US 3246343 A
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April 19, 1966 P.-w. GILLIGAN GARMENT WITH A POCKET FOR A NECKTIE OR THE LIKE Filed Feb. 6, 1964 United States Patent 3,246,343 GARMENT WITH A PQCKET FOR A NECKTIE QR THE LIKE Patrick W. Gilligan, 142 High St, Fall River, Mass. Fiied Feb. 6, 1964, Ser. No. 343,013 1 Qlaim. (1. 2--25t3) This invention relates to a garment having an elongate pocket attached thereto in which to carry an elongate article.
Oftentimes a gentleman finds it preferable to omit wearing a necktie when attending a sporting event or outdoor entertainment, yet plans to later attend a function that requires the wearing of a necktie. Accordingly it is my object to provide a garment with means to carry a necktie or similar article concealed or quite unnoticeable; but not so as to make an unsightly bulge, and yet have it within easy reach when occasion for its use arises.
Another object is to provide such a pocket together with a holder so that a relatively long necktie can be received in a loop and held suspended in double thickness and in lengthwise position.
Still another object is to provide a garment with a pocket that is concealed, as for an unusually long necktie, so that any bulging of the necktie will be directed inwardly and in nowise visible.
A further object is to provide such a pocket that adds but little to the cost of the garment and may be conveniently added to the latter before or after it has been used.
The foregoing and other objects which will appear as the natureof the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by a construction, combination and arrangement of parts such as is disclosed by the drawing.
The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modifications, and therefore, I am not to be limited to the construction disclosed by thedrawing nor to the particular parts described in the specification; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall Within the scope of my claim.
In the drawing:
FIG. 1 is a front elevational view showing a shirt with my elongate pocket, and a necktie within it, as worn by a person.
FIG. 2 is an enlarged, sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of a modified form of my invention showing a pocket at the inside of the shirt with a necktie hanging lengthwise in the pocket.
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view showing another modification of my invention.
As illustrated, my invention is applied to a garment worn at the upper half portion of a persons body, and shown herein as a shirt It which includes an elongate pocket 12 to receive a necktie N and that is stitched as at 13 to the front portion 14 of said shirt. The necktie N is preferably placed within the pocket so as to be Wholly concealed. The word garment is intended to apply only to clothing, an important part of which is worn at the chest or upper half portion of the body.
A holder 15, such as a narrow strip of fabric, is sewed or otherwise attached to said shirt near, but preferably spaced downwardly from the upper part of the pocket so as to conceal it. The necktie is supported by the holder, being inserted thereon between the shirt front portion 14 and said pocket 12, one half length of which necktie is forward of said holder and the other at the rear. Thus the two half lengths of the necktie hang parallel to each other, extending to or near the bottom of the pocket. The pocket is as long as necessary, depending upon the lengths of neckties commonly used. Of course, a necktie could be folded in two thicknesses lengthwise, should its length require it, and then inserted in the pocket as explained.
If a necktie is relatively short, such as a bow tie, the holder could be omitted and the tie merely pinned to 5 the shirt and allowed to hang its full length in the pocket.
Also said holder 16 could be attached to the shirt at the pocket rather than to the shirt front itself.
Said pocket 12 is shown attached to said shirt front portion 14 at the outside of the latter in said FIG. 1, and extending more than half the length thereof, said front portion being the part that is exposed when a shirt or other garment is worn. The pocket may be 3 inches wide and 12 inches long, for instance, and in any event the length of the pocket is at least 3 times its width and may extend approximately the full length of said front portion 14 and, when desirable, may continue into the lower or tail portion 26 later described.
In said FIG. 3 I show a modified form of my invention in which an elongate pocket 20 is stitched as at 22 to said shirt at the inside thereof so that the pocket is concealed. The pocket starts at the front portion 24 and extends downwardly beyond it to the lower or tail portion 26. Also since the latter portion is not visible when the garment is worn the bottom of the pocket may be left open as at 28. In this arrangement the pocket 20 is concealed from view and if the necktie N should develop a bulge it will be at the inside, hence such an unsightly portion will not be visible.
To insert a necktie into the pocket, especially if the latter is a long one, a piece of cardboard or similar article may first be inserted into the necktie, or inserted alongside of it and the latter then inserted into the pocket, whereupon the cardboard may be withdrawn, or pulled out through said bottom opening 28, or it may be left in the pocket. Also one side of said pocket may be removably attached to said shirt, as by well-known snap fasteners, and the necktie placed in the pocket while it is open and then the side snapped to the shirt or otherwise fastened thereto.
In said FIG. 4 I show a pocket sewed to said shirt front portion 14 at one side edge only, so that the pocket may be opened when desired to place a necktie under it. Fastener means are provided to removably hold said pocket to said shirt and I show well-known male snap fasteners 32 attached to said shirt front portion and sockets 34 attached to said pocket at one side thereof and which will receive said fasteners 32 to thus close the pocket 30.
\Vhat I claim is:
A shirt comprising a front portion and a pocket to receive a necktie, said pocket being substantially longer than its width means extending longitudinally at one side of said pocket and at the bottom thereof attaching said pocket to said front portion, and sockets attached to said pocket at a side opposite the first mentioned side, and
male members attached to said front portion and adapted to removably snap into said sockets to thereby hold said latter side in closed position, and a holder attached to said shirt adjacent and within the upper edge of said pocket over which a said necktie is adapted to be looped.
References (Iited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
R. J. SCANLAN, Assistant Examiner.