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March 2, 1954 E. c. SCHULTZ 2,670,474
HOLD-DOWN DEVICE FOR PAJAMA TROUSER LEGS AND THE LIKE Filed Sept. 22, 1951 .INYE/VTOR [ar] C. Sc/ru/tz ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 2, 1954 HOLD -IlOWN DEVICE FOR PAJAMA TROUSER LEGS AND THE LIKE Earl c. Schultz, Staples, Minn. Application September 22, 1951, Serial No. 247,810
*3 Claims. (01. 2-312) This invention relates to a device for holding down the lower portion of a trouser leg and particularly the leg of a, pajama trouser.
It has long been a problem to prevent trousers, such as pajama trousers, from sliding up on the wearers legs. Various devices have been previously invented for holding down trouser legs but none of these has proved effective or comfortable. a
It is an object of my invention to provide a relatively simple, highly efficient and novel device for holding down trouser legs such as pajama trousers and the like.
It is another object to provide an extremely comfortable attachment adapted to be mounted around the lower portion of the wearers foot and to be quickly and easily attached to the bottom of a trouser leg to securely hold the same against sliding up on the leg of the wearer.
More specifically, it is an object to provide a device having a pair of webs or straps, one being adapted to be received around an intermediate portion of the wearers foot and the other web being adapted to be attached to the ankle of the wearer to form an ankle strap and said device also having an upwardly extending attachment member for connection with the lower portion of a trouser leg for holding the same down.
These and other objects and advantages of my invention will more fully appear from the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like reference characters refer to the same or similar parts throughout the several views and in which:
Fig. l is a side perspective view showing my trouser hold down device in operative position on the foot of a wearer;
Fig. 2 is a front perspective View thereof; and
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of my hold down device per se.
As illustrated in the accompanying drawings, I provide a device having a relatively wide nonelastic web with the ends thereof interconnected to form a foot embracing loop or web 5 with the interconnected upper portion thereof adapted to overlie the instep of the wearers foot. In the form shown, these ends are sewed together but of course these two ends could be interconnected as by any other suitable means such as a snap fastener or the like. A non-elastic ankle strap 6 has one end interconnected with the two interconnected ends of the foot embracing web 5 to form a common interconnection point and the other end has a snap fastener element 6a which is adapted to be received in a cooperating fastener element 6b mounted at said common interconnected point of the web 5 and the secured end of ankle strap 6. The interconnected end portions of the foot embracing web 5 are disposed at less than a straight angle relative to one another to produce a smooth, comfortable instep-embracing strap member, as best shown in Fig. 2. An interconnection strap 7 has its lower end secured to the web 5 and is adapted to extend upwardly therefrom with any suitable attachment means such as the releasable clip 8 connected at the upper end thereof. This strap is preferably made from elastic material to permit some yielding of the bottom of the pajama trouser leg, shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and designated by the numeral 9. As illustrated, this attachment strap 1 extends upwardly at the front of the wearers leg to minimize the discomfort thereof.
The following is a description of the manner in which my hold-down device can be used. The foot of the wearer, designated by the numeral H) in Figs. 1 and 2, is initially inserted through the foot embracing web until said web passes down under the arch of the foot in and over the instep of said foot to loosely embrace the same. The ankle strap is then wrapped around the ankle of the wearer and the end securely anchored by interconnecting the snap fastener elements 6a and 6b. The upstanding interconnection strap I is then connected with the bottom of the pajama trouser leg 9 at the front portion thereof and my hold-down device is now in operative position. Obviously, a separate device must be provided for each trouser leg and therefore my device will of course be furnished in pairs.
It will be seen that I have provided an extremely simple, yet highly efficient, attachment for pajama trouser legs and the like to hold the same down and to be comfortably attached to the foot of the wearer in secured anchored relation thereon. The use of the foot embracing loop as well as the ankle strap prevents slippage of the device and obviates the necessity of a tight, uncomfortable fit which would normally be produced without the cooperative relationship of the two strap elements 5 and 6.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope ofmy invention.
What I claim is:
1. A hold-down device for pajama trouser legs and the like comprising a closed loop adapted to embrace an intermediate portion of a wearers foot and having an upper portion overlying the instep of the wearers foot when in operative position, an elongated ankle strap interconnected with said upper portion of the loop and having two interconnectible ends and including means for interconnecting said two ends thereof in ankle embracing position, and an interconnection member attached at its lower end to said upper portion of the loop adjacent the interconnection of the ankle strap and said loop and a connection element at its upper end for attachment to the bottom of a pajama trouser leg.
2. A hold-down device for pajama trouser legs and the like comprising a ClOSGdjlQQPflQfiRtQd to surround an intermediate portion 9f a wearer's foot and having an upper portion adapted to overlie the instep of the wearers foot when operative position, said loop being constrrmted o f non-elastic web material, an elongated nonelastic ankle strap interconnected with said upper loop portion and having two interconnect-ible ends. and having means for releasably interconnecting said two ends vthereof to form an ankle embracing loop, and an elastic interconnection member attached at its lower .end to said upper loop portion adjacent the interconnection .of the ankle strap and said loop and having an attachment element at the upper end for connection with the vbottomlof a pajama trouser leg.
3. A hold-down device for pajama trouser legs and the like comprising an elongated web with '4 the two end portions thereof interconnected to form a foot embracing loop with the interconnection end portions adapted to overlie the instep of the wearer, an ankle embracing strap having one end thereof interconnected with the interconnected end portions of the loop to form a common interconnection point, a fastener element mounted at said common interconnection m nt am e -ti a t ner e emen mounted in the other end of the ankle embracing strap and releasably interfitting with said first mentioned fastener element to form an ankle embracing 1190p, and an interconnection strap setcuredlat itsrlower end to said common interconmotion pgint and having an attachment element at its upper end constructed to permit releasable thereof with the bottom of a pajama trouser leg.
' EARL C. SCHULTZ.
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