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Sept. 8, 19 D. F. ALLEN YETAL 7,
' REVERSIBLE GARMENT Filed Oct. 23, 1962 s shets sheet 1 INVENTORS ATTORNEY p 1964 D. F. ALL N ETAL 3,147,490
REVERSIBLE GARMENT Filed Oct. 23, 1962 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 I 4 I] I m 39 W i M Q l/ M/m 24 BY Cum! ATTORNEY Sept. 8, 1964 D. F. ALLEN ETAL REVERSIBLE GARMENT 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Oct. 25, 1962 INV EN TORS ATTORNEY United States Patent O lice 3,147,490 REVERSIBLE GARMENT Darrell F. Allen, Bellevue, and James A. Wold, Seattle, Wash, assignors to Apparel, Inc., Seattle, Wash, a corporation of Washington Filed Oct. 23, 1962, Ser. No. 232,521 3 Claims. (Cl. 2-84) This invention relates to reversible garments, and more particularly to a reversible jacket or like outer garment having an integrally attached head-covering hood which I such a garment. However, it will be understood that the invention also has utility in connection with other types of outer garments having integrally attached hoods, such as hooded raincoats, for example.
Prior art ski jackets have been provided with coverings or linings of different colors or different materials on the inside and outside surfaces thereof so that such a jacket can be reversed by turning it inside out so as to expose either one of the coverings on the outside of the jacket. The present jacket is reversible and includes an integrally attached head-covering hood, which becomes rolled under the collar of the jacket when the hood is not in use, and the invention solves the problem of satisfactorily securing the rolled collar and the underlying hood to the neck of the jacket in both of the reversible positions of the jacket without using separate fasteners corresponding to each of the reversible positions. So far as we know, snap fasteners have only been used heretofore in securing the rolled collars of non-reversible type jackets to the necks of the jackets and have not been used for securing rolled collars on reversible jackets to the neck region of.
reversed along with the rest of the garment in either of the i.
reversible positions of the garment, with the hood being rolled under and concealed beneath the collar in either of the reversible positions of the garment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a reversible garment, such as a ski jacket or the like, having an integrally attached hood and collar, in which the same snap fasteners are used to secure the collar and underlying hood in rolled overlying relation to the jacket in both of the reversible positions of the jacket.
It is still another object of the invention to provide a reversible jacket or the like having an integrally attached collar and hood and including special combination malefemale snap members attached to both the jacket'and the hood which .permit the same snap members to be used to secure the collar and underlying hood in rolled overlying relation to the jacket in either of the reversible positions of the hood and jacket.
Stillanother object of the invention is to provide a reversible hooded jacket or the like in which the jacket collar to which the hood is attached may be reversed along with the jacket to provide corresponding color changes Patented Sept. 8, 1964 of both the jacket and collar upon reversal of the garment.
To achieve these objects there is provided in accordance with this invention a reversible garment such as a ski jacket or the like having a collar and a hood integrally attached to the collar. The neck portion of the jacket and a portion of the hood adjacent the connection of the hood to the collar are each respectively provided with special snap fasteners. Each snap fastener includes a male stud portion extending from one end thereof and projecting outwardly from one surface of the jacket or hood, and a female socket portion extending inwardly from the other end of the snap member and accessible from the opposite surface of the jacket or hood. When the hood is not in use, it is rolled upon itself until the wound hood lies adjacent the surface of the collar of the jacket. The collar is then folded into overlying relation to the neck portion of the jacket with the hood lying beneath the. collar and the snap elements carried by the folded hood are engaged with the mating snap elements carried by the neck portion of the jacket to secure the 'collar and underlying rolled hood in fastened relation to the neck of the jacket. The male stud portions and female socket portions of the snap members on the neck become obvious from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective front quarter view showing the hooded jacket of the invention being worn with the hood in use covering the head of the wearer;
FIG. 2 is a rear elevational view showing the jacket of FIG. 1 with the hood disposed in inoperative position and rolled under the collar of the jacket;
FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of the upper portion of the jacket showing the hood in operative position;
FIG. 4 is a front elevational view of the upper portion of the jacket showing the parts in the same relation as in FIG. 3 with the same surfaces disposed as covering and lining respectively, i.e.,'with the jacket unreversed from its FIG. 3 form;
FIG. 5 is a view in substantially central vertical cross section, showing the hood in operative position;
FIG. 6 is a similar View, showing the hood rolled in inoperative position and lying beneath the rolled collar of the jacket; and
FIG. 7 is an exploded view of one of the combination male-female snap fasteners.
