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Men's blue woollen Lincoln swimming trunks

Date: 1940s
Overall: 330 x 325 x 10 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Wool, cotton, brass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00028089
Place Manufactured:Australia

User Terms

    Made by the Melbourne clothing company Lincoln, these blue woollen swimming trunks have a high waist, a half skirt and a leg line on the upper thigh for modesty. The classic 1940s design includes a cotton webbing belt and a brass buckle.
    SignificanceThese swimming trunks are representative of men's swimwear made in Australia during the 1940s.
    HistoryMen'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

    Primary title: Men's blue woollen trunks with white belt

    Web title: Men's blue woollen Lincoln swimming trunks

    Related People
    Maker: Lincoln

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