1940s Montgomery Ward nylon and mouton surcoat

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s and was sold by Montgomery Ward. It is made of shiny brown-burgundy nylon, with a crown zipper main zipper, and anchor branded hook closure belt and an elastic waist. It has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 27-1/4″

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Vintage 1940s Puritan Sportswear satin swimsuit

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This vintage men’s swimsuit was probably made in the late 1930s or 1940s. It was made by Puritan Sportswear and is made of a white satin Lastex. Lastex was an early latex elastic based stretchy miracle fabric, woven in with other materials to give them elastic properties. This suit has a drawstring waist and internal buttoned key pocket. I’ve attached some images from Life Magazine from the the 1930s of similar suits being worn.

Waist unstretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Waist stretched: 21″ ( doubled = 42″)
Rise: 16-1/2″
Side Seam: 12″

   
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Parr of Arizona

I got this swimsuit as part of a lot of ’50s ones.  This one has a lower rise and higher cut sides, so even though the tag looks from that era, I’m thinking they’re a bit later.  They’re bright red in a shiny satin type material. The front is lined and they have a drawstring waist. 
 Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″) 
waist stretched: 18″ (doubled = 36″) 
Rise: 8-1/2″ 
Side Seam: 4″

 
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