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Publication numberUS2646572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1953
Filing dateSep 7, 1948
Priority dateSep 7, 1948
Publication numberUS 2646572 A, US 2646572A, US-A-2646572, US2646572 A, US2646572A
InventorsEudy Fluta H
Original AssigneeEudy Fluta H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reinforced shorts
US 2646572 A
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July 28, 1953 F. H.' EUDY REINFORCED SHORTS Filed Sept. 7, 1948 IN V EN TOR. fizz/r4 H 5 00), Exp


Patented July 28, 1953 12,646,572 REINFORCED SHORTS" I Fluta 11-. Eudy, Fairfield, Calif. Application September 7, Maserati No. 48,032

411 This-invention relates to garments such as are usually termed shorts.

' It is an object of this invention to provide an "improved'garment of this character.

It isfanother object of this invention to "provide such a garment having'a seamless' crotch, and arranged to allow freedom of movement of the wearer, at the same time eliminating sag.

It is another object of this invention to provide a garmentof the character described hav- 2 Claims. ,(01. 21-225.

ing a bias cut bodyportion proportionedand arranged in a novel manner, to insure a well It is another objectof this invention to pro- Ivide' a garment of the character described ar- Zrang'ed' in an improved manner to give support .to the wearer.

It is another object of this invention to provide a garment of the characterdescribed'having an improved waistjband'construction.

This invention possesses many other advantages and has other objects which may be made more easily apparent from a consideration of several embodiments of the invention. For this purpose there are shown a number of forms in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the present specification. These forms will now be described in detail, illustrating the general principles of the invention; but it is to be understood that this detailed description is not to be taken in a limiting sense since the scope of the invention is best defined by the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a pair of shorts, incorporating features of the invention;

Figure 2 is a rear elevation thereof Figure 3 is a view showing the configuration of one element of the garment of Figure. 1;

Figure 4 is a development of the'body portion of the garment; 7

Figures 5 and 6 are detail sectional views, taken substantially as indicated by the correspondingly numbered lines of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawings, the garment shown therein is a pair of mens under-shorts, and comprises a body forming portion or member 5 adapted to extend downwardly from the wearers waist and about the hips to the front portions of the thighs, terminating in spaced upwardly extending edges 6 and i. The body member 5 is shown as formed of a single thickness of woven fabric material cut on the bias, as indicated by the arrows a and b in Figure 4, which extend respectively in the direction of the warp and woof .of the fabric to provide transverse as well as 1 vertical resilience 'inthe garment. The member 5 has an extension 3 adapted to extend forwardly between the wearers legs and upwardly in front, terminating in a horizontally extending edge 9 below the waist line. A pair of simliar, half panels l0 and H are secured respectively to the edges 6 and 1, and to the edge 9, extending upwardly therefrom to the waist line. The half panels [0 and I l are arranged to be secured releasably in overlapping relation as by a' plu-'- rality of snap fasteners, buttons or the like, I2;

spaced below the waist line, forming when so secured a substantially rectangular panel l3 in the front of the garment. 7

1 The half panels I0 and II when secured together cooperate to form with the member 5, a

'body encircling garment. The lower edge of the member Scooperating with the opposite edges of the extension 8 1 to form the thigh openings M and 15, for which purpose the extension 8 has a reduced crotch forming portion B-a.

To maintain the front of the garment against sagging and distortion, the half'panels l0 and H are arranged to be stretch resistant in a direction transverse of the garment for which purpose they are formed of straight out fabric, as indicated by the arrows in Figure 3 which extend respectively in the direction of the warp and woof of the fabric. Further, each half panel [0 and I! may comprise two thicknesses of fabric as shown, formed by folding an appropriately shaped piece of fabric, or by stitching together r two pieces.

, body member 5 at the rear of the crotch. The

reenforcement I5 is secured to the body member 5 and the extension 8 as by stitching along the edges.

An important feature of the garment is the provision of a supporting pouch IT at the front of the crotch. This pouch I! is formed by providing fullness in the extension 8 and reenforcement it along the edge 9. Thus, from a comparison of Figure 1 and Figure 4, it will be apparent that in the completed garment the edge 9 extends more or less directly between points X and Y on the extension 8, a distance substantially less than the distance between these points along the outer edge C of the extension, the edge 9 being spaced from the central or crotch portion of the extension 8. Accordingly, darts or gathers I8 are provided along the edge 0 to take up the excess material when this edge C becomes the edge 9. Thus, when the extension 8 and reenforcement l6 are joined to the half panels H! and I I, there is substantial fullness of material along the edge 9 and in the extension and reenforcement therebelow, forming the pouch or pocket II.

The upper edge portion of the bias cut body member 5 is not sufiiciently stretch resistant to provide a satisfactory waist band by itself. Thus, a Waist band 20 formed of a pieceofz straight out fabric 2| with short pieces of elastic webbing or the like 22 and 23 at the opposite ends thereof is secured as by stitching along the. upper edge of the body member 5, terminating respectively at the edges 6 andv I, where the webbing. is secured to the half. panels in and H respectively. As clearly shown in. Figure 1,

the upper end portion of the body member 5 is of sufficient length to permit pleats 0r gathers indicated at 25 to be formed where it is attached to the elastic webbing 22 and 23, to allow for the stretch of the webbing.

I claim: 1. A pair of shorts comprising: a bias cut body -member adapted to extend downwardly from the wearers waist and about the hips to the front portions of the thighs, and having a crotch forming extension adapted to extend between the legs and upwardly in front to a substantially horizontal edge below thewaist; a bias out reenforcement overlying a part of said body member including said extension, said extension and said reenforcement havingmatching edges; said reenforcement being secured to said body member and said extension; and means joined to said a width between its. ends to correspond to the re- 4 horizontal edge extending to the waist, ther being darts in said extension and said reenforcement along said edge to provide fullness forming a pouch.

2. A pair of shorts comprising, a body member adapted to extend downwardly from the wearer's Waist and about the hips with its ends spaced apart and overlying the front portions of the thighs, said body member having a crotch-forming extension between said ends adapted to extend between the legsand upwardly to an end edge located below the waist, a reinforcement overlying a portion of said body and said extension and secured to said body and said extension, saidexten'sion being of reduced width between its ends, said reinforcement being of reduced duced width'portion of the extension; the lower edge portions of the body which extend fromv opposite sides of said extension, as well as the sideedges. of. said extension and side edges of aid reinforcement, extending, convergentlytoward said reduced portionsof said extension and said reinforcement, and means; forming a garment front joined. to said end edge of the extensionand to said ends of said body 'memberl References Cited in the file of the patent p nrrso STATESTPATENTS Number I Keller Dec. 6, 1949

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US3038471 *Jan 21, 1960Jun 12, 1962Horne Vera C VanSuspensory undergarment
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U.S. Classification2/401, D02/704
International ClassificationA41B9/00, A41B9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/02
European ClassificationA41B9/02