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Publication numberUS2422779 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1947
Filing dateMar 7, 1945
Priority dateMar 7, 1945
Publication numberUS 2422779 A, US 2422779A, US-A-2422779, US2422779 A, US2422779A
InventorsFligel Eleanor
Original AssigneeFligel Eleanor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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E. FLG EL GARMENT `I'une 24, 1947.

Filed March Y, 1945 5 Sheets-Sheet l .L R E mw n mm M u E E; FLIGEI.

June 24, 1947.'

GARMENT Filed'Maroh 7, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. EL fm1/0@ FL /Ga BY ,wrom/.5K5

June 24, 1947.

E. LIGEL GARMENT Filed March '7, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 fia/.ji a f2.


Patented June 24, 1947 UNITED STATES :PATENT OFFICE y2,422,779 Y 1 y j GARMENQT Eleanor Fligel, Newziferk, N; Y. .Application March 7, 194s, seriaiN. 581,519Y

7 claims. (ci. 27-93) This k'invention relates to garments .and has particular` application to garments of the reversib-le type.

, So far.' as I am aware, garments of the reversible type have heretofore been made by providing the outer` face of the garment with one type of cloth, color or pattern and the inner face of the garment with a contrasting color, faibric or pattern, so

that when.l the` garment is 4turned inside out, it presentsvan entirely dierent appearance. These prior garments, however, were limited to only two `different effectswhich they could produce and had .the further disadvantage that they did notprovide -auniiormit'y oi appearance foreach effect unless their structures were made in a somewhat .complicated manner.

.Itis the primary purpose of the present in- -ven' provide a simply constructed, com- -`pound garment which can be manipulated readily .to give four Adifferent contrasting effects.

The garment maybe aptly termed a four-in-one gar- .ment, capable of beinglreadily transferred into any one. of the'four styles or contrasting effects yatthe optionof thewearer.V

I They manner in which'the above Object is accomplished and the novel details of construction of vthe garment'will be best understood from the following description when -read in connection the line 5-5 of Fig. 1; Fig. 6 is asectional View taken along the line 6-6 of Fig. 3; 7 is a detailed view, partly broken away,'of the lower end portion of the front opening of the garment; Fig. 8 is a sectional View taken along the line 8-8 of Fig. 2; Fig. 9 is a sectional View taken along the line 9-9 of Fig.V 2;- Fig. 10 is an enlarged detailed'view of a portion ofthe'collar when the garment is in the condition shownin Fig. 1; Fig. 11 is a Asectional View takenalong Vthe line I I-I'I of Fig. 10; Fig. 12 is a sectional view, taken along the line I2-,42 of Fig. 10; Fig. 13 is `an enlarged detailedview of a portion of the collar when the garment is in the condition shown in Fig. k3; Fig. 14 is a sectional View taken along the line I 4-I 4 of Fig. 13 Fig.. 15 Yis a sectional view taken-along the line I 5.-..I,5'of Fig. and

pr-ovided onthe iacesor sides 3y and .4, respec- Fig, 1310i the. drawings. fcuffs'ofQthe.sleeves 1 may be finished in any :suitable manner to providea iinished appearance Vwith relation to both faces 3 ond 4 of section I. 401m .the garment illustrated, the cuffs 8 are each Fig. 16 isan. end elevational view of onesof the 'cuffsof the garment. ,i .'.Lkih'e l .garment 'illustrated inthe drawings is composedoftwo' portions vor sections which Vmay Yin'terchangalbly be. outer sectionsand whose four l faces may each constitute-the outer face of the garmentrat theoption of the wearer. For the purposes. oifexplanation, however, .the section designated I in the drawings shall be considered the outensectionof the garment and the section designated 2, the inner section. Likewise, the faceseofsection I, designated '3 and 4, shall be considered the outer and inner faces, respectively, oijs'uch section,.whi1e the `facesof section 2, desig- V.nated 5 and 6,1shall be considered the outer and inner` faces,,respectively,ioi. such inner section. .Thefut'er' face 3 @ofY section VI Vwhich is herein `shown in thelormof a jacket (note Fig. 1), may beg composed ,of suede, or any suitable fabric material hayinga predetermined color or pattern.

