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Publication numberUS2560363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1951
Filing dateDec 7, 1948
Priority dateDec 7, 1948
Publication numberUS 2560363 A, US 2560363A, US-A-2560363, US2560363 A, US2560363A
InventorsBernard Navasky
Original AssigneeCharles Navasky & Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waistband construction
US 2560363 A
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y 10, 1951 B. NAVAQSKY 2,560,363

WAISTBAND CONSTRUCTION File'fi Dec. 7, 1948 INVENTOR. )gy'nani Patented July 10, 1951 WAISTBAND CONSTRUCTION Bernard Navasky, Philipsburg, Pa., assignor to Charles Navasky & 00., Inc., Philipsburg, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application December 7, 1948, Serial No. 63,970

This invention relates to garments, and particularly to trousers, slacks, bathing trunks, shorts and similar garments in which a belt is employed for supporting the same.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide i means in a garment of this character by which a belt may be maintained in place in an unobtrusive manner, with a substantial portion of the belt located within the garment and concealed from view. Another object of the invention is to provide a belt-supporting means by which the belt is so maintained by the garment that the contraction of the belt to enable the same to fit the wearer snugly will not result in the formation of the outer fabric of the garment into irregular pleats or folds.

Still another object of the invention is to provide means in a garment of this kind by which a belt may be so supported that the major portion of the belt will be disposed within the garment and hidden from view, or the belt may, if desired,

be worn on the outside of the garment in the conventional manner.

A still further object of the invention is to provide belt-supporting means maintained in place between portions of the garment and acting to hold the belt in such a manner that comfort in wear, convenience and fit is afforded without distortion of the garment and without detraction from its well-fitting appearance.

These and other objects are attained by the invention, a more particular description of which will hereinafter appear and be set forth in the claims appended hereto.

In the accompanying drawing, wherein an illustrative embodiment of the invention is disclosed, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the upper portion of a pair of trousers, slacks, bathing trunks or a similar belted garment to which the invention has been applied; Fig. 2 is a sectional view, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a portion of the garment, showing one of the ends of the belt emerging from the outlet opening provided on the line of one of the pleats in the garment.

Referring to the drawing, I indicates the body of the garment, which may be a pair of trousers, slacks, trunks, a skirt or other lower garment adapted to be supported about the waist of the wearer by a belt. In the form shown, the garment is provided with the conventional front fly 2. On the inside of the garment and depending downwardly from the upper edge of the same, is a flap 3, generally referred to in the trade as a trouser 3 Claims. (01. 2-236) curtain. This flap or curtain 3 is stitched along its upper edge to the inturned upper edge of the outer fabric of the garment by the stitching 4, and the curtain 3 extends completely around the inside of the garment, along the upper portion of the same as clearly seen in Fig. 1.

Attached to the outer face of the curtain or flap 2 is a plurality of spaced belt loops 5, the same being located at suitably spaced intervals and being attached to the curtain by the stitching shown at 6. Two of these belt loops are shown in Fig. 1, and it will be understood that a similar number may be used at the front of the garment or any number desired may be employed along the length of the curtain 3 to satisfactorily receive and maintain the belt I which passes through said loops.

It will be noted from the foregoing, and particularly from Fig. 2, that the belt loops 5, being located on the outer face of the curtain 3 will be situated between said curtain 3 and the outer fabric and thus will be wholly concealed when the garment is worn, as will the major portion of the belt I which passes through these loops.

The belt I which extends through the loops 5, maybe made in a continuous piece of material,

- or it may be made of several connected pieces,

some or all of which can, if desired, be of expansible or elastic nature. Since the greater portion of the belt will be located within the garment and situated between the curtain 3 and the inner side of the outer fabric I, this portion of the belt may be of unfinished form, or may be in whole or in part of elastic webbing or other material if desired. It can, of course, be composed of or covered with a fabric matching the material from which the garment is made.

