Title:
Reinforced garment
United States Patent 2231299


Abstract:
This invention relates to apparel and more particularly to a nether garment, it being understood that while the invention has been illustrated incorporated in underwear of the type known as "shorts," it is not limited to this particular form. It has been found that underwear, and particularly...



Inventors:
Morris, Senderowitz
Application Number:
US27689539A
Publication Date:
02/11/1941
Filing Date:
06/01/1939
Assignee:
Morris, Senderowitz
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D02/712
International Classes:
A41B9/02
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Description:

This invention relates to apparel and more particularly to a nether garment, it being understood that while the invention has been illustrated incorporated in underwear of the type known as "shorts," it is not limited to this particular form.

It has been found that underwear, and particularly short underwear has a tendency to tear along the front and it is, therefore, one object of the invention to provide the underwear with reinforcing means for its front consisting of lining members which are so applied that they reinforce the front of the garment from the waist band to lower ends of the legs and very effectively prevent tearing at both sides of the fly and crotch portion of the garment.

Another object of the invention is to provide the garment with reinforcements applied as a lining in such manner that they will fit smoothly and not appreciably add to the bulk of the garment. Therefore, the garment, while reinforced by a lining, will have the appearance of a garment of conventional construction.

Another object of the invention is to provide the garment with a reinforcing tape extending between the lower end of the fly and the crotch of the garment and serving very effectively to strengthen this portion and prevent tearing at this point.

Another object of the invention is to so apply the tape and the lining sheets that they will be very firmly secured in seams and hems of the garment and prevented from becoming detached along their ends and side edges.

It is another object of the invention to provide a reinforcing tape and lining sheets which may be incorporated in underwear of a conventional construction, thus making it unnecessary to provide a garment of a special construction in order to permit it to be reinforced by the improved reinforcing means.

Still another object of the invention resides in providing a device which is simple and durable in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and Sone which will be very efficient in operation and application to use.

With these and numerous other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claims.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein: Figure 1 is a view looking at the front of a garment provided with the improved reinforcements; Figure 2 is a similar view showing the garment turned inside out; Figure 3 is a sectional view taken transversely through the front of the garment along the line 3-3 of Figure 1; Figure 4 is a sectional view taken through the lower portion of one leg of the garment along the line 4-4 of Figure 1; Figure 5 is a fragmentary view upon an enlarged scale showing the manner in which the reinforcing tape is applied; Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 6-6 of Figure 5; Figure 7 is a sectional view taken along the 13 line 7-7 of Figure 5; and Figure 8 is a view of the blanks constituting the reinforcing sheets or lining for the front of the garment.

The underwear which has been shown reinforced in accordance with this invention has a body I including a waist band 2 and leg portions 3, the garment being provided with the usual front opening closed by a fly having the usual folds or hems 4 and 5 along its margins, buttons 6 being sewed to one hem and the other being formed with the usual button holes 7. Below the crotch, the side portions of the front of the garment are folded and sewed to each other to form a seam 8 terminating at the seam 9 extending transversely of the crotch of the garment and constituting the usual seams for inner side portions of the leg extensions 3 as well as connecting the front portion of the garment with the seat portion 10 thereof. In order to reinforce the front of the garment at opposite sides of the fly and along inner sides of the leg extensions, there have been provided lining sheets II which are cut from cotton or other suitable fabric and are of such length that they extend from the waist band to the lower ends of the leg extensions. These lining sheets are tapered toward their upper and lower ends as shown clearly in Figure 8 and when they are applied to the garment, their straight cut inner side edges 12 are sewed into the folds or hems 4 and 5 of the fly while the portions extending below the fly are sewed into the seam 8. The diagonally extending edges 13 are sewed into the inner leg seams 9 and the upper and lower edges of the lining sheets are sewed into the waist band seam 14 and the hems 15 at lower ends of the legs 3.

These lining sheets are sewed along their outer side edges as shown at 16 and are held in close smooth fitting engagement with the legs and front portion of the garment at opposite sides of the fly. The lining sheets greatly strengthen the front portion of the garment and prevent the garment from being torn when put on or removed.

In order to additionally reinforce the garment between the lower end of the fly and the crotch seam 9, there has been provided a strip of tape 17 which extends longitudinally of the seam 8 with its lower end sewed into the seam 9 and its upper portion overlapping the fold 5 and sewed thereto by cross-stitching 18. There have also been provided lines of stitching 19 along side edges of the tape. This tape greatly strengthens the portion of the garment between the crotch and the lower end of the fly and also serves as a reinforcement for the lower portion of the fly itself and prevents the garment from being torn along the seam 8 when subjected to pulling strains. A garment reinforced in accordance with this invention will be very strong but since it is reinforced by lining sheets and a tape applied as illustrated and described, no appreciable bulk will be added to the garment and it will be comfortable when worn.

From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved device, the operation thereof and the method of applying the same to use, will be readily understood. It will be seen that I have provided a simple, inexpensive and efficient means for carrying out the objects of the invention and while I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, proportion and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is: 1. A garment having a waist band and a body including leg extensions, the garment being open along its front and formed with a fly, lining sheets for the front portion of the body and inner portions of the legs disposed flat against the inner surfaces thereof and extending laterally from the fly and inner seams of the legs an appreciable extent from lower ends of the legs to the waist band, said sheets being sewed into folds of the fly and into inner seams of the legs and having their upper ends sewed into the seam connecting the body and the waist band and their lower ends sewed into hems at lower ends of the legs, and a reinforcing tape extending between the fly and the rear end of the crotch of the garment with its lower end sewed into the inner leg seams at the junction of the crotch with the seat of the garment and its upper portion overlapping the lower portion of the fly and sewed thereto.

2. A garment having a waist band and a body including leg extensions, the garment being open along its front and formed with a fly and a front seam extending from the lower end of the fly to the inner seams of the legs at the junction of the rear end of the crotch with the seat of the garment, and lining sheets at opposite sides of the fly having tapered upper and lower portions and having their lower ends sewed into hems of the legs and their upper ends sewed into the seam connecting the waist band to the top of the body, the said upper portions having their inner side 25, edges sewed into the fly and the front seam below the fly, the said lower portions having their inner side edges sewed into the inner leg seams, said sheets extending from the fly and, the inner leg seams across front portions of the body and the legs the full distance between the waist band and lower ends of the legs and having their outer side edges sewed to the body and the legs.

3. A garment comprising a body having leg extensions, said.garment being open at its front and provided with a fly, lining sheets secured against the inner surface of the body at opposite sides of the fly and inner side portions of the leg extensions, and a reinforcing tape extending along 40 a seam between the lower end of the fly and the rear end of the crotch and firmly sewed along its side edges with its rear end sewed into the crotch seam and its upper portion overlying the lower portion of the fly and secured across its end 4 thereto.

MORRIS SENDEROWITZ.