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Publication numberUS3628192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1971
Filing dateNov 8, 1968
Priority dateNov 8, 1968
Publication numberUS 3628192 A, US 3628192A, US-A-3628192, US3628192 A, US3628192A
InventorsArtz Frank Sr
Original AssigneeArtz Frank Sr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined tie and shirt
US 3628192 A
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limited States Patent lFrank Artz, Sr.

500 Joseph St., New Orleans, La. 70115 [21] Appl. No, 774,377

[22] Filed Nov. 8, 1968 [45] Patented Dec. 21, 1971 [72] Inventor [54] COMBINED THE ANID SllllRT 2 Claims, 3 Drawing Figs.

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l5 6] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,090,724 8/1937 Drumm 2/130 2,166,342 7/1939 David Z/116 2,5 54,380 5/1951 Olrich et a1. 2/90 3,027,055 3/1962 Teague 2/130 X 3,488,776 1/1970 Luhr 2/90 X 3,151,332 10/1964 Chambon 2/130 X 3,430,264 3/1969 Beukenkamp 2/13() X Primary Examiner-Jordan Franklin Assistant Examiner-Geo. V. Larkin Attorneys-Clarence A. OBrien and Harvey 13. Jacobson ABSTRACT: A slipover shirt made from stretch-type knit fabric such as Ban-Lon" or an equivalent launderable knitted material. This shirt has a turtleneck or mock turtleneck collar. it is unique in that it is provided with a simulated four-in-hand necktie also made of knit fabric. This innovation transforms a sport shirt into an acceptable dress shirt.

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COMBINED THE AND SllillRT This invention relates to a stretch-type knit fabric collar attached slipover shirt which is precision styled and fashioned in a manner that the lower end of the body portion can be neatly tucked down and into the waist-encircling portion of the wearers trousers or skirt, as the case may be, and, more particularly, a shirt with a turtleneck collar and an ornate simulated permanently applied necktie.

Persons conversant with the field of invention herein under consideration are aware that, generally stated, currently popular turtleneck stretch-type shirts are categorized as launderable sport shirts. It is an object in the instant presentation to add a simulated four-in-hand necktie to the turtleneck collar and, in doing so, to transform a plain sport shirt into a uniquely attractive dress shirt.

Briefly the herein disclosed concept has to do with a slipover shirt preferably made of stretchy shining material, knit fabric for example, and having a turtleneck (also mock turtleneck) collar and long or short sleeves, as the case may be. The exemplary embodiment shown reveals a downturned fold which is permanently stitched and provides a mock turtleneck. The forward central portion of the collar and intact adjacent portion of the shirt front is provided with a simulated or imitation four-in-hand necktie.

More specifically, the necktie comprises a single ply of shirting material marginally cut and shaped to define an apron, the upper end portion of said ply being progressively decreased in width and passing through and beyond a madeup sleeve-type knot, that portion projecting through and beyond said knot providing an optional tab, said tab and the complemental upper end portion of the sleeve being interposed between said downturned fold and shirt front and being stitched and thus secured in place, that portion of the apronforming-ply below the knot and which is superimposed upon an underlying front portion of the shirt, having longitudinal marginal edge portions which are turned inwardly and under, said turned in and under edge portions being concealed and stitched in place.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a front elevation of a combined necktie and shirt constructed in accordance with the invention with a portion of the body of the shirt'broken away and with the sleeves not detailed.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged horizontal detail section taken approx imately on the plane of the section line 2-2 ofFlG. 1.

And FIG. 3 is a view in perspective, fragmentarily shown, and which is amply enlarged to show the composite simulated or imitation necktie and how the upper end is constructed and associated with the detached upturned fold of a mock turtleneck collar.

