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Publication numberUS2008783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1935
Filing dateSep 25, 1934
Priority dateSep 25, 1934
Publication numberUS 2008783 A, US 2008783A, US-A-2008783, US2008783 A, US2008783A
InventorsMarius Caridis
Original AssigneeMarius Caridis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2008783 A
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M'. CARIDIS `uly 23, 1935.

APPAREL Filed Sept. 25, 1954 'INVENTOR Mme/U5 CHE/Dls ATTORNEYS.

Patented July 23, 1935 STAT-ES QPfATlN'l` OFFICE i f y. l -2,00878'3' Y* .y Y l Y, .APAliELll. Marius CaridisgvfLosaAngeles, Cali Application September 25,1934, SerialNo. 7{l5,4 l4

' s'olaims. wb2- 115) This invention relates to therclass of apparel, 'and is more particularly directed to an improvement upon the form of invention disclosed in my co-pending application Serial No. 667,654, filed April 24, 1933,v of which the present application is acontinuation in part. A Y Anv object is to, provide an 'improved form of shirt wherein means are provided for conveniently and'eiectively securing same to the-waist band of trousers in a manner to exert a downward pull upon the shirt and thereby causethe Vshirt to more perfectly conform to the contour of the shoulders of the wearer andto beheld taut be- .tween the` shoulders and the waist line, so as to prevent overfullness thereof,which, ifk not avoided, causes the bosom to pucker and 'appear untidy or not neat and dressy.

' Another Objectis. to provide means which is entirely constructed of' the samematerial as the shirt and which may be devoid of structural fea,- tures that would preventits being laundered `with the shirt. A stillurther object is to. provide a-device for the purpose stated which will in no way detract from theintended good appearance ofthe shirt vand which, when attached. to the waist band of trousers, will hold the lowerpart'of the lshirt from workingout of the trousers. L s;

A still further object isV to provide an attachment of the kind andfor the purpose stated which can; be incorporated inthe shirt'. Without materially adding to the manufacturing cost thereof. Another Objectis to. provide means which can be adjusted to a position where it can be wholly concealed beneath the shirt, at thepleasureof the wearer.

My invention comprehends` otherieatures of construction which, together with those specied, are fully described'hereinafterand specifical-V ly recited in the claims. f My invention willl'be better yunderstood -by reference to theaccompanyingdrawing, in which igure 1 isA a view in front'elevation of one form ofmy inventiomthe attaching devices being shown inA their inactive positions of adjustment; Y Y YFigure 2- is a view'similar to Figure l, .sl'iow ing the 4attaching dev/icesattached to a waist-line garment;

Figures 3 and 4 are sections taken, respectively,

on the lines 3-3 and 4-4 of Figures 1 and 2;

Figure 5 is a. perspective view of one of the attaching devices; l

Figure 6 is a front view of a portion of a While my invention can shirt showing" a slightly different form of the invention; Y f Figure 'lis asection on line 'I--l of Figure 6. f I shall have it clearly understood that the in-lvention lproposesthe'use of means which is primarilyif not entirely, designedior thepurpose otadapting the shoulder and neck portions of the garment to Ithe shoulders of Lthe wearer and to exert sufficient pull in a downward direction on the garment to 'give theretoa` more dressy appearaneethan was heretofore present.' I make no clairnr to. the constructionfofthe shirtV per se orrapart fromthe attaching devices which I have designed to f ulll the speciiic purpose herein referred to. r

be used in connection with shirts not provided with what are known as patch pockets, it will be illustrated in the -ac Vcompanying drawing as employed in combination with shirts having such pockets.

The shirt Illis provided with identical pockets II 'II each including asingle ply of textile material I2fsewed to the front of the shirt in the usual manner and, as illustrated, each pocket is provided with a closure I@ which may be secured in a closed position by the button I4 on said ply Between the lower edge of the pocket material and the materialof the shirt. proper, and stitched to both said materials, isone, end of a iiexible flat tape I4a, preferably of inelastic ,soft material. By inelastic material' I mean material which; is devoid of rubber and. of a kind either the same Y or nearly like thatfof the shirt. If desired, however; garter elastic may be used, and by this I mean material which' in` part is iorinedof rubber and, therefore, can be stretched.l The tape Illa for each saidpocket is constructed of `a'single stripgof fabric'foldedto provide two parallel leads I5-I5, whose inner edges are tacked at suitable intervals as at I6 Ato provideV a longitudinalseries ofbutton holes I'I. 'At the lower end of the tape, the two leads I5-I5 are folded on themselves and the pliesat this point stitched together at l8.- The length'of' each tape Ida is approximately co-extensivewith the depth ofthe pocket withwhich it is associated and whenfoldeed-gto; the position vshown in, FigureI l, vit may be extended linearly of the front ofthe pocketyand its'v free end fastened to the button I4 with which latter the ap I3 can also be fastened. When the tape is adjusted to the position shown in Figure 2, however, the free end thereof can be passed in back of the waist band of the trousers and attached to one of the customary trousers buttons I9. In view of the provision of a vertical or longitudinal series of button holes I'I in the tape, it follows that a desired one thereof can be attached to the button I9, depending upon the degree of tautness to be given the shirt. When two such tapes are employed at the front of the shirt, as herein disclosed, the shirt can be uniformly pulled in a downward direction so that both shoulder portions of the shirt, as well as the neck portion thereof, will more perfectly t the form of the wearer at theshoulders and neck, and the front of the shirt from a point lat the waist line of the trousers to the neck of the shirt maintained in a neat and dressy condition, there being less tendency of the shirt to pucker and wrinkle than before, or in instances where no such tapes are employed. i

