US 3201801 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 24, 1965 Filed April 2 1965 Fig./
J. AlRAslAN 3,201,801
REVERSIBLE COAT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 John Aims/'an I N VEN TOR l 1 By Mmm Aug. 24, 1965 J. AlRAslAN 3,201,80
REVERSIBLE COAT Filed April 2, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig.3
Jahn Aims/'an l I'YENTOR.
United States Patent G 3,201,801 REVERSIBLE COAT .lohn Ail-asian, 12) S. Hibiscus Drive, Miami Beach, Fia. Filed Apr. 2, 1963, Ser. No. 276,007 1i) Claims. (Cl. 2-93) The present invention generally relates to a garment construction and more particularly a reversible coat constructed for boys, men, women, girls and people of any age whereby the coat may be worn with either side thereof exposed.
Reversible garments, of course, have been known. However, various objections to such garments have arisen. One of the objections involves the relatively poor appearance characteristics of the reversible garment since it does not hang freely due to the specific structural details of the garment and the orientation and interconnection between the components thereof. Accordingly, it is the object of the present invention to provide a reversible coat having a novel structural arrangement so that an inner and outer garment are provided in effect and interconnected in such a manner that the inner and outer garments both will hang freely and so that each of the garments will be of the same length and will not droop or sag thereby providing a garment which is neat in both orientations.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a reversible coat incorporating, in effect, an inner and outer garment interconnected in a particular manner in which the sleeve constructions on the inner and outer garments are different, that is, one of the garments is provided -with a box sleeve which requires a technique and structure of its own and is distinguished from all other types of shoulder constructions. The other garment is provided with a raglan sleeve which, of course, requires a totally different type of technique for its manufacture. The provision of the different shoulder structures in the inner and outer garments enables the shoulder constructions to assume a natural position without any evidence of bulkiness, wrinkles or the like.
The inner and outer garments forming the reversible coat are interconnected by side seams and a back seam with the seams being bound and then attached together so that the inner and outer garments are attached by the bound seams. This provides a slight degree of relative movement between the inner and outer garments so that the two garments will hang naturally without binding when either of the garments is disposed exteriorly.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE l is a perspective view of the reversible coat with one portion thereof worn exteriorly and illustrating the appearance characteristics thereof;
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view similar to FIGURE l but `with the other portion of the coat disposed exteriorly;
FIGURE 3 is a detailed view of the rear bottom portion of the reversible coat with portions thereof folded back to reveal the underlying structure;
FIGURE 4 is a perspective view illustrating one type of sleeve and shoulder construction as employed in the condition of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 5 is a perspective View similar to FIGURE 4 but illustrating the sleeve and shoulder construction employed in the condition of FIGURE 2;
FIGURE 6 is a detailed sectional View taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 6--6 of ice FIGURE 5 illustrating the relationship of the shoulder portion of the garment;
FIGURE 7 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 7-7 of FIGURE 3 illustrating the side seam construction;
FIGURE 8 is a sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 3 8 of FIGURE 3 illustrating the rear center seam construction; and
FIGURE 9 is a detailed sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 9 9 of FIGURE l illustrating the sleeve construction and particularly the seam therein.
The reversible coat of the present invention may be considered two garments attached together in a novel manner. FIGURE l illustrates the coat with an outer garment it? disposed exteriorly while FIGURE 2 illustrates the coat with the inner garment 12 disposed exteriorly. The outer and inner garments are so designated merely for the convenience of description and there is no attempt to indicate that either the outer or the inner garment is preferably disposed to the exterior since either may be worn exteriorly with the same ease and facility.
The outer garment 10 is provided with a pair of front panels I4 and I6 having patch-type pockets I3 thereon and provided with button-type fastener assemblies 2i?. The inner garment 12 is also provided with front panels 22 and 24 having slash-type inset pockets 26 and a buttontype fastener assembly 23 provided at a multiplicity of points for retaining the front panels in overlapping closed relation. Also, each of the garments 10 and 12 is provided with rear panels 3) and 32 as illustrated in FIG- URE 3 with the rear panels being connected to the side edges of the front panels by virtue of side seams 34. The two rear panels 3i) and 32 are interconnected by a rear seam 36 which terminates above the bottom edge thereof for providing iiaps 38 and an open slit 4t). In FIGURE 3, the lower corners of the aps 3S are folded in such a manner to reveal the underlying rear panels l2 and 44 or at least to reveal the aps thereon. As illustrated, the edges of the flaps are inturned to form hems and provided with a nish tape or seam 46. The flaps formed on the rear panels 32 and 44 respectively have the tapes disposed immediately adjacent the edge thereof whereas the flaps on the panels 3@ and 42 have the tape spaced inwardly from the peripheral edge thereof at the edge of the hem.
FIGURE 7 illustrates the detail of the side seam. The edge of the rear panel 32 is folded inwardly as at 48 and stitched to the front panel I4 by stitching 5ft. The rear panel 4d is folded inwardly as at 52 and stitched to the panel 24 by stitching 54. The stitching 54 and Sii are spaced from each other and the panels I4 and 2d respectively extend beyond the stitching Si) and 52 and are interconnected by stitching 56 thereby providing free Afloating thereby allowing both of the garments to hang evenly and preventing either of the garments from being shorter or longer than the other and also preventing sagging or drooping. The edges of the' panels 14 and 24 are bound prior to being stitched together.
