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Publication numberUS20090126078 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/985,445
Publication dateMay 21, 2009
Filing dateNov 15, 2007
Priority dateNov 15, 2007
Publication number11985445, 985445, US 2009/0126078 A1, US 2009/126078 A1, US 20090126078 A1, US 20090126078A1, US 2009126078 A1, US 2009126078A1, US-A1-20090126078, US-A1-2009126078, US2009/0126078A1, US2009/126078A1, US20090126078 A1, US20090126078A1, US2009126078 A1, US2009126078A1
InventorsSarah Rashid
Original AssigneeSarah Rashid
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible scarf
US 20090126078 A1
Abstract
A multi-piece convertible scarf. An inner head-scarf and an outer shoulder-scarf that can be styled separately or connectively to provide multiple styles in an all-in-one fashion.
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Claims(21)
1. A convertible scarf comprising
an inner head-scarf having one or more fasteners;
an outer shoulder-scarf having a plurality of fasteners and openings capable of engaging said fasteners of said inner scarf;
wherein said inner head-scarf has ties capable of being bed into a knot above the head and below the chin; and
wherein said outer shoulder-scarf is capable of being attached to said inner head-scarf.
2. The scarf according to claim 1, wherein said one or more fasteners comprise buttons.
3. The scarf according to claim 1, wherein said plurality of openings comprise buttonholes.
4. A convertible scarf comprising
an inner scarf having a main portion, a convex portion at one end of said main portion of said inner scarf and a left and a right tie at opposite end to said convex portion of said main portion of said inner scarf;
an outer scarf having a main portion, a concave portion at one end of said main portion of said outer scarf and a convex portion at opposite end to said concave portion of said main portion of said outer scarf;
said main portion of said inner scarf having fasteners that can engage with openings provided on said outer scarf;
said main portion of said outer scarf having fasteners and openings that can engage with fasteners provided on said inner scarf;
wherein said inner scarf covers the head and neck of a user; and
wherein said outer scarf covers the shoulder and chest of the user.
5. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said main portion of said inner scarf comprises three straight sides, and one convex portion.
6. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said left and right ties are capable of being tied to a knot above the head of the user.
7. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said left and right ties are capable of being tied to a knot below the chin of the user.
8. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said fasteners comprise buttons.
9. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said openings comprise buttonholes.
10. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said concave portion and convex portion of said main portion of said outer scarf are formed by arcs subtended by an included angle.
11. The scarf according to claim 10, wherein said included angle is between about 44 and 46 degrees.
12. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said convex portion of said inner scarf fits said concave portion of said outer scarf.
13. The scarf according to claim 4, wherein said fasteners of said inner scarf are aligned along a central longitudinal axis that divides said inner scarf into two halves.
14. A convertible scarf comprising
an inner head-scarf having fasteners;
an outer shoulder-scarf having fasteners and openings capable of engaging said fasteners of said inner scarf;
a headband that runs across a portion of said inner head-scarf;
wherein said inner head-scarf has ties capable of being tied into a knot above the head and below the chin; and
wherein said outer shoulder-scarf has straps capable of being attached to said inner head-scarf and/or said outer shoulder-scarf.
15. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said fasteners comprise buttons and said openings comprise buttonholes.
16. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said headband is detachable and is capable of being tied below the chin.
17. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said inner scarf has one or more seams to position the scarf to the back of the head.
18. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said inner scarf has two buttons.
19. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said outer scarf has three buttons and seven buttonholes.
20. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said outer scarf has two buttonholes.
21. The scarf according to claim 14, wherein said straps are capable of being attached to strap loops on said scarf.
Description
REFERENCES

U.S. Pat. No. 6,226,799 to Barry Lane discloses an improved scarf comprising a back portion having an upper end and a lower end where the chest portion is integrally connected relative to the upper end of the back portion and the neck portion is integrally connected to the chest portion thereby providing coverage of a person's neck, upper chest and back without a conventional knot.

