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Publication numberUS2455479 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1948
Filing dateOct 11, 1946
Priority dateOct 11, 1946
Publication numberUS 2455479 A, US 2455479A, US-A-2455479, US2455479 A, US2455479A
InventorsPaul Haberfeld
Original AssigneeJantzen Knitting Mills
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ski pants
US 2455479 A
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Dec. 7, 1948.


Poul Haberfe/a ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 7, 1948 2,455,479 SKI PANTS Paul Haberfeld, Portland, reg., assignor to J antzen Knitting Mills, a corporation of Oregon Application October 11, 1946, Serial No. 702,801

2 Claims.

This invention relates to garments and more specifically to ski pants, the legs of which are adapted to extend within the shoes of the wearer.

For many purposes it is desirable that the legs of garments be so designed as to be adapted to be tucked or placed within the shoes of the wearer. This is true, for example, when the garments are to be worn in skiing and it is desired to provide a garment which fits snugly, which is warm, and which allows the wearer maximum freedom of motion but at the same time prevents penetration of snow or moisture. When the legs are so placed, there is present, in the absence of means for anchoring them securely to the foot, the obvious tendency to creep up the leg of the wearer, and ultimately become free of the shoe. To avoid this difficulty it is common practice to securethe leg to the foot by means of a band or strap afiixed to the leg of the garment transversely across the bottom thereof and adapted to lie under the arch of the wearer. Such an arrangement, however, is unsatisfactory in that it permits the rear portion of the trouser cuff to creep out of the shoe, and also permits a certain amount of twisting of the leg so that it becomes displaced on the person of the wearer. Existing garments have the further disadvantage that they do not cover the forepart of the wearers foot,

which may as a consequence become chafed and sore from contact with the unyielding surfaces of boots or shoes.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a garment the legs of which are adapted to lie within the shoes of the wearer and to be firmly anchored therein so that no portion of the cuff is free to become retracted from said shoes.

It is another object to provide a garment the legs of which are firmly anchored in such a manner as to overcome any tendency toward rotating or twisting on the legs of the wearer when in use.

It is still another object to provide a garment which will fit snugly and provide a maximum of warmth.

It is a further object to provide a garment which, when used in skiing, or other winter sports, will prevent access of snow inside the shoes of the wearer.

It is still a further object to provide a garment which adequately will protect the forepart of the wearers foot, both by supplying added warmth and by furnishing a layer of heavy material between foot and boot which tends to prevent rubbing, chafing, or bruising.

The foregoing and other objects of the present invention are accomplished by means of a garment the construction of which is clearly dis closed in the following description, andthe novel features of which are particularly pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. l is a side view of the lower portion of a pants leg tucked within the top of a boot in the manner in which ski pants customarily are worn.

Fig. 2 is a detail side view of the lower portion of apants leg positioned on the foot of the wearer and illustrating the novel features of the invention.

Fig. 3 is a detail rear view of the lower portion of the pants leg of Fig. 2 taken along the line 3-3.

Fig. 4 is a detail bottom view of the pants leg of Fig. 3, taken along the line 4-4.

As is well known, ski pants are usually so tail ored that the legs thereof will fit relatively loosely about the legs of the wearer. The length of the legs of the pants usually is such that the lower ends thereof terminate in a substantially horizontal plane above the heels of the wearer yet somewhat below the ankles. The lower ends of the legs of the pants, therefore, may be extended downwardly a considerable distance into the ski boots.

As illustrated in the drawings, the leg ID of the ski pants of the invention is provided with a heelpiece I I, a transverse stirrup strap l2, and a front flap or apron E3. The heelpiece ll comprises a strip of material affixed to the lower rear portion or culf of the leg and extending longitudinally therefrom, the other end being affixed to the strap [2, preferably at its lower extremity. The heelpiece may be tailored in diverse forms, but preferably is sufficiently wide to cover a major portion of the heel area. It is further desirable that it be relatively narrow at the point of attachment to the cuff in order to minimize the likelihood of a fold being formed in the seam between the cuff and heelpiece. Such a fold obviously would be bulky and cause discomfort to the wearer. The heelpiece may be fabricated from any desired material, elastic or otherwise.

The transverse strap l2, connects the sides of the cuff and is adapted to lie under the arch. It serves the dual function of helping to anchor the pants leg in place inside the shoe of the wearer and also of furnishing a place of attachment of the lower end of the heelpiece II. It preferably is made from elastic material so as to afford some degree of freedom of motion but at the same time insuring against retraction of the cuff from the top of the boot.

The flap or apron l3 preferably is a roughly triangular piece of material afiixed to the forepart of the cuff and adapted to cover the forepart of the wearers foot. To afiord the maximum degree of warmth and protection, it preferably extends transversely to both terminals of the transverse strap I2 and longitudinally a suflicient distance to extend approximately to the toes of the wearer I The construction at the novei "gar rn ent of therinvention is thus such as to afford' meansfor firmly anchoring a pants leg inside a boot, as a ski boot. It prevents rotation of the leg on the T leg of the wearer and prevents the creeping up i, i

any portion of the cufi', particularly the rear por tion, so as to be withdrawn-iromthe topaofthe boot. By means of the forwardlyloeated proa tective element there is furnished gneans -fonprqf-fi E tecting the forward part of the foot from chafing or rubbing while at the same time furnishingah desirable degree of warmth. The ensemble pro- H vides a. snug-1y fittin .-z a.tmm2i :WhlfihsJRH-MW r31 horizontal svl,- H R, 0:1. extending; ra sii r waqrossithe' toma ach 4 the foot of the wearer, a heelpiece extending lonitudinally from the rear edge of each of said legs and attached to said strap substantially at its lowermost extremity, said heelpiece being adapted to hold in place within the shoe said rear edge of each of said legs, and an apron extending longitudinally from the front edge of each of said legs and reaching laterally substantially to the terminal portions of a sai d strap, saic1 apron being adapted to--.cover and protect A the ..forepart of the foot of the wearer.

2. A pair of trousers of the class described, the legsithereof being adapted to fit relatively loosely about the legs of the wearer, the lower ends of saidaelegstterminating in a substantially horizontalxplanehbetween the ankle and the heel of thewear-er, the leg ends being adapted to be placed within the shoes of the wearer, a stirrup straplxsecured at its opposite ends to the opposite side edges of the lower end of each of said legs, w eel Piec se ured, qr a ear dse; tt r lowe end of each of said degs and extending r down: rdlm exe mnaware-11n e all hemmed ofthe; wearer. and ior wardlylthereiroml the lfora rli-Q e' tli es m t sv e ng se weiieifla.

The. following ref erences are; p01: -record 1 in the file oflzthis. patent;


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US4392579 *Oct 21, 1981Jul 12, 1983Owens-Illinois, Inc.Closure with domed portion
U.S. Classification2/232
International ClassificationA41D1/08, A41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/082
European ClassificationA41D1/08B