FIGURE 8 illustrates the construction of the rear seam 36 which includes an inward fold S8 on the rear panel 39 which is stitched to the rear panel 32 by stitching 64I. The rear panel 42 is inwardly folded as at 62 and stitched to the rear panel 44 by stitching 64. The panels 32 and 44 extend beyond the stitching 60 and 6d and are bound and stitched together by stitching 66 thus also providing for relative movement of the garments at the rear seam.
Each of the garments has a sleeve construction designated by numerals 68 and '70 respectively and FIGURE 9 illustrates the connection therebetween. The outer sleeve e8 is provided with a seam 72 and the inner sleeve 70 is provided with a similar seam 74. The seams 72 and 74 have extensions 76 projecting therefrom which are stitched together along a row of stitching 78 spaced from the seams 72 and 74 thus enabling some degree of shifting of the inner sleeve '70 in relation to the outer sleeve 68.
The outer garment 1t? includes a box sleeve assembly at the shoulder designated by numeral 80 as illustrated in FIGURE 4 while the inner garment 12 includes a raglan sleeve 82 as illustrated in FIGURE 5. In FIGURE 6, the details of the sleeve assemblies are illustrated in which the raglan sleeve 82 includes a center seam S4 at the center which extends continuously from the collar 86 down to the end of the sleeve 70. Also, a pair of slanting seams SS and 90 are provided which extend from the collar downwardly to the underarm portion of the garment thereby forming a connection between the sleeve 70 and the body portion of the garment 12. The box sleeve 8f) is provided with a seam 92 which extends from the collar g4 to a peripheral seam 96 at the shoulder which connects the sleeve to the main body of the garment 10. The seam 72 is in alignment with the seam 82 and the seam 74 is in alignment with the center seam 84 and is actually a continuation thereof. The collar structures 86 and 94 as well as the lapel structure and the like all are conventional and the panels may or may not be lined. FIGURE 6 illustrates a liner 98 for the inner garment 12.
The materials from which the two garments are made may have different characteristics and in that event, the collar 86 would have material corresponding to the garment 10 `while the collar 94 will -have material corresponding with the garment 12 so that when the collars are folded downwardly the proper material will be exposed. This is also true of the lapel structure which forms a continuation of the collar. When the collar is turned upwardly, the contrasting material would then be observed. One example of the utility of the present invention is the provision of a water-repellent material forming one of the garments and another type of softer fabric material forming the other garment so that the coat may be effectively worn as a raincoat or waterrepellent coat or as a highly attractive topcoat or the like.
However, it is clearly within the purview of this invention to construct the coat of any fabric or material since the material used is not significant. Further, they length of the garment may vary since it is intended for any kind of outer wear. For example, the coat may be full length, three-quarter length, jacket length or suburban coat length. Some materials which may be used include rayon, nylon, dacron, wool, cotton and the like. Also, there is a sleeve known as a rag set sleeve which could be combined with the box sleeve in lieu of the raglan slee-ve without altering the present invention having the side seams and back seams joined in a manner to prevent any unevenness of the hem commonly referred to as droop together with the features of the vent and open bottom.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A reversible coat comprising an inner garment and an outer garment each including front and rear body panels having the edges thereof joined together along side seams, the edge of one of the front and rear body panels which are joined to form each of the side seams having an extending portion integral therewith with the free edges of the extending portions being interconnected thereby enabling relative movement between the inner and outer garments for eliminating drooping or sagging and providing that the inner and outer garments may hang freely.
2. The reversible coat as defined in claim 1 wherein one of the garments has a box sleeve and patch pockets.
3. The structure as defined in claim 1 wherein one of said garments is provided with a raglan sleeve construction and inset slash pockets.
4. The structure as defined in claim 1 wherein one of said garments is constructed with a water-repellent material disposed exteriorly thereof.
5. A reversible coat having center rear and side seams comprising an inner and outer garment each including adjacent body panels joined together along the peripheral edges forming said seams, an edge of one of the panels which are joined to form each of said seams having a laterally extending portion having a free edge, the free edge of each of the laterally extending portions including a binding tape thereon, and a row of stitching interconnecting the laterally extending portions adjacent the free edges thereof to enable the inner and outer garments to hang freely without drooping or sagging.
6. The structure as defined in claim wherein each garment includes a sleeve panel with a longitudinal seam securing the edges thereof together to form a sleeve, one edge of each sleeve panel having a lateral extension beyond the seam, and a row of stitching interconnecting the lateral extensions on the sleeves adjacent the free edges thereof for enabling the sleeves to move relative to each other.
7. The reversible coat as defined in claim 1 wherein one of the garments has one type of sleeve and pocket assembly while the other garment is provided with a different type of sleeve and pocket assembly.
8. The reversible coat as defined in claim 1 wherein any fabric-like material is used to construct the garments.
9. The reversible coat as defined in claim 1 wherein the bottom edges of said garments are free of each other.
10. The reversible coat as defined in claim 5 wherein the rear seam of each garment terminates above the bottom edge thereof thereby forming an open slit in the bottom edge of each garment.
No references cited.
JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.