US 1966060 A
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July 10, 1934. A. COHEN BIFURCATED UNDERGARMENT Filed April 5, 1932 Aims 50mm,
3nventor (lttornegol Patented July 1Q, 1934 BIFURCATED UNDERGARMENT Anne Cohen, New York, N. Y., assignor to E. Richard Meinig Ca, lIn-c., Reading, Pa, a corporation of Pennsylvania Application April 5, 1932, Serial No. 603,256
This invention relates to bifurcated kneelength undergarments, and the object is to improve their comfort and convenience and increase their wearing qualities by freeing them from the binding and stretching strains heretofore more or less naturally inherent in such articles.
The invention and its advantages are more fully described in the following specification in connection with the drawing accompanying the same and forming part thereof, and the novel features are particularly set forth in the appended claim.
Referring to the drawing,
Fig. l is a conventional front view of a garment of the nature set forth, embodying the improvements of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a diagrammatic cross-sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a corresponding cross-sectional View taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 illustrates the loosely flowing conformation of the garment when draped upon a model.
Garments of this nature have heretofore commonly been made with bifurcated closed tubular extensions surrounding the legs, and from their nature inherently cause binding and fabric stretch in adjusting and shifting to accommodate normal posturing of a wearer.
In the present improved garment, as shown in the drawing, such binding and fabric stretch are avoided by forming the garment with open sides, loosely depending from the waist in a normally overlapping drape, and free to expand to give unhampered movement and freedom to the wearer.
The drawing illustrates a garment having a waist-encircling band 5, shown as preferably elastic, with a front portion 6 and rear portion 7 secured thereto and terminating in bifurcated leg extension 8 and 9 formed by a seaming operation as heretofore. The front portion 6 has side edges 10, 18, which are overlapped at each side of the waist band by the forwardly extending edges 11, ll of the rear portion 7, and jointly secured in such overlying positions by the seaming uniting the top edges of said front and rear portions to said waist band 5. The edges 10, 10 and 11, 11 are shown as finished by a binding or the like. and naturally hang from said band in loosely deeply overlying relation at the outer side of each leg extension 8 and 9 to normally enclose the wearers legs from the waist downward, but are free to spread to give a maximum of adjustment without binding or fabric strains, as clearly shown in Fig. 4.
Such overlapping open-sided construction is applicable to any bifurcated undergarment, improves its comfort and wearing life, and presents a pleasing and novel appearance.
What I claim is:
A bifurcated undergarment comprising front and rear fabric widths solely attached to one another by a waist band uniting their overlapping top edges, and by vertical seams intermediate their widths extending upwardly from their bottom edges to a crotch junction so as to form a leg division spaced from said waist band, the unattached edges of said widths hanging in freely adjustable relation relative to one another with the edges of the front width depending from rear portions of said waist band and the edges of the rear width depending from front portions of said waist band whereby said edges will normally overlie to close the outer sides of said garment.