`The"otiierjsideorlinrierface 4 of the outer section I ,(see Eigl`3gofthe`drawings), is provided with 'a' contrasting color, pattern or material so that Iwhen such side 4 isturned outwardly, the jacket 25V ls'le'eye's 1'y of such! .outer 'section are connected to lthe body; ,thereof 1in `suchY manner `that finished Willhave an entirely different appearance. The

seamsgare.. presented on bothiaces or. sides` of .'Lsluchisection.. The side and shoulder seamsof se`cti0n..l.a,re. also nished on both faces vof such sivtion..V ,'Ijhus, ,setionlfwill present a finished lappearance"Whether thegarm'ent is wornv with faceV 3.'offs'ection IY outermost,A as is shown in Fig. 1, orY with-face A4 of. section I outermost, as is shown The outer ends or provided with a `lengthi'vise opening which is Yclosed byany-suitablelfastening meanssuch as ,thelink 9 interengaging with buttonholes on each side'of. such opening, as is shown in Fig. 16 of thejldrawings.. Pockets I0 and II may also be withinjsectionf I an'dilike ,the latter may have a ,{j'ack'jetfform,thefsarneas,k or different from the iWllefi'i inerti, litermostfthegposition oftliei's-eriosaoo 3 form of section I. The outer face 5 of section 2 which is shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings may be made of any suitable material having a color or pattern which contrasts from the outer and inner faces 3 and 4 of section I of the garment. The inner face or other side 6 of section 2 which is shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, is made With a color, pattern or material which distinguishes from and isin contrastwith;the-fpreyiously mentionedthree faces 3, 4' and 5 of zthe garment. i .Like the seams of section I, the seams on the sides, shoulders and sleeves of section 2 are constructed so that a finished appearance is provided Whether the garment is worn with face 5 or face '6 of such 1 section I by suiteb1efastenng Ineens, sucnas ishoyrnin,thefdrawines; thepoekets for. Sectionn 2 are. eeehiormed by.: cutting i a Yhorizontal v slit in gthemeteriakof; seotiinriJ Lend then folding the material r along thelowerjedgeof such slit to form thegopem ipper:` end IlIljloy` Which entrance is gained-to.. tlieppocket when, thoface orv sidoA 5 of tachedtdtile innerfaeof section 2' below the slt Lis;` @pocket piece I 5 {.Whi'ch forms "the" outside ofthe `vp ocketwhen the," face orjside' 6 f of section iiion ofthe; garment. l-Attachedto the upper. edge tab? lilprovided withpa outtonhole to,iritererie aseL withra buttonZil" provided-ori the, v'outer fece of section 2lbielovr'thepeeket,Opening (compare Figs. 2,ifaarid'9);

mi .edgesof sections I; and' 2 of the free anddisconnected1 throughout erigthS, .X`ept inthe regions, thereof lfigfh. ehi'fforxn; ziert ofijthe' front edges' of ithe garseries. of elements 2 4; of suolo4 stringers beingiinterf looked or disengaeedbye manually` operated s liderjz; When vthe faces,` 5.andi6 ofjthe garment areeziposed.' asis irijFigs. 1 vanol2, thev Yseries of jelenjlentsj 23,l 231arejinppposed 'relation (note 2' 5 ,11Wh 1e the" Series of; elements i 2'4,124 and `the slider '26` are positioned int'erniediatejthej sections I, and 2 ofthegarmentgoutof yie'wiofan observer.

heg'armeiit is. wom-wint the i'ialcesfL-or. 5

sliders are reversed '(compare'Fgsr1;2`and 5 and Figs. '3, 4 and 6). The sliders 25 and 26 are prvided with pull tabs on both faces or plates so that they may readily be manipulated from both sides.

