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Publication numberUS2677826 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1954
Filing dateApr 16, 1953
Priority dateOct 18, 1952
Publication numberUS 2677826 A, US 2677826A, US-A-2677826, US2677826 A, US2677826A
InventorsGiorgio Piacenza
Original AssigneeTrasformazioni Tessilli S R L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shirt or the like
US 2677826 A
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May 11, 1954 e. PIACENZA SHIRT OR THE LIKE 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 16, 1953 x/m /vmx? G/oRa/o Pm C'ENZA May 11, 1954 G. PIACENZA SHIRT OR THE LIKE 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 16, 1955 HVVEIVTOR 510 R610 /ACENZA May 11,1954 e. PIACENZA SHIRT OR THE LIKE 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed April 16, 1955 //V|/EN7 0 GIORGIO /ACENZA Patented May 11, 1954 1 Giorgio; Piacenza;

formazioni Turin, Italy, Tessilli S. r. 1.,

assignor to'Tras- Turin, Italy Application April 16, 1953, Serial No, 349,124 '6 Claims. (01. 2 1 15) This invention relates toa shirt-or the like, having the-characteristic feature that the upper edgeof thefront of the shirt and what in this type of shirt construction may also be called the neckline is secured to the back of the shirt at the lateral ends only of their juxtaposed overlapping marginal zones and the free central portion-of said marginal zone of the front of the shirt (which is here the shirt neckline) is deprived of-any .discontinuity or opening and in some of the alternative-operating conditions or use postures of the shirt (as, for instance, those shown in'Figures l; 2,5 and 7) retains in position the free inner ends of the collar-band by which the collar is, permanently attached to the back of the shirt.

The collar mayttake various positions, namely, thetips or tabs'of the fold-down portion of the collar can emerge: from or overlie the neck-line formed by the upper-edge ofthe front of the shirt,.as shown, for instance, in Figures 1 and 5, or the tips or tabs of the collar may be arranged eneath the neck-line, as shown, for instance, in Figures 3 and 7, or the collar can be. bent outwardly as shown, for instance, in'Figures 4 and 8, in order to leavea Wider neck-opening in the collar, withuthe further alternative of folding under parts of the unattached central portion of the overlapping marginal zoneof the front of the shirt, as in'Figure4 (in the form of construction illustrated in Figures 1 to l) In all'of its aforementionedpositions, the collar remains neatly in place and without discomfort to the wearers neck, and without any sense shirt with a low neck-line were worn, notwithstanding the fact-that the shirt of the present invention can be made from relatively inelastic non-extensible woven fabrics, on account of its construction, and can produce, alternatively, comparative dress effects and comparative casual effects, both in terms of appearance and comfort.

The accompanying drawings show the shirt according to this inventionin several modifications thereof.

Fi ure i represents a: front View of one embodiment of the first shirt of the present invention.

' Figure 2 represents a somewhat" more detailed view of the upperportion of the shirt shown in Figurel on an enlarged scale with one of the collar-tabs turned up so as'to expose to view the button or like spot-fastener which is concealed between the collar or the collar-tab when the collar is in its down-folded position (shown on the left side of Figure 2 and shown on both sides of Figure 1) Figures 3 and 4.- show two different positions into which the tips or tabs of the collar of the shirt (shown in Figures 1 and 2), can be placed in actual use.

Figure 5 represents a front view of the upper part of the front of a modified embodiment of the shirt of the present invention.

Figure 6 represents a front view, similar to Figure 5, cut away in part and with one of the collar-tabs turned up, so as better to show the construction and to show the button or like spotfastener which is normally-concealedv beneath the down-folded collar, when in the position shown in Figure 5.

Figures 7 and 8 represent front views of the upper portion of the shirt of Figures 5 and 6, in two different positions of the tips or tabs of the collar thereof.

In Figures 1 to l, I denotes the shirt front and 2 denotes the collar tips or tabs, the forwardlyextending collar-carrying shoulder-portions of the shirt being denoted by 20,.

Two upper overlappin portions 3 of the front 1 of the shirt are sewn to the shirt-back only at their lateral outward edges la.

The two portions 3 are provided at their inner ends, nearest the collar, with a buttonhole 5 or like fastening means adapted to receive and engage a button or like spot-fastener 6 on the collar-carrying shoulder portionsof the shirt-back.

