1940s Day Glo swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1940s. These day-glo trunks enjoyed brief popularity around 1947-1949.

Waist (unstretched): 14-1/2″ (doubled – 29″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Side Seam: 12-1/2″
Inseam: 1-3/4″

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1940s brown sanforized shorts

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These vintage cotton twill shorts were made in the 1940s. They have piped side seams, single pleats, an attached belt, front coin/key pocket and a single rear pocket. They are Sanforized and have a button fly.

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″
Inseam: 3-1/2″

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1920s button fly wool men’s bathing suit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1920s. it is made from dark blue wool, with a button fly, cotton lined waistband, buttoned, flapped key/coin pocket, and white web belt. This style of swimsuit was popular during the 1920s, and were generally worn with a white knit wool top with a closed “supporter” bottom.

Waist: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 14″ (outwardly sloping legs)
Inseam: 4″
Rise: 12″

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1920s men’s wool swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the 1920s. it is made from dark blue wool, with a button fly, cotton lined waistband, buttoned, and flapped key/coin pocket.. This style of swimsuit was popular during the 1920s, and were generally worn with a white knit wool top with a closed “supporter” bottom.

Waist: 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″ (outwardly sloping legs)
Inseam: 6″
Rise: 11″

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1940s / 1950s Men’s yellow shorts

These vintage athletic shorts are belted, and have a button fly. They are made out of some kind of slightly shiny material. Rayon? Acetate? Nylon? A blend thereof? They have a heavy cotton waistband and crotch reinforcement. They were made by the General Athletic Products Company and are a size 34.

Waist: 16-1/2″
Rise: 13″
Inseam: 2″
Side Seam: 12″

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1940s / 1950s men’s red shorts

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These vintage shorts were made in the 1940s or so. They are self-belted and have a button fly. They are bright red, have no pockets and were probably intended for basketball or some other athletic use.

Waist: 16-1/2″ (33″ doubled)
Rise: 14″
Inseam: 2″
Side Seam: 10-1/2″

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