U.S. Pat. No. 6,032,292 provides an improved bandanna or scarf formed with holding elements thereon, including a number of flexible layers which provide protection from the elements. A top portion of the improved bandanna or scarf may include elastic elements to aid in securing the bandanna or scarf in place on the nose of a wearer, or may have a pair of drawstrings with locking elements to enable the bandanna or scarf to be adjustably tightened when wearing. The drawstrings may also include loops for supporting glasses thereon.

U.S. Pat. No. 4,942,627 describes articles of clothing, and more particularly scarves. The scarf provides for the use of a substantially elongated body having a square portion and a rectangular portion integrally connected to each other. A loop is formed in a free end of the rectangular portion, through which corners of the square portion are pulled to tie a scarf of various modes and loops. The scarf remains tied, without the use of pins, broaches or other securing means.

U.S. Pat. No. 4,468,818 teaches a head scarf construction embodying the cooperation of a ply of fabric in a triangulated shape and a stiffened triangulated component connected in positions to bring the base margins of the triangles into alignment, the addition of surface decorations for the triangulated shapes to develop simulations of birds or animals, and tie elements for securing the scarf to the wearer's head.

BACKGROUND

All references cited in this specification, and their references, are incorporated by reference herein where appropriate for teachings of additional or alternative details, features, and/or technical background.

Disclosed is a multi-piece scarf having one or more fasteners that make it convertible to multiple styles of wearing the scarf.

Wearing a scarf can serve multiple purposes. In addition to keeping the body warm, or hiding the signs of aging around the neck, for example, it can extend the versatility of a woman's wardrobe fashion-wise. A scarf conveys an individual's personality and interests as well, including political and/or religious statements in some countries.

There have been scarves and scarf-related designs previously patented, and these conventional scarves usually comprise a single piece of material having a square, rectangular, or triangular configuration. In U.S. Pat. No. 7,231,670, Lilly Y. Chang describes a scarf which can be worn as a neck-ware apparel, headdress, a hat band and as a shawl of body rap. The scarf, labeled as 10, is shown in FIG. 1-a. As described in the same patent, scarf 10 has a first portion 13, a second portion 15, a third portion 17 and a fourth portion 19. The first portion 13, second portion 15 and third portion 17 are integrally connected together. The first portion 13 comprises a large fan-shaped flap (A, B, C). The second portion 15 comprises an elongated neckband which may be rectangular in shape. The third portion 17 comprises a small fan-shaped flap (D, E). The fourth portion 19 comprises a first loop portion F and a second loop portion G, in combination a tubular loop portion, made of a material the same as or different from any of the first through third portions 13 to 17 of scarf 10. First loop portion F (19) is shown in front view FIG. 2-a and second loop portion G (21) is shown in rear view FIG. 1-b.

The tubular loop may be flattened and sewn onto the scarf 10 between the second portion 15 and third portion 17, so that the first loop portion F is attached to the front portion of the scarf and the second loop portion G is attached to the back portion of the scarf, thus cinching the small flap of the third portion 17 into a fan shape and providing a tubular loop to secure the tied scarf, as shown in FIG. 2. Scarf 10 is double-sided and reversible and can be made into different sizes in order to cover different parts of the body, as shown in FIGS. 3-a to 3-c.

In order to achieve the look as shown in FIG. 3-a, the user takes the large flap of the first portion 13 at corner B, lets corner A drop down, pulls the large flap through the back of the tubular loop 19 from the bottom until comers A and C are as shown in FIG. 3-a. Both the small and large flaps are then fanned.

In FIG. 3-b, scarf 10 is used both as a head cover as well as a chest scarf 10′ while in FIG. 3-c, the scarf is used only as a head scarf 10.

The present disclosure improves upon the design of existing scarves by providing an all-in-one scarf that fits different needs with many different styles.