In the position shown in Figure 2, the two collar tips emerge from the neck-line l and are held in position by the front of the shirt which holds the neck-band of the collar in place. The collar tabs need not be fastened and the wearer of the shirt enjoys full freedom.

In the position shown in Figure 3 the two 001-- lar tips are placed beneath the neck-line l of the shirt front.

In the position shown in Figure 4 the two upwardly extending portions 3 of the overlapping upper zone of the shirt front are unfastened from the buttons 6 and are folded under, leaving a wide neck opening extending between. the two seams la. This position affords maximum neck freedom, while the collar tips are yet attractively fitted.

In the modification shown in Figures 5 to 8, the upper edge of the shirt front I is sewn to the shirt back portion 33 (which extend over the shoulders) only along the outer portions la of the overlapping zones of the top of the shirtfront and of the shoulder-portion 33.

The free central portion lb of the said edge may be provided, on the inside, with an elastic portion (not shown for the sake of simplicity), and is provided with two button-holes 105 (or the like) engaging two buttons N16 (or like spotfasteners) carried by the collar-carrying portions 2a which may be integral with the shoulder portion 33.

In the position shown in Figures 5 and 6, the collar tips 2 emerge from the neck-line formed by the edge lb, and may be held in position by the shirt front, without fastening together the collar flaps or tabs 2, the wearer being afforded full freedom.

In the position shown in Figure 7 the two collar tips or tabs 2 are placed beneath the neckline lb of the shirt front.

In the position shown in Figure 8, the two buttons E06 are disengaged from the button-holes I05 and the collar is folded back or its tips are drawn away from each other by bending them about the end-seams 1 (Figures 6 and 8) of the overlapping zones of the shirt-front and shoulder-portion 33 at the ends of the sewn portions la thereof, so as to leave a wide neck-opening extending between the inner ends 1 of the two sewn zones la.

Although in the examples described above, the unattached collar-carrying portions of the shoulder portion 33 and the overlapping zone of the shirt-front are detachably fastened to each other by means of buttons, other spot fastening means, such as snap-fasteners or the like can be used, or said fastening means can be omitted, without departing from the scope of this invention.

What I claim is:

1. A shirt including a back-panel, a frontpanel. and a shoulder-covering portion, said shoulder-covering portion having a neck open ing formed therein, said neck opening extending through the lower front edge of the shouldercovering portion so as to provide separate lower front edges, an arm-hole adjacent each side of said front-panel, back-panel and shoulder-portion, a fold-over collar having a neckband portion carried in said neck opening by said shoulder-covering portion and having tabs at the front ends thereof, the front ends of said neckband portion being spaced widely apart to perunit the shirt to be slipped over the head of the wearer, the front-panel being attached to the shoulder-portion at the side portions only of the upper marginal edge of the front-panel, adjacent the arm-holes, and the central portion of said upper marginal edge being unattached to said shoulder-portion, with an upper marginal zone of substantial width of said front-panel overly ing a corresponding lower front marginal zone of said shoulder portion along the separated lower edges thereof at a level immediately adjacent to and beneath the front ends of the juncture between the neckband portion of said collar and said shoulder-portion, said overlying portion being so constructed and arranged as to cause the overlying zone at the top of the frontpanel to retain, in underlying relation thereto, the unattached lower marginal zones of the shoulder-portion and also to retain a substantial portion of the tabs of the collar when the collar tabs are tucked beneath the aforesaid marginal zone of the front-panel.

2. A shirt including a back-panel having a r U-shaped portion forming shoulder-covering portions and a neck opening, a front-panel, a fold-over collar having a neckband portion carried directly by the U-shaped portion in said neck opening and having tabs at the front thereof, an arm-hole adjacent each side of said frontpanel and back-panel, the front ends of said neckband portion being spaced widely apart, and the front-panel being attached to said U-shaped portion of said back-panel at the side portions only of the upper marginal edge of the frontpanel, adjacent the arm-holes, the central portion of the upper edge of said front-panel being in generally unattached relation to said U- shaped portion with an upper marginal zone of substantial width overlying a corresponding lower marginal zone of said U-shaped portion of said back-panel along the separated lower edges thereof at a level immediately adjacent to and beneath the front ends of the juncture between the neckband portion of said collar and said back-panel, said overlying portions being so constructed and arranged as to cause the overlying zone at the top of the front-panel to retain, in

underlying relation thereto, the unattached lower marginal zones of the back-panel and also to retain a substantial portion of the tabs of the collar when the collar tabs are tucked beneath the aforesaid marginal zone of the front-panel.

