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Publication numberUS3262166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1966
Filing dateSep 14, 1964
Priority dateSep 14, 1964
Publication numberUS 3262166 A, US 3262166A, US-A-3262166, US3262166 A, US3262166A
InventorsAbraham Israeloff, Paul Kellner
Original AssigneeFormal Fashions Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Necktie holder
US 3262166 A
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July 26, 1966 P. KELLNER ETAL 3,262,166

NECK'IIE HOLDER Filed Sept. 14, 1964 FIG.3

United States Patent 3,262,166 NECKTIE HOLDER Paul Kellner, New York, and Abraham Israelofl, White Plains, N.Y., assignors to Form al Fashions, Inc, New York, N .Y., a corporation of New York Filed Sept. 14, 1964, Ser. No. 396,223 Claims. (CI. 24-49) This invention relates generally to a holder for a preti-ed necktie which has the outward appearance of a handtied conventional necktie.

Pre-tied neckties have been popular for many years, and there are therefore available on the market today numerous different types of pre-tied neckties. These pretied neckties are all carried by a holder which is adapted to be attached to the collar of the wearer in such manner that the neat desired appearance of the necktie is maintained.

Essentially, for a necktie holder of the type involved herein to be useful it must be capable of easy attachment to the wearers shirt, and it must also provide means for preventing the tie from moving laterally or pivotally relative to the shirt. The most common way of preventing the tie from so moving is to provide the necktie holder with a pair of diverging wings which are adapted to fit under the collar of the wearers shirt. Such arrangement has proved to be somewhat short of satisfactory from a functional and economical point of view, resulting in the elimination of the diverging wings and substitution, in lieu thereof, with friction or spring actuated means which engage the shirt collar in a way to prevent relative movement therewith. This arrangement, too, has been found unsatisfactory because the friction or spring actuated means on the necktie holder ultimately wears out, and because the cost thereof has taken such necktie holders out of the competitive market.

In accordance with the present invention, a necktie holder has been provided which performs all of its required functions in a highly satisfactory manner, overcoming the above pointed out disadvantages of the prior art. More specifically, in accordance with the necktie holder of the present invention, the function of preventing lateral and pivotal movement of the pre-tied necktie is accomplished without resorting to the use of diverging wings, and without resorting to the use of friction or spring actuated members. Such function is performed by providing means on the holder for capturing the collar button so that when the holder is engaged by the wearers shirt, the cooperation between the collar button and the holder will prevent relative movement of the holder with respect to the shirt. By utilizing the aforementioned means for capturing the collar button, it is possible, in accordance with the present invention, to provide a most satisfactory necktie holder which does not require any moving parts and which is, therefore, far more economical to manufacture and far less subject to wear and tear.

In accordance with another highly novel aspect of the invention, the means for capturing the collar button are formed so as to perform the further function of holding the pre-tied necktie away from the wearers shirt to impart to such necktie the appearance of a normally handtied necktie.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a generally improved necktie holder.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a necktie holder which, when attached to the wearers shirt, will be prevented from moving either laterally or pivotally with respect thereto.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a necktie holder which, when attached to wearers shirt, will be prevented from moving either laterally or pivotally with respect thereto, such being accomplished by means on the necktie holder which cooperate and capture the collar button of the wears shirt.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a necktie holder which is adapted to be fixedly attached to a wearers shirt, without requiring any moving parts to maintain such holder in such fixed attachment.

Another object is the provision of a necktie holder which holds the pre-tied necktie away from the shirt of the wearer.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more fully understood from the following description considered in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a view of a pre-tied necktie carried by the holder, in accordance with the invention, when attached to a wears shirt;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of the necktie holder in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a cross section on an enlarged scale taken along line 55 of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 6 is a cross section taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 5.

Referring now to the drawings, there is shown a necktie holder 10 in accordance with the invention which consists primarily of a necktie support member 12 and shirt collar engaging member 14. Supporting member 12 is generally triangularly shaped and outwardly curved, and is angularly inclined with the lower part thereof extending most forwardly so that the knot K of the necktie T supported by member 12 will have the curvature, inclination and outward appearance of a normally hand-tied necktie. The supporting member 12 is so dimensioned that when the holder is attached to the shirt, the upper corners 16 and 18 of the knot K are just barely concealed from view by the shirt collar, as is the case in a hand-tied necktie.

