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Publication numberUS2688137 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1954
Filing dateOct 22, 1952
Priority dateOct 22, 1952
Publication numberUS 2688137 A, US 2688137A, US-A-2688137, US2688137 A, US2688137A
InventorsFrank Costa
Original AssigneeFrank Costa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shirt collar
US 2688137 A
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Sept. 7, 1954 COSTA 2,688,137

sum" COLLAR Filed Oct. 22, 1952 .INVENTOR. 7% @a; BY

Patented Sept. 7, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHIRT COLLAR Frank Costa, Verona, Pa.

Application October 22, 1952, Serial No. 316,206

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to improvements in wearing apparel, more particularly to collars for dress shirts, and it is among the objects thereof to provide a collar of a shape to clear the necktie to prevent wrinkling of the collar caused by a bulging of the collar band, the invention bein particularly useful on soft shirts which are susceptible to wrinkling at the collar.

The invention will become more apparent from a consideration of the accompanying drawing constituting a part hereof in which like reference characters designate like parts and in which Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of the collar and band portion of a dress shirt embodying the principles of this invention, and

Fig. 2 is a similar view illustrating the utility of the cut-out portions when the shirt is worn with a necktie.

In the several figures of the drawing the numeral I generally designates a dress shirt having a soft collar 2 that consists of a neck band 3 extending above the shoulders of the shirt and a folded over portion 4 cut out at the front to form points 5, the neck band being provided with a button 6 and a conventional buttonhole l as shown.

The feature of the present invention is the cutaway portion 8 of the collar flap by an arc-shaped cut which is seam stitched as shown at 9. Also I have found that the angular cut 10 on the point can be made at different angles to vary the style effects and to produce different cut styles than are obtainable by conventional soft collar shirt designs. This is apparent from the appearance of the assembled collar and tie in Fig. 2 of the drawing, wherein the arcuate cutaway portion 8 maintains the same relation to the knot of the tie regardless of the angle of the cut of the collar lapping portion.

I am aware that it has heretofore been proposed to notch out stifi collars to permit the tying of the bow or knots of a size larger than the space permitted between tthe edges of the collar and over-lap. Such designs were, however, not concerned about wrinkling since the collar material was either of the cellulose type or stifiiy starched. By the use of my arcuate cut-out portion in the over-lap of soft collar garments, the tie may be tied and drawn in place without in any manner wrinkling the collar or causing it to bulge which would result in wrinkling after a few minutes of wear. The are shape cut-out portion provides two juxtaposed points which when drawn together by a collar clamp or pin will lend the appearance of being joined underneath the tie knot.

Although one embodiment of the invention has been herein illustrated and described, it will be evident to those skilled in the art that various modifications may be made in the details of construction Without departing from the principles herein set forth.

I claim:

In a soft collared shirt for use with neckties of the knot or four-in-hand type, a collar consisting of a neck band having overlapping ends extending above the shoulders of the shirt, and a folded-over collar flap extending from the top of the band and being of a dimension greater than the band, said flap having an arc-shaped cut-out portion exposing the entire area of the band where the ends of the band are overlapped to form juxtaposed ends, said flap having angular cut lower edges forming the collar points, the arc-shaped cut-out portion of the flaps being of a dimension to clear the knot of the necktie to prevent wrinkling of the collar flap caused by bulging of the neck band, and said angular cut edges of the juxtaposed ends of the collar flaps being at an angle to converge at any desired point on the vertical center line of the collar band.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date D. 45,611 Almaker Apr. 21, 1914 D. 60,619 Kramer Mar. 14, 1922 2,344,204 Douxmaux Mar. 14, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 674,693 France Oct. 22, 1929

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US2344204 *Jun 18, 1943Mar 14, 1944D Corp B VShirt
USD45611 *Feb 27, 1914Apr 21, 1914 Design for a collar
USD60619 *Sep 27, 1920Mar 14, 1922 Design for a collar
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US2821716 *Nov 21, 1955Feb 4, 1958Salter Jr Judson HShirt collars
US2842770 *May 10, 1955Jul 15, 1958Lloyd Warren DShirt structures
US8151371 *Jan 8, 2008Apr 10, 2012Innotex Inc.Collar configuration for firefighter garment
US20080163404 *Jan 8, 2008Jul 10, 2008Carpentier LouisCollar configuration for firefighter garment
U.S. Classification2/116, D02/602, 2/129
International ClassificationA41B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/00
European ClassificationA41B3/00