The belt I terminates in the two ends 8 and 8 which extend to the outside of the garment through outlet openings I2 located at the front of the garment and preferably situated on the lines of the pleats ll formed at the front of the garment. These openings [2, through which the ends 8 and 9 of the belt protrude, are thus unnoticeable and should the garment be worn with no belt at all or with a conventional belt worn on the outside of the garment in the known manner, the openings 12 will be wholly unobtrusive and substantially invisible. The ends 8 and 9 of the belt, which are thus exposed on the outside of the garment at the front thereof, are adapted to be adjustably coupled together in any known manner such as by the adjustable buckle It] or by any other known form of adjustable coupling means of desirable appearance.

In Fig. 11 it will be noted that outside belt loops are shown at 13 and a number of these loops, of the conventional type, may, if desired, be located at suitably spaced intervals on the outside of the garment. Thus, if the wearer prefers to wear an exposed belt, he can remove the belt 1 from its inside loops and arrange it in the usual way through the outside'b'elt loops 13 located in" the known manner on the exterior of the garment, or he may employ a different belt if desired.

When the belt I is employed in the manne shown and described, the greater portion of the belt will be housed within the garment. Despite the fact that this portion of the belt is interiorly located, the curtain, which is usually of substan-'- tial fabric, is interposed between the body of the wearer and the belt and therefore the belt will not impose constriction or discomfort on' the wearer. On the other hand, when the belt is tightened to the required extent to properly, support the garment, any slight contractionlikely tocause the formation of pleats in the garment, will be imposed upon the curtain 3 rather than on the outer fabric; Therefore any inequalities in fit of the garment will. be taken up by the curtain and the outer fabric of the garment willremain smooth and well-fitting in appearance, It will be further noted, that the belt loops 5 secured in the manner shown, will prevent the rise of the belt on the inside of the garment and a well-fitting and comfortable construction will be the result.

While I have herein described the means on the curtain for supporting that portion of the belt which is within thegarment, as being loops such as shown at 5, it will be apparent that other means might be employed. For example, the outer side of the curtain might be provided with a continuous sleeve or tube within which the inner por-' tion of the belt might be housed, or other sup portingmeans employed, such means in each instance being concealed between the curtain and body material of the garment.

JHavingdescribed one embodiment of the ini vention, it is obvious thatthe same is not to be restricted thereto, but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.

What I claim is: 1. In a garmentconstruction, agarment having a flap or curtain secured inside of the same and extending downwardly from the top edge of the garment, said flap or curtain having a free end and being provided with belt loops on its outer face, said loops being located between the flap or curtain and the outer fabric constituting the body of the garment and being concealed by the flap or curtain, a belt extending through said loops, said belt having end portions emerging through the outer fabric of the garment at the front of the garment, and means for adjustably couplingv said end portions of the belt.

2. A garment construction as provided for in claim 1, wherein said loops are wholly secured to and. carried by the flap or curtain and are concealed from view by being interposed between the curtain and the outer fabric of the body of the garment, the garment having openings in the outer fabric through which the ends of the belt protrude, said openings being located on the lines ofapleatsformed in; the garment at the front of the same.

3. A garment comprising, a pair of trousers pleated at the front, an aperture located on the line of each pleat near the'top edge of the garment, a belt located withinthe garment and having end portions passing through said apertures and disposed on the outside of the garment, said belt having its greater portion disposed within the garment, a curtain having its upper edge att'ached to the'upper edge of the garment and having a. free lower edge, said curtain depending within the garment around: the waist-line thereof and extending infront of the portion of the belt that is located within the garment, and belt loops attached solely to said curtain'on its outer face, the belt extending through said loops.


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

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-2,4 77,;938 Pleet Aug. 2,1949

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Referenced by
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US3222686 *Oct 19, 1961Dec 14, 1965Farah William FAdjustable waist band construction
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U.S. Classification2/236, D02/742
International ClassificationA41F9/00, A41F9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/025
European ClassificationA41F9/02B