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Publication numberUS1906912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1933
Filing dateApr 14, 1931
Priority dateApr 14, 1931
Publication numberUS 1906912 A, US 1906912A, US-A-1906912, US1906912 A, US1906912A
InventorsLockwood Jack C
Original AssigneeLockwood Jack C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shirt
US 1906912 A
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M y 1933 J. c. LOCKWOOD SHIRT Original Filed April 14, 1931 INVENTOR .zioc/(u/o ATTORNEYS.

Patented May 2, 1933 UNITED STATES JACK G. LOGKWOOD, F LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA SHIRT Application filed. April 14, 1931, Serial No. 530,080. Renewed. October 10, 1932.

My invention relates to articles of apparel, and has for its primary object the provision of an article of this character consisting of but two structural parts, which combine with each other to produce a complete garment, presenting when worn the appearance of a sweater-type outer garment and a shirt-like undergarment, the whole of the combination being so constituted and being formed of materials that will give to the article a highly attractive and dressy appearance and which will afford the maximum comfort to the user.

Another object of the invention is to provide a garment of the character herein set forth which may be conveniently and cheaply laundered when desired.

I will describe only one form of shirt embodying my invention, and will then point out the novel features thereof in claims.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a view showing in front elevation one form of shirt embodying my invention with portions of the shirt opened and turned back to reveal parts not otherwise disclosed.

Figure 2 is a view showing the shirt in front elevation and as it appears when on the body of a wearer.

Figure 3 is a view showing the shirt in rear elevation and as it appears when worn.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary View of the shirt with the extensions or flaps extended to give a crew or rounded contour to the neck opening.

Figure 5 is a view similar to figure 4 showing the flaps folded outwardly to form lapels.

In carrying out my invention, I provide a shirt which in the main, consists of a body portion B and a neck portion N, it being understood that the body portion includes the usual sleeves with the cuffs 16.

The body and neck portions may be made of like or unlike materials or fabrics, but in either instance the material of which one portion is constructed should be different in color from the material of which the other portion is constructed, in order to produce the desired effect of a combined shirt and jacket.

The body portion B is relatively full to produce the effect of a blouse, as will be clear from a consideration of Figures 1 and 2, and the bottom or lower edge of the body portion is upturned and preferably of increased thickness to form a belt 17 which is adapted to loosely embrace the waist to prevent the shirt from riding upwardly on the body. The two ends of the belt 17 are provided with suitable separable fasteners 18 for securing them together, and it is important to note that when the belt ends are secured together the belt loosely embraces the body of the wearer so that should the belt creep upwardly on the body it will not remain in the elevated position but will return to its normal lowered position. In this manner the lower portion of the shirt will function at all times to cover the upper portion of the trousers.

The body portion B of the shirt is preferably divided at the front thereof, as best illustrated in Figure 1, and where it is divided the marginal edges are in overlapped relation for the purpose of providing a substantially invisible seam or oint. Suitable separable fasteners 19 are provided on the confronting sides of the marginal edges of the body portion for detachably securing the marginal edges to each other.

The upper part of the body portion of the shirt is formed with what may be termed a neck opening 20, and secured within this neck opening is the neck portion N of the shirt. This neck portion includes back, shoulder and bosom parts 2e, 25 and 26 clearly shown in Figures 3 and 2. As best illustrated in Figure 1, the neck portion N is stitched at 27 (Fig. 3) or otherwise secured to the wall of the neck opening 20 around the back part from shoulder to shoulder as at 28 (Fig. 1) thus to permanently expose the back and shoulder parts 24, 25, and the length of the neck portion is such as to extend below and to the inner side of the neck opening particularly where the neck portion is unattached to the body portion, thereby to provide a bosom-simulating mem ber. In consequence of this arrangement and mode of attaching, there is provided at the front of the shirt an opening between the neck portion N and the body portion B and this opening is provided for the purpose of receiving the lower part of a fourin-hand cravat which extends around the collar 21 attached to the neck portion N. Similarly, the neck portion N is divided at the front and provided with buttons and buttonholes or other suitable fastening means by which the parts of the neck portion as wel as the collar can be secured together.

At the front of the neck opening 20, the

body portion B is provided with a pair of flaps or extensions 22 which are preferably formed integral with the body portion. These flaps 22 are capable of occupying an extended position as shown inFigure 4, in which they co-act with the upper edge of the body portion to form a neck opening of crew or rounded form. This form is suitable when wearing a bow cravat, and carries out the design of the crew neck sweater.