With reference now to the views of the drawing the shirt is designated, generally construed, by the numeral l. The front of the body portion of the shirt is denoted by the numeral 6 and the left and right arms or sleeves (either short or long) are denoted at 8. The shoulder portions are denoted at 10 and the neck opening at 12. This neck opening is encompassed by a downwardly and outwardly sloping collar 14 whose lower edge is stitched down and in place as at 16. Stated otherwise the collar is designated, generally construed, by the numeral 14 and the downturned fold by the numeral 18. The style of collar shown is the aforementioned mock turtleneck type. It will be understood, however, that the collar may also be a regular annular upstanding turtleneck collar. The collar shown is intended to comprehend both styles (turtleneck and mock turtleneck) of collars.

It will be evident that the detailed description so far given covers a slipover turtleneck shirt such as is usually considered as a sport shirt. The addition to the collar and central upper part of the body portion of a necktie transforms the sport shirt into a dress shirt. 0

To the ends desired the necktie could be a simulated tie which could perhaps be printed or otherwise constructed and applied. By preference the necktie Jill is a four-in-hand tie which, specifically speaking, comprises an apron of requisite length and width and appearance, said apron being denoted by the numeral 22. The apron comprises a single ply of knit fabric wherein the ply proper is denoted by the numeral 22 and wherein the opposite longitudinal edges of the main portion are folded as at 2 and turned in and. under to provide concealed elongated narrow attaching flaps 26. These flaps are superimposed on the underlying portion 28 (FIG. 2) of the body portion 6. These flaps are stitched or otherwise secured in place as at 30. The upper portion of this apron is narrowed and gathered as at 32 where it is passed through a suitably tapered and shaped sleeve 3d. The sleeve provides an imitation knot and is of requisite size and shape, the upper wider end being denoted at 36 as brought out in FIG. 3. The extreme upper end of the apron, may, if desired, extend through the sleeve and beyond the edge 36 where it provides a positioning tab 38. The upper end portion of the knot and coacting upper end of the apron are both interposed between the portion 40 of the collar and the underlying neck portion of the shirt. Accordingly, when the marginal edge of the collar is stitched down as at llti the stitchings serve to secure the knot 34 and the encompassed end portion 38 in a desired position.

it is a matter of common knowledge that most dress shirts are made of shirting material and open down the front and require snaps, buttons and buttonholes, zippers or the like to close the edges of the opening when the shirt is being worn. The instant shirt is made of appropriate knit material which is stretchy and requires no front or neck opening. The simulated necktie is also made of knit material and is fully sewed in its given position and becomes a part of the shirt and contributes its decorative function to the complemental turtleneck and sleeves or arms. All that is necessary to put the unique tie-shirt on is to put the arms through the sleeves and the head through the neck opening. There are no buttons or equivalent fasteners to contend with.

The shirt herein shown, described and claimed is an innovation in stretch-type dress shirts which well serves the unique purposes for which it has been perfected and used.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those: skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. In combination, a slipover shirt having a body portion with a solid, uninterrupted front and a collar defining a neck opening having a continuous periphery, and a necktie having an apron overlying a central vertical portion of the shirt front and a knot adjacent the collar, said apron and knot being secured to the shirt by a seam extending over a major portion of the area of the apron and knot thereby unifying the shirt and necktie, the seam securing the apron to the shirt being disposed around the periphery of the apron to retain the necktie flat against the shirt front, said collar being defined by a downwardly and outwardly folded portion having the lower edge secured to the shirt by a seam thereby forming a turtleneck collar, said knot being in the form of a downwardly tapering sleeve receiving the narrowed and gathered upper end of the apron, the upper end portion of the knot-forming sleeve and the portion of the apron received therein extending under the lower edge of the folded portion of the collar and being secured to the shirt by the seam securing the lower edge of the folded portion of the collar to the shirt.

2. The structure defined in claim 1, wherein the periphery of the apron of the necktie below the sleeve is turned inwardly under the apron with the seam securing the apron to the shirt from extending only through the shirt front and inturned portion of the apron thereby concealing the seam from the exterior of the apron.

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U.S. Classification2/130, D02/842
International ClassificationA41B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/00
European ClassificationA41B3/00