3. A shirt including a back-panel, a frontpanel, and a shoulder-covering portion, said shoulder-covering portion having a neck opening formed therein, said neck opening extending through the lower front edge of the shouldercovering portion so as to provide separate lower front edges, an arm-hole adjacent each side of said front-panel, back-panel and shoulder-portion, a fold-over collar having a neckband portion carried in said neck opening by said shouldercovering portion and having tabs at the front ends thereof, the front ends of the neckband portion being spaced widely apart to permit the shirt to be slipped over the head of the wearer, the frontpanel being attached to the shoulder-portion at the side portions only of the upper marginal edge of the front-panel, adjacent the arm-holes, and the central portion of said upper marginal edge being unattached to said shoulder-portion, with an upper marginal zone of substantial width of said front-panel overlying a corresponding lower front marginal zone of said shoulder-portion along the separated lower edges thereof at a level immediately adjacent to and beneath the front ends of the juncture between the neckband portion of said collar and said shoulder-portion,

said overlying portion being so constructed and arranged as to cause the overlying zone at the top of the front-panel to retain, partly by friction between the overlapped zones and partly by the tautness of the upper marginal zone of the front-panel, the unattached lower marginal zones of the shoulder-portion in underlying relation thereto and also to retain in a similar manner a substantial portion of the tabs of the collar when the collar tabs are tucked beneath the aforesaid marginal zone of the front-panel.

4. A shirt including a back-panel, a frontpanel, and a shoulder-covering portion, said shoulder-covering portion having a neck opening formed therein, said neck opening extending through the lower front edge of the shouldercovering portion so as to provide separate lower edges, an arm-hole adjacent each side of said front-panel, back-panel and shoulder-portion, a fold-over collar having a neckband portion carried in said neck opening by said shoulder-covering portion, and having tabs at the front ends thereof, the front ends of said neckband portion being spaced widely apart to permit the shirt to be slipped over the head of the wearer, the central portion of the upper edge of said frontpanel being in generally unattached relation to said shoulder-portion, with an upper marginal zone of substantial width of said front-panel overlying a corresponding marginal zone of said shoulder-portion along the separated lower edges thereof at a level immediately adjacent to and beneath the front ends of the juncture between the neckband portion of said collar and said shoulder-portion, said overlying portions being so constructed and arranged as to cause the overlying zone at the top of the front-panel to retain, in underlying relation thereto, the unattached lower marginal zones of the shoulderportion and also to retain a substantial portion of the tabs of the collar when the collar tabs are tucked beneath the aforesaid marginal zone of the front-panel, said upper marginal zone of the front panel and the lower marginal zones of the front of said shoulder-portion being attached to each other along two parts of substantial length 6 l of their juxtaposed portions intermediate the aforementioned central portion and the respective arm-holes.

5. A shirt as claimed in claim 1, in which the shoulder-covering portion intermediate the front and back of the shirt is an integral part of the back-panel, whereby said shirt is devoid of a yoke.

6. A shirt as claimed in claim 4, including a spot fastener on each side of the shoulder portion in close proximity to the adjacent front end of the neckband portion of the collar and overlapped and concealed by the fold-over portion of the collar When the collar is folded over, and complementary cooperating spot fastening means carried by the overlapping portion of the frontpanel in operative juxtaposition to said spot fasteners.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,485,511 Riggs Oct. 18, 1949 2,494,496 Taylor Jan. 10, 1950

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US2790179 *May 10, 1954Apr 30, 1957Giorgio PiacenzaShirt
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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/115, 2/128
International ClassificationA41D1/00, A41B1/10, A41D27/00, A41D27/18, A41B1/00, A41D1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41B1/10, A41D27/18, A41D1/04
European ClassificationA41B1/10, A41D1/04, A41D27/18