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Publication numberUS1701933 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1929
Filing dateDec 29, 1927
Priority dateDec 29, 1927
Publication numberUS 1701933 A, US 1701933A, US-A-1701933, US1701933 A, US1701933A
InventorsIsaac Rivkin Morris
Original AssigneeIsaac Rivkin Morris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathing and gymnasium suit
US 1701933 A
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Feb. 12, 1929. g 1,701,933

' 4 M. I. RIVKIN BATHigG AND GYMNASIUM sun Filed Dec. 29, 1927 .RIFA

Patented Feb. 12, 1929.


BATHING AND GYMNASIUM SUIT- Applieation filed December 29, 1927. Serial No. 243,293.

lng and gymnasium garments without regard to whether the strap between be straight or curved. This is applicable to both womens and mens. A further purpose is to combine the character of the strap of the bathing suit with the sides of the I? openings of the suit so as to secure more e ective holding of the garment than would 0 herwise be the case. A further purpose in mens garments is to curve the str'a in transverse contour so as to provide a poc et which is preferably so pro. portioned in longitudinal contour as to locate the pocket chiefly toward the front of the wearer.

A further purpose in mens garments is to use the tightening of the slashed leg of a bathing suit to help to draw and hold an intermediate strap to the contour of a bag; A further purpose in mens garments is to provide a bathing suit which is capable of serving the purpose also of a ock strap.

I have preferred to illustrate my invention,

by one main form only, of each part of the invention appearing in several different garments, selectin a form which has proved to be practical, e cient and thoroughly reliable, and which at the same time well illustrates the principles of my invention. Figure 1 is a three-quarter front View of a man dressed in one of my bathing suits.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of one of my suits flattened and with the skirt in raised position. Figure 3 is a section of Figure 2 taken upon line 33. Figure & is a view corresponding with F iguse 2 but showing a fragmentary structure in the form of trunks only. Figure 5 is a section of Figure 4, taken uponline 5-5. v

Figures 6 and 7 are fragmentary views corresponding to views 2 and 3 or 4 and 5 showing a garment for women or for juveniles.

a Figure 8 is a fragmentary perspective;

to give fullness,

showing a mans garment in position of use.

In the drawings similar numerals indicate like parts.

At the present time, existing so-called legless bathing suits are made and are worn by men and women, boys and girls to-some extent. They are not wholly satisfactory, in that it is impossible to protect the wearer without the use of short leg sections and, for men even then, the suits are uncomfortable unless jock straps areused and are unsightly.

Some of the features of my invention are suited to womens and misses suits and other features are suited particularly to mens suits.

My garment does not require even short leg sectionsand, for men, is intended to act as a combined bathing or gymnasium suit and jock strap, serving the garment purpose fully with a minimum of clothing and giving ease of position and comfort to the wearer. For convenience the garment will be called a bathing suit without regard to whether trunks only of a full suit be made and with the gymnasium use also in mind.

In the illustration, the upper part of the bathing suit is shown as 10 in a type of suit having wide open arm cuts 11, partly held together at an intermediate point at 12.v

The suit is provided with trunks 13 which are part of the combined suit in Figures 1, 2 and 3, and which are separate from the rest of the garment in Figure 4. Since the invention resides in the bifurcated portion of the garment, my invention is not affected by the character of the shirt nor by the presence or absence of the skirt except as the shirt assists in pulling up the trunks and as the skirt covers the slit portion of the trunks or affects the ease of pulling up the trunks.

The leg portions of these trunks are cut at the sides to form diagonal leg openings 14 with an intermediate strap 15.