Of course, instead of providing the surface coverings or linings in different color, these elements of the garment may be provided in materials of different kind or texture,
e.g., one may be a textile fabric and the other may be leather or plastic.
Referring now to the drawings, there is shown a reversible ski jacket generally indicated at 10, including an openable body portion 12 which may be closed by a suitable slide fastener or other closure means 14. The jacket includes sleeves 16, and a collar 18 is secured by stitching to the upper neck region of the body 12. As best seen In order that the jacket may be reversible, the body portion 12 and the collar 18 are each provided with differently colored cloth coverings or linings on each of the opposite surfaces thereof, or differently textured coverings or linings. Thus, body portion 12 of the jacket includes coverings 24 and 26 which are respectively on the inside and outside surfaces with respect to the view in FIG. 5, while collar 18 is provided with linings 28 and 30 on the inner and outer surfaces with respect to the view shown in FIG. 5. If it be desired to have the body portion 12 and the collar 18 display the same colors in either of the reversed positions of the jacket, the outside covering 26 of body portion 12 and the inside lining 28 of the collar 18 should both be of the same color, and the inside lining 24 of the body portion 12 and the outside covering 30 of collar 18 should also both be of the same color, but a color different from that of the outside 26 and inside 28.
In accordance with an important feature of the invention, special snap members such as those indicated at 32 (see FIG. 7) are provided at the upper end of the neck region of the body 12 of the jacket and a plurality of similar snap members 32' are provided at the lower end of the hood 22 adjacent the junction of the hood with collar 18. In the embodiment shown in the drawings, three snap members 32 are positioned in the neck region of the jacket and three corresponding snap members 32' are positioned in the hood 22 adjacent the junction of the hood with collar 18.
As best seen in the detail view of FIG. 7, each of the snap members 32 and 32 is a combination male-female snap element, including a pair of disc-like members 34 and 36 which respectively lie adjacent the opposite surfaces 24-26 of the jacket 12 and adjacent the inner and outer surfaces of the hood. The disc 34 has a stud 38 extending therefrom which constitutes a male snap element. The disc 36 has an aperture or socket 42 therein and constitutes the female snap element. The inner face of disc 34 has prongs 40 which extend through the cloth coverings 24 and 26 of jacket body 12, or through the cloth layers 23, of hood 22, and are crimped into engagement with the rolled peripheral edge 43 of opposite disc member 36 thereby to secure discs 34 and 36 in assembled relation. Thus, each snap member 32 or 32 includes a male snap element defined by stud 38 of disc 34 and a female snap element defined by socket 42 of disc 36.