SUMMARY

Aspects disclosed herein include

    • a convertible scarf comprising an inner head-scarf having fasteners; an outer shoulder-scarf having fasteners and openings capable of engaging the fasteners of the inner scarf; wherein the inner head-scarf has ties capable of being tied into a knot above the head and below the chin; and wherein the outer shoulder-scarf is capable of being attached to the inner head-scarf. The fasteners comprise buttons and buttonholes.
    • a convertible scarf comprising an inner scarf having a main portion, a convex portion at one end of the main portion of the inner scarf and a left and right ties at opposite end to the convex portion of the main portion of the inner scarf; an outer scarf having a main portion, a concave portion at one end of the main portion of the outer scarf and a convex portion at opposite end to the concave portion of the main portion of the outer scarf; the main portion of the inner scarf having fasteners that can engage with openings provided on the outer scarf; the main portion of the outer scarf having fasteners and openings that can engage with fasteners provided on the inner scarf; wherein the inner scarf covers the head and neck of a user; and wherein the outer scarf covers the shoulder and chest of the user.
    • a convertible scarf comprising an inner head-scarf having fasteners; an outer shoulder-scarf having fasteners and openings capable of engaging the fasteners of the inner head-scarf; a headband that runs across a portion of the inner head-scarf; wherein the inner head-scarf has ties capable of being tied into a knot above the head and below the chin; and wherein the outer shoulder-scarf has straps capable of being attached to the inner head-scarf and/or the outer shoulder-scarf.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1-3 c show a conventional scarf and use thereof according to prior art.

FIGS. 4-4 b show an embodiment of a multi-piece scarf having one or more fasteners that make it convertible to multiple styles of wearing the scarf.

FIGS. 5 a-5 b show an aspect of Style-1 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIGS. 6 a-6 e show an aspect of Style-2 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIGS. 7 a-7 f show an aspect of Style-3 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIGS. 8 a-8 f show an aspect of Style-4 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIGS. 9 a-9 e show an aspect of Style-5 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIGS. 10 a-10 c show an aspect of Style-6 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed.

FIG. 11 a shows an embodiment of a second inner scarf having a hood-like enclosure formed into the inner scarf of FIG. 4 a.

FIG. 11 b shows an embodiment of a second outer scarf having straps and two openings for securing the scarves.

FIGS. 12 a-12 ce show an aspect of Style-7 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed in FIGS. 11 a and 11 b.

FIGS. 13 a-13 d show an aspect of Style-8 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed in FIGS. 11 a and 11 b.

FIG. 13 e shows an aspect of Style-9 of a multi-piece scarf presently disclosed in FIGS. 11 a and 11 b.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

In embodiments there is illustrated:

    • a multi-piece scarf having one or more fasteners that make it convertible to multiple styles of wearing the scarf. The scarf utilizes judiciously located fasteners that enable the user to wear different styles in an all-in-one fashion.

In one embodiment, the multi-piece scarf comprises an inner scarf, or a head-scarf 100 and an outer scarf, or a shoulder-scarf 200 as shown in FIGS. 4 a and 4 b, respectively. The inner scarf 100 is generally used to cover the head and neck of a user, while the outer scarf 200 is used to cover the shoulder and chest of the user, as depicted in Styles 1-6 shown in FIGS. 5 a-10 c. Both the inner scarf 100 and the outer scarf 200 have fasteners which enable one to be attached to the other in various ways to affect the desired fashionable styles, as explained in more detail later.

In another embodiment, the inner scarf 100 further comprises a main portion 110 and elongate portions 120 and 125 as shown in FIG. 4 a. The main portion 110 has square dimensions a from about 21 to 23 inches on a side with a convex front-side 113. Convex front-side 113 substantially matches the concave 213 back-side of outer scarf 200 shown in FIG. 4 b as described below. The elongate portions 120 and 125 have a length l from about 12 to 20 inches and a width w from about 2 inches to 5 inches. Inner scarf 100 comprises a material, usually a fashion fabric, suitable for wearing around the head and shoulders. Portion 115 of inner scarf 100 shows schematically fashionable embroidery that may suit the preferences of the user of the scarf.

