Title:
PRESSED LEATHER TIE AND METHOD
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A necktie has a main body section and knot which are comprised of relatively rigid pressed leather. A collar is also provided, which is fixedly connected at one end to the knot, and which has a second end which is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit below the main body section, where it forms a grasping region for a user. A design may be embossed on the front portion of the main body section.



Inventors:
Hooten, Bob (Dewey, AZ, US)
Application Number:
11/760651
Publication Date:
12/11/2008
Filing Date:
06/08/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/144
International Classes:
A41D25/02; A41D25/00
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Primary Examiner:
PATEL, TAJASH D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEISS & MOY PC (4204 NORTH BROWN AVENUE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85251, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A necktie comprising, in combination: a main body section; a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; and a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section.

2. The necktie of claim 1 wherein the collar is comprised of pressed leather.

3. The necktie of claim 1 further comprising a grasping tab located at a bottom terminus of the grasping section.

4. The necktie of claim 1 further comprising an embossed design located on a front surface of the main body section.

5. The necktie of claim 4 wherein the embossed design is located on a marginal portion of the front surface of the main body section.

6. The necktie of claim 4 wherein the embossed design is proximate a lower portion of the front surface of the main body section.

7. A necktie comprising, in combination: a main body section; a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the collar is comprised of pressed leather; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section; and an embossed design located on a front surface of the main body section.

8. The necktie of claim 7 further comprising a grasping tab located at a bottom terminus of the grasping section.

9. The necktie of claim 7 wherein the embossed design is located on a marginal portion of the front surface of the main body section.

10. The necktie of claim 7 wherein the embossed design is proximate a lower portion of the front surface of the main body section.

11. A necktie decoration method, comprising: providing a main necktie body section; providing a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; providing a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section; and embossing a design on a front surface of the main necktie body section.

12. The method of claim 11 further comprising providing a grasping tab located at a bottom terminus of the grasping section.

13. The method of claim 11 wherein the embossed design is positioned on a marginal portion of the front surface of the main body section.

14. The method of claim 11 wherein the embossed design is proximate a lower portion of the front surface of the main body section.

15. The method of claim 11 wherein the collar is comprised of pressed leather.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to neck ties and, more particularly, to a pressed leather tie and method capable of having an image embossed thereon.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Neckties are a highly common article of men's clothing. A typical prior art necktie consists of a tapered tie body, comprised of silk or a synthetic material. The body is positioned around the collar of a wearer and knotted in front, so that the widest portion of the tie body descends in front. Prior art ties are typically dyed or otherwise colored, so that a design is visible thereon.

Prior art ties are comprised of a lightweight, flexible material, such as silk or a synthetic fabric. During wear, the tie body may become wrinkled. In addition, during wear, the front portion of the tie body may become displaced because of wind, the posture of the wearer, or otherwise, so that it is no longer presented in the most desired orientation.

The present invention is directed to a pressed leather tie and method, having a number of advantages as compared to prior art ties.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a necktie is disclosed. The necktie comprises, in combination: a main body section; a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; and a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section.

In accordance with another embodiment of the present invention, a necktie is disclosed. The necktie comprises, in combination: a main body section; a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the collar is comprised of pressed leather; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section; and an embossed design located on a front surface of the main body section.

In accordance with a further embodiment of the present invention, a necktie decoration method is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a main necktie body section; providing a knot positioned proximate an upper portion of the main body section; wherein the main body section and knot are comprised of pressed leather; providing a collar having a first end and a second end; wherein the first end of the collar is fixedly coupled to the knot; and wherein the second end of the collar is permitted to pass through the knot and to exit behind the main body section, where it is exposed to a user as a grasping section; and embossing a design on a front surface of the main necktie body section.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a rear view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a rear view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention in a knotted configuration, illustrating passage of an end of the collar portion through the knot portion.

FIG. 4 is a rear view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention in a loose configuration, illustrating passage of an end of the collar portion through the knot portion.

FIG. 5 is a front view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention, having an embossed design located on a marginal area of the main portion of the tie body.

FIG. 6 is a front view of a pressed leather tie consistent with an embodiment of the present invention, having an embossed design located on the main portion of the tie body.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring first to FIGS. 1-4, a pressed leather necktie 10 (hereinafter “tie 10”) consistent with an embodiment of the present invention is illustrated. The tie 10 comprises a main body section 12, a knot 14, and an adjustable collar 16. The adjustable collar 16 is fixedly coupled at a first end to the knot 14, and a second end of the collar 16 is permitted to pass through the knot 14 and to exit behind the main body section 12, where it is exposed as a grasping region 18. The grasping region 18 may terminate in a grasping tab 20.

At least the main body section 12 and knot 14 are comprised of a relatively rigid, pressed leather material. The collar 16 may be comprised of the same material or, optionally, may be comprised of a flexible material for enhanced comfort.

Referring now to FIGS. 5-6, in one embodiment, a design 22 may be embossed on the exposed surface of the main body section 12, for decorative purposes. Such a design may be presented in a wide variety of ways. For example, as shown in FIG. 5, a design 22a has been embossed on the main body section 12, around a marginal area of the exposed surface of the main body section 12. In FIG. 6, an example is presented of a design 22b that is presented on the exposed surface of the main body section 12, near a lower portion thereof. The design 22 may occupy a larger surface area of the main body section 12, a smaller surface area, may comprise a combination of a marginal and more centered design, and so forth.

In use, a wearer will pull the collar 16 so that the second end is pulled out of the knot 14, until the collar 16 is sufficiently large to permit the tie 10 to be positioned over the head of a wearer and into position around a wearer's shirt collar. Once in position, a wearer may hold the knot 14 and, simultaneously, grasp the grasping region 18 and/or the grasping tab 20 and pull downward, tightening the collar 16 in position.

It should be noted that while the tie 10 has been illustrated as shown in FIGS. 1-6, the present invention could be embodied in a tie having the configuration of a bowtie as well.

Although particular embodiments of the invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited, except as by the appended claims.