As is shown more clearly in Figs. 5 to 7 of the drawings, the stringers 22, 22 of the fastener are secured intermediate their widths to the front edges of both sections of the garment by centrally disposed; longitudinally extending lines of stitchesdesignated 2'I,"2'I in the/'drawings In connecting said stringers to the garment, the 4 i, fjront edges of the outer section I are folded inwardly against the inner face 4 thereof to provide longitudinally extending folded portions 28, 23 andthefront edges of the inner section 2 are vfolded outwardly against the outer face 5 thereof toprovideithewlongitudinally extending folded `portions 29, 29. The width of the folded portions "28' andL 29 are such that the outer folded edges thereof overlie a major portion of the front and Arear"'surfaces o fgithe series Lof'interlocking-ele- 'ments 23,; 23 SOthatfWhen'the fastener'is closed, rsuch folded edges will meet and effectively conj'cgeal the; interldcvkedjelements of fthe fastener see Figsx 1; `2' and 5') Po'sitionedintermediatethe f folded-portions" 2 8 of A section I'- and the 'inner face "thereof, are `folded' strips of material 3 0, 3U fwhose^`foldedledges `overlie'oney face of the series of interlocking elementsf 2,4,f 24-and arevadapted 'to fconceal such elementsfwhexr the interlocking Vv elements'are 'interengaged and the garment' is worn" with the*f ace" 4 o isection' IA outermost as is'showni "FigrSgofl the, drawings. 'Inasirifiilar rriannerffolded stripsSI," 3| are positionedinter- "mediate the' fo'lde'djportions '29;' 2 9 ofmsection2 and the outer face'ffi thereof sothat the folded Yedges k,ofpsughjstrips'overlie theiouter faces-of the interlockingelements24 andjeffectively conceal jthem when the garment is wornwith face 5 outermost;a s-is,jsltiogvvniin" Figi 4 ofthedrawings. Strips `3l ,'f 3U jarefmade" of; material; similar' tov that' 'of Aface' 4Qf the garment While s tripsSIj 3 I aremade of material'siniilar toffacef 5 ofthegarment, so thatsuch strips conform' iinV appearance tosuch faces when"exposedlorfouterniost. "The lines of ijstit'ches 21, 2 I' secure,'the several 'folds and 'strips to thefstringersasv issh'own more clearly'inFigs. ierdofthe dfewines- The s`tringers22;j 22 v"o :the separalolefastener i2 liixieiid upwardly to ai-D'Oifii there' @belive-e Of juncture 'of" the"collar;to `the 'top Ledges ofthe sections I iand v2;,of the' vgarment inote"Figsl 10 fand; 13) The collar of the-garment yis composed offtvvo'i Ylayers1of-Imateirial, vthe `A'sidev or? f'acesl 32 ,f 34 @of `one '=layer@havingthel same-color,VIA fabricz-or VpatternJ :thatjijsfpossessed byL the* facesl 3'" and-'- E, respectively, and `tliie'jsidesf orfaces-33 al"1'd`35- '3f the other `layer having the saineY color,A fabricor pattern of the'vfacesi' Ii'and5,-rspectivelyj 'lhe collar'ln'lay becol'structd-by Aplacing lthe twolayiersfon-'eachi btherivvith fthe` ifac'es232-and-.33fin opposed relation.:andoconnectingfthe two. layers togetherby aclinewofxstitchesSG .Whichi extends ialongthe-topfand side of the'icdllar;closelyjfadjafcentvtoithetonzand: s ide-edeeslof, suchzlayersrnote Figs, f lOf too-12:? Theffatteehedlayers are then .turnediinsideutso than-the faces-32r and 33 a\re .outermost andthe., endsl ther ofgareveach folded i'to provide a fold'l (not Figl'lwhich istri- .`ilglllal`ly'shpe-d land lin the naturejof a da'rt greatest'width'at thejfloottomgofl the eloWleri end of the Vt'riangiilar'" fold';or i "31 1s substantllyeoual Tin .width 'pto the T Widtho'f thgfoldediportions23jMalone thefront 75 edges' of the garment.v "With the collar attached aaeavvo tcthe-sectionsfl and2 and thestringers v22, '22 inlbposition, asecond line of stitches 38 is applied `toconnectthe two ,layers together from the upper 'ends ofthe .lines'of'stitches 2'I and :around the three sides of the collar inwardly ofthe line 'of stitches .36. ...It willthus be Yseen that'when the faces 32,*33 of thecollar are outermost, the. collar; willchave the finished. appearance shown in Fig; 10.01? the drawings, the, size and -fshape of `the collar being'determined by the, line of stitches 3.6L and the folds 31. When the faces 34 and 35 of the. collar are. outermost, the lineof stitches 38 willV determine the 'size and shapeof the collar -andzthe collar will have the nishedappearance shownin Fig-"13 `ofthe drawings. The layer of thecollar havingfaces 33, v35 is the .upperedgej of V'section I, with face 33 thereof on the same side as face 3 of section I (note Figs.`1l and Y12). AThe seam,connecting this layer to section lis madegso thatit presents av finished appearance whicheversideof section I is turned outermost. The layer of the collar having faces 32 and 34 is secured to the upper. edge of section 2, with face 34` thereof on the same side as the outer face 5 of such section and face 32 thereof on the same side as face 6 of such section (note Figs. 10 to 13). The seam connecting this second-layer ofthe collar to section 2 is likewise finished on both sides. As a result of this construction,Y it .noted that when faces 32, 33 of the collar are outermost, the side or end edges ofV the collar will bev flush with the folded edgesof, the, fo,lded pprtions, 28, 29 overlying the stringers; 2 2,.,22 while when faces 34, 35 of the collaare. outermostntheendsof the 0011er Wil1 not project beyond the lines of stitches 21, 33 and will be inwardly of the folded strips 30 and 3l (note Fig. 13).

