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March 27, 1956 P. FRIEDMAN SHORTS FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN Filed Nov. 27, 1953 FIG.3
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Application November 27, 1953, Serial No. 394,559
1 Claim. (Cl. 2224) My invention is an improvement in mens underwear; especially shorts or trunks for boys and young men.
An important object of my invention is to provide a pair of trunks or shorts adapted to give comfort in use, and adapted to accommodate the external organs in the crotch of the owner.
The nature and advantages of the invention are made clear in the following description; and the drawings show the best form of the invention now known to me. However, this specification is illustrative only and details of design embodied in the garment may be altered without change or omission of any of the essential characteristics of the article as defined in the appended claim.
On the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a part for the back and sides of the garment;
Figure 2 is a plan view of the piece for the front;
Figure 3 shows the last-named piece folded and ready to be sewed to the part for the back and sides;
Figure 4 is a front elevation of the garment completed; and
Figure 5 is a rear elevation thereof.
The article comprises a large piece 1 of a width to cover the back and sides or hips of the wearer, and the front is made of two identical pieces 2 and 3. These pieces are each folded down the middle, as in Figure 3. When folded they have one side edge 4 straight, the opposite edge consisting of a convex portion 5 and a concave portion 6, intersecting respectively with the straight top edge 7 and the convex lower edge 8.
The piece 1 has a straight upper edge 9 extending entirely across, and a short concave bottom edge in the middle. The distance between the edges 9 and 10 is less than the distance between the edges 7 and 8 of the pieces 2 and 3. The edges uniting the edges 9 and 10 at each consist of a slightly convex portion 11 beginning at the edge 9 and a deeply concave portion connecting the portions 12 to the bottom edges 10.
To unite the pieces 1, 2 and 3, the piece one is folded over along lines near the edges 11. These edges 11 are then sewed each to the coinciding edges of one of the folded pieces 2 and 3. The concave edges 6 then form with the concave edges 12 to make the openings for the legs, and the lower portions of the folded pieces 2 and 3 are turned back so that their bottom edges 8 can be united to the edge 10 of the piece 1. A suitable hemming effect is done along all the edges, as set forth.
The pieces 2 and 3 which are thus folded along the middle lines 4, overlap each other. They are stitched together at the top along lines 15 and 16 and a transverse line 17, and at the bottom along lines 18 and 19 and an inclined transverse line 20 to make the fly with an opening 21 between the stitches 17 and 20. From the stitches 20 stitches 19 run to the junction of the pieces 2 and 3 along the edges 8 with the piece 1 along the edge 10. The top of the garment can be edged with an elastic I strip 18 and the leg openings are hemmed as shown at 19.
The garment can very well be made of knitted material with a reinforcing strip or piece 20 between the folded halves of the pieces 2 and 3, held by the stitches 15, 16 and 17, and 18, 19 and 20. Legs can be attached if desired.
Having described my invention what I believe to be new is:
A garment comprising a piece for the back and sides and front pieces, the piece for the back and sides having a relatively short central concave lower edge, convex edges at both sides near the top, and concave edges joining said convex edges at both sides to said lower edge, said front pieces being longer than the back and side piece and each front piece being folded down the middle, said folded front pieces then having convex lower edges, straight upper edges, and side edges consisting of convex upper portions and concave lower portions connecting the upper and lower edges, all the edges of each front piece when folded coinciding, said convex portions at the edges of the front pieces being joined to the convex edges of the first-named piece, the concave portions of the edges of the front pieces and the concave edges of the first-named piece then forming openings for the legs, said front pieces overlapping at the middle of the garment, the front pieces being turned back at the lower ends and having their convex edges at said ends united to the short concave edge of the first-named piece, the front pieces having their overlapping parts sewed together near the top and bottom and with the intermediate unstitched portion providing an opening.
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