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Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war
Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war

Vintage 1930s JANTZEN swimming costume black wool LADIES 40 swim suit Pre-war


A lady's vintage 1930s Jantzen bathing costume.

Note: this is one of a pair which I am selling: a "His 'n' Hers" set of matching Jantzen swimming costumers from the 1930s.

The men's version is on a separate item page.

Classic design from a specialist maker.

Made in England for Thornton & Co Ltd, Leeds (a sportswear shop).

Black wool.

Colour: Black
Size: Marked as Ladies 40 - but I really don't know what the sizing scale is.
I assume this is the maximum seat/hip size: 40 inch hips?
The actual garment measurements (unstretched) are as follows:
Bust.............26 inches (unstretched)
Waist...........24 inches (unstretched)
Hips.............30 inches (unstretched)
Woollen bathing costumes were notoriously stretchy, and had a tendency to sag when wet, as they retained water.
That is probably the reason why these were designed with a little modesty skirt round the hips.
(Both men's and ladies' costumes had this feature).
The famous Jantzen "Diving Girl", in her 1930s incarnation, appears on the skirt, and also on the label of this garment.
Condition:

 
This garment is clean and in very good condition.
It has clearly been looked after, and there is no major damage.
But it does have a few tiny holes, presumably moth damage.
The worst of these are shown in the close-up photographs.
Please remember that this item is nearly a century old.
It is being sold as a collectors' item, and it is NOT suitable for a trip to your local swimming pool.
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Hygiene and returns (swimwear):
These garments were made before the days of plastic "hygiene strips" - please remember to wear briefs while trying on the garment.
If the item does not fit, or is not suitable for you, you may return it for a full refund, provided the garment is still clean, unworn, and saleable.

 





Our Price: £237.00







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