Shirt collar engaging member 14 comprises an inverted U-shaped member having a rear leg 20 and a front leg 22 joined together by connecting bend 24. A spacer member 26 connects member 14 to necktie supporting member 12 in spaced relation therewith. It will be noted that rear leg 20 is longer than front leg 22 and extends, in fact, .below necktie supporting member 12 for reasons to be more fully explained hereafter. Front leg 22 is, except for its extremities, wider than rear leg 20, thus defining between said extremities an enlarged portion 28. Also, the legs 20 and 22 are not parallel to each other, as best shown in FIG. 5, where rear leg 20 is vertically disposed and front leg 22 is at an angle thereto.

Enlarged portion 28 is provided with rearwardly projecting flanges 3t) and 32 which, according to the preferred embodiment of the invention, increase in depth in a downwardly direction and, because of the non-parallel relation between legs 20 and 22, end edges 34 and 36 of flanges 30 and 32, respectively, run parallel to rear leg 20.

When the wearer is ready to attach necktie holder 10, all he needs do is to pass rear leg 20 rearwardly over the top of the neck band, and such step is greatly facilitated by the added length thereof. If the wearer merely centers the holder and passes said rear leg 20 immediately above the collar button, he can then move the entire holder in a downward direction and, in doing so, the collar button 38 will automatically be captured between flanges 30 and 32. The member 10 is moved downwardly until the bend 24 is engaged by the upper edge of the shirt collar. It will be noted that almost immediately after inserting rear leg 20 rearwardly of the collar and moving such leg downwardly, the collar button will be captured between the flanges 30 and 32, and these will guide the further movement of the holder and insure that the latter will be centered on the wearers shirt. As best shown in FIG. 6, the spacing between flanges 30 and 32 is just slightly greater than the diameter of the conventional collar button, leaving just enough clearance between the button and the flanges to permit the easy attachment of the necktie holder. This clearance, however, is small enough to prevent any significant play between the necktie holder and the collar button.

The capturing of collar button 38 between flanges 30 and 32 coupled with the engagement of the upper edge of the shirt collar within bend 24 constitutes a three point engagement of holder with the wearers shirt S. Thus, the holder 10, when so engaged, is fixed against relative movement whether lateral or pivotal, clearly fulfilling the aforestated objects of the invention. More specifically, the holder 10 as described above requires no moving parts which are subject to wear and tear, and whether made of plastic or metal, can be molded or formed as a one-piece integral unit, substantially reducing the manufacturing cost.

In addition to the features described above, holder 10, by virtue of its special construction, also performs the function of holding the pre-tied necktie away from the wearers shirt. More specifically, and with special reference to FIG. 5, it will be recalled that it is highly desirable to maintain necktie support member 12 in a forwardly inclined position in order to impart to the necktie the appearance of a hand-tied necktie.

There is, however, a natural tendency on the part of a necktie holder to collapse against the wearers shirt and thus interfere with the desired appearance of the necktie. It is primarily to overcome the effects of such tendency that flanges 30 and 32 have been provided with the varying width feature described above. More particularly, it will be noted that the tendency of support member to collapse will be resisted by flanges 30 and 32 which will function as stops against the wearers shirt and thus prevent such collapse. The variable width feature is provided so as to present edges 34 and 36 as vertical stops against the wearers body. Of course, the need for variable width flanges could be dispensed with if front leg 22 were parallel to rear leg and, if such were the case, uniform width flanges would also present vertically disposed edges to the wearer. It has been found, however, that the bulk of necktie material between necktie support member 12 and leg 22 prevents the latter from remaining vertical, if spacer member 26 is to be of the desired length. All factors considered, therefore, it has been found most desirable to have front leg 22 angularly disposed to the vertical and to rear leg 20, and to vary the width of the flanges 30 and 32 in order to define vertical stops and in that way maintain the support member in the desired forwardly inclined position.