In the womens garment the strap is straight in cross section, as seen in Figure 6 and is free from seam. When the edges are pulled tight the central part is slacked and tends to'curve, permitting some of the material to yield toward the, back. In the mens garment the strap is curved artificially at 16 to form a partial pocket, pouch or bag, the more effectively to' accomplish its purpose. The curvature can be given best by cutting along convex lines and-sewing the edges together at 17. I prefer to definite- 1y locate this pocket or bag in the front part of the length of the strap. This is determined by the point at which the seam is located. a

In use the strap back of the seam is drawn back, cooperating with fullness provided by the extra material in the curved back portion of the trunks at 18 (see Figure 4) to supply the room needed in the seat, throwing the seam back to approximately the middle of the space between the wearers legs and placing the extra material of the pocket slightly in'front of this middle position.

The reason'for the diagonal cut of the leg openings is that by pulling up the trunks the leg openings may be made to fit wearers of different size and weight and, with all of them, to draw the outer edges 18, 19 of the strap outwardly against the adjoining inner sides of the legs of the wearer. The length of the suit thus determines the extent to which the leg openings slope along the body of the wearer, making the same suit fit a tall thm man as will fit a shorter stouter man, within the range of reasonable stretch of the shoulder straps and shirt body of the suit.

In either case thewearer is thus fully protected by a simple and inexpensive construction applying a minimum of material scientifically to the best advantage.

Adjustment of the outwardly directed pull upon the edges 'of the strap by the upward pull upon thediagonal walls of the leg openings not only draws the strap edges outwardly against the legs of the wearer but holds the edges of the leg openings snugly against the leg and body of the wearer not in use.

throughout the lengths of the openings.

The bag form, seen best in Figures .3 and 5 is thus utilized for two purposes, one to combine with the extra material seen in Figure 4 and provided in the back of the trunks (against which a straight shirt bottom edge is sewed) to supply extra seat room in the garment and'the other for jock-strap purposes. In the latter use the portion of the pocket is used which lies in front of the seam but it is permitted to yield further and is thus given more pocket room by the extra material at the middle back of the seam, not all of 'which is required ordinarily to give seat room. In view of my invention and disclosure variations and modifications to meet individual whim or particular need will doubt less become evident to others skilled in the art, to obtain part or all of the benefits of my invention without copying the structure shown, and I, therefore, claim all such in so far as they fall within the reasonable spirit and scope of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure-by Letters Patent is 1. In the trunk portion of a bathing garment, front and rear members depending from the body thereof, said members be.- ing-reduced in width toward the lowermost ends thereof to define a pair of opposed leg openings, the lowermost ends of both of said members being convexly curved for securement together along a correspondingly curve-d line, the rear member being longer than the front member whereby, upon securing said lowermost ends together, a pocket is formed which extends between the lowermost edges of the leg openings.

2. In the trunk portion of a bathing garment, a pair of front and rear members depending from the body thereof, said members belng of decreasing width toward the lowermost ends thereof to define a pair of opposed leg openings extending outwardly and upwardly, .the lowermost end of the front member being convexly curved, the rear member being longer than and having a convexly curved lowermost end corresponding to that of the front member, and said lowermost ends of said members being seamed together to form a pocket extending between the lowermost edges of the leg openings, the lower portion of the rear member being foldable upon itself immediately to the rear of said seam when the garment is 3. In the trunk portion of a bathing garment, a front member depending from the body thereof, said member being of decreasing width toward the lowermost end thereof and said end being convexly curved from edge to edge, a rear member depending from the body thereof, said rear member being also of decreasing width toward the lowermost end thereof and said latter end being also convexly curved from edge to edge, said rear member being of greater length than the front member such that the lower portion thereof 'overhangs the lowermost end of the front member, and said overhanging portion being folded upon itself whereby to bring the curved end thereof into coincidence with the curved end of the front member, and means for joining said curved ends together. 1 MORRIS ISAAC RIVKIN.

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US3512179 *Jun 5, 1967May 19, 1970John Demetrios StamatiouBathing suit with security belt
US4184494 *Sep 22, 1978Jan 22, 1980Tighe IndustriesFeminine performance costume garment
US20070050879 *Oct 5, 2004Mar 8, 2007Arne EtzoldSports clothing
U.S. Classification2/67, 2/403
International ClassificationA41D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D7/00
European ClassificationA41D7/00