US 2058801 A
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J. KAMlL SWEATER Filed April 2, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l 17 7 flamz'i Oct. 27, 1936.
J. KAMlL Oct. 27, 1936.
SWEATER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 2, 1936 Inventor V Atomeys @nhented Oct. 27, 1936 ITED P if.
SWEATER New York Application April 2, 1936, Serial No. 72,367
The present invention relates to new and useful' improvements in sweaters and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment of this character embodying a novel construction of collar which may be expeditiously converted from a turtle neck to a crew neck and vice versa.
Other objects of the invention are to provide. a sweater of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, attractive in appearance, comfortable and which may be manufactured at low cost.
vAll of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with 'the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:--
Figure l is a view in front elevation of a sweater constructed in accordance with the present invention, showing the collar folded down as a turtle neck.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view in front elevation, showing the collar in fully raised position. Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in side elevation, showing one side of the collar partially open.
Figure 4 is a view in front elevation of the invention, showing the collar folded inwardly and downwardly for converting the garment into one of the crew neck style.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view in front elevation of the invention with the upper portion of the garment broken away to reveal the turned down rear collar portion.
Figurefi is a detail view in elevation of one of the collar portions.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustratedcomprises a bodyi of any suitable material to the shoulder portions 2 of which arms 3 are connected. Rising from the shoulder portions 2 of the sweater is a collar which is designated generally by the reference numeral t.
On diametrically opposite sides the collar t is split in a manner to provide front and rear portions 5 and B, respectively, the splits extending down into the shoulder portions 2 of the sweater, as illustrated to advantage in Figure 3 of the drawings. The front and rear portions 5 and 6 of the collar 4 are adapted to be detachably connected through the medium of zipper fasteners l.
When the garment is to be worn as a turtle neck, the slides of the fasteners l are drawn to the upper end of theucollar 4 for connecting the front and rear portions .5 and t, after which said collar may be folded down substantially as shown in Figure 1 of the drawings. When thus folded the fasteners I will be substantially concealed from view. When it is desired to wear the sweater as a crew neck, the slides of the fasteners l are drawn to the lower ends of the slits in the collar a, thus disconnecting the front and rear portions 5 and t in a manner to permit said portions to be folded inwardly and downwardly, as suggested in Figures 4 and 5 of the drawings. It may be well to here state that the slides of the fasteners '1 may be adjusted to any desired intermediate point in the side openings or slits in the collar 5 for permitting any desired length of the front and rear portions 5 and 6, respectively, to be folded inwardly and downwardly. 'Snap fasteners 8.are provided in the body I of the sweater and on the front and rear portions 5 and 6, respectively, of thecollar t for 'releasably securing said portions 5 and t in the crew neck position.
It is believed that the many advantages of a sweater constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment -of the garment is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A garment of the class described comprising a body portion, shoulder portions on said body portion, a substantially tubular collar rising fromsaid shoulder portions and formed as an uninterrupted continuation thereof, said collar having vertical slits in diametrically opposite sides thereof providing frontand rear portions adapted to be folded inwardly and downwardly into the body portion, coacting means on the front and rear portions and in, the body portion for detachably' securing said front and rear portions in folded position, and means for closing the slits for detachably securing said front and rear portions together.