Vintage Jockstrap packaging, boxes and
tags: Volume 5Below is a collection of vintage jockstrap advertisements and
package/box photos from the 1900's. To view the associated
Jockstrap, just click on the brand name.
All Star adult soft
cup supporter from the 1960s with a sewn-in foam cup.
Here's an older Bike No.
55 men's cotton cup supporter unit with the familiar "Bike Wheel" logo
and three red tracer lines around a 3" elastic waistband. The snap-open pouch
holds a rubber-cushioned, hi-impact plastic cup. The same supporter was sold
as the Bike No. 53 without the cup.
Canadian-made Club athletic
supporter is from Surgical Elastic Co. Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba. The cup
is held into the heavy canvas pouch with tie strings and the pouch is lined
with soft flannel.
D&M No. 700 cup
supporter from Japan. The 4" heavy elastic waistband has two dark blue tracer
lines. The yellow plastic cup is secured into the pouch with two snap fasteners
at the top.
Duke adult standard
cup supporter unit is from Royal Textile Mills, Inc., Yanceyville, NC. To
give you an idea of the amount of polyester used in todays jocks, this one
is nearly 95% polyester.
Flaherty's "Bub" Duribilknit
No. 641 cup supporter from the mid-1950s. This cup is equivalent to the No.
61 regular jockstrap shown in The Collection 2.
Futuro Cup Gard supporter
and cup protector with snap on pouch and tubular leg straps. The box is from
a 1983 model 007383 Futuro supporter.
This Gray-Nicholls multiple
purpose jock strap is from Great Britain and gives excellent protection for
a variety of sports. The 3" elastic waistband is of heavy surgical elastic
Kookaburra gent's athletic
support is 85% cotton. It contains a very interesting note on the waistband
label: "Keep Away from Fire!"
supporter with reinforced snap closure to secure the cup.
Mirrekord "soporte faja
angosta para concha" regular band cup-style supporter with a sturdy 3" elastic
waistband and rib-knit cup pouch with snap fasteners to retain the cup. The
waistband has red and black tracer lines and the cup is of red plastic with
a black rubber gasket. From Laboratorios LeRoy s.a.de c.v., Mexico.
Cricket supporter made
in India for Slazenger Ltd. of Great Britain.
Safegard athletic support
with pocket from Reydon Sports, Nottingham, England.
1960s Steichen's model
SA-10 cup jock from Steichen's Sporting Goods, St. Paul, MN.
USA-made Tru-Play No. 10
adult cup supporter from The Dreier Co., East Brunswick, NJ. Washing instructions
included on the back of the package warn "Do no use bleach or detergent.
Rinse cup in cold water."