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Publication numberUS2264503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1941
Filing dateAug 24, 1940
Priority dateAug 24, 1940
Publication numberUS 2264503 A, US 2264503A, US-A-2264503, US2264503 A, US2264503A
InventorsHarvey Berin
Original AssigneeHarvey Berin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wearing apparel
US 2264503 A
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.Dec. 2, 1941. 1 H. BERIN 2,264,503


. HARVEY BERIN ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 2, 1941 UNITED r cert-c1:

2: Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in wearing apparel, and; more particularly to garments..

Objects Among the principal objectswhi'ch the present invention has inview are; to provide an article of wearing apparel having means for presenting a neat and perfectly fitting garment. at a part thereof; to provide anarticle of wearing apparel with a shoulder portion which is free. to move independently of the sleeve; to be enabled". to attach a sleeve toan article of wearing apparel at a part thereof; to attach the sleeve of an article. of. wearing apparel to a backingorlining" to form an under=bodice; to be enabled to attach the sleeve and under-bodice to the armpit of an article of wearing apparel with the shoulder portion thereof free to move with respect to the shoulder portion of the sleeve and under-bodice; to provide an article of wearing apparel having a square, perfectly fitting shoulder in wool, silk, acetates and the like; to facilitate construction and manufacture of an article of wearing apparel requiring minimum heat and pressure in assembling the same; to be enabled to extend the length of wearing qualities and to minimize the strain of the shoulder material; to secure the under-bodice and attached sleeve to an article of wearing apparel at the armpit, waist line and at the neck; to prevent strain and cracking at the back and across the shoulders of an article of wearing apparel; to secure simplicity of construction, manufacture and operation; and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought out in the following description.

Drawing Figure 1 is illustrative of an article of wearing apparel embodying the invention as showing a front elevation of the same;

Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the same;

Figure 3 is a front elevation of part of an article of wearing apparel before assembly of the same to the completed article; and

Figure 4 is a front elevation of article before the showing of Figure 3 is secured thereto.

Description In the present showing there is illustrated in the several figures, an article of wearing apparel which for purposes of description and clarification will be hereinafter referred to as a dress l0. However, it is to be understood that the invention is not to be restricted to the showing made, as it can well be incorporated in most all wearing apparel which require thev usev of' sleeves as part thereof; In the presentday tailoring or. manufacture of dresses. and. thelike. the sleeves preferably aremade. a permanent.partithereof, requiring, stitching. to. go all the way around; the. arm at the shoulder. Padding at the. shoulder. to, provide square or military effect to. the. garment is deemed necessary Inorder for. the garment. to retain its shape both at the manufacturing. stage and during the wearing life considerable. heat. and pressing, must be resorted to. However,. and especially in cheaper garments, the mate rials used cannot stand. considerable heat and pressure, thereby resulting in damaging. the garment. Also, it has been found that garments of present day construction become unshapely at the shoulders and the life of such garment loses its neatness as well as becoming distorted by virtue of the wearer unconsciously moving the arms in an upward direction, thereby causing a strain and cracking in the back and across the shoulders of the garment. It is to this end that the present invention is directed to overcome the many defects now encountered in present day construction of Wearing apparel, and to present a garment which will be neat and at the same time give comfort to the wearer, allow for freedom of movement of the arms at and across the back of the shoulders and at the same time present a dress which will at all times retain its neatness and shoulder shape.

As seen in the drawing, and referring to the several figures, the dress II) in construction has a waist portion II, skirt portion l2 and sleeves I3. As illustrated in Figure 3 it is desirable to first manufacture the sleeves I3 which may preferably be either the short or long length type and of the same material as the dress material. The sleeves preferably may be secured to a lining or backing IQ of any suitable light weight and perspiration absorbing material, and is made secure to said lining at the shoulder portions as by a row of stitches I5 extending the entire circumferential area at the joining of the sleeves to the backing or lining I4. This said backing or lining preferably is of a shape to resemble a waist and having shoulder portions l6, I6, back I! and front open lower portion I8. The backing or lining I4 in the trade is termed as the underbodice and with the attached sleeves l3, I3 may then be inserted within and made a permanent part of the waist ll of the dress. In passing it further may be stated the shoulders I6, I6 of the under-bodice, if desired, may be provided with a light stiffening or padding material and made part thereof in any suitable or convenient manner. Such construction will provide for the so-called square or military shoulder.

Referring now more particularly to Figure 4, the dress is shown as without the under-bodice M with sleeves l3 and as illustrated is provided with open armholes Ill. The shoulders l9 of the dress proper preferably extend outwardly a slight distance beyond the shoulders [6 of the under-bodice and may be similarly squared as the said shoulders of the said under-bodice as clearly seen in Figures 1 and 2. In order that the material along the outer edges of the shoulders l9 does not fray or unravel, and in order to give a neat finish thereat, the edge material may be turned down and inwardly to underlie the shoulder material, and if desired may be 'made secure thereto as by stitching or other suitable manner.

In assembling the under-bodice l4 and its attached sleeves l3 to the waist ll of the dress ID, the under-bodice and sleeves may conveniently be inserted within the waist II and the sleeves l3 drawn out through the armholes I8. When thus set within the waist of the dress the under-bodice l 4 may be made secure to said waist portion as by blind stitching 2| along the neck and scams at the sides of the waist II and extending downwardly to the waist line or belt portion thereof. Furthermore, it will be noted in Figures 1 and 4, the sleeves may be attached to the dress at the armpits as by rows of stitching 20, 2D and extending only part Way up on either side of said armpits. When thus attached the sleeves and dress will give an appearance of a one-piece construction, with the shoulder portions of both the under-bodice and dress being entirely independent of each other with the shoulders IS, IS of the dress proper overlying the shoulders and sleeves of the under-bodice. This detached portion of shoulders not only presents a neatly finished garment, but from all appearances and purposes gives the effect of a one-piece garment, even hanging of the outer portion, freedom of movement for the user without undue distortion of the garment and retention of shape and style over a long period of time. I claim:

1. A garment of the character described comprising an under-bodice member and sleeves, said sleeves being attached entirely around the armpit and shoulder portions thereof to said underbodice, an outer member overlying the underbodice and free of the sleeves around the shoulder portions thereof and attached to the sleeves and under-bodice at the armpits thereof, said under-bodice and outer member having juxtaposed neck portions secured together.

2. A garment of the character described comprising a waist portion having an under-bodice and sleeves, said sleeves secured the entire circumferential area of the shoulder and armpit portions to said under-bodice, said waist portion overlying the under-bodice and having open arm holes and free of the sleeves around the shoulder portions thereof and stitched to the under-bodice and sleeves at the armpits thereof; said underbodice and waist portion having juxtaposed neck portions secured together.


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US2554361 *Aug 2, 1949May 22, 1951Peter N Simon JrGarment with free-action under bodice
US3911498 *Jul 5, 1974Oct 14, 1975Gordon Clothes IncActive sports garments
US4338686 *Oct 6, 1980Jul 13, 1982Michael BellGarment with absorbent pad
U.S. Classification2/74
International ClassificationA41D1/00, A41D1/18
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/18
European ClassificationA41D1/18