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Looking for custom suit

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by justleesa, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    sad to say no.... :eek:(...Seems the red is hard to come by and even with the name we are not seeming to find the company....any luck on your end?
     
  2. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    Those would've been the Imperial wetsuits. :wink:
    I got my first tank & reg from a Sears & Roebuck catalog, came filled with air, too.
    JC Penny supplied my 3/16 suit.
    Junkpile provided "weight belt" of 5' of rusty logging chain w/bindertwine "buckle".
    Got a 3/8" 1-piece Parkways Sharkskin II suit from Central after that, adding a 1/8" home made hooded vest underneath did wonders, poured my own weights from recovered sinkers.
     
  3. bigDave

    bigDave Nassau Grouper

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    I think the photographer is selling his photos on ebay. Maybe contact him?

    linky
     
  4. simonbeans

    simonbeans Barracuda

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    justleesa
    I got the suit I ordered from Eliossub today. It is beautiful. It is the softest, stretchiest (sp) suit I have ever seen. It is a smooth out skin with an olive nylon interior. It has zippers on wrists and ankles. I opted for a john bottom. The zippers were sewn on the exterior as compared to the interior as some or most boots are. I don't know why, but maybe has to do with the strength of the neoprene without the nylon exterior. The butter fly closure uses a toggle style of fastener, different from the snaps and "turn" type of the 1960s. Overall, it is really nice. Not 100% as the originals of the 1960's but will definitely do. 6mm for my diving. They offer many neoprene selections in thickness and density. If someone is still making the colored skin out neoprene these people can get it and make what you want. Email and ask.
     
  5. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dave, thanks for the link! I'll try that :D

    Simon, glad your suit came out the way you wanted it!
     
  6. simonbeans

    simonbeans Barracuda

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    I posted photos on the Vintage Scuba Supply forum. Follow threads through sale discussion area.
     
  7. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    Some of my spearfishing friends have purchased wetsuits from DiveSkin in Greece with excellant results! They saved tons of money vs. purchasing Omer freediving wetsuits and love his suits, sales, and service.
     
  8. 500 PSI

    500 PSI Barracuda

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  9. liberato

    liberato Solo Diver

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    Justleesa, what were the missing links on your original post?
     

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