Salute to “Lastex” for Ski-O-Twill special ski fabric that stretches… for fit, comfort and freedom
A chorus of ohs and ahs greeted this charming ski costume at the designer’s fashion shows, held while you were romping in the surf. Where well-dressed skiers congregate this winter this suit will be seen – the last word in the prettification of the ski. And you might as well be seen in it.
A lot has been written about how the invention of Lastex revolutionized the knit swimsuit, but here it is in a ski suit. At the time most ski wear was being made from thick wool melton so this must have seemed to be a huge improvement. But I’m not so sure that it caught on. I’ve seen quite a few ski sets from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and none had any degree of stretchiness. I’d be interested in more information about Ski-O-Twill.