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- SHIRT I Filed April 18; 1942 2 Sheets-She et 1' Q INVENTO-R I9 /3 Z WILL-1M" SOLOMON ATTORN Feb. 13, 1945. I w SOLOMON 2,369,416
SHIRT Filed April 18, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 BY I ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 13', 1945 SHIRT William Solomon, New York, N. Y. Application April 18, 1942, Serial N0. 439,484
' 1 Claim. (01. 2-115) This invention relates to clothingand is more 7 particularly concerned with shirts and similar types of wearing apparel.
A great deal of time and effort has been spent in the past in attempts to produce com fortable, long-wearing and economical shirts,
jackets or other items of outer wear. One of the objections to the shirts now in use and also found in the art covering patents for shirts is that all of the forms have a great number of seams andv consist of many different pieces which must be sewed together. The presence of the seams tends to cause binding of the shirt when the body is moved,.and especially when the arms are raised or moved. In addition the shirt tends to wear at the seams and there is a likeli--- hood of splitting at this point. A further objection to shirts having a number of seams is that it's more expensive to manufacture. Furthermore, seams in general do not enhance the appearance of the shirts or jackets and in many cases will cause the shirt material, otherwise waterproof, to lose that quality.
None of the shirts in the prior art have combined the various parts of the shirt to obtain freedom of movement, practicability, economy of manufacture and a pleasing appearance, because none of the shirt-makers seemed to realize that each of the parts of the shirt must necessarily cooperate to attain these objects. In order to carry out the idea of freedom of movement and elimination of binding, it must be realized that the back, the front and the sleeves must all work of the body. In thepast, and in shirts now in use, there has been a failure. to realize that when, for example, an arm is raised the whole shirt is affected, and the binding is not only upon the sleeve, but also the back, the fronts, and the collar. It is therefore necessary to provide a shirt having a combination of different parts, each of which cooperate toprovide freedom of action on all sides, The fronts, the back and the sleeves are all designed to cooperate, and are not merely separate parts sewed together.
In shirts made in accordance with this inven-- tion, the wearer has an extraordinary freedom of movement since there are no seams either below or above the shoulders and as a consequence the usual binding of the sleeves where the arm is moved in any direction is eliminated. Fursists of a shirt or similar garment combining in coordination, and the shape, the seams, and I ting or other objections arose which caused the idea to be dropped. In the present form of shirt, these oblections have been obviated.
One of the features of this shirt is the manner of manufacture. To. attain the objects of this invention with respect to freedom of movement, and at the same time economy in menufacture,- it is necessary to provide a shirt in which the combination of the back, front and I sleeves are easy to out, which when sewed into agarment workfaa a unit to make theshirt practical and-at the same time cooperate to allow the maximum freedom with the movement fewer pieces of material, fewer seams and a construction to permit more freedom of movement to the wearer. The shirt combination has a.
back, a pair of upper sleeve members, each of which extend over th shoulder, one side connecting with the back, and the other side forming the front of the garment. An insert panel connects at one end with the upper sleeve member to form an under sleeve, and at the other end with the back member forming the front.
For a better understanding of the invention, reference is made to the drawings which form a part hereof, and in which;
Figure 1 is a back view of a shirt constructed in accordance with my invention with the right sleeve held upwardly from the shoulder; Figure 2 is a sectional view of the'shirt on. thefiline 2-2 of Figure '1; Figure 3 is a sectional view of the sleeve on the line 33- of Figure 1; Figure 4 is a back view of the shirt of this application withv the right sleeve held' upwardly .from the shoulder showing a modified form; Figure 5 is a sectional view of the shirt on the lines 55 of Figure 4; Figure 6 is a perspective view showing the front of the shirt of my invention with the left sleeve slightly raised and bent at the elbow; and Figure '7 is a plan view of the blank from which a sleeve and shoulder member is formed.
, Referring to the accompanying drawings, one
form of the shirt of this invention is shown in' which are of one piece of material.
sleeve I5 is united at each side of the under sleeve' Figure 1, in which I0 represents a back which is a substantially square piece of cloth. A body panel I I the sides of which are substantially parallel is stitched to a side of the back ID to form the seam l2. This body panel extends along the side of the back and continues to form an under sleeve .l3 until it meets the cuff M. An upper sleeve IS, the sides of which are also substan tially parallel extends the length of the arm from the cuff to forma shoulder member l6 havin a back member ll and a front member l8 all of The upper panel to form the back and front seams, I 9 and 20 respectively. The lower side of the back I1 is united along the upper edge of the back Ill by a seam 2 I. On the other sidethe back portion I1 is united to the corresponding back portion 22 of the upper sleeve for theleft arm 23. A collar 24 which may be of any desired shape or type is sewed to the upper part of the shoulder member On the front of the shirt, the two corresponding front members, extend downwardly from the shoulder member running the. entire length of the front of the shirt, or they may be Joined to a pair of fronts, which may be of any desired shape. The closure of the front of the shirt may join the two front members by zipper, buttons or any desired means, and may be provided with pocketsor'decorations as desired.
In place of employing a back as shown in the shirt of Figure 1, one possible modification is shown in Figure 4 in which the back has been eliminated, and is formed by corresponding parts of the shoulder members 25A and 25B extending the full length of the back in this manner, the upper sleeve and shoulder member extend down the back and front of the shirt ,to be connected with the corresponding body portions. manner, excluding the cuffs, collar and similar part, the shirt has only four pair of pieces .of material in combination, and by this construction a great amount of labor in cutting, sewing, formation of seams, etc. is obviated since each of the duplicate pieces may be out together and yet at the same time the improved constructions allowing free movement and economy of manufactureisstill attained. r
Although this construction herein described eliminates many diiferent parts of the shirt and numerous seams, it still may be tailored so that the shirt will properly fit diiferent builds of the prospective wearers. Each of the parts of this shirt combine to work together and to fit to gether, to provide a comfortable, handsome and economical shirt. 1
A garment of the character described comprising a back part, a front part, a pair of single piece sleeve members each having a part to overlie the arm and another part to overlie the shoulder and extend thereover part way down the back and front to engage with the respective back and front parts, and an elongated, substantially straight one-piece panel member for each side of the garment, each of said panel members extending up the full height of saidback and front parts, between the same and joined thereto and then extending out along the respective underside of its sleeve member, for the full length thereof and joined to the free edges of said sleeve member to form,'with the body of said sleeve member a complete sleeve, whereby a garment WILLIAM SOLOMON.