c.1947 day-glo men’s trunks

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These vintage trunks were made in the late 1940s from the new “Day-Glo” fabric, made under patents 2417383 and 2417384. It certainly lives up to the claim of “fluorescent”. They have an elasticized waist (the elastic is still good), a full mesh liner, and a flapped, buttoned coin/key pocket. Postwar California beachwear at its finest. There is some fading, but it blends in somewhat with the shininess and day-glo effect of the fabric. With the waist, I would recommend these for a size 34-36.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled – 26″)
Waist (stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Side Seam: 12″
Inseam: 2-3/8″
Rise: 14″

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Burgundy 1930s men’s swimsuit

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These vintage swim trunks were made in the 1930s. They are marked “Guaranteed 100% all wool”. They are belted, with an elasticized belt with zig zag buckle. They have a smell from their old mothproofing, but it seems to have done its job well, I do not see any holes. They are lined in the front.

Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 14″

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Exotic Print Jantzen

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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″ 
   
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