Wool suit

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Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim across the English Channel in 1875, wore a wool suit, popular in his era of the 1870s

noun - A wool suit is swimwear made of wool that was largely the type worn in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries.

Transition from Wool to Nylon

In 1947, Olympic champion Adolph Kiefer developed the nylon tank suit in 1948 and debuted the first nylon swimsuit supplied to the U.S. Olympic Swim Team at the 1948 London Olympics that was a significant improvement over the wool suits and cotton suits available at the time.

Wool Suits in the First Half of the 20th Century

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