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Publication numberUS3435462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1969
Filing dateOct 10, 1967
Priority dateOct 10, 1967
Publication numberUS 3435462 A, US 3435462A, US-A-3435462, US3435462 A, US3435462A
InventorsBank William
Original AssigneeBank William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trouser construction
US 3435462 A
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April 1, 1969 I w, K

TROUSER CONSTRUCTION Filed 001;. 10, 1957 United States Patent 3,435,462 TROUSER CONSTRUCTION William Bank, 60 Ward Drive, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10804 Filed Oct. 10, 1967, Ser. No. 674,174 Int. Cl. A41d 1/06, 13/02, 27/20 US. Cl. 2227 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Trouser construction including a pair of pant leg elements each having an upper edge which at the front portions thereof extends to the waist, and which curves downwardly and rearwardly from said portion to extend across the seat thereof along a line parallel to the rear of the waist, the side and rear portions of the upper edges of said leg elements being interconnected to a yoke element commencing at the outer ends of the upper edge of each of the leg elements, and extending rearwardly therearound.

This invention relates generally to the field of mens garments, and more particularly to an improved trouser construction particularly adapted for relatively low priced garments where the elimination of individual pieces forming the garment is desirable.

In conventional trouser construction, it is customary to form a pair of leg elements extending between the lower edge of the pant leg to the waist of the wearer, each pant leg including a front and a rear panel which are interconnected along an inseam and an outseam. The entrance to pendant-type side pockets is normally formed at the upper end of the outseam, and the rear panels of each of the leg elements is cut and sewn to form entrances to the rear pockets, which are also usually of the pendant-type. This construction, while entirely acceptable, calls for a large number of individual sewing operations, and results in relatively high tailoring cost.

It is, therefore, among the principal objects of the present invention to provide an improved trouser construction in which the above mentioned tailoring operations may be substantially reduced.

Another object of the invention lies in the provision of improved trouser construction in which the individual leg elements are terminated at the side and rear portions thereof at points disposed below the waist of the wearer,

and interconnected to a separate yoke element in discontinuous fashion to form the entrance to the pockets of the garment, thereby eliminating the necessity of forming separate entrances, and additional sewing operations.

Yet another object of the invention lies in the provision of a trouser construction possessed of the above advantages, in which the overall appearance of the same is highly stylized.

A further object of the invention lies in the provision of improved trouser construction in which the cost of fabrication may be materially reduced, as contrasted with existing prior art constructions, with consequent wide sale, distribution and use.

A feature of the disclosed embodiment lies in the fact that the construction permits elimination of outer seams on the pant leg elements.

These objects, as well as other incidental ends and advantages, will more fully appear in the progress of the following disclosure, and be pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing, to which reference will be made in the specification, similar reference characters have been employed to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

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FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary view in perspective showing the side portion of an embodiment of the invention.

FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary front view in perspective.

FIGURE 3 isa fragmentary rear view in perspective.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view in elevation.

FIGURE 5 is a similar elevational view, showing the side opposite that seen in FIGURE 4, and partly broken away to show detail.

FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view as seen from the plane 66 in FIGURE 4.

In accordance with the invention, the disclosed embodiment, generally indicated by reference character 10 comprises broadly: at waist band element 11, a yoke element 12, first and second leg elements 13 and 14, respectively, a pair of front pocket elements 15, and a pair of rear pocket elements 16.

The waist band element 11 may be of conventional construction, preferably including a single elongated piece of material folded to form an upper fold edge 19 between an inner ply 20, and an outer ply 21. The plies 20-21 are bounded by lower edges 22-23, respectively, and interconnected by stitch means 24 on either side of the yoke element 12. Belt loops 25 are conventional, and are secured at the upper end 26 thereof to the waist band element 11, and at the lower ends 27 thereof to either the outer surface of the yoke element 12, or the outer surface of one of the leg elements 1314.

