The Globe union suit

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This vintage union suit was made by The Globe.  It is an unusual style, with a horizontal trap door in back and a double breasted closure with collar and mother of pearl buttons. With that collar, I’m unclear whether this was meant to be worn with a shirt or as a shirt.
Tagged size: 36
Pit to pit:  19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Inseam: 23″

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Blue Streak Union Suits – 1926

An early menswear usage of the Hookless fastener. Union suits were the most common type of mens underwear from the 1900s-1920s. For years, manufacturers experimented with new designs to reduce the number of buttons, and the complexities of the design. More often than not, these solutions actually made the designs significantly more complex, and did not catch on.
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