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Boy's blue woollen Webcot swimming trunks

Date: 1940s
Overall: 260 x 285 x 20 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00028063

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    These teal blue boy's swimming trunks follow the 1940s fashion for men's swimwear that was topless and high waisted. Made in Australia by Webcot, the knitted cotton design has a white cotton drawstring waist and a high cut leg.
    SignificanceThese boy's swimming trunks are representative of Australian swimwear design in the 1940s.
    HistoryBoy's swimwear followed men's fashions in the 1940s. Form-fitting trunks with strategically placed seams and panels followed the trend for swimwear that was functional, sleek and streamlined. Belts and buckles were also often included in the design, primarily as a way of differentiating men's and boy's swimwear from undergarments.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Boy's blue woollen Webcot swimming trunks

    Primary title: Boy's teal blue knitted cotton trunks

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    Maker: Webcot

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