Vintage Jockstrap Advertisements
Vintage Jockstrap Advertisements Vol 1
Below is a collection of vintage jockstrap advertisements and package/box photos dating back to the late 1800's. To view the associated Jockstrap, just click on the brand name.
All Star jock made by Ampac Enterprises.
APEX Olympic Champion No. 3 athletic supporter was manufactured by the O-C Manufacturing Company in the 1940s. The box shows the O-C winged logo along with several drawings of athletes along the bottom.
A-T model 4100 athletic supporter from A-T Surgical Mfg. Co., Holyoke, MA.
Bard Sani Jock from the 1950s has a flannel-lined detachable waterproof pouch with a plasticized outer cover. This supporter is made for the man with mild incontinence
Bauer & Black A-2 adult supporter with 6" seamless knit elastic waistband for extra support to back and abdomen. The soft knit pouch featured a fly front for all day wear convenience.
Bauer & Black Y-4 youth supporter with blue and gold tracer lines around a 3" woven elastic waistband.
Bauer & Black Bracer Royal supporter belt with 11" perforated waistband. This was the "top of the line" Bracer offering extra support for the abdomen and back; flexible stays to reduce curling; and tube-weave leg straps.
Bauer & Black PAL supporter from the early 50s. This model is very rare with blue stitching around the label and across the top of the pouch.
Another rare PAL nylon swimmer supporter from Bauer & Black with 1¼" waistband and 1" legstraps. Use of nylon in supporters was said to offer "quicker drying, added comfort and longer wearing qualities."
Bauer & Black PEP jockstrap. Pouch is made of same webbing material as the waistband.
Bauer & Black PAR wide-band supporter. This supporter has blue stitching around the top of the waistband and across the top of the pouch. The pouch has an unusual vertical fly front.
Bauer & Black Speed made during World War II. During the war, critical materials were rationed and jockstrap manufacturers tried to create jocks without the use of rubber. This one has a webbed waistband that fastens with a "sliding fastener" on the right side.
Bauer & Black Swimmer from the early- to mid-1940s. Notice the wording on the front of the box, "Designed for comfort, proper support, and the conservation on critical war time materials."
The Bauer & Black model S-9 Swimmer economy cotton style supporter from the late 60s or early 70s.
Bike Web The Strap jockey strap from the mid 1930s. As their advertising said, "A three-inch waistband all-elastic supporter that gives extra-firm support, is sturdy, long-lasting, comfortable." Notice that the pouch and waistband are made of the same material.
The Bike No. 9 has an extra-wide 6" waistband.
This cotton Bike No. 10 with plain waistband is from my high school days in the 1960s.
Bike No. 10 with one red tracer line around waistband. Tracer lines were added by Bike to give athletes a visual method for choosing the proper size jockstrap from a large pile in the locker room ... one stripe for small, two for medium, and three for large.
This is an early version of the Bike No. 10 (model 7110) with red/blue/red tracer lines.
This Bike "Varsity" No. 10 has a single red tracer line and the familiar "bike wheel" on the label.
One of the newer Bike No. 10 (model 7110) supporters after several years of continuous wear. Notice the wording on the back of the box, "Bike ... The Original Jockstrap."
Nylon Bike No. 58 swimmer supporter from the 1970s.
Blue Ribbon regular band athletic supporter from the early 1900s claims to be "The Best Jockey Strap."
An early Blue Ribbon narrow band supporter from the 1940s.
Boston supporter by the makers of Boston Braces.
Mexican Campeon "suporte atletico" regular band adult supporter. The pouch on this jockstrap is made of the same sturdy elastic as the waistband and is unusually comfortable. Three-inch waistband with red and blue lines.
An early 1950s Champion athletic supporter. This high quality, heavy duty jockstrap has one gold tracer line around the waistband.
The Champion Model 88 is from the same era as the one above. The price sticker in the upper right corner of the box, identifies it as coming from from "Bursch Rexall Drugs, Henning, Minn." at a price of $1.10.
A 1960s Champion Model 88 swim supporter from Champion Supporter Co., Cincinnati, OH.