It is believed that the construction of the compound shirt of this invention will be clear from the foregoing description. It is also believed to be clear from the foregoing that in the use of the garment, either section I or section 2 thereof may constitute the outermost section and that whichever section is outermost by reversing the garment as a unit another face thereof will be turned outermost. Thus if face 3 of section I is outermost, in the condition shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, by reversing the garment as a unit, face 6 of section 2 will be turned outermost as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. Due to the above described arrangement of the collar, face 32 thereof attached to the upper edge of section 2 will match face 3 of section I when the collar is turned down and in the same condition of the collar, face 33 thereof attached to the upper edge of section I will match face 6 of section 2. When it is desired to wear the garment with either face 4 of section I or face 5 of section 2 outermost, this result can readily be attained by grasping the bottom edges of the two sections and separating the two sections so as to cause the four sleeves to be turned inside out and at the same time separated. The collar is then turned inside out and by grasping the ends of the collar, the two sections may readily be shaken to their reversed condition. Depending upon which face 4 or 5 is to be worn outermost, the sleeves of one section are inserted into the sleeves of the other.

To bring the other face outermost, the garment issimply reversed as a unit.

While for the purposes of illustration a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described, it will be understood by those in the art, that various changes and modiitsbottom edge to the upper edge of said innerV portionfandithe other layer of which is connected alongeits bottomedge to the upper edge of said outer portion, saidl layers being connected together along their top andy end edges, means connecting one. front edge of. said inner and outer portions together and` means connecting the other front edge of said4 Vportions together, complementary fastening devices for securing said front edges together when two faces of said portionsA are Yarranged Iin opposed relation and complementary, fastening devices for securing said front edgestogether when the other two faces of said `Portions are arranged in opposed relation.

2.y A reversible garment having aplurality of contrastinggfaces and comprising an inner section having Ytheform of a complete garment and an outersection having the form .of acomplete garment, said inner, and outersections being disconnectedgallong thebo-ttom edges thereof and each being provided with sleeves disconnected from the sleeves of the other section, means connecting one ,frontfedgeofsaid sections together Vand means connecting-the other vfrontedge of said sections together, a reversible collar common to both of said sections and including a layer connected along its bottom edge to the upper edge of one of said sections and a layerV connected along its bottom edge to the upper edge o-f the other section, the top and end edges of said layers being connected together to provide a finished appearance whether the collar is in one condition or reversed, complementary fastening devices for securing said front edges together when one pair or the other two faces of said section are arranged in opposed relation.

