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Publication numberUS2300306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1942
Filing dateJan 3, 1940
Priority dateJan 3, 1940
Publication numberUS 2300306 A, US 2300306A, US-A-2300306, US2300306 A, US2300306A
InventorsNagel Henry M
Original AssigneeNagel Henry M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Man's vest
US 2300306 A
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oct. 27, 1942. n; M. NAGEI. 2,300,306

' MArVs'vEsi1 Filed Jan. s, 1940y Sme/vwo@ Patented Oct. 27, 1942 UNBTEL .Sigi-ES, FTENT OFFICE y K' f 1 2,300,306 I .fl {MANsvEs'r Y ,l Y Henry M. Nagel, Baltimore, MdL i appneationfranuary 3, 1940, serial No. 312,290

ic'laim. (ci. 2 102) The present invention relates to mens'vvests and in particular to an improved elastic back structure for replacing the conventional straps and buckle which are now in general use for adjusting the waist line of these garments. The manner in which the present elastic band is built into the garment, gives the garment a much neater and more attractive appearance than was possible with the old practice.

The broad object of the invention is to provide means for automatically adjusting the waist line of the vest to the wearer and to maintain the proper tension on the garment to assure proper fitting.

A more speciiic object of the invention is to provide a new and novel method in the construction of the vest.

A further specnc object of the invention is to provide a structure which will insure long wear and comfort in the garment and which at the same time will be stylish and economical to manufacture.

While several of the objects of the invention have been pointed out above, other objects will be more apparent from the following specifications when taken in connection with the drawing' which forms a part of this application and in which:

Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of the garment.v

Fig. 2 is a view in back elevation of the garment.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view in elevation of a section of the back of the vest through which the elastic band extends.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 4 4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 5 5 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a view in elevation of the inner surface of the outer back member of the vest showing the elastic band I0 attached thereto.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 'I I of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 8 8 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 9 9 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 10 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line I0 I I) of Fig. 6.

Referring now in particular to the drawing, the vest comprises a front section I and a back section which includes a back member 2 and a lining 4. The outer back member is usually `cut or divided in two sections, 2 and 2", having a seam extending vertically through the' center asY shown atI6inFig.2. I v.

The garment is adapted to be worn under the coat and is therefore designed to fit the body closely. I-Ierebefore in order to provide such a fit it has been customary to provide on each side of the vest a strap, one end of which is secured to the side seams 6 and 6. The opposite end of one of the straps is provided with a buckle and the opposite end of the other strap is adapted to be fed through the buckle and adjustably held thereby.

Referring now in particular to the present structure, the outer back members are seamed together along their corresponding edges by the stitchings I6. The back is then opened, as shown in Fig. 6, the inner side facing upwardly and the elastic band I0 stitched to the center seam by the stitchings I6". The band is then stitched to the back cover at I8 and 20, but before this stitching is made the elastic band is stretched to a predetermined pointwhich will be the desired amount of tension required for the proper fitting of the vest. The ends of the band extending outwardly from the points I8 and 20 are allowed to retract to their normal position and are stitched to the back member by the stitchings 22 and 24. This latter stitching is for merely holding the end sections in an outwardly direction and in position to be stitched along the side seams 6 and 6 when stitching the back and front section together.

The lining is cut substantially the same as the back, the two sections being seamed along their corresponding central vertical edges, by the stitching I5. The lining is then secured to the inner surface of the outer back member and on the same side of the back member as the elastic band by sewing and seaming the same about their edges. The back is then sewed to the front sec# tion I along the side seams 6 and 6' and the top seam 1. The final step in the construction of the back, is to attach both the outer back member and the lining 4 to the elastic band I0. The section of the back lying between points I8 and 2i) `being made while the elastic band had been extended will have a pre-determined fullness. The lining being substantially the same size as the back member will also have a similar fullness. The sides of the back are extended outwardly to take up this fullness which obviously extends the band IIJ between the points I8 and 2. In this position both the back member and lining are stitched down upon the elastic band by the stitching 26. Thus it will be seen that when the back is released it will be gathered or rued by the contraction of the elastic band.

When the garment is complete it will have the general appearance as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The gathered portion of the vest in its preferred form provides for locating the gathers about the waistline on each side of the central seam I6, although the gathered section may be continued across the entire back, extending to the side seams 6 and 6.

When thegathering is made only through the central section of the back, the ungathered material between the gathered portion and the seams 6 and 6' will distribute the stress caused by the pull of the elastic band throughout the entire length of the side seam, 6 and 6', andwillprevent the breaking of the seams as is the case where all the strain comes at one point, as it does when using the straps and buckle.

While the invention has been shown and illustrated in its preferred form it'is not intended that it be limited thereto, as the scope of the invention is best defined in the following claim.

I claim:

In a mans vest having a back section and a front section, the back section being formed from an outer member and an inner lining member, a band of stretchable material interposed between the inner and outer members 0f the back section, the ends of said band being anchored to the sides of the vest. said band of stretchable material being shorter than the width of the back section when the back section is extended to a flat condition, stitching extending through the inner and outer members of the back section and the stretchable member and stitched when the stretchable member is extended and adapted to gather both the inner and outer back members adjacent and on both sides `of the Vertical center of lthe back member when allowed to contract whereby gathers are formed in both of the back members whereby the Vest will conform to the waist of the wearer.


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US5274851 *Jan 27, 1992Jan 4, 1994E-Z-Em, Inc.Protective garment with a resilient support
U.S. Classification2/102
International ClassificationA41D1/04, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/04
European ClassificationA41D1/04