US 1662981 A
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March 20, 1928.
A. P. PAZOWSKI BUTTONLESS DRAWERS Filed July 13. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 awvemtoz Patented ar. 20, 1928 mnesw smzowsm; oF"Enizro1 iTo1\I-;AI;BERTA, CANADA.
eumontniss 'nnawnn'sr Application filed'July 13; 1926; Serial no.
This inventionrelates to improvements undergarments and more particularly to an improvement in drawers intended for mens wear, although they: may" equally as Well be worn by boys.
One t, h jee the p se itinv ib if is pr i e ape r 9f i'af rs i h willib f ep on ly mfo t b an so pr edia; to a or firm. a ye .-comi t b i i p p tt r th b men, thus, t ng" to refi t-v rupture or strains and pains incident" to hard labor; horseback riding, walking, running; etc.
Afnother objeet of the invention is toprof vide dpair-of meris drawers which will be devoid of the-ordinary buttons at the fiy and to provide means'ffor closing-the fly. and for securing the waistband of the garment about the wearer without causing; any, discomfort.
Another object of theinyention is toprovidesuch a; garment with a crotch insert providing 'fora desirablefullness at the back or seat 'ot' the garmenti H In -theaccompanying-drawings;' 4
Figure '1 is adronteleyation of the gar; ment embodying the invention, the garit; e ngwcl s i -z .c ,o a I Figure 2 isasimilar View'of the garment, J the garment being open. I
Figure 3* is a rear; elev Figure 4: is r a detail sectional= iew taken substantially onfthe-jline of-Figure 1, looking; in thedirection indicated by the ows o v I Figure 5 is a detail sectional iew taken substantially on the ime 5 -5 of Figure l, 1ooling-=in-the direction indicated by the arrows. V t I Eigure 16 is a plan yiew of one of theleg" blanksofthe garment; l
Figure 7 is a similar yiew blankit .7 y
The garment embodying -the invention comprises-the usual body, '1 and- -legs2-de' pending therefrom; and, preferably, the gal ment is made up; "of. 'two blanks substantially ofthe'form shown in Figure dot-the drawings," together with the supplemental blank sh'own'"in Figure 7: -EXcep't as oWllllPIGS entl y be eXp'la-in ed,- the main blanks ra'reyof counterpart form and are not" materially different from the -ordinary' blank's; except that each is cut away'at'its' rear edge at=the portion whichdstd'extnd 'at the' rear side 0 ation otthe garof the crotch ofth'e garment and stitches are ru'nfa-long 122,230, and in' Canada ianuai e, 1927. w.
of the crotch of the garment, as indicated Q by the numeral 3; and in the upper edge of:
theblank a substantially V-shaped incision:
4 isfformed'which Serves a-p'urpose tobe presently explained. Abovethe cut away 50 edgeportion 3 the blank is formed with-a straight edgetportion 5 and, by reference to 7 Figure 6 of the drawings," it will be obfseryd that from: the rear pp icorner n l e bla li the upper edgethereof isfextendedfon 3 5,
downwardly and forwardly cu-I'yed line which is more pronouncedly. curved atiits j forward portion, as indicated by the numeral 1 6, so that the front of the garment will, when; I
completed; occupy a position slightlyilowerfj thereof, whereby to serve the p urposdof properly supportingthe abdomen;
Figure 7 of theldraw ings indicates aatr' angular crotch-blank which is disposed be f tween two of the blanks shown "in Figure 6 ofthedrawings, at the time of manufacture thanthe rear of theigarment at thefwaist;
the edges 5 of the blanksshown in Figure '6 and form: the back" seam? of the armsa ',1 stitches being likewise run aloiigftlie, oppefl siteinclined edges 8 of the crotch mam; of" Figure 7, l which blankis indicated b' i the" numeral 9, and' uniting/these edgesto th'I" edge portions 8 of f the two; blanks shown in? 3;, Figure 6 .the ape dO of the crotch' blarfl:
being located and secured at th'elOwer-end' of f. I
the back mt, as clearlyshown in 3 of the drawings. i The leglpo r'tions Qiotth? blanksshown inFigure' 6, metastases the usual imanner'to" proyide the inner" g' seams andthus-form the legs of the garment;
; and stitches are runthrough the edges'fofc'thel notches 4 so as tofsuitably restrictthe portion of the garment at the rear thereot at opposite sides of the back seafrf'Y, asin dic ated by the numeral in JF'I' the clrawings so, as to adapt the garment-std] conform to the hips; The, lower edge oi "theacr t h bl n Qi r efe ia y h f P41155100 VilinearJ'; form, shown in Figure 4 united by stitching to inwardly curved edge! portions 130i the blanks showninFigure; 6,
'locatedat the front of the said blanksg thus' completing the crotch of the garment. One of the main blanks Y of the garment has a straight front edge portion indicated Y by: the numeral 114 the other main blank is provided at 'its'front, as shown in Figure 6,'with an integral fly flap 15 having'an '110 extended upper end portion 16 projecting initially above the upper edge 6 of the said blank. The fly flap is carried by the body blank which forms the right half of the garment, and the extended upper end 16 thereof is folded upon itself, as indicated by the numeral 20, in a forward direction, and thence back upon the fold, as indicated by the numeral 21, and the three plies thus formed are stitched together along a line 22 which is slightly spaced above the fold line 21, so that a two-ply tab 23 is provided extending longitudinally of the upper edge of the said fly flap 15 and maybe displaced in a forward direction with respect to the fly flap, as illustrated in Figure 5 of