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Publication numberUS2457462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1948
Filing dateJan 31, 1945
Priority dateJan 31, 1945
Publication numberUS 2457462 A, US 2457462A, US-A-2457462, US2457462 A, US2457462A
InventorsGray Max
Original AssigneeGray Max
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trousers
US 2457462 A
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M. GRAY TROUSERS Dec. 28,1948.

Filed Jan. 31, 1945 Patented Dec. 28, 1948 v solaims.

The present invention relates to: wearing apparel, and more particularly to garments ,suchas trousers, slacks, skirts and the, like.

An object of this invention isto provide gare ments of the character mentioned, of no veland improved construction, having pleats extending from the waist-band downwardly, the position of which pleats with respect to each other may be easily re-arranged toiimp art different-styles to such;garments. I

Another object hereof is to provide garments of the type set forth, of novel andimprovedconstruction, including pleat arrangements, which can be changed at the willof the wearer and also permit adjustment of thewaistband size.

A further object of this invention is to provide novel and improved construction in garments of the kinds mentioned, to adjust waistband size.. Y

Still another object hereof is to provide articles of clothing of the character described,,which are simple in construction, easy to effect style'change and waist-band size therein, which require little: if any additional work in the manufacture of same, and which are effective in carrying out the purposes for which they are designed.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent as this disclosure proceeds.--- Q In the accompanying drawings?f6riningpart*of this application, similancharactersof reference indicate corresponding partsin all the views.

Fig. 1 is an embodiment of this invention as applied to trousers having pleats'arrang'ed with their folds towards each'other; This figure'shows the front view of the garment.. I I

Fig. 2 is a similar view ofjsaid' trousers where the pleats have been arrangedsojthat their. folds are away from'eachothen'thereby efiecting'another style in the garment. Thus, said pleats may be termed reversible pleats.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the garment showing one of the pleats at the waistband region ready to be secured in place.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of an article, a clip in this instance, which may be used for securing the pleat.

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 3, showing the pleat secured in one of its positions by said clip.

In the drawings, the trousers illustrating an embodiment of this invention, are indicated generally by the numeral III. This garment has pleats I I and I2, which extend longitudinally downward from the waist-band I3 and merge with the respective crease lines 8 and 9; said pleats extending to the top edge of the trousers.

(ore-237) a: Said pleats, I I and I2, are formed forward of the garment and may be folded to lie substantially flat against the body of the garment eithertowards each other as in Fig. 1, or away from each other as in Fig. 2, whereby garments presenting difference in style are effected. Now it is necessaryto secure said pleats in their desired arranged position. Any suitable means may be employed for this purpose. No specific showing of such is indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, for the sake of clarity of illustrationof the different pleat positions.

As-one suchmeans, for each pleat, I provide in the waistband I3, one or more pockets I4 to one sideofthe pleat, and one or morepockets I5 to the other side; said pockets beinguopen at the topedge of; thegarment, and may be formed bythe stitch lines I4 and I5. At the crease I6 ofthe pleat, the top-open pocket I1 is formed by a stitch line I'I', With a spring clip or clasp I8; forjinstance,-the pleat is secured, by inserting one/arm l8 thereof into'pocket II, andits otherleg into any of the other pockets as desired position of the pleat dictates. The clip I8 may be of metal or plastic material, and may be cloth coveredorotherwise colored to match the material of the-garment if desired. e For a given'sized garment, it is desired that the centrally located pocket of each of the respective series. I4 and 15, be used for the reception of the fastening-.means I8; the pocket used being dependent upon which pleat arrangement isdesired. It is evident that if any of the other pockets of the series I4 and I5 be used, thatthe size "of thewaistband, meaning its length will be changed"without effecting the position of the pleats with respect toeach other. All pockets I4, l5jand ll' when of narrow width, will permit small changes in waist-loandlength'. The arms of the clips I 8,'or of'. any other suitable fastening means used, will serve best when of a width to substantially fill any of the pockets.

Essentially the invention is for a garment with reversible pleats and any suitable means to secure said pleats along different points of the unpleated portion of the waistband region of said garment.

This invention is capable of various forms and applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiment shown herein be deemed illustrative and not restrictive and that the patent shall cover all patentable novelty herein set forth; reference being had to the following claims rather than to the specific description herein to indicate the scope of this invention.

