US 2809375 A
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Get. 15, 1957 J. E. DORON 2,809,375
ASCOT SCARF Filed May 26, 1.955
INVENTOR. JACK E- DORON United States Patent ASCOT SCARF Jack E. Doron, New York, N. Y.
Application May 26, 1955, Serial No. 511,350
3 Claims. (Cl. 2-91) This invention relates to garments, and more particularly has reference to an ascot scarf adapted to be worn, dickey fashion, with an outer garment such as a suit jacket.
Ordinarily, an ascot scarf is extended about the neck, and is gathered at the front to extend downwardly within an outer garment such as a suit jacket. In this connection, it may be desired to wear a scarf of this type without a shirt, sweater, or the like, but when a conventional ascot scarf is used, this is not always practical, in view of the fact that the scarf does not, in many instances, completely fill the space between the lapels of the garment.
Accordingly, the object of the present invention is to provide an ascot scarf having associated therewith a biblike extension or dickey, provided with a neckband, with the scarf being connected to one end portion of the neckband and the end portions of the neckband being adapted for separable connection. When worn, the ascot may be used in place of a conventional scarf, to keep the body warm, and at the same time produces an attractive appearance, with all portions of the wearers body that would otherwise be exposed at the front of the outer garment or jacket being fully covered by the scarf and said extension.
Another object of impartance is to provide a scarf as described which can be manufactured at low cost, can be cleaned or laundered without difliculty, and can be put on or taken off with maximum ease and facility.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the ascot scarf formed according to the present invention, as it appears when worn.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the scarf open.
Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of the scarf, closed.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary perspective view of the scarf in its opened condition.
Fig. 5 is a still further enlarged section on line 55 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a fragmenary, exploded perspective view showing a modified construction.
Fig. 7 is an exploded, vertical sectional view, on an enlarged scale, of the modified form shown in Fig. 6, showing the end of the scarf in position between the neckband end portions.
In the form shown in Figs. l-S, the scarf includes a dickey or bib-like extension composed of side-by-side front panels 10, 12 being integral, stitched, or otherwise permanently secured to a back panel 14 adapted to overlie the upper portion of the back of the wearer.
The front panels are adapted to be closed across the chest of the wearer, and at their lower ends are detachably connectable by cooperating gripper fastener elements 16.
2,809,375 Patented Oct. 15, 1957 Stitched to the upper edges of the front panels and back panel is a neckband 17 having end portions 18, 20. A scarf member 22, having pleats or gathers 24 at its upper end, is extended over the upper edge of the neckband portion 20, with the inner or upper end of the scarf member being turned downwardly in back of the neckband as shown in Fig. 2 and being stitched thereto at 26.
Carried by neckband portion 20 are vertically spaced female gripper fastener elements 28, and cooperating male fastener elements 30 are carried by the neckband portion 18.
The scarf is secured to the panel 12 in such a position as to cause one edge of the same to project laterally beyond one edge of the panel 12. Accordingly, when the garment is to be worn, it is supported upon the shoulders 'of the wearer, and is closed across the chest and neck by means of the elements 16, 28, 30. With the garment closed, the scarf will extend downwardly from the neckband, and the neckband will seemingly be a part of the scarf itself.
An outer garment such as a suit jacket, not shown, is now put on, completely covering the edge portions of the back panel and dickey, and an attractive general appearance is provided, without requirement of a shirt, sweater, or the like.
In Figs. 6 and 7 there is shown a modified construction wherein the front panels 10 12 having neckband portions 18 20 are connectable together with or without the scarf 22 whichever is desired. Thus, the neckband portion 20 has male gripper fastener elements 28 while the portion 18 has female elements 39 The elements 23 can be connected directly to the elements 30 when the scarf member 22 is not to be worn, and when an outer garment is put on, the appearance of a turtle neck sweater or the like will be provided.
Alternatively, the scarf member can be extended between the neckband portions, said scarf member having pleats 24 and being provided, at its inner extremity, with transversely spaced fastener elements 32 which on one side have male portions and on their other sides have female portions. It will be seen that the male portions of element 32 can be connected to the female fastener elements 30 of neckband portions 18 after which the male elements 28 can be connected to the female portions of the fastener elements 32. The final appearance is similar to that of the first form of the invention.
In both forms of the invention, the garment can be manufactured at relatively low cost, and can be laundered with ease and facility. Further, the garment is so designed as to keep the shoulders, back, and chest of the wearer warm, while still producing a highly decorative efiect.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1. An ascot scarf comprising a bib-like member, a split neckband thereon, cooperating fastener elements on the end portions of the neckband, and a scarf member overlying said bib-like member and having one end extending between said neckband end portions, the firstnamed member including front and back panels, the scarf member overlying the front panels for substantially the full length of the front panels, the front panels being separably connected to one another, the scarf member at one end thereof being secured to the neckband and at one side thereof projecting laterally beyond one edge of one of the front panels to conceal the same.
i as I? ia soaa'rs V a 2. An ascot scarf comprising a bib-like member having portions, the front panels being split and separable, and
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