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March 20, 1934. w. c. PARFITT SHIRT SLEEVE Filed Dec. 16, 1930 Patented Mar. 20, 1934 SHIRT SLEEVE William Cheater Parfltt, Seattle, Wash.
Application December 16, 1930, Serial No. 502,838
My invention relates to improvements in shirt sleeves and the general object of my invention is to provide a shirt sleeve which may be attached to the inside of the sleeve of a coat, whereby the 6 shirt sleeve will be put on and taken with the coat, thus making it possible to have a shirt with short sleeves which affords convenience and comfort when the coat is off, and to always have on shirt sleeves and cuffs when the coat is on.
10 Another object is to provide shirt sleeve means of this nature, embodying a false sleeve adapted to be permanently secured within the shoulder portion of the coat sleeve and a short sleeve detachably connected with said false sleeve.
Other and more specific objects will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
Mens shirts are sometimes made with short sleeves, but are more often made with long sleeves having cuffs at the wrists. The long sleeves and cuffs are desirable when a coat is being worn in order that the wearer may be well dressed and correctly dressed. Many persons who wish to wear shirt sleeves and cuffs when they have their coats on, find it more comfortable and often find it absolutely essential to get their sleeves and cuffs out of the way when their coats are removed.
This is especially true of professional men as doctors, dentists and the like who find it necessary to 80 have their sleeves and cuffs out of the way when they aredoing certain kinds of work and who must appear correctly dressed at other times. In such cases it is customary for the wearer to roll the shirt sleeves and cuffs up above the elbow when the coat is removed and to thereafter roll the sleeves and cuffs down when the coat is to be worn, as on the street or at luncheons or dinners or in the presence of other people. When this is done the rolling up and unrolling of the sleeves is considerable trouble and consumes considerable time. For this reason the wearer may neglect to roll the sleeves up when they should be out of the way, or may neglect to roll the sleeves down before putting on his coat. Furthermore the sleeves and cuffs are bulky and are often in the way when rolled up and the cuffs are liable to become wrinkled so that they do not look well when they are rolled down.
Attempts to overcome the objectionable features above pointed out have resulted in the production of detachable cuffs, two piece, detachable shirt sleeves, and of shirt cufis which fasten within the wrist portions of the coat sleeves. These methods only afford partial solutions of the prob- 55 lem. If the cuffs or the entire lower portions of the shirt sleeves are detachable from the upper portions of the shirt sleeves then the wearer must detach and attach thwe parts each time the coat is taken off and put on. The natural tendency is to neglect doing this at least part of the time. .0 If the cuffs are detachably fastened within the wrist portions of the coat and a short sleeve shirt is worn then the bare arm is allowed to come into direct contact with the lining of the coat sleeve thus soiling the coat sleeve lining, making it uncomfortable for the wearer, detracting from the fit and hang of the coat sleeve and drawing the wrist portion of the coat sleeve out of shape at the location where the cuff is fastened.
I overcome these objectionable features by providing a detachable shirt sleeve which is secured within the coat and hangs from at or near the location of the shoulder of the coat sleeve and is conveniently and easily taken off and put on with the coat, the result being that no extra effort and attention is required from the user in rolling up and unrolling or detaching and attaching sleeves or cuffs and that both the arm of the wearer and the lining of the coat sleeve are always protected by a full length shirt sleeve. I also 30 find that where the shirt sleeve is properly hung at the location of, or near the shoulder of the coat sleeve, the coat sleeve will not be pulled out of shape, there will be no appreciable extra bulk of material at any location, the cuff will always hang the proper distance below the end of the coat sleeve and the necessity for arm bands and sleeve holders will be done away with.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of substantially one half of a coat showing, by dotted lines, a shirt sleeve constructed in accordance with my invention installed within the sleeve of said coat.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the coat sleeve and shirt sleeve and a fragment of the coat in 05 section.
Fig. 3 is a detached elevation of a short false sleeve which is adapted to be permanently secured within the upper arm portion of the coat.