For securing the flaps in this extended position, suitable separable fasteners 23 are provided, and it will be noted that the flaps are secured in overlapped relation so as to render the seam or joint as invisible as possible. The flaps 22 are also foldable inwardly or outwardly with respect to the body portion, and when folded inwardly as shown in Figure 2, they lend to the neck opening 20 a V-shaped contour to carry out the V-neck of a sweater or jacket. It will be noted that, when folding the flaps inwardly they are concealed between the body portion and the neck portion, and that the unattached part of the neck portion permits of this inward folding.

When the flaps 22 are folded outwardly as shown in Figure 5, they produce the effect of lapels to carry out the design of a coat or lumber jacket.

Although I have herein shown and described only one form of shirt embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention and the spirit'and scope of the appended claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. A garment embodying a body portion having a neck opening, and a bosom-simulating member including a portion having an attached collar, said bosom-simulating member including shoulder and back parts secured at the back of the body portion at the neck opening and to the sides of the opening approximately at the shoulders of the garment, and the said bosom-simulating member having a free front portion underlying the front of the body portion and between which and the latter the ends of a cravat may be extended.

2. A garment embodying a body portion having a neck opening, the said body portion being divided along a straight line from the front of the neck opening to the waistline of said portion, and a bosom-simulating member secured at the back of the body portion at the neck opening and to the sides of the opening approximately at the shoulders of the garment, and the said bosom-simulating member having a free front portion underlying the front of the body portion and between which and the latter the ends of a cravat may be extended, the neck opening being of a size to expose adjacent parts of the bosom-simulating member at the back of the neck and at the shoulders as well as at the front of the opening.

3. A convertible garment comprising a neck portion including back, shoulder and bosom parts, said neck portion having a di vided collar and an opening extending from the division in the collar along the bosom part, a body portion containing the neck portion having an oversized neck opening across the shoulders and along the back part, and means to secure the wall of the neck opening to the neck portion along the said back part from shoulder to shoulder thus to permanently expose the back and shoulder parts.

4. A convertible garment comprising a neck portion including back, shoulder and bosom parts, said neck portion having a divided collar and an opening extending from the division in the collar along the bosom part, a body portion containing the neck portion having a division along the front merging into an oversized neck opening across the shoulders and along the back part, means to secure the wall of the neck opening to the neck portion along the said back part from shoulder to shoulder thus to permanently expose the back and shoulder parts, and flaps forming continuations of the marginal edges of the body portion at the upper extremities thereof and adapted to be folded to lapel-simulating positions when the garment is adjusted to assume one of its intended conditions, the said flaps adapted to be extended across the bosom forming strips, means for securing the flaps together when thus extended so as to give a different style to the garment, the said flaps adapted also to be folded to concealed positions between parts of the garment at the front and the said bosom-simulating strip so as to give a still difierent style to the garment.

5. As a new article of manufacture, a garment characterized by two elements, one of which elements is in the form of a main body portion of a length adapted when worn to terminate approximately at the waist line and the said body portion having a neck opening, and the other of which elements is a simulated shirt bosom including a front portion and terminating in an integral collar and including appreciably exposed side and back portions, and means for permanently securing said side portions and said back portions to the body member at substantially their respective margins.

6. As a new article of manufacture, a garment characterized by two garment-producing parts, one of which is sweater-like, closed at its back and of a length, when worn, adapt ed to terminate approximately at the waistline, and the lower part of which is formed to snugly embrace the body of the wearer at the waist-line to give fullness to the garment above the waist-line, the said sweater-like part having a neck opening, the other of said parts simulating a shirt bosom and having a free front portion divided at its center and terminating in a collar, the bosom simulating part having portions disposed respectively at the sides and back of the neck opening of the aforementioned sweater-like part, and means for securing the said side and back portions of said simulating part to corresponding portions of the sweater-like part at said neck opening, the bosom-simulating part having a free front portion underlying the front of the sweaterlike part and between which and said front .of said sweater-like part the ends of a cravat are adapted to be extended, the neck opening of the said sweater-like part including a front portion of a size to expose therethrough the said bosom simulating part.

JACK O. LOGKWOOD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/115, 2/103, 2/106
International ClassificationA41B1/00, A41B1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41B1/02
European ClassificationA41B1/02