Health Vests ~ Knitting Patterns [1950’s-1960’s]

“As recommended by the medical profession.”

Health vests were obviously quite the thing in England in the 1950’s, and after looking over these knitting patterns you’ll wonder how you ever survived without one. Order your dishcloth cotton and get knitting!

Coats Musica

Is it just me, or is that man about to pull his vest down over his wife’s head?


Slightly spoiling the effects of the health vest by having a cigarette on the go there.


I’ll have the health vest with opera top please.

Here’s footballer Bill Brown modelling two delightfully healthy vests in the early 1960’s.

Thought the health vest was just a people thing? Wrong!

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