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Publication numberUS1995004 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1935
Filing dateFeb 16, 1934
Priority dateFeb 16, 1934
Publication numberUS 1995004 A, US 1995004A, US-A-1995004, US1995004 A, US1995004A
InventorsGeorge K Manus
Original AssigneeGeorge K Manus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1995004 A
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March 19, 1935. e. K. MANUS GARMENT Filed. Feb. 16, 1954 FIG. 7

FIG. 6

INVENTOR. GEO. K. MANUS v Patented Mar. 19, 1935 t i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT, George K. Manus, hos Angeles. Calif. Application February 16, 1934, Serial DEA-711,536

4 Claims. (01. 2 93)? Broadly considered this invention pertains to dicate the manner in .whichthey join; Fig. 5 wearing apparel r r v is a back view of the garment indicating the An object of the invention is to provide, in manner in which the parts seen'in the view are combination with other improved features, a assembled; Fig. 6 shows the garment adapted to 5 coat-which will ventilate the skin of the wearer a broad shoulderedmamand Fig. '7 is a view-of 5 {in an emcient mannergyet withoutany injurious the coat shown inFig. 6 adapted to a'man of direct-exposure of the surface of the body to more slender build. the external atmosphere. i Referring in detail to thefdrawinggthe invenr Another object of the invention is to provide tion'is shown as incorporated into a coat struclo a garment of the above stated character which turehaving'r'ight and left back side portions-7 10 will adjust itself to individuals whosebodies and 8 which have between them a recessfor differ considerably in size, and which will, there space 9. This cut-away portion tapers" from fore, enable the clothier to reduce the number above downwardly, ei d s ab triangular, of sizes necessarily carried in stock to fit allsizes and it extends from the edge of the neck portion of customers. This feature of the invention also of the coat down to app ox at y e Waist 15' possesses the advantage of making it less needline. 7 7

fulto alter the cut of the garment to secure a As a means for covering the underclothing of fit thereof upon individuals having inequalities the wearer beneath said cut-away part or space 1 e of physical development. It also makes the arthe g is furnishd with aback p ticle particularly useful as a 'childs garment, which, also diminishes in width from above 29 since it prolongs the period thruout which it can downwardly, but which is of sufiicient length be worn by a child before being outgrown. Furand breadth not only to cover the's'paoe 9 but thermore, this capacity of the garment for'conalso to overlie toa considerable extent the -porforming itself to difierently shaped bodies also tions of the main garment adjacent to said E makes it more comfortable to the wearer,parspace 9.-

ticularly during active muscular exercises, as for The wide upper end of fiaplo is'at each side example in physical culture and athletic contests a t ed a n the Shoulder SBamStO b y wherein the musculature of'the body undergoes portion of the garment. Along the greater exrapid-changes in its external contour. tent of both of its side edge portions, saidfiap 30 *Both men and women who have a taste for 10 is'in-a'nentirelydetached relation to the un 30 out'eof-door sports will find-this garment comderlying portions of the' main garment. lThis fortable, durable, and satisfactory. arrangement is provided in order thatthe indi- -The durability of the garment isincreased by rect body ventilation, freedomof movement; and reason of the fact thatit is constructed in such other improved features of the invention be at-- a manner asto conform, without much strain tained. P r 1 1 I r between its various parts, to the various chang- As .shown' in Fig- 4- Said Ov yi fi p 0 ing postures of the body of the wearer, even s preferably formed in two identical app ox when he or she is participating in the vigorous mately triangular halves 10a and 101), which are exercises above alluded to. sewed together along the edge 100 which is in- 40 While the invention has been illustrated as termediate theother two sides of the triangle.

embodied in a mans coat, yet it isto be under- The overlaps 15 and 16 between the side porstood that its usefulness is not limited to such tions of the flap 10 and the underlying margins a garment, but that other clothing, coming withof the main portion of the garment are sufficient in the scope of the appended claims may be to insure that the garment will at all times form fabricated according to the principles of the a complete covering for the skin and undergar- 45 invention. ment of the trunk of the body of the wearer, even Referring to the accompanying drawing, which tho the width of each of theseoverlaps may vary illustrates what is at present deemed to be a preconsiderably during the performance of any exferred embodiment of the invention, ercise which greatly varies the posture of the Fig. 1 is a front view of the complete garment; body of the wearer. The same garment will also 50 Fig. 2 is a back View thereof; Fig. 3 is a transadapt itself to considerable differences in size verse section on line 3--3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a and build of body, as contrastively illustrated in view of the patterns composingthe left and Figs. 6 and 7. In these views two garments of right hand halves of the V-back; these two the same size are shown, the garment of Fig. 6 halves being shown adjacent to each other to inbeing fitted to a broadly built man and that of 55 Fig. 7 being worn by a man of more slight build.

