This swimsuit was made in the early 1950s by Aetna. It is their Miamian model, for which I found newspaper ads in 1952 and 1953. It is made of Acetate, Nylon and Rubber, in a heavy textured fabric. The front panel has stripes, the back panel is plain white. There is a bit of light staining on the back. They have a drawstring waist.
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
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.
This jantzen swim suit was made in the 1950s. It is a silver stretch knit material. It has the famous Jantzen diving girl on the hip. The gront is lined, the waist is secured with a draw string and there is an interior key pocket. There is a tag inside reading “Robert F. Mertz”. The original owner? If so, it looks like he barely every wore it- this suit looks brand new. The workmanship is a cut above other suits of the period- all you have to do is look at the embroidered reinforcement around the drawstring to tell that.
Waist unstretched (side to side): 11″
Waist stretched (side to side): 15″
Side Seam: 8″