As best seen in the views of FIGS. 3 and 4, when the hood 22 is in its operative or opened-up position, the snap members 32 adjacent the lower edge of the hood have their respective portions extending in the same direction as the corresponding portions of the snap elements 32 at the upper end of the neck region of the jacket. Thus, for example, in the view of FIG. 3, which is a view looking at the rear end of the hood and jacket, the stud portions 38' of the snaps 32 extend outwardly from the outer surface of hood 22, while stud portions 38 of snaps 32 extend outwardly from the outer surface of the jacket 12. In the view of FIG. 4, looking at the inner surface of the hood and jacket, the sockets 42 of the snaps 32 of the hood face inwardly from the inner surface of the hood, while the sockets 42 of the snaps 32 at the upper end of the jacket face inwardly from the inner surface of the body 12 of the jacket. If the jacket and hood are reversed from the position shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 by turning these members inside-out, the respective portions of the snap members on the hood and jacket will still extend in the same direction as each other with the hood in the openedup position, although the parts will be reversed from the positions indicated in FIGS. 3 and 4. That is, with the hood and jacket turned inside-out so as to be reversed from the position shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, surfaces 24 and 23 of the jacket and hood respectively will lie on the exterior of these members, and surfaces and 25 of the jacket and hood will become the interior surfaces of the respective members. In this reversed position of the jacket and hood, female sockets 42 and 42' of the snap members 32 and 32' will lie on the outer surfaces of the jacket and hood, respectively, and stud elements 38 and 38 of the jacket and hood will lie on the interior surfaces of the respective members. Thus, regardless of which surfaces of the jacket and attached hood are positioned outwardly, when the hood is rolled upon itself and the collar 18 is turned to form a rolled collar, the portions of the snap elements 32 of the hood which are presented for engagement with the snap elements 32 of the jacket will always be in proper mating relation with each other, regardless of which surfaces of the jacket and hood are positioned outwardly.
When it is desired to disposed the hood 22 in its inoperative position, the hood is rolled or wound upon itself in a clockwise direction with respect to the view shown in FIG. 5. Since the lower edge of the hood is connected by stitching to the upper end of collar 18, the rolled hood will lie adjacent the outer surface 30 of collar 18, when the members are in the position shown in the view of FIG. 5. The female sockets 42' of the snaps 32' at the lower end of the hood are disposed outwardly of the rolled hood 22 due to the clockwise rolling of the hood. Therefore, when collar 18 is folded or rolled over to the position shown in FIG. 6, the sockets 42' may be easily snapped into engagement with the corresponding studs 38 of snaps 32 in the neck region of jacket 12 to secure the rolled collar 18 and the underlying wound hood 22 to the neck of jacket 10.
From the foregoing it will be evident that there is provided in accordance with this invention a reversible garment of novel utility, including an integral collar and hood, with an improved fastening arrangement which permits the same snap fasteners to be used for securing the hood in inoperative position in concealed underlying relation to the rolled collar of the garment in either of the reversed positions of the garment. By use of the fastening arrangement of the invention, the garment can be reversed for change of color or surface material, and the hood may be wound on itself and concealed under the collar, using the same fasteners regardless of which surface of the garment is disposed outwardly. The invention has particular utility in connection with hooded ski jackets, but may also be used on other types of reversible outer garments, such as hooded raincoats, for example. While there has been shown and described a particular embodiment of the invention, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the invention, and therefore it is aimed to cover all such changes and modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.
What we claim as our invention: 1. A reversible garment comprising a garment body terminating at its upper end in a neck member, a collar, and a head-covering hood member, all having reversible surfaces so that the garment may be disposed in wearable condition with either set of surfaces outermost, said collar being normally upstanding and secured to said neck member, said hood member having its lower edge secured to the upper edge of said collar and being rollable down into an inpoerative folded position on the outside of said collar, and said collar being foldable outwardly down into overlying enclosing relation to the folded hood member to a position in which the lower edge of the hood member is juxtaposed to the neck member, a plurality of fastener devices carried by said neck member, a plurality of fastener devices carried by said lower edge of the hood member for engagement with said fastener devices of said neck member in said juxtaposed relation of the folded hood and neck members,
each of said fastener devices of said neck and hood members comprising cooperating elements provided on both reversible surfaces of said members,
and said elements being so positioned on the hood and neck members respectively, and being so oriented, that the elements of the hood member mate with those of the neck member in either of the reversible positions of said garment.
2. A garment as claimed in claim 1 in which each of said fastener devices is a snap fastener and comprises a stud extending from one of the reversible surfaces of one of the members and a socket on the other surface of the member, the stud of each snap fastener on one member being engageable with the socket of the adjacent snap fastener on the other member in either of the reversible positions of the garment.
3. A garment as claimed in claim 1 in which said fastener devices are six in number, being provided at the rear central portion of each of the neck and hood members and on each opposite front portion of the neck and hood members.
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