Owing to the fact that the cut away space is triangular and tapers downwardly to an apex which is located nearer the waist line, the flap 10 may be made narrow at its lower end, and may even be tapered to substantially a point, as shown, thus economizing material. This construction takes advantage of the fact twisting movements of the wearers body will displace the triangular flap 10 the least near thewaist line.

Referring to certain details of construction, as shown in Fig. 5, at its inner side the left coat back section 8 is notched at 80: and the part l-' 7 of the fabric below the notch is folded inwardly to an extent substantially equal to the depth'of i said notch as best shown in section in Fig. 3, it-

p The lower portion of the flap 1 0 is stitched to the inner side of the belt at 18. For a short distance above the belt said flap is providedon the right side withjstitching 19 ;to secure it to the right back section 7. 0n the lefthand side stitchings 20 and 20a are provided. which aidin securing together the hemmed portion 17a,- belt, andback coat section 8. The back sections 7 and 8 may readily be stitched together where they overlap between the notch 8a; and the apex of the triangular spacewhich is covered only b a Q- ,o 4 1 i It will be seen that; the cut-away portion or recess 9 extends completely thru theback ;portion of the garment and opens out at an edge thereof.- It will also be noted that the flap l0 isthe only part of the garment that: spans said ut away port n. 7 y

lc eim A e, 1. A coat or'the like having a pair of back sections w i h a sepa a ed by a space throu h ut their upper porticnsand which meet and are secured together below said space, oneof, said back sections haying a notch in its inner -edge below said space, the material of saidnotched section being folded under below said notch to an extent substantially .equal to the depthv of said notch, thereby causing the-folded edge, of the folded Dart. substantially toraline with the mid-width of the back of the garment; and a flap toicover said space togetherwith the marginal portions of said back sections along each side of said space and therebelow, said flap being in a detached relation to said back sections along each of its side edges, the upper portion of said flap being attached to the adjacent parts of said back sections, there being, adjacent to the aforesaid notch, attaching means which secures together the adjacent edge portions of said back sections.

2; A coat or the like having a pair of back sections which are separatedby a. spacethroughout their upper portions and-which meet and are secured together below said space, said space being shaped as a triangle having its apex directed downwardly, one of said back sections having a notch 8m in its inner edge below said space, said back sections overlapping each other throughout the distance between said notch and space, the material of thenotched section being folded back belowsaid notch to a sufficient extent to cause the folded edge of the folded part substantially to aline with the mid-widthof. the garment, a fabric layer to cover said space, and means to fasten .said backsections together belowz said space. V 7 v 3. A coat or the like having a triangularly cut away portion in its back extending therethru with the apex of the triangular portion directed downwardly from its neck portion, and terminating in the medial line of the body,,a beltgadjacent the lower end of said cut away portion, a flap having side portions which in. a disconnected mannerwidely overlies the right and left-marginal portions of the coatat each side of its said out away portion, the lower 'end of said flap bee ing attachedto said belt, one of said right and leftmarginal portions of the coathaving a notch in its inner edge. below said out away portion, and-stitching uniting the edges of said notch to the portion which it overlies and to said belt.

4, Acoat or the like having a triangularly cut away portion ;in' its back extending with the apexof said triangular portion directed downwardlyfrom its neck portion and terminat ing at substantially the medial line of the body,

a triangular flap having upper portionsfastened to the coat and having side portions which-in a disconnected manner overlie the right and left marginal; portions; of; the coat at; each SidC'Of said cut away portion,,the apex ofysaid triangular flap being-located at apoint spaceddoWnwardly below the said apex of said out awayportion, the apex portion of said flap being secured to the coatlbelow the apex of; said cut away portion. j, a


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U.S. Classification2/93, 2/DIG.400, D02/835
International ClassificationA41D1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/02, Y10S2/04
European ClassificationA41D1/02