WWII USN Swimsuit – 34

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281123619637
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.

Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Side Seam: 10″
Rise: 15″

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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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Vintage 1950s men’s Campus swimsuit

Now on eBay! LINK

This vintage men’s swim suit was made in the 1950s by Campus Sportswear. They are white with a black waistband, and a white lace-up belt. The front is lined- they are in excellent condition.

Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist stretched: 16-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Rise: 11″
Side Seam: 6-1/2″

   
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