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Men's Speedo swimming trunks

Date: 1950s-1960s
Dimensions:
Overall: 355 x 515 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00003677
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    These Speedo swimming trunks are made with a striking cotton fabric featuring abstract and modernist motifs. They feature a Velcro fastening at the waist and inbuilt cotton underpants for modesty and support.
    SignificanceThese swimming trunks are representative of men's beach fashions made in Australia by Speedo during the 1950s and 1960s.
    HistoryIn the 1950s men's swimwear broke away from the single-colour conformity of the pre-war years. Flamboyantly coloured trunks and boxer shorts in quick-dry fabrics were popular for swimming as well as for casual attire.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Men's Speedo swimming trunks

    Primary title: MENS SWIMMING COSTUME, BLUE, GREEN, BROWN AND WHITE PATTERN WITH SEWN IN UNDERPANTS

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