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Men's maroon Lincoln swimming trunks

Date: 1940s
Overall: 345 x 310 x 10 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Wool
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00028088
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    These maroon swimming trunks were made by Lincoln in Melbourne in the 1940s. Featuring a high waist with belt loops, a half skirt, and a leg line on the upper thigh, they are made of machine knitted wool.
    SignificanceThese swimming trunks are representative of men's swimwear made in Australia during the 1940s.
    HistoryIt was illegal for men to wear swimming trunks without a top on public beaches in Australia until the late 1930s. Convertible styles that permitted the top to be removed for sunbathing became popular. Belts and buckles were also often included in the design, primarily as a way of differentiating men's swimwear from undergarments. By the end of the decade fashionable men's swimwear was topless and high waisted, with a half skirt for modesty and a belt for support.

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    Primary title: Men's maroon Lincoln swimming trunks

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    Maker: Lincoln

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