ANOTHER DISCOVERY! 1950’S – 1960’S MEN’S CATALINA SHIRT-JAC

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This one is an interesting find.  Might have been part of a work uniform back in the day, but it’s a shirt made like a jacket with hip pockets and that funky stripe.  Today it would be fun as a sports shirt with jeans.  The maker was Catalina – that iconic California maker of sportswear, so who knows . . . . . . . . . . . .

I’m sure that it was intended to be a man’s top when it was made, but today it’s very unisex.  To me, it’s got a Grease vibe.  Could also go over a tank top or muscle shirt.  If it were smaller, I’d keep it myself if not for the orange color.  No can do.

So, this was for fun and will go into the archives for the time being.  That’s OK.  It’s the hunt and the quest that are the real reward!

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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RARE 1960’s CATALINA WOMEN’S CLASSIC GOLF CARDIGAN

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It’s unusual to find a woman’s golf sweater – very mid-century sporty.  Love the turquoise color.  I’m not sure yet whether this knit is of acrylic or wool – there are no tags for content or care.  Regardless, I’ll get a lot of use from this one!

It’s got classic design features like the little front pockets (that are still stitched closed!) and 2-button trim on each side seam at the waist.  Of course, an embroidered cloth label giving the size in inches.

Fun, fun, fun!  I’ve got some men’s clothing to show you, too . . . . . . . . …  . . ..

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE LATE-1950’S/EARLY 1960’S ONE-PIECE CATALINA BATHING SUIT

TRUE VINTAGE LATE-1950'S/EARLY 1960'S ONE-PIECE CATALINA BATHING SUIT.

TRUE VINTAGE LATE-1950’S/EARLY 1960’S ONE-PIECE CATALINA BATHING SUIT

IMG_1472Here’s slender size 2 Stella in a vintage size 12 suit (and there’s only a little extra room!)  What a pretty style in floral print, with a halter-tie, criss-cross neckline and figure-flattering (for some) skirt.

Of course, it has built-in bra cups and an elasticized back, waist and leg openings.  Naturally, a back metal zipper, too.

True vintage labels are often so quaint – this one reads: ” Catalina – part of the art of Eve. ”   THAT’S a rather heavy thought to consider . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE SWIMSUIT WITH SKIRT – LATE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S

TRUE VINTAGE SWIMSUIT WITH SKIRT – LATE 1950'S – EARLY 1960'S.

TRUE VINTAGE SWIMSUIT WITH SKIRT – LATE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S

TRUE VINTAGE SWIMSUIT WITH SKIRT - LATE 1950'S - EARLY 1960'S

This one’s a little later than the suits we’ve just seen – it belonged to a relative years ago. I think it is a Catalina brand.

Abstract floral print, with a cute little figure-saving skirt over the hips. I love the soft colors.

Such a pleasure to receive things from people I know – it’s great to have the inside scoop on the history and care of the garment. And a double plus when I can wear them, too!

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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