Early 1950s Aetna Miamian men’s swimsuit

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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.

Waist unstretched: 10-1/2″ (doubled = 21″)
Waist stretched: 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Rise: 12-1/2″
Side Seam: 8-1/2″

   
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Vintage 1950s men’s Campus swimsuit

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This vintage men’s swim suit was made in the 1950s by Campus Sportswear. They are white with a black waistband, and a white lace-up belt. The front is lined- they are in excellent condition.

Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist stretched: 16-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Rise: 11″
Side Seam: 6-1/2″

   
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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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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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1950s Jantzen

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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″
Rise: 12″
Side Seam: 8″

   
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