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Publication numberUS3618139 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1971
Filing dateJun 17, 1970
Priority dateJun 17, 1970
Publication numberUS 3618139 A, US 3618139A, US-A-3618139, US3618139 A, US3618139A
InventorsHugin Adolph C
Original AssigneeHugin Adolph C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 3618139 A
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3,618,1l39 SI-IIIRT Adolph C. Hugin, 7602 Boultler St., North Springfield, Va. 22151 Filed June 17, 1970, Ser. No. 47,092 lInt. Cl. A411) 1/00 ILS. Cl. 2-115 9 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCILOSURE FIELD 'OF INVENTION This invention pertains to apparel and particularly to Shirt-type body garments.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION In many sports and at outdoor recreational areas, persons, especially men, throw a towel or a shirt over their back and secure it Varound their neck in order to prevent painful sunburn of the upper back and shoulders. These seem to be the most affected areas of severe sunburn. Such coverings are cumbersome and unsightly makeshifts and only partly serve their intended purpose. Ordinary sportshirts are too confining for many occasions because of their full torso covering, even when left partly unbuttoned.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION The present improved Shirt-type garment compn'ses a full waist-length back panel with a front, preferably in two panels with means for securing them together in the middle of the front, which front extends down from the shoulders to or near the armpits. Short sport shirt type sleeves are provided suitably secured to both the back panel and the front. This provides the desired upper back and shoulder covering, leaving the chest and upper fore part of the body exposed, and provides a freely movable shirt back 'which can shift and move in a breeze without restraint on the wearer or strain on the shirt. It is especially comfortable in the freedom of movement it allows |a wearer in sports, such as tennis, golf, fishing, hiking and jogging. This type shirt also is very useful for wear in performing many outdoor tasks, such as mowing a lawn, planting and cultivating flowers and gardens, and most certainly as a comfortable all-purpose sport shirt.

It preferably is provided with a suitable collar and reinforcing yoke across the upper back and shoulders, and may also be made of one piece of cloth for the back panel and front. The Ifront may be secured together at the collar or near the lower adjacent center edges of the two front panels, and can be provided with buttons and buttonholes or other fasteners at both places.

An object of this invention is to provide an improved sport-type shirt.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved sunburn protective Shirt-type garment which is both comfortable and esthetically attractive.

3,6%,139 Patented Nov.. 9, 19711 Further objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following description referring to the accompanying drawing, and features of novelty which characterize this invention will be pointed out with particularity in the claims appended to and forming a part of this specification.


FIG. 1 illustrates an embodiment of the present novel Shirt-type garment on a wearer, showing the general relative lengths, widths, and size of the shirt sections and the manner in which this type shirt is to be 4worn and how it fits on a wearer;

FIG. 2 is a front perspective view of a shirt, as shown in FIG. 1, with the collar fastened instead of the lower front edges as shown in FIG. l;

FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the shirt shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of a modification of the shirts of FIGS. l-3, in which the front is slightly longer and extends fully to the armpits; and

FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of the FIG. 4 garment, in which a yoke is provided at the top of the rear panel which extends substantially to the armpits.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Referring to the drawing, FIGS. 1, 2, and 3 illustrate an embodiment of an improved sport shirt type garment according to this invention comprising a rear panel or back 10 of a full width extending substantially around a `wearefs back from between armpits 11. Preferably, a yoke 12 extends across the upper rear panel, forming a part thereof and extending over the shoulders, as seen in FIGS. 1 and 2. This yoke does not preferably extend fully to the armpits, more like only half 'way thereto, down the back, and the top of the main body of the rear panel may be given more fullness by a plurality of gathers 13 along its upper edge where it is. secured to the yoke. This provides for desired freedom of movement to a wearer, while giving a desired reinforcement across the shoulders. The length of the full rear panel 10-12 is substantially from the shoulder top to adjacent to the waist, with the front side edges 14 extending from adjacent the hips to the armpits 11.

The front of the shirt comprises a mini-front preferably formed of a pair of front panels 15, together forming a separate yoke, united to the rear panel adjacent to the top thereof, either as a continuous piece of fabric or stitched thereto, as shown at 16. The combined `Width of the front panels is such as to close across the chest, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, with a. suitable fastener, such as a button and buttonhole or snaps 17, near the lower central inner corners thereof to provide for fastening together these corners, as shown in FIG. 1, and, if desired, with another similar suitable fastener 18 on the outer ends of a collar 19 to provide for fastening together the collar, as shown in FIG. 2, in both cases forming a neck opening between the top of the rear panel and the shirt front.

