg hole, and one near the center of the seat. There is a moth hole to the left of the pocket flap by the piping, a nip to the left of the false fly, several small nips in the back.

Waist (unstretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Waist (stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam: 10-1/2″
Rise: 14″

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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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