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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Canadian shawl collar mackinaw

I picked this shawl collar mackinaw up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The anchors on the chain hanger, along with Halifax being the headquarters of Canada’s East Coast navy make me think this is a naval piece. It is shearling lined with a huge collar, and a heavy cotton duck shell. The belt is attached with keepers over the belt loops.

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