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Publication numberUS2471543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1949
Filing dateOct 5, 1946
Priority dateOct 5, 1946
Publication numberUS 2471543 A, US 2471543A, US-A-2471543, US2471543 A, US2471543A
InventorsRiggs Walter A
Original AssigneeRiggs Walter A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slip-over style of outer garment
US 2471543 A
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May 31, 1949. w. A. RIGGS SLIP-OVER STYLE OF OUTER GARMENTS Filed Oct. 5, 1946 //v I/f/VTOR: Wa/fer A R1 I! v A T TOP/V1? 4 Patented May 31, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SLIP-OVER STYLE F OUTER GARMENT Walter A. Riggs, Everett, Wash.

Application October 5, 1946, Serial No. 701,456

4 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in outer garments, particularly shirts for sport usage, although the invention lends itself equally well to coats, and for its general object aims to provide a slip-over garment which gives extreme freedom for passing the same over the head and yet gives to the wearer the relatively snug neck fit which a dressy appearance demands.

To the above ends, the invention consists in the new design of a slip-over garment having a one-piece front and with the collar of the garment being unattached, from the standpoint of a permanent stitching, to this front part of the garment along one side of the neck, the garment being further characterized in that the frontal edge of one side of an employed yoke piece, and

namely the side which corresponds in point of its position to the loose end of the collar, is separably connected to the upper margin of the front, and in consequence of this separation permits the neck opening to be expanded to a very wide compass and thus allowing the shirt to be passed with case over the head of the wearer.

The invention further consists in the novel construction, combination and adaptation of the parts of the garment, and the garment as a whole, hereinafter described and claimed.

A sport shirt constructed in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a fragmentary front elevational view confined to that part of the garment, and namely neck and shoulders, with which the present invention is concerned, and illustrating the hirt as it appears in use upon the wearer.

Fig. 2 is likewise a fragmentary front elevational view, but here showing the neck opening as having been widened to the maximum expanse of its permitted enlargement preparatory to donning the shirt; and

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 excepting that the parts are shown as they appear after closing the neck opening and preparatory to turning over the pull-down fiap of the collar.

Referring to said drawings, the garment which I have elected to illustrate is a sleeved sport shirt of 1a collar-attached type, produced fro any suitable material and preferably comprised, insofar as the body of the shirt is concerned, of a front, a back, and a yoke, and I designate these parts by the numerals 5, '6, and 1, respectively. The back and the yoke part are or may be fashioned in the usual manner and are connected, also as is customary, by a horizontal line of stitching 8. The front of the garment is of onepiece construction and is formed with a reentrant V-cut placed central to the length of the upper edge, and this V-cut, when the front, back and yoke are together, registers with a complementary reentrant cut placed central to the length of the yoke, the two registering cuts producing the neck opening for the shirt. In sewing the front part 5 to the yoke piece I, a line of stitching, as 9, runs from on sleeve [0 coextensive of the length of the related shoulder, but from the other side of the neck opening to the other sleeve H the said front and yoke are unattached for the greater part of the length to produce a shoulder gap. The resulting free edge I2 of the garments front part and the oppositely placed free edge l3 of the yoke 1, and, namely, the two edges which describe the margins of the shoulder gap, are each finished with a suit-able hem and there is attach-ed to these hemmed edges the usual tooth-carrying webs which form the mating complements of a zi er-type fastening. The two lines of zipper teeth (see Fig. 2) are denoted M and I5, and the traveler with its fingerengaged tab which operates to lock and unlock the teeth is designated [6. The application of the zipper to the shoulder opening is such, when the zipper is operated to draw the edges I2 and I3 together and thus close the shoulder opening, that the hemmed frontal margin of the yoke then substantially conceals the zipper, and this is to say that the yokes frontal edge performs a lapping function inrespect of the zipper when the latter is closed.

Completing my shirt is a turn-down collar arranged to extend about the opening, and while a major part of this collar is, fixedly attached to the body proper 0f the garment, the garment is peculiarized in that an end of the collar is left free. This free end isthe end which traverses the shoulder opening, and its length approximates the length of the free side I '8 of the necks V-cut. The free part of the collar is comprised of two foldably associated wings 20 and 2d, the one fold 20 constituting a free prolongation of the collars attached neck band 22, and the other fold 2| a free prolongation of the collars attached turn-down flap 23. When the garment is being worn, these two wing folds are adapted one to overlie and the other to underlie the v- -cuts free edge l8, and the complements of a snap fastening, as 24 and '25, are affixed to the garments front part 5 and to the extreme outer end of the wing 20 for detachably securing the one to the other.

When it is desired to don the garment, and

in order that the same may be easily slipped over the head, it becomes necessary only that the wearer disengage the snap element 24 from the snap element 25 and lay the free end of the collar iback coincident with the act of unzipping the shoulder gap. After the garment has been passed over the head, the reverse procedure is performed and the garment then has substantially the appearance in which it is illustrated in Fig. 1.

