Title:
Summer garments
United States Patent 2072614


Abstract:
This invention relates to wearing apparel and more particularly to garments for hot weather use, such as trousers although it may be applied to pajamas, shorts, shirts, skirts, coats etc. The primary object of my invention is to provide a garment for summer wear which will be cooler than any...



Inventors:
Birch, Herbert M.
Application Number:
US3360835A
Publication Date:
03/02/1937
Filing Date:
07/27/1935
Assignee:
Birch, Herbert M.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D02/742
International Classes:
A41D7/00
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Description:

This invention relates to wearing apparel and more particularly to garments for hot weather use, such as trousers although it may be applied to pajamas, shorts, shirts, skirts, coats etc.

The primary object of my invention is to provide a garment for summer wear which will be cooler than any such garment ever produced before and at the same time will retain its shape and neat appearance for social wear.

]0 A second object of my invention is to construct a pair of trousers from two distinct weaves or different weight materials so as to obtain the greatest possible amount of ventilation without objectionable exposure of the parts of the wearer. A third object of my invention is to provide a substitute for athletic shorts such as are now used for tennis, golf etc.

A fourth object of my invention is to produce a garment that may be conveniently used as a slip-over for athletic shorts or bathing suits.

A fifth object of my invention is to permit the practical construction of lighter and cooler trousers by forming the greater part of a very thin flimsy material or an open net weave reS5 inforced and held to proper shape and form by a heavier and closer weave, which acts as a supporting and shape retaining framework.

A sixth object of my invention is to provide an improved crease retaining means for a pair of trousers.

A seventh object of my invention is to produce a garment cloth of one continuous web with open weave portions and close weave portions to form a pattern for a garment so that the work may be done all in one operation.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description together with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of my invention as it will appear upon the wearer.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of a pair of trousers constructed according to my invention.

Figure 3 is a pattern or plan view of the frame or reinforcing close weave material as it is to be cut out.

Figure 4 is a pattern or plan view of the open mesh part of one trouser leg as it is to be cut out.

Figure 5 is a pair of trousers showing a slight modification of my invention.

Figure 6 is a plan view of a continuous web of cloth with a close and open mesh, the close mesh forming the pattern and framework for the garment.

Figure 7 is a modification to show an integral woven or continuous web fabric which may be cut to form a pair of trousers like my invention.

In order that I may clearly explain and describe my invention to others, I am illustrating it as applied to trousers, although it is to be understood that coats, shirts, skirts, pajamas, etc. may also be similarly constructed.

In Figure 1, I show my new and useful air cooled trousers worn over a bathing suit on a bathing beauty. Numerals I and Ia indicate the close weave and the numeral 2 indicates the loose or more open weave. It is especially desirable to provide the open mesh with the close weave frame-work shown at la. One of the greatest difficulties today with hot weather trousers is their inability to hold a crease and retain their shape. I have overcome this by providing a minimum of heavier hotter shape retaining material and a maximum of open cool mesh material, so as not to interfere with the absolute comfort of the wearer in the hottest weather.

In Figure 2, a pair of my trousers as shown assembled, the large area 2 being of open mesh material and the small area I of close mesh material. In this form I have made the crotch and gg seat of the trousers of close weave so that if worn socially or for. street wear the under garments will not be visible through the open weave 2.

It is of course contemplated by me that the open mesh 2 may be reduced to restrict visibility of the limbs if desired so long as the atmospheric air can penetrate to a substantial degree. The purpose of this open mesh with its reinforcing mesh is primarily to provide the combined neatness and coolness so sadly lacking at the present time, whereby the shape is retained and the air has a substantially unrestricted flow through the material to evaporate the perspiration and moisture on the legs and limbs of the wearer. A "zipper" fastener 3 may be used to fasten the waist band 4 to the wearer and eliminate the need of a belt.

The waist band 4 may be of elastic material and eliminate the need of a belt.

In Figure 3, I merely illustrate a preferred method of making a pair of trousers as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. A piece of material of the closer mesh is taken and a pattern laid out thereon as shown in Figure 3. The material is then cut to the desired skeleton form of the pattern as shown so as to have four V-shaped portions 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the apex of which extend parallel strips 9, 10, I1 and 12 and strip 13 perpendicular to the said parallel strips. This in turn will form inverted V-shaped portions 5a, 6a, and 7a. The material is then folded at 20 so that 5 is opposite 8 and 6 is opposite 7.

