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Publication numberUS2276775 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1942
Filing dateAug 23, 1939
Priority dateAug 23, 1939
Publication numberUS 2276775 A, US 2276775A, US-A-2276775, US2276775 A, US2276775A
InventorsHewton John H
Original AssigneeHewton John H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2276775 A
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March 17, 1942. J. H. HEWTON GARMENT Filed Aug. 23, 1939 Inventor Patented Mar. 17, 1942 UNHTED PATENT-@FFICE GARMENT John H. Hewton, Rome, N. Y. Application August23, 19139, Serial No. 291,597

1 Claim.

This invention relates to garments such as shirts or sweaters and has for the primary object the provision of a device of this character which will in a single garment permit the latter to be fashioned for street or dress wear and as sport wear having either a crew or V neck when desired, the construction being such that the collar to be worn with a necktie will give to the wearer a well-dressed appearance and which may be readily placed within the garment without presenting thereto a bulged appearance allowing the person to have the full advantage of a sport garment without the necessity of removing the garment in order to change from one type of garment to the other type.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating a garment constructed in accordance with my invention and showing the collar arranged within the garment so that the latter will have a crew neck.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary front elevation showing the garment with the collar arranged to be Worn with or without a necktie and giving the garment the full appearance for street or dress wear.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary rear elevation illustrating the garment with the collar partly extended.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary front elevation showing the collar of the garment positioned to be worn with a necktie.

While I have elected to show the present invention in the form of a shirt, it is to be understood that a sweater may be similarly constructed. The shirt is indicated in entirety by the character 5, the sleeves 6 in this instance being of the sport type. However, the garment may be made with long sleeves if desired.

The neck opening of the garment is indicated by the character I and in this instance is shown of the crew type. However, it may be shaped to have a V-neck if desired. The garment about the neck opening I is provided with a suitable trimming 8.

A collar 9 constructed of a material to match the material of the garment is of the turneddown type including the outer wall and the inner wall l. The inner wall II is stitched to the rear edge of the neck opening, as shown at I2, and includes comparatively long tapering portions l3 extending from the rear edge of the neck opening across the shoulders and down the front of the garment and has the outer edges 14 thereof stitched to the garment while the inner edges F5 are left free of said garment. It is to be understood that the extensions I3 extend into the garment and are stitched along the edges I4 thereof to the inner faces of said garment.

The collar 9 is provided with a button I6 and also a button loop I! or if desired, a button-hole may be provided in the collar to receive the button It. The loop ll if employed may be of varied lengths which will permit the collar to be worn partly open, as shown in Figure 2, or completely closed. 'Of course, if the button-hole is employed the collar will be worn completely closed instead of partly open, as shown in Figure 2.

When the collar is arranged as shown in Figure 4 it will convert the garment for dress or street wear so that a necktie may be worn with the collar and when the latter is employed the collar is completely closed in the front. To convert the garment for sport Wear the collar is turned into the garment at the neck opening 1, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, underlying the shoulders, back and front portions of the garment so that the garment may be worn without a bulgy appearance and with either a V or crew neck, it being understood that the V neck is obtained in the shape in which the neck opening is formed, the present showing of the drawing being of the crew neck type.

A garment of this kind will be found extremely useful in that it will permit a person to readily dress for street wear or for sport wear without removing the garment from the body and further eliminates the necessity of persons having to own garments strictly tailored for dress and street wear and also for sport wear.

It is believed that the simplicity and advantages of this invention will be perfectly apparent to those skilledin the art to which such device relates, and while I have herein set forth a satisfactory embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that such changes therefrom as fairly fall within the scope of my claim may be resorted to when desired.

What I claim is:

In a device of the class described, a body garment having a circular neck opening, a collar secured directly to the rear edge of said neck opening, said collar having free end portions, a pair of tapering portions secured only along their outer edges to the inside of the front of the garment from a point where the collar and shoulder line intersect to a point below the sleeve line of the garment, said portions having their upper edges secured to the free end portions of the collar, the inner edges of said portions being free of the garment, said collar overlying the edge of the circular neck opening throughout the collar length, said collar being adapted to fold wholly within the garment.


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U.S. Classification2/95, D02/840, 2/90
International ClassificationA41D1/04, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/04
European ClassificationA41D1/04