This vintage men’s swimsuit was made in the 1940s for sailors in the US Navy. This pattern was made under contract No. N140-62236s-20189B.
These were made out of 100% wool, but they have a softer hand to the fabric than some of the civilian models of the period. They have a high waisted cut. The flapped coin/key pocket is fastened with a catseye button. The front has a cotton lining, and there is a diamond shaped crotch gusset. There is a small moth nip at the bottom of the right leg, by the side seam. They have a drawstring waist.
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.