The parallel strips 9 will then be opposite strip 12 and the strip 10 will be opposite strip 11. The strips 9, 10, II and 12 are crease and shape retaining strips for the open mesh leg portions and extend longitudinally down the center of the front and back of the respective leg portions to the lower strip 13 which takes the place of the usual cuff. The portions 5 and 8 are tacked at points 14 and 14' and a "zipper" fastener may then be fastened thereto to form the waist of the trousers. The crotch portion of the trousers is formed by the simple expedient of stitching or fastening the close weave form retaining frame work, following the folding of the frame work in half at 20, as hereinbefore described, at the said inverted V-shaped portions 5a and 7a. This is easily accomplished as the apexes of the respective inverted V-shaped portions 5a and 7a come together after the close mesh frame work is folded at 20, and each of the apexes 5a and 7a are bridged to form short stitching lines B and C parallel to the waist portion. Along the lines B and C of the front and back portions the close weave material is stitched to form the crotch portion of the trousers. Next the strip 13 is cut at points 15 and 15' to form segments 16 and 16'. The segments 16 and 16' are then seamed together at T7 and 17' and 15 and 15' to form the complete frame work for one trouser leg. The mid-segment portion 18 is now seamed at its points of severance 15 and 15' from segments 16 and 16' to form the frame work for the other trouser leg. I now provide two pieces of open mesh material 24 as shown in Figure 4 to fill in the close mesh fabric frame to finish the trousers. A piece of open mesh material 24 is cut to the form shown in Figure 4 and is folded along line 21 so that 22 is opposite 23. It is to be noted that the open mesh material is cut to shape so that it registers with the openings of the frame work mesh. Following the seaming of 22 and 23 together at points 25 and 25' respectively, the open mesh material is then sewed to the close mesh frame work at its V-shaped portions and interfitting V-shaped portions of the open mesh inserts and the parts 9, 10, II and 12 and segments 6I, 16' and 18. After pressing a crease longitudinally in the members 9, 10, I50 and 12, the trousers are ready for wear. If it is desired the open mesh may be one color and the close mesh frame work may be of another color to increase the attractiveness of the trousers.

The form shown in Figure 5 and the pattern 5in Figure 6 are for a pair of trousers constructed from one continuous web of material with the close weave frame work in the form of a pattern of a pair of trousers, the close weave portion at 20 and the open weave at 29. This enables 60 the garment to be cut and formed from one continuous web of material. The cloth may be manufactured or woven in large bolts so that twenty or thirty garments may be cut from one piece of cloth. The pattern may, of course, be varied in size to fit large or small people.

The construction of the trousers in the modification shown in Figures 5 and 6 involves the same principle with the following exceptions: First, it is not necessary to sew the open mesh material to the close mesh frame work, as it is all one continuous weave. Secondly, the crotch is formed after folding the material to line up the close weave strips 28 by cutting the material to the required distance and then stitching the material together to form the leg portions. While certain features of the invention are more or less specifically described, I wish it understood that various changes may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:1. A pair of trousers having a pair of leg members formed of open mesh material, a relatively closely woven cuff member at the bottom of each leg member, a relatively closely woven member at the upper end of the leg members, and a pair of relatively closely woven narrow strips for each leg secured to the open mesh material and connecting the cuff members and said second member at the front and back portion of each leg.

2. A pair of trousers comprising a pair of leg o3 members constructed substantially wholly of open mesh material, a pair of relatively closely woven cuff members secured one to the bottom of each leg member, a closely woven member secured to the upper ends of the leg members, said latter member encircling the hips and waist of the wearer, and a plurality of narrow strips secured to the open mesh material and connecting the latter member and the cuff members.

3. A pair of trousers comprising a pair of leg members constructed substantially wholly of open mesh material, a pair of relatively closely woven cuff members secured one to the bottom of each leg member, a closely woven member secured to the upper ends of the leg members, said latter member encircling the hips and waist of the wearer and having substantially triangular dependent portions extending downwardly from the front and rear portions thereof, and a plurality of narrow strips secured to the open mesh material and connecting the latter member and the cuff members.

4. A pair of trousers comprising a pair of leg members formed of open mesh material, a relatively closely woven cuff member at the bottom of each leg member, a relatively closely woven waist band secured to the upper ends of the leg members, and a pair of relatively closely woven narrow strips for each leg secured to the open mesh material and connecting the cuff members and said waist band.

HERBERT M. BIRCH.