I claim:

1. In a garment of the type worn downwardly from the waistline, a pleat formed of the material of the garment, extending outwardly and downwardly from the waistline of the garment; said pleat being adapted to be folded to lie fiat against the garment; said garment including in its unpleated material a plurality of pockets extending downwardly from the waistline adjacent the crease line of the pleat lying flat against the garment and a pleat securing means on the garment comprising an inverted substantially U shaped member, the arms of which are adapte to hold garment material placed between them,- one arm of said member being inserted with its, free end downwardly between plies of'thepl'e'a't along the crease line of said pleat an'dtheothrf arm of said member being inserted in oneof said pockets; the waistline size being adapted to be changed by shifting the latter arm of said memher from one pocket into another of said pockets.

2. A garment as defined in claiml, wherein the pleat is adapted to be folded in either direction about a substantially upright line, to lie flat against the garment, and wherein the garment in its unpleated material is provided with a -plurality of pockets extending downwardly from the waistline at both sides of said pleat;

3; Ina garment of the type worn downwardly from the waistline, a pleat formed of the material of the garment having a pocket extending downwardly from the waistline along the upper region of the crease line of the pleat; said pleat being adapted to be folded to lie flat against the garment; said garment including in its unpleated material a plurality of pockets extending downwardly from the waistline adjacent the crease line of the pleat lying flat against the garment and a pleat securing means on thegarment comprising an inverted substantially U-shaped member, the arms of which are adapted to hold garment material placed between them; one arm of said member being inserted with its tree end downwardly within the pocket in the pleat and the second arm of saidmember being inserted in one of the pockets in the unpleated material of the garment; the pocketsin which said arms are housed being in superimposed relation; the waistband size being adapted to be changed by shifting said second arm of the securing member from one to another of theplurality of pockets in the unpleated material of the garment.

5i. A garment as defined in claim 3, wherein the pleat isadapted to be folded in either direction about a substantially upright line, to, lie flat against the garment, and wherein the garment in its unpleated material is provided with a plurality of pockets extending downwardly from the waistline at both sides of said pleat.

4 5. In a garment of the type worn downwardly from the waistline, a pleat formed of the material of the garment, extending outwardly and downwardly from the waistline of the garment; 5 said pleat being adapted to be folded in either direction about a substantially upright line, to lie fiat against the garment whereby the crease line of the pleat is at one of two possible positions, a pairof pockets extending downwardly from the waistline in the unpleated material of the garment, one such pocket at each such position respectively and a pleat securing means on the garment comprising an inverted substantially U-shaped member, the arms of which are adapted to grip garment material placed between them; 'one' arm of said member being inserted with its iree. end downwardly between plies of the pleat along the crease line of said pleat and the other arm of said member being inserted in 1 s d ck s- 6.,v In a garment of the type worn downwardly from the waistline, a pleat formedof the material of the garment having a pocket extending dow'nwardly'from the 'waistline along the upper region ofthe crease line of the pleat; said pleat extending outwardly and downwardly from the waistline of the garment and adapted to be folded in either direction about a substantially, upright line, to lie fiat against the garment whereby said pocket is at one'of two possible positions, a' pair of pockets extending downwardly from the waistlinein the unpleated mate-' rial of the garment, one such pocket of said pair at" each such position respectively and a pleat securing meansontm garment comprising an inverted substantially u shaped member, the arms of which are adapted to grip garment material placed between them; onearm' of said member being inserted with its free end downwardly in the pocket in the pleat and the other arm of said member being inserted in one of said pair of pockets, V

, Max GRAY.

neirnnnnons CITE-n The following referenoe art of record in the ae h Paten a STATES PATENTS Number Name "Date 701,252 1 Bandler May 27, 1902 1,566,206 Greene Dec; 1 5, 1925 1,672,017 Wright..- ,June 5, 1928 1,741,710 I Surkin- Jan. 21, 1930 1 6 Cap ane r-12, 38

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Referenced by
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US3040331 *Jun 23, 1958Jun 26, 1962Lampkowitz PaulWearing apparel with adjustable seams
US4893358 *Nov 14, 1988Jan 16, 1990Bice Jr Lorin LGarments having an adjustable waist
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/237
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06, A41F9/025
European ClassificationA41F9/02B, A41D1/06