1940s Day Glo swimsuit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271870354708
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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1930s belted men’s bathing suit swim briefs

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s-mid 1940s. They have an incredible textural ribbed fabric, tunneled buttonhole beltloops, a tri-tone belt, buttoned key/coin pocket and built in supporter.

Waist (unstretched) – 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)
Waist (stretched) – 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Side Seam – 10″
Rise – 13″

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1930s belted burgundy men’s bathing suit swim briefs

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s. It is made of burgundy wool with belt loops and side piping. It has a false fly seam, snapped coin/key pocket and built in supporter.

Waist (unstretched): 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)
Waist (Stretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Side seam: 9″
Rise: 14-1/2″

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1930s deadstock swimsuit

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This vintage bathing suit was made in the 1940s. It is made of blue wool with a drawstring waistband, considered sleeker and sportier at the time than the belted models. It still has the original size tag and care tags attached to the suit.

Waist (unstretched) – 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Waist (stretched) – 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Side Seam – 10-1/2″
Rise – 15″

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1930s self-belted wool swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit is made of wool. It has a wool belt with a hammered texture buckle. There is a flapped coin/key pocket, and a built in supporter.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist (fully stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Rise: 14″
Side Seam: 9″

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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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Deadstock 1940s/1950s swimsuits

Medium http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321108323

Large http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321112134

This vintage swimsuit was made in the early to mid 1950s. It is a brief style, with an elastic waistband and zipper coin/key pocket. The zipper was made by Savoy. The un- belted brief men’s bathing suit came into style around 1948 and remained popular through until about 1958. The 1940s models generally had flapped pockets, whereas by the later 1950s, most had lost the pocket altogether. These stylistic changes help with the dating. The suit is deadstock, that is, it was never sold originally and has never been worn. It still has the creases from having been folded for the last sixty years or so.

Tag Size: Medium
Waist (unstretched): 11″ (doubled = 22″)
Waist (stretched): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Side Seam: 7-1/2″
Rise: 13-1/2″

Tag Size: Large
Waist (unstretched): 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Waist (stretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Side Seam: 7-1/2″
Rise: 14″

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