In another embodiment of the present disclosure, the outer scarf 200 further comprises a main portion 210 formed into a shape further comprising a concave portion 213, a convex portion 223 and sides b, as shown in FIG. 4 b. The concave portion 213 and the convex portion 223 define the main portion 210 between two radii R1 and R2 and the included angle a shown in FIG. 4 b. The included angle a is between about 40 and 50 degrees. The arcs subtended by radii R1 and R2 form the convex portion 217 and the concave portion 213, respectively, of the main portion 210 of the outer scarf 200, while the portions of the same radii form the angled straight sides b of the outer scarf 200 as shown in the same FIG. 4 b. The radii R1 and R2 of FIG. 4 b are superimposed on FIG. 4 a to conveniently show how the convex portion 113 of inner scarf 100 match, or fit, the concave portion of outer scarf 200. Radius R1 is between about 61 to 63 inches and radius R2 between about 39 to 41 inches, thus yielding sides b from about 21 to 23 inches. The preferred over-all dimensions of the outer scarf 200 are, therefore, from about 21 to 23 inches on all sides, including the concave portion 213, except for the lower convex side c, which has a curvilinear length from about 39 inches to 41 inches. It will be understood that other dimensions may also be used to suit the needs of the user.

In an aspect of an embodiment disclosed in FIG. 4 a, the inner scarf 100 has fasteners 130 and 140, as shown in the same FIG. 4 a. It is preferred that the fastener is a button, though other fastening means may include hooks, snaps, loops and Velcro®. Buttons 130 and 140 are sewn into the main portion 110 along the central longitudinal axis h of inner scarf 100 at a distance m from about 5 to 7 inches, and en from about 8 to 10 inches from the top edge of the inner scarf 100, as shown in FIG. 4 a, respectively.

In another aspect of an embodiment disclosed in FIG. 4 b, the outer scarf 200 has fasteners 220, 230 and 240, as shown in the same FIG. 4 b. Preferably, buttons 220 and 230 are fastened into the main portion 210 along the right edge of outer scarf 200 at a distance q from about 6 to 8 inches, and r from about 13 to 16 inches, respectively, from the top right corner Er of the outer scarf 200, as shown in FIG. 4 b. Button 240 is fastened to the reverse side of the outer scarf 200 (that is, hidden from the front side) at a distance s from about 10 to 12 inches from the top left corner El of the outer scarf 200, also shown in FIG. 4 b.

In still another aspect, the outer scarf 200 provides openings 215, 225, 235 and 245 along the concave portion 213 proximal to the top right corner Er, as well as openings 255, 265 and 275 along the side edge b starting from the top left corner El, as shown in FIG. b. Openings 215, 225, 235 and 245 are formed starting from the top right corner Er of the outer scarf 200 at a spacing of t from about 1 to about 4 inches between them, while the openings 255, 265 and 275 along the side edge b are formed starting from the top left corner El at a spacing of u from about 6 to about 8 inches between them. Openings 215, 225, 235 and 245, and 255, 265 and 275 serve as buttonholes for buttons 130, 140, 220, 230 and 240, depending upon the style that is formed as shown in FIGS. 5 a-10 c, as will be disclosed in more detail below. It will be understood that other fasteners such as snaps, loops, Velcro® and pins may also be used though the advantages of using buttons will be evident to those skilled in the art as shown below.

