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Publication numberUS1963004 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1934
Filing dateNov 21, 1933
Priority dateNov 21, 1933
Publication numberUS 1963004 A, US 1963004A, US-A-1963004, US1963004 A, US1963004A
InventorsRalph Tucker
Original AssigneeCommercial Shirt Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Man's shirt
US 1963004 A
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R. TUCKER June 12, 1934.

MAN S SHIRT Filed Nov. 21 1933 [NVEN TOR.

I A TTORNEYS.

Patented June 12, 1934 1 7 1,963,004 MANS SHIRT Ralph Tucker, Larchmont, N. Y., assignor to The Commercial Shirt Com, New York, N. Y., a cor- D ration of New York Application November 21, 1933, Serial No. 699,077

' 4 Claims. (01. 2-127) This invention relates to improvements in button hole. Consequently, it has in such strucmen's shirts, and has more particular relation tures been impossible to realize that function to improvements in the collars and neckbands of the present invention which permits the butof the same. ton to be pulled out from the plane of the neck One of the objects of the invention is to overband in the manner set forth. 59 come the fault present in most all shirts, i. e., the In the present invention, the inventor has shrinking of the collar and collar-band after taken advantage of the recent invention of a the shirt has been laundered. fabric material known on the market as Las- A further object of the invention is to provide tex". This material to all intents and purposes 0 a new and improved exp'ansible collar-band. for both contact with the human skin and ap- 65 Another objectof the invention-is to provide pearance, is a woven fabric of very fine texture a button on an elastic shank or tab, said tab and may be employed. where fine texture fabbeing adapted to extend through the rear butrics must be employed for appearance sake. The ton hole enabling the button ,to be pulled away texture of this fabric is so fine that; it pracfrom the plane. of the rear button hole to an tically approximates the appearance of what is 70 extent surlicicn-t to permit its convenient inserknown in the trade as broadcloth, which matetion through the button hole in the opposite end rial is ahnost exclusively used in the manufacof the collar band. the button snapping back ture of men's Shirts. under the bias of the elastic tab into its normal By reference to Figure 1 which illustrates a position fiat against the collar band when the shirt with a so-called attached" collar, 1 rep- 75 p up the button is r l as d. resents the shirt proper, 2 the collar which In the ac p y drawing forming P O comprises a collar-band 3, and an outer collar this Specification, proper 4. The collar-band 3 comprises two lay- .Figure 1 TBDTGSBR'ES & front ion, partly ers of the elastic fabric attached to the top broken away, of a shirt with attached collar of the shirt 1, and to the collar proper'4 by 80 em dyin my invention. suitable stitching.

Figure .2 represents a detail ertical view of The shirt 1 and collar 4 are manufactured of t m Shown partly in the usual ordinary broadcloth. A button-hole Fi ure 3 represents a d a front elevation 9 is provided in the elastic tab 7 as shown in of a modified form of the invention. Figures 1 and 2 and t buttons over t 85 Figure 4 represents a detail from; f usual button 8 which is secured to the opposite partly broken away, of the structure shown in tab 5 of the collar band Figure 3, the front sections being separated. A v notch 70 is provided in the back of the 5 represents f? form of sonar shirt adjoining the collar-band and this V notch in WhICh thB button lS secure -so the neckband is covered with a double thickness of elastic 0f the u by a band of elast'lcjabnc' fabric 6, similar to the collar-band 3. The

It has heretofqre W 01d pmylde the ofiice of this V notch is to allow the entire nFckband 9 shut wlth rubber elastic collar-band and also the top of the shirt to exnal Supenmposed. between non-elastic fabnc pend, should the shirt itself and collar-band of or the shrink from laundering.

