US 2131220 A
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Patented Sept. 27, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHIRT Harry E. Coverman, Pottstown, Pa. Application January 22, 1937, Serial No. 121,762
This invention relates broadly to wearing apparel and more particularly to shirts such as are customarily worn by men and boys, with or without a vest, and it has for a primary object to provide a garment of the indicated type characterized by the maximum of shoulder fit and style.
Another object is to provide a shirt distinguished by a novel sleeve-shoulder and back gusset formation which permits free arm movement for the wearer while generally eliminating the customary sagging and creasing at the shoulder regions.
A further object is the provision of a shirt which is simple to cut, that reduces the amount of material involved as compared with prevailing manufacture, and which also effects a saving of time and labor while ensuring the maximum of fit and style.
Other features and ancillary advantages are hereinafter set forth, or will become apparent from the following description of one practical embodiment of the invention, while the novel subject matter is more particularly expressed in the claim at the conclusion of this specification.
In the drawings:
Fig. I is a front view of a shirt embodying the present improvements in one practical form.
Fig. Ia is a detail view at the frontal collar region.
Fig. II is a back view of the shirt.
Fig. III is a plan view of the main pieces of which the shirt is formed, with portions broken off for convenience in illustration; and,
Fig. IV is a fragmentary front view illustrating the ease with which a shirt, in accordance with this invention, adapts itself to narrow and broad shouldered wearing conditions.
Referring more in detail to the drawings, the numeral l indicates the back piece, and 2 the front piece generally; 3 the one piece sleeves and 4 the collar or neck band. In accordance with known practice, the front 2 is made in counterpart portions 5, 5', joined by conventional fastening means 6, said portions being suitably seamed at 1 to the confronting edges of the back piece I. Each sleeve 3 is mainly conformable to standard pattern excepting that it is provided with a suit- 0 able extension or shoulder portion 8, along somewhat raglan lines, which is of a configuration to extend upwardly to the shirt neckband or collar 4, where it is cut-off to provide a transverse straight edge 9, for attachment to said collar,
and tapering edges In for seaming'to the front and back body edges 1 I,, I 2, respectively; as hereinafter set forth.
It is also to be particularly noted that the back piece I is cut down somewhat and a gusset 13 inserted. This gusset I3 is suitably configured to provide upper and lower inwardly-curved edges l4, l5, respectively; and outwardly curved ends Hi. In application of the gusset [3, the shirt back I has its upper portion suitably gathered, as indicated by dot-and-dash lines in Fig. III, to a width for seaming to the gusset edge IS in an obvious manner. In practice the parts above described will be assembled and sewn together along conventional lines, and it will be observed thatthe gusset [3 allows the shirt body to hang more smoothly from the wearers shoulders, provides for a single-thickness fullness in the region of the wearers shoulder blades, and eliminates puckering below the collar 4 which is unsightly and annoying in hot weather. Furthermore, by virtue of forming the sleeves 3 with the extensions 8, the shirt hangs neatly from the shoulders as well as automatically adapts itself for wear by broad, narrow, or sloping shouldered persons, as best understood from Fig. IV.
Obviously minor details in shape, proportions and configuration of the several parts are included within the scope of the following claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim: The combination in a shirt, of the type described, of a conventional two-part front having upper tapering side edges; a substantially conformative back embodying a gusset with upper and lower inwardly-curved edges as well as outwardly-curved ends; a collar or neckband section; and one piece sleeves having tapering shoulder extensions, with severed ends providing narrow collar or transverse neckband engaging edges; said gusset outwardly-curved ends serving for conforniatory attachment to the sleeve tapering shoulder portions adjoining the transverse edges thereof; and the gusset lower inwardlycurved edge being of less width than the back upper edge to enable gathering of the latter, as
well as providing a single thickness in the region of the wearers shoulder blades, whereby a shirt of better fit is provided and which is devoid of any sagging? tendencies.
HARRY E. COVERMAN.