FIGS. 5 a-5 f show the forming of Style-1 of the present disclosure. Style-1 is fashioned by first placing inner scarf 100 over the head with elongate portions 120 and 125 falling evenly over the shoulders to the chest of the user as shown in FIG. 5 a. Elongate portions 120 and 125 are preferably stretch knit ties which can be stretched as needed and tied together though they can also be non-stretch, or woven fabric ties. These can also be non-sretch or woven fabric ties. Accordingly, user in FIG. 5 b ties 120 and 125 into a knot 150 at the nape of the neck, better seen in FIG. 5 c. The user then gathers the fabric of inner scarf 100 and ties another knot 150′ above the previous knot 150, again at the nape of the neck as shown in FIG. 5 d Next, the user in FIG. 5 e takes the remaining loose fabric 113 hanging below tie 120 and hides it by tucking it under 125. The finished look of Style-1 in FIG. 5 f forms the base for the next five styles.

With the inner scarf 100 secured on the head as a base for the next Style-2, the user holds the main fabric portion 210 of the outer scarf 200 with top openings, hereafter referred to as buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245 to the left of the user as shown in FIG. 6 a. The user now holds button 240, which is hidden on the reverse side of fabric 210, with the right hand, and any one of the buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245 with the left hand as shown in FIG. 6 b. Next, the user inserts button 240 into one of the buttonholes, say 245, as required to secure the outer scarf 200 around the neck, as shown in FIG. 6 c. FIG. 6 d and 6 e show the Style-2 look enhanced by the inner scarf 100 on the head and the outer scarf 200 around the front of the neck and chest while the loose ends of 210 drape freely at the back.

Style-3 shown in FIG. 7 f is achieved by performing the steps shown in FIGS. 7 a-7 e with the following instructions (the indicated directions below, i.e., left, right, back and front, are from the user's vantage point in the Figures):

    • FIG. 7 a: With inner scarf 100 secured on the head, choose one of the buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245 on outer scarf 200 and place it around button 130. Allow the main portion 210 of outer scarf 200 to hang on the back.
    • FIG. 7 b: Bring the remaining portion of the outer scarf 200 around the front of the neck and again to the back of the head. Place buttonhole 255 around button 130 of inner scarf 100. Allow the right side of outer scarf 200 to hang at the back on top of the left side, as viewed by the user.
    • FIG. 7 c. On the outer scarf 200, place buttonhole 265—which is on the right side of the outer scarf as viewed by the user—around button 220—which is on the left side of the outer scarf 200, as viewed by the user.
    • FIG. 7 d: On the outer scarf 200, place buttonhole 275—which is on the right side of the outer scarf 200—around button 230—which is on the left side of the outer scarf 200. The back of the outer scarf 200 is now secured around the head and neck.
    • FIG. 7 e: Finish by styling outer scarf 200 around the neck.
    • FIG. 7 f: Now inner scarf 100 and outer scarf 200 are secured to each other and around the head and neck, thus fashioning the Style-3 in an aspect of the present disclosure.

Style-4 shown in FIG. 8 e and 8 f is achieved by performing the steps shown in FIGS. 8 a-8 d as follows:

    • FIG. 8 a: First, form the back of outer scarf 200 by inserting button 220 into buttonhole 265 and button 230 into buttonhole 275. With inner scarf 100 secured on the head, slip outer scarf 200 over the head so that the outer scarf drapes around the neck and upper chest and buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245 run across the top of outer scarf 200.
    • FIG. 8 b: Choose any one of the buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245.
    • FIG. 8 c: Insert button 140 into one of the buttonholes chosen in the previous step.
    • FIG. 8 d Insert button 140 into buttonhole 255.
    • FIG. 8 e: Style the front of outer scarf 200 around the neck and upper chest.
    • FIG. 8 f: Finish by styling outer scarf 200 at the back. Now inner scarf 100 and outer scarf 200 are secured to each other and around the head and neck. It will be noted that in Style-3, the concave portion 223 of outer scarf 200 covers more of the neck than with Style-4 Style-3 tends to cover more of the neck than Style-4 because Style-3 drapes down from a higher position on the inner scarf, but ultimately the amount of neck that is covered depends on which buttonhole you choose along the top of the outer scarf. The further in the buttonhole is from the top left side (user's vantage point) of the outer scarf, the tighter the fit and therefore the more neck that is covered.