3. A reversible garment having a plurality of contrasting faces and comprising an inner section having the form of a complete garment and an outer section having the form of a complete garment, said inner and outer sections being disconnected along the bottom edges thereof, a reversible collar common to both of said sections and including a layer connected along its bottom edge to the upper edge of one of said sections and a layer connected along its bottom edge to the upper edge of the other section, the top and end edges of said layers being connected together to provide a finished appearance whether the collar is in one condition or reversed, fastening devices provided on each pair of associated front edges of said sections, means connecting together each pair of associated front edges and the fastening devices thereon, the fastening devices on each pair of connected edges being complementary to the fastening devices on the other pair of connected edges and adapted to be interlocked to secure Vsaid paired connected edges together to close the front opening of the garment whether one pair of faces of said sections are arranged in opposed relation or whether the other two faces of said sections are arranged in opposed relation.

4. A reversible garment such as is dened in an outer line iofsistitchesfiiening zonesconforma tion of the collar and are connected alongrtheir top i-andsiide f edgesziayiassecond :line-f of :'stitehes positioned inward-1y fin spaced relation *ato said 'first i. line :of i stitches .fand :defining .zzanothen con-- formation of the coilarwhen the latter: is reversed.

;5. iA i reversible garmentfsuchxasv-is:.denedxin Ciaim1i3, in --whichithe said: layers :of -asai'dfseoilar are.. connected allong their .top and side .redgesiby 'anaionterziine of stitches:y deiiningi one v,conforma-- tieni-of: the; collaneandsarei.conneetedalongther tonA andflside edges fby a secondline of @stitches positioned inwardly inlspacedrelationt-toisaidiiirst line: of stitches-@and defining 'f'anothereeonformationeofithe collar.lwhenrtheiiatteriss'reversedthe material d of -said Tiayers :alongtthessidei edges fof said. collar lbeing n folded inwardly 'ftowarlis-isaid secondi line ofstitches f toi'provi'de faisubstantiaily triangularly-shaped :tuck whose greatest width isia'djacenti totheebottom '-f-edgesiof .safdlilayers ifo. A reversible-@garment v:such las fis ledeiried i in ciaimz, in L.winiohrsaidl complementary i'fastening nieansoomprisestwo rows ooooperating "fastener elements projecting :outwardly ffrom fthe Ypaired connected .iront l edges of r`lsad sections, a slider constructed to interengage or disengage suchf elements upon @manual `movement thereof longitudinally of-therows,-a secondfpairof rows of-cooperating vfastener elements*A projecting: inwardly from the paired- `connected I front `edges -of said sections--andzpositioned intermediatesthe opposed .Eacesl thereof, andiasecondl slider vconstruetedvto interengage-or Jdisengagefsaid second-pain oil-rows Vof eeiements upon 'manual zmovement zthereof .ilongitudinailyxzof `tizietrows the; seotionsfare arranged V:so 'that the datter :project in opposed relationxfrom zthe a paired connected `front i edges 'of 'thesseetions LYJA reVersihleigiarmentfsuclmas dened inolam '3; invwhichzsaidrcomplementaryfasteningzmeans comprises :ztwo rowsfofcooperating lfastener-y elements:projecting;'outwardlyrom thei'paired conneote'dfrontA .ed-ges 'of said.:sectionsizandztwofrows `of cooperating `.fastener elements proiecting i inwardly from i said paired :oonnectedzf ront :edges andzpositionedlintermediateifthe-opposedffaces ;of saidsectionstheffrontiedges of. saidisectionsbeing oidedllto prov-ideicovering portions 'forfone 'Dairo'ffcooperatingirows 'ot-elementsfandto2 coneeal the/same in their interengaged i condition,

and Y:coveringv strips overlapping Athe facesfof :the `other pair` of r`cooperating rowsfof .elements fand 'concealing f `the Y`same lin their i intereng-aged oon- "dition, aslider ifor one pairfof A cooperating irows of y-ielements and lla slider 'for the i other I pair :of cooperating rows ofelements ELEANOiFtlFLIGEL.

REFERENCES 'CITED r-The following :references Yare of "record in the ie ;of fthisf.` patent:

Number Name Date 415615735 yRoi'fhsteiri Nov. .123, 112915 "-119 14,236 Berkwits 'June" 1'3,11933 2 ,137-51562 Kalifmann "Mayl` 8,11945

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U.S. Classification2/93, 24/382, D02/837, 2/DIG.200, 2/96
International ClassificationA41D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/02, A41D15/005
European ClassificationA41D15/00C