The yoke element 12 may be formed as a unitary piece of material, or, as illustrated in the drawings to include a left hand yoke member 29 and a right hand yoke member 30 interconnected at the rear portion of the garment along a seam 31.

The left hand yoke member 29 is bounded by an upper edge 33 interconnected to the waist band element 14 commencing at a point 34, and continuing rearwardly to a point 35 on the seam 31. The lower terminal 36 thereof forms the commencement of a forwardly extending horizontal portion 37 of a lower edge of the yoke element, the same leading to a curved portion 36 which merges with the upper edge 33 thereof, and forms an entrance to one of the front pocket elements 15.

The right hand yoke member 30 is similar and symmetrical, being bounded by an upper edge 40 commencing at point 41 and extending rearwardly to the seam 31. The lower edge includes a horizontal portion 43 and a curved portion 44.

The first leg element 13 is characterized in the absence of an outseam made unnecessary by the within disclosed construction, and is bounded by an upper edge 46 leading from the point 47 to the point 48. A curved portion 49 is parallel to the edge portion 36 and interconnected therewith. A horizontal portion 50 thereof leads to point 51, where it interconnects with a corresponding point on the second leg element 14. A rear seam 52 leads to a crotch interconnection (not shown) also communicating with the upper end of an inseam 53, as is well known in the art. The inseam extends to the lower edge 54 of the pant leg. A vertical front edge 55 is adapted to lie in overlapping relation with respect to the corresponding edge on the second leg element to form a conventional fly opening.

The second leg element 14 is symmetrical, including an upper edge extending between points 61 and 62, a curved portion 63, a horizontal portion 64 and corresponding rear terminal 65. The vertical seam 66 communicates with the seam 52 to the crotch where is joins the inseam 67 (FIGURE 3) and underlining front edge 68 cooperates with the edge 55, as mentioned hereinabove.

The front pocket elements 15 are similar, and are of the well known suspension or pendant-type including an inner wall 70 and an outer wall 71 interconnected by a 3 front fold line 72 and a curved seamed rear line 73. A portion 74 of the upper edges interconnected to the waist band element, and the remaining portions 75 thereof is interconnected to the curved edge portion 49.

The rear pocket elements 16 are similar, and are of the inside patch type. Each pocket includes an upper horizontal edge 77 interconnected by stitch means 78 to the lower edge portion 37 (see FIGURE 6). The side edges 79 and lower edge 80' are interconnected to the inner surface of the pant leg by stitch means 81.

It will be observed that a portion of the upper edge of each pant leg forms, in conjunction with the yoke element, an entrance to a front and a rear pocket, thereby eliminating the necessity of forming a separate pocket in the rear portion of each pant leg, as in conventional construction. Further, since another portion of the upper edge of each leg elemet forms an entrance to the corresponding front pocket, there is no need for an outsearn which is normally a continuation of the lower edge of such entrance.

I wish it to be understood that I do not consider the invention limited to the precise details of structure shown and set forth in this specification, for obvious modifications will occur to those skilled in the art to which the invention pertains.

I claim:

1. A trouser construction comprising a waistband and leg elements, the front side portions and back portions of said leg elements being spaced from said waistband, a yoke element having an upper substantially horizontal edge, said upper edge being attached to said waistband and said lower edge being attached to said leg elements along edge, said upper edge being atached to said waistband and said lower ege being attache to sai leg elements along preselected locations, each end portion of said yoke element being unattached along side portions of said leg elements forming a forward pocket entrance there between and said major portion of said yoke element remaining unattached to said back portion of said leg elements forming at least one rear pocket entrance there between.

2. Structure in accordance with claim 1, said end portion of said lower edge converging to interconnect with said upper edge thereof.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,389,273 11/1945 Novak 2227 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,193,888 11/1959 France.

H. HAMPTON HUNTER, Primary Examiner.

US. Cl. X.R.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/227, 2/247
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06
European ClassificationA41D1/06