Style-5 shown in FIG. 9 e is achieved by performing the steps shown in FIGS. 9 a-9 d as follows:

    • FIG. 9 a: Secure inner scarf 100 on the head by tying be-ends 120 and 125 into a knot under the chin.
    • FIG. 9 b: Button the back of outer scarf 200 by inserting button 220 into buttonhole 265, and button 230 into buttonhole 275. Slip outer scarf 200 over the head so that it drapes around the neck and upper chest and so that buttonholes 215, 225, 235 and 245 run across the top. Choose any one of the buttonholes for the next step.
    • FIG. 9 c: Insert button 130 of the inner scarf 100 into the buttonhole of the outer scarf 200 chosen in the previous step.
    • FIG. 9 d: Place buttonhole 255 of the outer scarf 200 around button 130 of the inner scarf 100.
    • FIG. 9 e: Finish by styling the outer scarf 200 around the neck and upper chest. Now inner scarf 100 and outer scarf 200 are secured to each other and around the head and neck.

Style-6 shown in FIGS. 10 b-10 c is free-style using inner scarf 100 as a base. Style-6 can be a variation of Style-1 shown in FIG. 10 a, for example, by letting loose tie 120, as shown in FIG. 10 c. Or, the inner scarf 100 of Style-1 can be worn by any other appurtenances, such as a shawl 300. Style-6 can be “make your own look,” by using the all-in-one pieces of the inner scarf 100, the outer scarf 200 and/or any of the attached ties, fasteners, including buttons and buttonholes.

Styles 1-6 use the inner scarf 100 and the outer scarf 200 shown in FIGS. 4 a and 4 b. Inner scarf 100 uses two buttons 130 and 140, while outer scarf 200 uses three buttons 220, 230 and 240 as well as seven buttonholes 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265 and 275. In still another embodiment of the present disclosure, the inner scarf 100 is modified with two curved seams s1 and s2 to provide a second inner scarf 100′ as shown in FIG. 11 a while still having two buttons 130 and 140. The curved seams s1 and s2 are sewn across the back of scarf 100 equidistantly between about 2 and 4 inches from buttons 130 and 140. The seams s1 and s2 are generally formed to shape like a dose-fitting hood. The hood-like enclosure formed between seams s1 and s2 is hidden on the inside of the second inner scarf 100′ and substantially follows the shape of a head to provide a smooth compliance around the head especially when silk fabric is used to cover the hair with the inner scarf because silk and silk-like slippery fabrics over hair have a tendency to stick out and look unkempt.

In yet another embodiment, a second outer scarf 200′ is disclosed in FIG. 11 b having dimensions x between about 57 and 63 inches and V between about 19 and 25 inches. Second scarf 200′, unlike scarf 100, has only two buttonholes 290 and 295. From the viewer's vantage point, buttonhole 290 is between about 0.7 and 1.3 inches from the top edge of the second scarf 200′, while buttonhole 295 is between about 7 and 13 inches from the top edge, and between about 17 and 21 inches from the right side of the second scarf. Second scarf 200′ also has two ties, or straps 280 and 285, as shown in the same FIG. 11 b Straps 280, 285 have a length between about 7 and 13 inches.

With the second inner scarf 100′ and second outer scarf 200′, there are additional styles that can be achieved as disclosed in FIGS. 12 a-12 e and FIGS. 13 a-13 e by following the instructions given below (the indicated directions below, i.e., left, right, back and front, are from the user's vantage point in the Figures):

Style 7.

    • FIG. 12 a: Place 100′ on top of head with 120 and 125 falling evenly at each side of the head.
    • FIG. 12 b: Tie 120 and 125 into a knot.
    • FIG. 12 c: Secure 120 at the nape of the neck. Either leave ties 120 and 125 hanging, tie them in a bow, or tuck them behind the bow.
    • FIG. 12 d: Choose either button 130 or 140 on inner scarf 100′ and place top buttonhole 290 on outer scarf 200′ around the chosen button (here, button 140 in the same Figure).
    • FIG. 12 e: Bring loose ends of 200′ in front of the shoulders. Place strap 280 on the right side of 200′ through the buttonhole opening 295 on the left side of 200′ (from the user's vantage point).

