US 1712072 A
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N. F. DoDsoN 1,712,072
MANS UNDERGARMENT May 7, 1929.
Filed Oct. 29, 192'? Patente'd May 7, 1929. I
UNITED STATES NICHOLAS F. -DODSONfOF DENVER, COLORADO.
` nANs UNDERGARMENT.
Application led October 29, 1927. Serial N`o.` 229,685.
This invention relates to improvements in undergarments or drawersvfor men and has reference more particularly, to a garment of this type which is buttonless.
The object of this invention is to produce an undergarment or drawers that can be easily put on and which will be comfortable to wear and which at the same time shall be so-constructed that there will be no but.-
tons to become lost.
Itis well known that buttons are very diicult to keep in place, since the universal introduction of washing machines 21nd power wringers, as the wringers very frequently remove the but-tons, and besides this, it has been found if undergarments are provided with a belt formed in part by sections of elastic material, that they will be more comfortable to wear, as they will yield to the requirements of the body and at the same time lit snugly so as to give a feeling of support and comfort to the wearer. l
My invention, briefiy described, consists 26 in constructing an `undergarment with a belt which has twoor more sections of elastic material incorporated in it, whereby the belt will yield suliciently to permit the garment to be applied and removed and at the same 30 time will exert suiiicient force to vhold vthe garment in place.
Having thus briefly described myinvention, I will now proceed to describe the same in detail, and reference for this purpose will be had to the accompanying drawing in which the preferred embodiment thereof has been illustrated and in which:
Fig. 1 shows a perspective view of my improved garment as it will appear when in place on the wearersbody, the latter b ei in indicated by dot and dash lines;
. Itig. 2 shows a rear view of the garment and illustrates the construction in relation to the elastic inserts; A
Fig 3 is a front View of the garment with a small portion broken away to show a reenforcing lining; and
Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 41-4,
Fig. 2, showing the manner `in which the elastic inserts are secured to the belt.
In the drawing I have illustrated a pair 'of drawers having legs of knee length.
These legs have been indicated by referenceo numeral 1 and 2. The upper end of the drawers is provided with a belt, which, in
the embodiment shown, has been lformed of four) sections which have, been numbered respectively 3, 4 and 5, the reference numeral 5 being applied to the two inserts of lelastic material which form part of the elt.
It will be observed'fromFig. 1 that the belt section 3 which is located at the front of the garment is of considerable width and has a downwardly extending triangular portion 6, which covers the greaterpart of the abdomen. Section 3 terminates at lines 7, Where it is connected with one side of the, elastic inserts 5 in the manner indicated in Figs. 2 and shown in detail in Fig. 4. The `other sides of the elastic inserts are con nected by means of a belty section 4 which, in the embodiment illustrated, has been shown somewhat narrowerv than the width of the elastic inserts, although this feature of the construction is not considered to be material as it is obviously permissible to make the section 4 wider, if desired. The edges of the elastic 5 are inserted between the ends ofthe belt sections 3 and 4 in the manner shown in Fig. 4, the ends of the belt sections being turned inwardly and the whole stitched together by means of two rows of stitching 8` In the particular design illustrated where the vertical dimension ofthe elastic is greater. than the width of the belt section 4, a suitable notch must be cut out of thev material of the drawers so as to provide the necessary space. The material composing the drawers is gathered along the lower edge of the elastics in the manner indicated by reference numeral 9, in Fig. 2, so4 that when A the elastics are extended, the seams and the material of the drawers will not be subject to strains. As these drawers are constructed in such a way that the belt isf endless, the ordinary placket slot has been dispensed with and replaced by a lacket hole 10. The material around the p acket hole has bn reenforced by lining 11 in the manner shown in Fig. 3. The specific construction of the drawers is not material, except insofar as this relates to the belt, but mention may be made here f the fact that the specific drawers illustrated is formed from two 105 pieces connected by a seam 12 inthe manner indicatedin Fig. 2.
It is` obvious that a drawers constructed in the mannerdescribed can be easily ut on andtaken oi as the belt section will' yield 11o suilciently to permit it to pass over the hi s and when it is in place, it will t the bo y snugly and give a sense of support without any undue restricting effect, such as noticed when an unyielding belt is employed. A drawers constructed in the manner described, in addition to being` more comfortable and. more quickly put on and removed, is also free from the aggravating trouble of lost buttons as all buttons and button holes have beendispensed with.
lt .is obvious that this construction of belt can be applied to other garments than the one illustrated, and therefore wish to call attention to the fact that the specific embodiment shown is for the purpose of illustration and description only,`and that the invention should not be restricted to this garment unis required by the state end of two substantially rectangular sections v of elastic webbing, and arectangular belt section connecting the other ends of the web sections, said end forming the back section of the belt.
n testimony whereof ailix my signature.
NICHOLAS F. DODSUN'.