Black swim trunks with cream button belt

Speedo swimwear was manufactured in New Zealand by Manawatu Knitting Mills. Bare-chested men's swimwear began to be worn after the 1936 Australian men's swim team wore Speedo swimwear, including a daring, bare-chested swimming shorts design, at the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Kirsty Cameron
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Speedo
Manufacturing location: Manawatu Knitting Mills, Palmerston North
Garment type: Swim trunks
Material: Wool
Colour: Black
Label: Speedo
Date: 1937