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Bathing costume

Bathing costume

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jantzen (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Harry Matthews

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    The Sainsbury Gallery, case CA09

Physical description

Blue wool bathing costume, blue and navy striped vest top and black shorts with appliquéd white belt and buckle and diving girl logo at side of trunks.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1930s (made)


Jantzen (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

wool jersey


Length: 79 cm shoulder to crotch, Width: 30 cm chest, Width: 28 cm waist, Width: 37 cm hips

Descriptive line

Man's bathing costume by Jantzen, England, 1930s. Blue and black striped vest top and attached black shorts, appliquéd white faux belt.


Wool jersey




Men's clothes; Informal wear; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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