The length of this mini-front is such as to provide sufficient strength and body thereto to prevent curling thereof during normal use and yet short enough to allow complete freedom of movement, without binding on the wearers arms, chest, or on the back panel of the shirt. For most practical purposes, the shirt is provided with short, sport shirt type, sleeves 20, suitably fastened to the upper end of the rear panel 10 on each side thereof and to the side edges of the front panels 15. In this embodiment, the length of the front 15 does not reach v 3 fully to the center of the armpit *11 and gives a maximum Chest exposure, with a minimum restriction 'on the rear panel. This also provides for maximum freedom of movement of the rear panel and of free flow of air through the shirt.

FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate a modification of the FIGS. 1-3 garment, principally in the lengths of the yoke sections. Corresponding parts are given the same references in all figures. In this embodiment, the rear panel lt) is provided with a relatively long yoke 12', which may extend to or near the armpits 11. Similarly, the front 15' has a length such that the side edges thereof extend to the armpits 11 and are suitably secured to the rear panel at this point. The lower front inner edge corners are provided ywith suitable fastening means, such as a button and buttonhole or snaps 17, for detachably securing these corners together, and the collar may or may not be provided with a fastener as in FI'GS. l and 2. In this Shirt, it may be desirable to provide more gathers 13 than that shown in FIG. 3, and this may also depend on the size of the shirt, a larger Shirt having more gathers than a smaller shirt.

While particular embodirnents of this invention have been illustrated and described, modifications thereof will occur to those skilled in the art. It is to be understood, therefore, that this invention is not to be limtied to the exact details disclosed.

The invention claimed is:

1. A Shirt-type garment comprising a rear panel of a width extending substantially around the back from between armpits and a length substantially from shoulder top to adjacent to the waist, a mini-front united to said rear panel adjacent to the top thereof and extending from the rear panel top to a length adjacent to the armpits and having a width to close across the Chest, a neck opening formed between said rear panel and said front and having a collar part around the neck opening secured to said rear panel and to said front, a pair of sleeves, one of said sleeves being secured on each side of the skirt to an upper side edge portion of said rear panel and to the adjacent side edge of said front.

2. A garment as defined in claim 1 wherein said minifront comprises a pair of front panels each secured to the adjacent sleeve at the arm side thereof and having means for detachably securing together the other sides thereof to yform said neck opening with said back panel.

3. A garment as defined in claim 1 wherein said sleeves are of short sport shirt length terminating short of the elbow.

4. A garment as defined in claim 1 wherein said minifront comprises a separate yoke joined to said rear panel substantially along the top of the shoulders;

5. A garment as defined in claim 1 wherein said front sides secured to said sleeves terminate above the armpit edge of the sleeve secured to the rear panel.

6. A garment as defined in claim 1 wherein a shoulder yoke extends across the top of said rear panel from each side of said collar to the adjacent sleeve upper edge and secures the top edge of the rear panel to the shirt front.

7. A garment as defined in claim 2 wherein said front panels extend to a length at the respective sleeves to meet said rear panel at the armpits and there being secured thereto.

8. A garment as defined in claim 2 wherein a shoulder yoke extends across the top 'of said rear panel and from each side of said collar to the adjacent Sleeve upper edge and secures the top edge of the rear panel to the shirt front.

9. A garment as defined in claim 8 wherein said yoke forms part of said back panel and extends a length down the back to adjacent to the armpits, and said front' panels extend to a length at the respective sleeves to meet said rear panel at the armpits and there being secured thereto.

References Cited UNITED sTATEs PATENTS D. 214,356 6/1969 Jarre; 132-208 2.272,796 2/1942 Doumaux 2- 11s 2,24o,9o2 4/1941 Fishmzm 2 115 3,158,872 12/1964 Pantzke 2-115 FoREIGN PATENTS 1,151,002 8/1957 France 29-92 464 1/1932 Australia 2-92 RICHARD J. SCANLAN, J R., Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R. D2-208

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U.S. Classification2/115, D02/849
International ClassificationA41B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B1/00
European ClassificationA41B1/00