Men’s swimsuit with horizontal stripes

Recognising the seasonal limitations of the demand for woollen jumpers, socks and underwear, manufacturers in the late 19th century sought to diversify and adopt new technologies and garments. This coincided with the advent of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, which included men's swimming. Women's swimming was introduced in 1912. Manufacturers around the world began manufacturing woollen bathing suits.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Dion and Kaye Coleman
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Unknown
Garment type: Swimsuit
Material: Cotton knit
Features: Horizontal stripes across chest
Colour: Blue
Label: Unknown
Date: Circa 1910