It is thought that my improved slip-over garment will be clear from the foregoing. It is pointed out, however, that while I have described my invention in substantially the exact manner in which I now prefer to produce the'same, I do not intend to confine myself to this precise construction. It is believed to be quite obvious that some variation may be made, and I therefore intend that the claims shall be read with only such limitations as are expressly introduced thereto to distinguish the present invention from prior knowledge in the art.

What I claim is:

1. A shirt of the slip-over type providing a neck opening in the body-proper of the garment, and having, a, pull-down collar attached permanentlyto the body proper of the shirt through a portion only of the length of the collar and such as to leave one end of the collar free, said free end being comprised of a neck band arranged to underlie and a turned-down flap arranged to overlie the body proper of the shirt along the related margin of the neck opening, said neck band having the plan configuration of an elongated tetragon and being unattached to any part of the shirt other than the flap with said attachment extending only along the long side of the tetragonal figure, one shoulder of the shirt having a closeable gap leading laterally as a reentrant slit from theneck opening and originating at a point approximately coinciding with the juncture of the free with the attached portions of the collar.

2. A shirt of the slip-over type providing a neck opening in the body proper of the garment, and having a pull-down collar attached permanently to the body proper of the shirt through a portion only of the length of the collar and such as to leave one endof the collar free, said free end being comprised of a neck band arranged to underlie and a turn-down flap arranged to overlie the body proper of the shirt along the related margin of the neck opening, said neck band having the plan configuration of an elongated tetragon and being uattached to ay part of the shirt other than the flap with said attachment extending only along the long side of the tetragonal figure and with the angle which lies between said attached side and the outermost end edge being obtuse, one shoulder of the shirt having a closeable gap leading laterally as a reentrant slit from the neck opening and originating at a point approximately coinciding with the juncture of the free with the attached portions of the collar.

3. A shirt of the slip-over type providing meeting waist and shoulder-yoking sections acting together to provide a neck opening, and having a pull-down collar for the neck opening permanently attached through only a portion of the length of the collar leaving an end free, said free end being comprised of a neck band arranged to underlie and a turn-down flap arranged to overlie the related margin of the neck opening, said neck-band part of the collars free portion having the plan configuration of an elongated tetragon and being unattached to any part of the shirt other than the flap with said attachment extending only along the long side of the tetragonal figure, the shirt being formed to present a closeable'gap leading laterally as a reentrant slit from the neck opening and originating at a point approximately coinciding with the juncture of the free with the attached portion of the collar, and fastening devices for closing the gap provided along the meeting edges of the latter, one of the two meeting. edges which produce said shoulder gap presenting a flap arranged, when said fastening devices are fastened, to project as a fly over and beyond the fastening device for concealing the fastening devices.

4. A shirt of the slip-over type providing meet ing waist and shoulder-yoking sections acting together to provide a neck opening, and having'a pull-down collar attached permanently to the body proper of the shirt through only a portion of the length of the collar leaving an end free, said free end being comprised of a neck band arranged to underlie and a turn-down flap arranged to overlie the related margin of the neck opening, the shirt being formed to present a closeable gap leading laterally as a reentrant slit from the neck opening and having the components of a zipper fastening provided along the meeting edges of said closeable gap arranged, when zipped for closing, to work in the direction of the neck opening, and also providing a flap arrangedwhen said zipper is zipped into closed condition, to project as a fly over and beyond the closed zipper to substantially conceal both components of said zipper fastening, said closeable gap originating at a point approximately coinciding with the juncture ofv the free with the attached portion of the collar and extending along a line parallel, or approximately parallel, with the crest of the ga'rments shoulder.

WALTER A. RIGGS.

REFERENCES CITED- The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UN ITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 258,041 Faxon May 16, 1882 2,010,349 Cooper Aug. 6,1935

FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 513,406 Great Britain Oct. 11, 1939

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US258041 *Feb 27, 1882May 16, 1882SimonsShirt
US2010349 *Oct 27, 1932Aug 6, 1935Cooper Leo MGarment
GB513406A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2485511 *Jul 26, 1948Oct 18, 1949Riggs Walter ASlipover style of outer garments
US6282718 *Aug 17, 2000Sep 4, 2001Melvin L. DrakfordRemovable clothing
US6687918 *Oct 5, 2001Feb 10, 2004Sara Lee CorporationGarment adapted for label attachment
US6938566Dec 22, 2003Sep 6, 2005Sara Lee CorporationGarment adapted for label attachment
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/128, 2/116
International ClassificationA41B3/10, A41B3/00, A41B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B1/00, A41B3/10
European ClassificationA41B1/00, A41B3/10