Vintage mens Bathing Suits and Swim Trunks

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by PADDY, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I know, in the middle of winter when you are not living in the southern hemisphere, why should we be talking about our vintage beach wear?
    Well, frankly because I have just bought in the sales a pair of Burt Lancaster type vintage swim shorts. Guess only strange folk like me are thinking about beach wear in the middle of a cold European winter!! ha ha! I am "Irish" after all, so maybe that explains it!! LoL..!
    Anyway, if I can find the time in between masses of school work here, I'll get a pic, if you can stand my chicken white legs..Ha Ha!
    So...what beach wear (vintage of course) have you got to sport when the sun comes out ot play...?

    Sorry guys if I have been quiet on the FL scene lately, but work has made Jack here a dull boy, as it's been all hands on deck this term! but to all my friends, plus those nearest and dearest, I will be putting pen to paper! just bear with me please, thanks! :)
     
  2. ITG

    ITG Call Me a Cab

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    Zilch for me...I don't ever run across vintage beachwear.
     
  3. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Paddy, Paddy, Paddy...
    tut-tut-tut... any excuse with you...
    really!
    Mr.B.Tank.
     
  4. ITG

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    Paddy, those are definitely vintagey looking. You are braver than I! Call me a shy wimp, but won't see me sporting a bathing suit in pics around the net.
     
  5. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Mmmm, you got me thinking there Holly.

    Maybe it's not appropriate to have me sporting my 'vintage' swimwear on the net, so I have deleted it. Last thing I want is for any folks out there to be left traumatised!! hee hee. Anyway, foolish of me to think that I could ever 'stand in' for Burt Lancaster as the surf crashed in over him and Deborah Kerr! LoL. But wishful thinking!!
     
  6. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    The Burt Lancaster vintage swimwear on the beach look...

    OK, So this is a wee bit crazy, considering there is snow outside, brrrrrrrrr!! lol. Still I'll plead the 5th Amendment, insanity and being Irish, so that should have me covered nicely. Anyway, just thought that some nice pics of me surfing off the beautiful coast of County Donegal (Ireland) would warm you up on a cold winter's day and make you think of the summer (hey, just around the corner guys!).

    So, back on track here with the vintage swimwear!! (btw, I'm the guy without the beard. Brian, my pal, looks rather like a latter day pirate at times!).

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    NOW LET'S GET THIS A BIT MORE VINTAGE LOOKING...

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    And now for the real thing. Mmmm, think I drew the short straw getting Brian for the beach scene, rather than Miss Kerr!! just my luck!!!!:)
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  7. Mojave Jack

    Mojave Jack One Too Many

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    I once had a pair of UDT shorts, the type still worn by Marine Recon, and wore them only once. My girlfriend at the time called them men's hotpants and told me to never wear them again. It wasn't that hard to convince me, either!
     
  8. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    ...good call she made there!

    B
    T
     
  9. IndianaGuybrush

    IndianaGuybrush One of the Regulars

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    Those look like the shorts worn by deputy Jim Dangle on Reno 911
     
  10. Mojave Jack

    Mojave Jack One Too Many

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    Pretty much! In my defense, I never left the apartment. Hey, I was artillery! They never issued us those things! I had no idea! I swear!

    Somebody, somewhere thought they were a good idea, though, and as far as I know they're still issued at BUDS.

    Now if I can just find that picture she took while I was wearing them....
     
  11. The Wingnut

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    Paddy, talk some sense into this man!
     
  12. The Wolf

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    You bring up something interesting, Paddy

    I see all sorts of books and repros of women's swimwear but very little of men's. I was hoping to make a 1930s style belted swim suit.
    Where does one find a pattern?

    The Wolf
     
  13. JD Boswell

    JD Boswell New in Town

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    The Burt Lancaster swim trunks look like Navy issue WW2 swim trunks. They are very form fitting and made of WOOL.!:eek:

    Mmmm..... nothing better then wet wool with sand in them to grind you up.

    Navy UDT shorts only work if you have the build of an Navy UDT.
     
  14. Lena_Horne

    Lena_Horne One of the Regulars

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  15. DancingSweetie

    DancingSweetie A-List Customer

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    The only website I have found with vintage mens swim trunks is on ballyhoovintage.com
    mybabyjo.com has new vintage style swimsuits for women, but they are mostly 50's looking.
     
  16. The Wolf

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    How about for men?

    I have found all sorts of pictures and books of women's swimsuits from the golden era but it is hard to find much about men's bathing suits.
    I would like to have a vintage-style belted swim trunks.
    Heck, I even like the tank top type of addition.


    Sincerely,
    The Wolf
     
  17. KAT

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    ask Wild Root lol :p
     
  18. mysterygal

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    There are a lot of vintage 'looking' bathing suits out there...I went shopping last week and at Target found a really cute one...their out there....just have to look past all those 'barely there' ones ;)
     
  19. jitterbugdoll

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    I just bought a great retro swimsuit from http://www.revampvintage.com/bathingsuit.html. It was a little pricey, but I wanted something in true 1940s style (and I wouldn't dream of wearing one of my vintage swimsuits in the pool.)
    This is the one I bought:
    http://www.revampvintage.com/lexy.html

    I have one of Esther Williams reproduction swimsuits, too. I like it as well, though the fabric is more modern. It still has the right look, though!

    Revamp might be able to make something for the guys too--would be worth inquiring about!
     
  20. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    That's a new style, isn't it? Very cute!! I'd be very tempted if I were brave enough to go out in a two piece!
     

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