By attaching the tapes to the pockets as herein described, it follows that the pocket materials and the material of the shirt proper function to reinforce the tapes'at the places where they are sewed to the shirt, whereby to prevent accidental tearing of the shirt when pull is applied to said tapes in the ordinary use thereof .Y i

In Figures 6 and .'7, the pocket of the shirt can be formed as usual and directly-beneath same and formed in the material of the shirt proper is a button hole 20.- The tape Ma is the same as the one previously referred to, andv/hen not in use it can' be passed or'threaded through the button hole 2B where it will be wholly concealed by the material of the shirt as clearly indicated in these gures. The construction is otherwise the same as the form first above described. When it is desired to use the tape, it is merely required that it be retracted or withdrawn from the opening 20 and exposed exteriorly of the shirt and then connected to the trousers in the manner stated first.

For the purpose of the hereto appended claims, the material of the shirt, the material of the pocket I I and the material of the tape Ida will be 'called plies of material, the same secured together so that the major part of the tape material will be free and adapted to extend downwardly for attachment to the trousers.v I am thereby able to use the pocket material as a reinforcing means at the place where one end of the tape attaches (is stitched) to the shirt,fthus preventing the material of the shirt from being vtorn when pull is applied to the tape. v f Y It is to be understood that the primary purpose of the invention is to provide effective means for causing pull to be applied to the shirt to thus l maintain same in a neat and attractive condition. It is not proposed that it shall function to hold up the trousers or to replace the usual waistline belt. In fact, to the end that the device may function to satisfy the ends in View and to prevent possible tearing of the shirt, it is intended that the usual form of beltl 2| be employed or that the use of Suspenders be resorted to.

What is claimed is:

1. A shirt having horizontally alined pockets in its bosom portion,.and means for exerting a downward pull upon the shirt when the lower portion of the latteris placed within the waistband of trousers,V said means comprising tapes complementary to the respective pockets and each having an end stitched to the material of the pocket at the bottom thereof and to the material of the shirt and having a free portion of a length to extend into the waist band of the trousers and formed for attachment to a Suspenders button at said waist-band.

2. A shirt having horizontal alined pockets in its bosom portion, and means for exerting a downward pull upon the shirt when the lower portion of the latter is placed within the waist-band of trousers, said means comprising tapes complementary to the respective pockets and each having an end stitched to the material or" the pocket at the bottom thereof and to the material of the shirt and having a free portion of a length to extend into the waist band o1" the trousers and formed for attachment to a Suspenders button at said waistband, the material of the shirt having a hole'formed therein beneath each pocket and the tapewhich is complementary to the pocket being adapted'tobepassed through the opening from a pointinteriorly of the shirt to a point exteriorly thereof or vice versa.

3. The combination with a shirt having horizontally alined patch pockets' and the material of the shirt having holes beneath the bottoms of the pockets; of means for exerting a downward lpull upon the shirt from` points approximately at said holes and for securing the lower part of the shirt confined within the waist band of a nether garment and comprising a tape depending from each pocket and threaded through the opening beneath the pocket to be concealed beneath the material of the shirt and adapted to be withdrawn from said opening and disposed in a depending position from the pocket in front of material of the shirtand provided with a free lower extremity formed for attachment to the waistband of said nether garment.

4. A shirt, the bosom ofwhich is provided with pockets, the front wall of each pocket having a button secured thereto at the top thereof, a vertically foldable strap secured at one end beneath each pocket and having a length to extend from the bottom of the pocket tothe waist line when folded to one possible position and having a button hole for attachment to a button at the waistband of a nether garment and said buttonhole adapted when Ythe strap is folded to another possible position to receive the button at the top of the pocket so that the strap will be disposed wholly at the front of the pocket.

5. The combination with a shirt having a patch pocket of the type provided with a closure nap having a buttonhole and the front of the pocket having a button to pass through the buttonhole to secure the flap 'inclosed position, of a strap secured at an end to the shirt at the bottom of the pocket and having a buttonhole at itsopposite end, the strap being `foldable vertically from a position at.the front of the pocket to a position terminating vat the waistline of the shirt and the buttonhole of the strap adapted when the strap is'in the rst position to receive the button of the pocket and adapted -when in the second position to receive a button at the waist line of a nether garment.


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U.S. Classification2/115, 2/247
International ClassificationA41F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F5/00
European ClassificationA41F5/00