In this structure the tension on the rubber 1n the modified form of m invention shown pulls the non-elastic fabric into folds or creases re 3 insevts 14 of e1 fabr. so that as the elastic stretches, thefolds are :3 rimmed in S mnarmafld which 31 35 3 3: 23 2;; 83:; Swh expandh'g move constructed of broadcloth. These inserts of elas- Such a structure is very uncomfortable and no mbnc, f g fFlgure leave very unsightly and is at the best a mere makethe ends 0 L f broadcloth as shift to prozlidelanhe xplansib1ef collarl 1for 1goz-zectzfpii gi 3 5 gzg g gg zg ig uras maeo acoar-an or i gi g m g at the same time, conceals the elastic fabric 10 It has also been proposed to give circumfe by the necktie so that the ends of the tabs, ential elasticity to the collar band by attaching which no ma y Show, Will not es ything a button to an elastic band, but means have but the regular appearance of the broadcloth. been invariably employed for preventing the pro- The button 19 in this instance is secured to trusion of the elastic hand through the rear the elastic fabric 17 which forms a continua- 1 holes 62 and 64.

tion of the collar-band 12 and a button-hole 16 is worked in the elastic fabric insert 14.

In the construction shown in Figure 5, which may be employed in connection with either an attached collar shirt, or a shirt-band shirt, the collar-band 63 is provided with two button- A tab 66 of the new elastic fabric, has its two ends 67 pass through the button 65, thence through the button-hole 64, and theseends secured within the collar-band as at 67 and 68. The button 65 passes through the button hole 62 to secure the collar in position.

The expansibility of the collar-band in this instance is provided by the elastic tab 66, which stretches under pressure of the neck expanding the girth of the collar band and compensating for any shrinkage which may occur through laundering. The impatience and torture engendered by attempting to fasten the neck band of a shirt where'the button is sewed flat to the.

neck band is of course well known. This is altogether avoided by the present invention in which the button being on an elastic shank which protrudes through the rearbutton hole canbe pulled out from the plane of the end of the neck band with which it is associated to any distance convenient for its insertion through the rear of the button hole in the other end of the neck band. This is clearly shown in Figure 5. When the button has been inserted in the button hole 62 the hand releases the button and the latter springs back into fiat relation with respect to the neck band. The securing of the ends of the elastic tab within the collar band, that is to say, between the plies back of the front surface of the neck band and at a distance from the button hole causes any fullness which may be in the elastic tab when the button 66 is released, to be back of the button hole and within the plies so that the tab will not be observable from the front of the collar band, nor will it form an elevation on the back thereof to irritate the neck of. the wearer.

It will also be understood that one of the great advantages of the employment of the new elasticmaterial in collars and collar-bands of shirts is that the collar band and the collar will give with each movement of the wearer, thus making the garment particularly useful forgolf-shirts and other shirts worn by athletes 'or very active people.

I It will also be understood that in the manufacture of garments as above described, the

elastic material, where it is joined to the broadcloth or other fabric, is sewed with an elastic thread similar to the warp threads which make up the elastic fabric so that any stretching of the elastic material may be accommodated where itjoins the inner elastic material by the threads stretching more or less.

What I claim is:

1. A shirt having a collar band with button holes in the ends thereof, a button. and an elastic tab extending through one of the button holes and attached to said button, and being anchored within the collar band, constituting an expansible portion of said band, and enabling .tab formed with a loop, the button being carried by said loop, said loop extending through one of the button holes and having its ends anchored within the collar band, constituting an expansible portion of said band and enabling the buttonto be pulled out from the end of the plane of the collar band to which it is attached, for convenient insertion into the button hole in the opopsite end of the collar band. 1

3, A shirt having a collar band with button holes in the ends thereof, a button, an elastic tab extending through one of the button holes and attached to said button, and being anchored within the collar band at a substantial distance from the button hole through which it extends, said tab constituting an expansible portion of said band and enabling the button to be pulled away from the plane of the end of the collar to which it is secured, for convenient insertion through the button hole in the oppositeend of the collar band.

4. A shirt having a collar band with button-- holes in the ends thereof, a button, an elastic tab extending through one of the button holes and attached to said button, and being anchored within the collar band at a substantial distance from the button hole through which it extends and at opposite sides thereof, constituting an expansible portion of said band and enabling the button to be pulled away from the plane of J

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/127
International ClassificationA41B3/02, A41B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/02
European ClassificationA41B3/02