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Publication numberUS3360802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1968
Filing dateSep 23, 1964
Priority dateMay 20, 1964
Publication numberUS 3360802 A, US 3360802A, US-A-3360802, US3360802 A, US3360802A
InventorsEuchi Kasamatsu
Original AssigneeIgarashi Company Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 3360802 A
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' SCARF Filed Sept. 23, 1964 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR E/lCHl- KASAMA T 0 United States Patent 3,360,802 SCARF Eiichi Kasarnatsu, Yokohama, Japan, assignor to Igarashi Company, Limited, Yokohama, Japan Filed Sept. 23, 1964, Ser. No. 398,599 Claims priority, application Japan, May 20, 1964, 39/ 40,430 3 Claims. (Cl. 2207) The present invention relates to a novel scarf.

More particularly, this invention relates to a novel scarf made of a piece of cloth or synthetic fabric having an unique shape.

The shape of conventional scarves is generally square and, when it is used, it is folded over to an isosceles triangle having a long base. Whereas, the scarf of the present invention has an unique shape such that it may serve as a blouse and a muffler.

Thus, it is an object of the present invention to provide a novel scarf which can serve as a blouse and a muffler as well by changing its application in accordance with its service.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a novel scarf made of a piece of cloth or synthetic fabric having a pair of skirts and a pair of extensions, thereby it may be tied at two spots for forming a smart-looking blouse or muffler.

With these objects and other objects which will be described hereinafter, the formations of the present invention scarf is explained in detail in the ensuing specification with reference to an embodiment illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a scarf embodying the present invention,

FIGS. 2a, b, c, and d show the scarf explanatorily, when it serves as a blouse,

FIGS. 30:, b, c, and d similarly show a pair of the scarves which serve in combination as a blouse,

FIGS. 4a, b, c, and d illustrate the scarf when it serves as a scarf itself, and

FIGS. a, b, c, and d illustrate the scarf which serves as a mufiler.

Now, referring to the drawings, particularly with FIG. 1, the scarf of the invention comprises a flat 1 made of a piece of cloth or synthetic fabric of plain colour or decorated with a pattern and formed with a straightly lined base 3 and skirts 2 having a gentle slope 4 extend ing to both edges of said base; extensions 5 extending from the upper edges of the flat 1 and spreading outwardly, and respectively provided with a turn 6 connecting to the slopes 4; and scoop interposed between the extensions 5.

The way to apply the present scarf to a blouse or mufller is explanatorily illustrated in FIGS. 2 to 5.

Firstly, in FIGS. 2a, b, c, and d wherein the scarf which serves as a blouse is illustrated, the extensions 5 are tied round the neck, and the skirts 2 are twisted round the trunk and fastened, thereby the scarf may do duty for a modern open-backed blouse suited for wearing in the hot season or in the tropic districts.

In FIGS. 3a, b, c, and d, a pair of scarves are used in combination so that a blouse having a back may be formed by tying each extensions 5 of a scarf to the corresponding extensions of another to make two knots over shoulders and then by twisting the skirts 2 of a scarf round the trunk and tying the skirts of another over the former. A blouse thus formed appears very smart and its vivid appearance will be much more striking when two pieces of scarves having different colours and patterns constitute the "ice blouse. On wearing it, the gentle slopes 4 prevent a wearers breast from being exposed, since they can extend with gentle slopes from her shoulder-joints to the back over the armpits. And, the turns 6 connecting to said gentle slopes 4 also prevent the wearer from feeling herself too much tightened about her armpits.

FIGS. 4a, b, c, and d show an instance of the scarf being used as a scarf itself, wherein the extensions 5 which are twisted round the neck from the back of the head, and tied together under the jaws, and the flat 1 being puffed covers the head. The skirts 2 are crossed on the knot made by the extensions 5 under the jaws and further twisted round the neck making a knot behind the back of the head, while the base 3 follows well the contour of the face as is in case of a conventional scarf.

Lastly, FIGS. 5a, b, c, and a! show the instance of the scarf of the present invention being used as a mufiier, wherein the extensions are folded up over the flat 1 in accordance with the order illustrated in the figures, thus forming a mufller having a comparatively narrow width which is used in the way as illustrated in FIG. 5d.

With these formations described in the above, the invention can provide an unique scarf of simple construction having multiple applications in accordance with its service.

While the formations of the invention have been explained to the full extent with reference to a preferable embodiment illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it is to be noted that various modifications or alterations of the arrangements may be made within the scope of the present invention claimed in the appended claims.

What is claimed:

1. An article of wearing apparel comprising a flat piece of flexible sheet material having a base edge, a pair of concave side edges extending from opposite ends of said base edge substantially symmetrically relative to an axis of symmetry perpendicularly cross secting the center of said base edge, said side edges being smoothly extending and terminating at points each of which is spaced from said axis at a greater distance than portions of the respective side edges intermediate its point and the respective end of said base edge, said points being spaced apart a lesser distance than said ends of said base edge, and a pair of integral convex substantially V-shaped top edges extending, respectively, from said points toward said base edge and meeting in the zone of said axis spaced from said base edge, said top edges defining with the upper portions of said side edges two outwardly flaring sheet portions.

2. An article of wearing apparel as defined in claim 1, wherein said base edge is a substantially straight edge.

3. An article of wearing apparel as defined in claim 1, comprising two of said pieces of flexible sheet material connected to each other at the outer ends of their respective outwardly flaring sheet portions so as to define an opening between the connected outwardly flaring sheet portions.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,567,524 9/ 1951 Morganti 249 2,585,686 2/1952 Rossant 291 2,804,626 9/ 1957 Rossiter 291 3,116,491 1/1964 Previdi et a1 2l06 FOREIGN PATENTS 230,305 12/ 1964 Austria. 543,899 I/ 1956 Belgium.

JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.

o. H. KRIZMANICH, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification2/207, D02/500, 2/91
International ClassificationA41D23/00, A42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/045, A41D23/00
European ClassificationA42B1/04C, A41D23/00