the V drawings, and for a purpose to be presently explaine The garment is provided at its waist portion with a truss belt which is indicated ingeneral by the numeral 2 1, and the said belt is preferably formed from a plurality of plies of any'cloth or other material found suitablefor the purpose, the belt, fro-m points spaced with respect to the fly openingat'the front, and throughout its portion which extends about the hips and back of the waist portion of the garment consisting of two plies of material, indicated by I the numeral26, and from these points to the opposite sides of the open front of the garment embodying a third ply 27 interposed between the said plies 26. These plies are all stitched together in 'anyappropriate manner as to be uniformly united throughout their length and are likewise stitched at intervals, as indicated by the numeral 28, to
the .waist portion of the body of the garment, the belt conforming to the contour of the upper margin of the blanks from which -thebody of'the garment is formed. As
clearly shown in Figures 1, 2and 4: of the drawings, the fly flap 15 is to be arranged in position extending in overlapping relation with respect to the inner side of the front edge portion 1 1 at the fly opening of thegarment. The truss belt 25 terminates at one end portion at the right hand side of the front of the body of the garment or, in other words, that portion from which the flyflap 15 extends, and a buckle, which is indicated in general bythe numeral 29, is
applied to thisend of the said truss belt;
. belt at a point opposite the ri ge 31, so that the end of the belt is securely connected with the saidbuckle and yet, by swinging buckle in order to fly flap 15.
foregoing description of the' in-- vention it will be evident that a garment the bail 33 about its pivot, the locking portion 341 will be moved away from the belt so as to permit of removal of the buckle from this end of the belt. A similar locking bail 35 is mounted pivotally between the flanges 32 of the buckle near the other end thereof and has a belt engaging tongue 36 which frictionally engages the other end 37 of the belt, which end is inserted between the said tongue 36 and a serrated ridge 38 formed in the body plate of the buckle at the last mentioned end thereof, the said end portion 37 of the belt passing between the bails 33 and 35 and in front of said bail 33 and being preferably threaded through a loop 39 which is mounted upon the first mentioned end portion of the belt. I In this manner, the belt may be adjusted about the body of the lit) wearer of the garment soas to suitably close the front of the garment and adapt the waist portion of the garment about the waist of the wearer, and it will be evident that the fly flap 15 will first be arranged substantially fiat against the abdomen in the position shown in Figure 2 of the drawings, before the end portion 37 of the truss belt is fitted through the buckle. It will likewise be observed by reference to Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, that the forward stretches of thetruss belt extend slightly downwardly to conform to the slight downward curvature of the upper edge portion 6 of the waist v of the garment and to better support and" sustain the abdomen. The tab 21' heretofore described is adapted to engage over the upper edges 6 of the waist portion of the 1 garment and likewise overthe truss belt 25,
as most clearly shown in Figures 1 and 5 of the drawings, so. that in this manner, the
flyflap 15 is supported against any sagging sition in which it was initially arranged and in which position, as will be observed byreference to Figures 1,2 and 4 of the drawings, it extends completely across and closes the fly opening. It will be further observed that the tab has one side engaged with the V prevent rumplingof the From the constructed in accordance with the principles thereof will be exceptionally comfortable to wear, particularly in-view of the provision of the fly flap 15 which completely closes the fly without the employment of buttons, and likewise particularly in view of the arrangement of the truss belt 25, which flap with respect tothefly opening in view It will and, therefore, is maintained in the flat poof the engagement of the tab 21 over the upper edge of the front portion of the garment at the opposite side of the fly opening and over the upper-edge of the front portion of the said truss belt. Of course, any suitable construction of buckle may be sub stituted for the one shown in the drawings and hereinbefore described, but the buckle illustrated and described is preferred as it may be completely removed from the belt before the garment is sent to the laundry.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
A pair of drawers having a fly opening at the front extending upwardly from the crotch portion of the drawers, a flap at one side to the front of the drawers laterally offset beyond the corresponding side of the fly opening, said flap being disposable to completely span the said opening from top to bottom, a belt having a terminal fastener, said belt extending about the waist of the drawers and constituting means for supporting the drawers upon the wearer, a downturned tab upon the upper edge of the fiy flap for engagement with the belt to prevent sagging of said flap, said tab being engaged at one side with the terminal fas-' tener.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signare. v
ANDREW P. PAZOWSKI. 1,. Si