The user may now tidy up the second outer scarf 200′ loosely around the front of the body and wear it in combination with the second inner scarf 100′ as desired. Or, the user may continue to develop an additional style, by following the instructions below:

Style 8:

    • FIG. 13 a: Pull strap 280 of the second outer scarf 200′ through opening 295 of the outer scarf and bring the strap to the left side so that the right side of outer scarf 200′ falls closely against the neck.
    • FIG. 13 b: Bring strap 285 of the second outer scarf 200′ on the left side of the user to the right so that the left side of outer scarf 200′ overlaps and covers the neck and chest.
    • FIG. 13 c: Tie both ends of 280 and 285 together at the back. In one aspect, the straps can be wrapped around on one of the buttons 130 or 140 on the inner scarf 100′. In another aspect, strap loops, substantially similar to belt loops (not shown) may be added to the inner scarf 100′ so that the straps can be inserted through them and then tied for extra security. Strap loops are generally tubular in shape having a length between about ⅜ to ⅝ inches and a diameter between about ¼ to ⅜ inches.
    • FIG. 13 d: Make straps into a bow, or leave them hanging for a different look.
    • FIG. 13 e: Fashionably style the outer scarf 200′ and its straps 280 and 285 around the head, neck and chest as desired.

In another aspect of an embodiment, the embedded or sewn embroidery 115 of inner scarf 100 shown in FIG. 43 comprises a detachable fashion headband 115′ that runs across the top of the inner scarf as shown in FIG. 11 a. The detachable headband 115′ provides a changeable look of different styles over a differently patterned or solid inner scarves 100 or 100′. The user follows all the styling steps as described above, except that after tying one of the inner scarves, the user ties one of the headbands and continues with the remaining steps of styling. An exemplary Style 9 is shown schematically in FIG. 13 e.

Though these numerous details of the present disclosure have been set forth above, such as the multiple scarves and use of the same for fashioning different styles, to provide an understanding of the disclosure, it will be obvious, however, to those skilled in the art that these specific details need not be employed to practice the various aspects of the embodiments. For example, the 5 buttons and 7 adjustable buttonholes can be varied not only to secure the headscarf in other ways, but also to allow the scarf to convert into more than 5 different styles. Furthermore, other forms of fasteners may be used to secure the scarves around the head and shoulder, and adjust the fit of the scarves around the body to create different fashionable looks. At the same time, it will be evident that the same scarves may be employed in other similar ways that are too many to cite, such as including non-slip lining under the top portion of scarves that use silk as the desired material. This is not needed in the case of all cotton knit scarves, because they are already non-slip. Also, the stretch knit ties 120 and 125 which allow maximum comfort and minimum constriction on the head while being secured either at the nape of the neck or below the chin, may be lengthened, shortened or simply hidden away to finish off the look in many different ways. The materials, colors and patterns of the inner scarves 100 and 100′ as well as that of the outer scarves 200 and 200′ may be varied in many different ways that are also too many to cite here. The inner scarves 100 and 100′ and the outer scarf scarves 200 and 200′ can be worn together or separately, and they can be mixed and matched to enhance the fashionable look of the day.

While the invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to particular embodiment(s), it will be appreciated that variations of the above-disclosed embodiment(s) and other features and functions, or alternative thereof may be desirably combined into many other different systems or applications. Also that various presently unforeseen or unanticipated alternative, modifications, variations or improvements therein may be subsequently made by those skilled in the art which are also intended to be encompassed by the following claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/207, 2/171
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A42B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42B5/00, A42B1/045
European ClassificationA42B1/04C, A42B5/00