Fig. 4 is a detached elevation of the detachable portion of the shirt sleeve with cuff attached.
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of a shirt constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 6 is a detached elevation of a modified form of false sleeve which may be used in place of the false sleeve shown in Fig. 3.
Like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the several views.
In the drawing, 7 designates a coat, having sleeves 8v provided with the usual linings, not
shown, only one of said sleeves being shown. 10 is a false sleeve which is arranged to be permanently secured within the upper or shoulder portion of the coat sleeve. The upper end of the false sleeve 10 is preferably cut on an incline, as at 11, whereby it will fit and may be sewed to the coat sleeve at the location of the shoulder seams. I find that this type of false sleeve avoids undue strain on the coat sleeve lining. I also obtain good results with the false sleeve 10' shown in Fig. 6, which is square across the top end and adapted to be sewed to the coat sleeve lining below the shoulder seam.
The false sleeve 10 is provided with one or more rows of fastening means 12 which are adapted for detachable engagement with other fastening means 13 on the upper end of a detachable shirt sleeve 14. I have shown three rows of the fastening means 13 arranged one above another for adjustably supporting the shirt sleeve but it will be understood that one or more rows of the fastening means may be provided on the false sleeve 10 or on the shirt sleeve 14, as may be desired. The shirt 15 which is worn with separable shirt sleeves of this nature preferably has short sleeves 16 which are comfortable and are not in the way. Fastening means 17 may be provided on these short sleeves 16 whereby the shirt sleeves 14 may be secured to the shirt if desired.
The shirt sleeve 14 fits over the bottom end of the false sleeve 10 so that the coat with the shirt sleeve 14 therein may be easily put on without catching the hand or fingers in the shirt sleeves. In the process of taking off the coat the cuff 18 on the lower end of the sleeve 14 will ordinarily be grasped by the hand thus preventing the shirt sleeve 14 from being turned wrong side out and drawn out of the coat sleeve. If the bottom end of the false sleeve is turned back when the coat is removed it will drop down into place or will be pushed back when the coat is again put on. The false sleeves 10 in the coat will not interfere with the coat in any way if it is used without the detachable shirt sleeves 14. After the sleeve 14 is properly adjusted in the coat it will always hang correctly with just the desired amount of cuff showing at the wrist. The lining of the coat sleeve and the arm of the wearer will always be fully protected. The shirt sleeves being readily detachable may be changed when the shirt is changed or may be changed more or less frequently than the shirt, as may be desired, and the shirt sleeves will always be taken off and put on with the coat.
The foregoing description and accompanying drawing clearly disclose a preferred embodiment of my invention but it will be understood that this disclosure is merely illustrative and that.
such changes in the invention may be made as are fairly within the scope and spirit of the following claims.
1. The combination with a coat adapted to be worn with a short sleeve shirt and having a coat sleeve; of a false sleeve disposed within said coat sleeve and secured at its upper end to the shoulder portion of the coat sleeve, and a shirt sleeve detachably secured to said false sleeve and hanging within said coat sleeve.
2. The combination with a coat adapted to be worn with a short sleeve shirtand having a coat sleeve; of a false sleeve disposed within said coat sleeve and secured at its upper end to the shoulder portion of the coat sleeve, and a shirt sleeve detachably secured to said false sleeve and hanging within said coat sleeve, saidfalse sleeve telescoping within the upper end of said shirt sleeve.
3. The combination with a coat adapted to be worn with a short sleeve shirt and having a. coat sleeve; of a false sleeve disposed within said coat sleeve and secured at its upper end to the inside of the coat sleeve at the location of the shoulder seam, said false sleeve terminating above the elbow of said coat sleeve; a shirt sleeve adapted to be placed within said coat sleeve with its upper end telescoping over the bottom end of the false sleeve, and detachable fastening means provided on said false sleeve and said shirt sleeve at a plurality of positions longitudinally thereof whereby said shirt sleeve may be adjustably and detachably connected with said false sleeve.
WILLIAM CHESTER PARFITT.