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.
This vintage shirt was made in the 1940s by Regent and has a “Quick Trigger Joe” label. It has white piping detailing, western yoked shoulders and smile pockets. It has white buttons instead of the pearl snaps that would become common later. The shirt is made of a heavy, drapey fabric, possibly acetate.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
This vintage nylon vest was made in Canada by Sportchief quality outerwear. It has a pile lining and a quilted nylon green nylon shell. There is one pocket, and it closes with four snaps. The cut and style is reminiscent of the iconic Brown’s Beach jacket vest. There are period repairs to the shoulder seam, to some of the quilting, and to a tear on the front. The stitching on the quilting is coming undone on many parts of the jacket and there is staining. This saw a lot of wear during its lifetime.
Chest: 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″ )
These vintage swim trunks were made by Arrow (yes that Arrow- the one that made shirts and ties) in the late ’40s or 1950s. They have an atomic / Hawaiian seashell print on the front panel, and a woven satin- type fabric on the back- probably some kind of acetate blend. The front is lined and they have a key pocket and drawstring waist.
This swimsuit was made in the early 1950s by Aetna. It is their Miamian model, for which I found newspaper ads in 1952 and 1953. It is made of Acetate, Nylon and Rubber, in a heavy textured fabric. The front panel has stripes, the back panel is plain white. There is a bit of light staining on the back. They have a drawstring waist.
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This vintage men’s swimsuit was made in the 1950s by Campus Sportswear. It is a white stretch material with blue stripes. The waist elastic has lost some of its stretch it would seem, and the drawstring is missing.
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″
This vintage swimsuit was made by Ocean Champion. It is made of silky nylon, with a full liner. It has a drawstring waist and is in excellent condition. Waist (unstretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)Waist (Stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)Rise: 14″Side Seam (inner): 5″Side Seam (outer): 8-1/2″
This vintage men’s bathing suit was made in the 1950s. It feels like some kind of acetate and nylon blend. It has a flapped key pocket and a drawstring waist. The front is lined. The swimsuit was made by Rugby Sportswear and is tagged a size 34. It’s a bit wrinkled, but seems otherwise solid.
Waist unstretched (side to side): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Waist stretched (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Side Seam: 6-1/2″