1930s zip-off topper swimsuit

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This vintage bathing suit was made in the mid 1930s. This was a transitional time between the age of one or two piece men’s bathing suits, and that of topless bathing suits. The top is detachable on this one via a Kwik zipper, which bears patents no 1752111, 1814244, and a third which is somewhat difficult to read. The trunks have a diamond gusseted crotch and belt loops. The top is striped.

Waist (unstretched): 8″ (doubled = 16″)
Waist (stretched): 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Side seam: 9″
Rise: 12″

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1920s men’s one piece swimsuit

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This vintage men’s bathing suit is from the 1920s or early 1930s. No makers label, just a content label saying that it is part wool.  Feels like the rest is probably cotton, because, if anything, it feels like a soft cotton knit T-shirt.  It has a skirt and side cutouts. Sizing on these one pieces can be a bit tricky- please refer to the measurements. 
Waist unstretched: 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist stretched: 20″ (doubled = 40″ )
Shoulder to crotch unstretched: 22″   
Shoulder to crotch stretched: 26″ 

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Hardwick bathing suit

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This vintage bathing suit was made in the 1930s by Hardwick. It is horizontally ribbed wool, with piped racing stripes down the side seams. It has a wide white belt, with a solid brass silvertone chevron buckle. The key / change pocket is located in the belt as opposed to the suit itself. It is partially lined and has a zipper for the original removable tank top. Other than a bit of oxidation on the buckle, these trunks are in great shape.

Waist unstretched (side to side): 13″ (doubled = 26″)
Waist stretched (side to side): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Side: 8-1/2″
Rise: 14″

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