Thus, it is seen that the improved necktie holder described above fully accomplishes the various above stated objects of the invention.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

'1. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

one of said legs being provided with means for capturing the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs and for retaining said button between said one leg and said shirt collar. 2. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

5 a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the frontmost of said legs being provided With a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs. 3. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pre- 20 tied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the frontmost of said legs being provided with a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

said opposite flanges being spaced from each other a distance substantially equal to the diameter of said collar button whereby the attachment of said holder to said shirt defines a three point engagement between said holder and said shirt to prevent relative movement therebetween.

4. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the :frontmost of said legs being provided with a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a 'wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

the rearmost of said legs being longer than the frontmost one and extending below the necktie supporting member.

5. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar lar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

said opposite flanges being spaced from each other a distance substantially equal to the diameter of said collar button whereby the attachment of said holder to said shirt defines a three point engagement between said holder and said shirt to prevent relative movement therebetween;

the rearmost of said legs being longer than the frontmost one and extending below the necktie supporting member.

6. A neck-tie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

one of said legs being provided with means for capturing the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs and for retaining said button between said one leg and said shirt collar;

said shirt collar engaging member being provided with with means which are adapted to hold said necktie supporting member in a forwardly inclined disposition with respect to the wearers shirt when said holder is being worn.

7. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the frontmost of said legs being provided with a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

said legs being in non-parallel relation and each of said flanges gradually increasing in width so that the edge of each flange which confronts said rearmost leg is parallel theerto, whereby said flanges define means which prevent the collapse of said necktie supporting member against the wearer.

8. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the frontmost of said legs being provided with a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a Wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

said opposite flanges being spaced from each other a distance substantially equal to the diameter of said collar button whereby the attachment of said holder to said shirt defines a three point engagement between said holder and said shirt to prevent relative movement therebetween;

said legs being in non-parallel relation and each of said flanges gradually increasing in width so that the edge of each flange which confronts said rearmost leg is parallel thereto, whereby said flanges define means which prevent the collapse of said necktie supporting member against the wearer.

9. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member;

a spacer member connecting said shirt collar engaging member to said necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof and in spaced relation thereto;

said shirt collar engaging member comprising a pair of legs joined at the upper ends thereof by a connecting bend and defining between said legs a shirt collar receiving space;

the frontmost of said legs being provided with a pair of opposite flanges extending toward the rearmost of said legs whereby to capture therebetween the collar button of a wearers shirt when said shirt collar is received in the space therefor between said legs;

the rearmost of said legs being longer than the frontmost one and extending below the necktie supporting member;

said legs being in non-parallel relation and each of said flanges gradually increasing in width so that the edge of each flange which confronts said rearmost leg is parallel thereto, whereby said flanges define means which prevent the collapse of said necktie supporting member against the wearer.

'10. A necktie holder for use in conjunction with a pretied necktie comprising:

a necktie supporting front member;

a shirt collar engaging rear member defined by an inverted U-shaped member having a pair of nonparallel legs connected at the upper ends thereof by a bend;

said shirt collar engaging member being attached to the necktie supporting member rearwardly thereof by a spacer member which connects the bottom of the frontmost of said legs to the bottom of the necktie supporting member so that the latter is spaced from and forwardly inclined with respect to the rearmost of said legs,

said frontmost leg having a pair of spaced opposite flanges which extend toward said rearmost leg and confront the latter with outer edges parallel thereto;

said flanges capturing therebetween the collar button of a wearers shirt when said necktie holder is worn by a wearer;

said flanges also defining means for preventing the collapse of said necktie supporting member from its forwardly inclined disposition.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 881,757 3/1908 Winsor. 2,183,377 12/1939 Wolf 2481 X 2,798,226 7/ 1-957 Kanter 2153 3,147,492 9/ 1964 Pulitzer 2-153 FOREIGN PATENTS 931,323 7/1963 Great Britain.

WILLIAM FELDMAN, Primary Examiner.

0 D. GRIFFIN, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/66.3, 2/153
International ClassificationA41D25/00, A41D25/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D25/025
European ClassificationA41D25/02C