Boy's royal blue knitted woollen trunks

Seagullc 1940

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, Australia

These navy woollen Seagull 'Sunshine Fashion' trunks follow the early 1940s fashion trend for boy's and men's swimwear that was topless and high waisted. The design features a half skirt for modesty, white cotton cord stripes down each side and an embroidered white seagull logo. The adjustable machine woven cotton webbing belt fastens with a double ring metal buckle.


  • Title: Boy's royal blue knitted woollen trunks
  • Creator: Seagull
  • Date: c 1940
  • Type: Swimsuit
  • Significance: These men's swimming trunks are representative of changes in boy's and men's swimwear design during the 1930s and 1940s.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Wool, cotton, metal
  • Dimensions: 225 x 245 x 15 mm, 0.1 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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