1950s Abercrombie and Fitch nylon swimsuit

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This vintage men’s bathing suit was made in Austria in the mid 1950s. It is made of 100% Helanca Nylon, in an elastic waisted brief cut, with a zipper coin / key pocket. The pocket is closed with a German Zipp brand zipper. The suit was sold by Abercrombie and Fitch, back when they were still a high quality men’s shop and outdoor outfitter.The suit has a built in supporter panel made of the same nylon.

Tagged size: L
Waist (unstretched): 12-1/2″ (doubled = 25″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (36″)
Side Seam: 7-3/4″
Rise: 13″

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1960s Jantzen nylon racing suit

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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.

Waist (unstretched): 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (waist = 36″)
Side Seam: 8-1/2″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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1940s French Emo brand swimsuit

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These vintage swim trunks were made in France in the 1930s – 1940s. They are a bit lower waisted than American-made suits of the period, which is typical. They are gray wool, and have loops for a belt. The brand name is “Emo”, and they have a sailboat patch bearing that brand name on the left hip. They are unlined

Waist (unstretched): 14″
Waist (stretched): 21″
Side Seam: 7″
Rise: 12″

 

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VIntage 1950s men’s Campus swimsuit

This vintage men’s swimsuit was made in the 1950s by Campus Sportswear. They are cotton with racing stripes down the side seams. They have a flapped key pocket and an elastic waist. The front is lined. The elastic in the waist is still in great shape and stretchy. Some light stains from storage, but I think they would come out. They are tagged a size 30-32

Waist unstretched: 10″ (doubled = 20″)
Waist stretched: 15-1/2″ (doubled = 31″)
Rise: 11″
Side Seam: 7″
   
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1950s Rugby men’s bathing suit

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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″)
Rise: 10″
Side Seam: 6-1/2″

   
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