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Publication numberUS2357532 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1944
Filing dateNov 22, 1943
Priority dateNov 22, 1943
Publication numberUS 2357532 A, US 2357532A, US-A-2357532, US2357532 A, US2357532A
InventorsMenzin Aaron S
Original AssigneeMenzin Aaron S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slack suit construction
US 2357532 A
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S P 1944- A. s. MENZIN 2,357,532


Filed Nov. 22, 1945 147' 7' ORA/E Y Patented Sept. 5, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SLACK SUIT CONSTRUCTION Aaron Menzin, Oakland, Calif.

Application November 22, 1943, Serial No. 511,235

2 Claims.

'Ihisinvention relates to slack suits and is concerned more particularly with a provision of a one-piece slack suit with a drop-seat construction.

It is a general object of the invention to provide a one-piece slack suit with a drop-seat in which the drop-seat construction is not apparent when the garment is being worn.

Other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a front view of a slack suit embodying my invention.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary rear view of the slack suit shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary rear view of the middle portion of the slack suit with the dropseat lowered.

Figure ,4 is a side view of the middle portion of the slack suit with the drop-seat partly lowered.

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken as indicated by the line 5-5 in Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing the slack suit may include a top or jacket part I0 and a bottom or trouser part II.

As seen in Figure 1 the top part l0 may be provided with a buttoned opening 12 in front and with suitable sleeves [3. The trouser part II may. be provided with suitable leg portions M which in the front extend upwardly and are joined integrally at the waist to the jacket part l0. In the rear, the jacket part as seen more clearly in Figures 3 and 4, is provided with a tail portion [6, flaring downwardly from the waistline while the upper part of the trouser portion is formed as a drop-seat l1, fastened along the major portion of its upper end to a belt l8. Cooperating belt loops I9 are provided at the waist of the garment for receiving the belt l8.

At either side of the trouser portion respective pockets 2| are suitably secured in the garment. Each pocket has its outer wall terminating at the adjacent side seam of the suit while the inner wall 23 terminates short of the side seamat its upper portion to provide a fastening strip 24. The upp r portions of pocket walls 23 have their forward edges attached to the main part of the garment by the vertical line of dart stitching 25. Cooperating with the fastening strip 24 are side extensions, or flaps 26 of the drop-seat I1 which are free of the belt [8 and extend into the pockets 2| to form a part of the inner walls thereof. The edges of the flaps 26 are provided with suitable fastening strips 21 with a series of fastening elements 28 placed on the inner or concealed face of the flap for engagement with cooperating fastening elements 3| on the fastening strip 24. As shown, suitable snap fasteners are employed but if desired, a button and buttonhole fastening could be employed with one or more buttonholes provided in the fastening strip 21 and the buttons mounted on the fastening strip 24.

Because of the fastening of the side edges or flaps of the drop-seat within the pockets 2|, with the fastening elements concealed, and because belt 18 forms the upper edge of the drop-seat along the portion thereof which is visible, the drop-seat construction may be termed invisible in that it is entirely concealed when the garment is being worn, as seen in Figure 2 for example. At the same time, the overlapping jacket and drop-seat portions provide a limited amount of play or stretch ordinarily not present in a onepiece slack suit. Because the inner walls 23 of the pockets are attached to the main part of the garment by the stitching 25, pull from the drop-seat is transmitted to the main part of the garment in the waist area, thus'avoiding pulling the pocket out of place with resultant exposure of the fastening devices.

I claim:

l. A trouser construction in which the top rear portion of said trousers forms a drop seat, pockets formed in both sides of said trousers and having inner walls separate from the main part of the garment, said drop seat being wider than the space between the openings into said pockets thereby providing side extensions of said drop seat extending into said pockets, fastening means between said side extensionsand the inner walls of said pockets, the inner walls of the pockets having their upper forward edges attached to the main portion of the trousers, the outer walls of said pockets serving to conceal said fastening means.

2. A one-piece slack suit of drop seat construction including a top or jacket part and a bottom or trousers part, said parts being joined atthe waist along the front of the suit, the rear of said top part having its lower portion extended to outer walls separate from the main part of the I suit, the inner wall of each of said pockets having a rear concealed edge spaced forwardly of the adjacent side seam of the trousers part, the outer wall of each of said pockets extending to the adjacent side seam, the side edge portions of said drop seat being formed to normally extend into said pockets, stitching serving to attach the upper forward edges of the inner pocket walls to the adjacent main part of the suit along the waist of the same, and fastening means between said respective edge portions and said inner pocket walls.


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U.S. Classification2/79, D02/743
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06
European ClassificationA41D1/06