1940s NOS burgundy swim briefs

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281692418263
This vintage bathing suit was made in the 1940s. It is made of burgundy wool with a drawstring waistband, considered sleeker and sportier at the time than the belted models. It still has the original size tag and care tags attached to the suit.

Waist (unstretched) – 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched) – 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Side Seam – 11″
Rise – 15″

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1940s NOS swimsuit

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This vintage bathing suit was made in the 1940s. It is made of blue wool with a drawstring waistband, considered sleeker and sportier at the time than the belted models. It still has the original size tag and care tags attached to the suit.

Waist (unstretched) – 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched) – 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam – 11″
Rise – 15″

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Deadstock 1930s wool swimsuit

These are the same model as a pair of deadstock trunks I sold last year.  Always fun to get multiples. LINK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281124723374
This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1930s. It is an unusual flesh-tone, with subtle confetti flecking to the material. It has belt loops for a belt, and a flapped, buttoned coin/key pocket. They are lined. They are in excellent condition.

Waist (unstretched): 11″ (doubled = 22″)
Waist (stretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 12-3/4″

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Deadstock 1950s swimsuit 04

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These vintage swim trunks were made after WWII and bear a size/price tag with a “Ceiling Price”. They are made of a knit rayon. Despite being deadstock, they have holes from storage, see the pictures.

Waist (unstretched): 10″ (doubled = 20″)
Waist (stretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Side Seam: 8″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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Flosmore sweater twin set

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This vintage men’s twin set was made in the 1940s by “Flosmore”. It’s an unusual material, with a knitted texture on one side and a fleece texture on the other. The original tag states that it is made with a 100% wool pile and a 100% cotton back, treated to give it a fur like finish. The box is stamped that the set is a size Medium. It also comes with the original guarantee ticket. The set consists of a matching pullover sweatervest and five-button front cardigan. They are both in excellent condition and have never been worn. I would say the set would best fit someone in the size 38-40 range.

Vest
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 18″
Chest (pit to pit, stretched) : 22″
Length: 20″

Cardigan
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 21″
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to Cuff: 23″

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NOS Waltham Chicago Wristwatch

I picked this up yesterday at an antique shop in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. This is a Waltham Chicago, with a Swiss made movement, after the American manufacture of Watham watches had stopped and the company name changed hands. But they don’t get much cleaner.

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Deadstock 1920s Gordon Hat

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This vintage homburg was made in the 1920s by the Gordon hat company.  It is an early soft felt style, made before the current definitions of “fedora” and “homburg” had come to be.  It is somewhere between the two, with brim flanging similar to a homburg or a lord’s hat, but with a stitched overwelt brim.  It has a distinctive wide wale grosgrain ribbon and substantial double bow.  It has an unreeded sweatband, still soft and in excellent condition, with all stitching present and accounted for.  It has an incredibly detailed seal imprinted on the leather, and on the lining.  The lining is of a fancy style which fell out of fashion in the 1930s.  The sweatband has a taped, rather than a stitched rear seam, a detail rarely seen on later US made hats.  It has a sticker size tag (also common in the 1920s era), which is in excellent condition.  There is the early style large union tag under the sweatband, along with an early style size stamp.  The condition of this hat, particularly the presence of details like the perfectly clean size tag, indicate this hat was rarely, if ever worn.  It’s a truly incredible time capsule of a hat, produced almost 90 years ago.Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/2″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″    Photobucket

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