Friday, August 18, 2023

Late 1930s

Toward the end of the 1930s, only older men and the very conservative wore suits with tops.  
Even then, however, showing one's navel was often seen as a no-no.  Neither the model in the 
very popular belted style above nor the guy in the unbelted one below showed navel.



  1. The top picture, is that not Errol Flynn?

  2. The belted number was a staple of men's swimwear up until the styles became very brief in the early 1960s. I am now so old, I can even remember (older) men wearing them, before Nylon suits took over entirely, when I was but a slip of a lad.

  3. That is Errol Flynn. The second gentleman also looks familiar, which makes me think this was from a movie magazine of the time.

    1. I found these using Google Image Search, which didn't mention movie magazines, but I'm pretty sure you're correct.