Title:
Asymmetrical necktie
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An asymmetrical necktie formed from an elongated fabric having a display end portion, an opposite tying end portion and an intermediate portion, these portions being contiguous and forming a single necktie, each of these portions having a longitudinal central axis, the display end portion being elongated and having opposite side edges along the length of this portion, one of the side edges being geometrically different from the other of the side edges such that the display end portion is asymmetrical about the longitudinal axis therethrough.



Inventors:
Parker, Ronald (Milford, PA, US)
Application Number:
09/784149
Publication Date:
01/24/2002
Filing Date:
02/16/2001
Assignee:
PARKER RONALD
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/146
International Classes:
A41D25/02; (IPC1-7): A41D25/00; A41D25/06
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Primary Examiner:
PATEL, TAJASH D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN LLP (NEW YORK, NY, US)
Claims:
1. An asymmetrical necktie comprising an elongated fabric having a display end portion, an opposite tying end portion and an intermediate portion, these portions being contiguous and forming a single necktie, each of said portions having a longitudinal central axis, said display end portion being elongated and having opposite side edges along the length of said, portion, one of said side edges being geometrically different from the other of said side edges such that said display end portion is asymmetrical about said longitudinal axis therethrough.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention is in the field of neckties.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] Neckties for men for a great many years have had a traditional and standard shape, namely an elongated symmetrical shape which when tied is relatively narrow at the top, widens slightly toward the bottom and then tapers to a point at the very bottom. This particular shape of the current common tie has varied over the years only in its width, with fashion dictating sometimes wider ties and sometimes narrower ties, but always the ties have the same basic elongated, symmetrical shape.

[0003] For a brief period the tie fashion included some ties with a flat or straight horizontal bottom edge instead of the downward pointed edge, but that fad passed relatively quickly. Also, there are what is known as a string tie, which are like a thick soft shoe lace with a slide to contain the free ends hanging down adjacent the front of a person's shirt.

[0004] Obviously, the neckties with the pointed bottom ends referred to above have been made in all manner of fabric including silk, polyester and cotton, and with all manner of graphic designs in the fabrics. However, all these prior and current ties are symmetrical in shape, namely the left side edge is the mirror image of the right side edge. In the lengthwise direction each tie is the same on both left and right sides, and the pointed tip at the bottom is essentially in the middle of the bottom edge. This symmetry of overall shape exists for all these ties regardless of the size, color or fabric design, and regardless of whether the design on the fabric surface is itself asymmetrical.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The new invention is an asymmetrical necktie wherein the left side edge is different from the right side edge. Each tie is still a generally elongated fabric for a man or woman to tie around his or her neck, however, the invention herein is a startling discovery that neckties do not have to be symmetrical as they have been for many decades or longer, and that asymmetrical shaped ties can be a stunning fashion statement. Such asymmetrical ties are not merely different, some are shocking, some are magnificent, some are marvelous sculptural works of art. Suddenly, the designs are not limited to a single, common shape that is essentially identical on millions of men every day. The possibilities are of course endless, with the only but critical condition that the ties be asymmetrical in overall shape.

[0006] This single condition of asymmetrical shape may seem like a most simple consideration, but clearly in view of the unchanged ties design in substantially every country for decades and decades, the new tie design is not an obvious change. This conclusion of non-obviousness is further supported by the fact that efforts to enhance and/or diversify appearances of ties have included every imaginable variation in graphic design of the fabric for the tie, but never in the shape of the tie.

[0007] It is really quite remarkable to consider that not only are some articles of clothing made in a vast number of different designs, like dresses, hats, shoes, coats, etc., but many, by the dictates of fashion, must change every year or season. But never the shape of a necktie, except, as mentioned before, on the minor characteristic of the width, and even that is only in the nature of about a quarter to a half of an inch.

[0008] Some examples of embodiments of the new invention are shown in the enclosed photos and drawings, as discussed below.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING(S)

[0009] FIG. 1 on sheet 1 is a front elevation view of a first embodiment of my new invention.

[0010] FIG. 2 on sheet 1 is a front elevation view of a second embodiment of my new invention.

[0011] FIG. 3 on sheet 2 is a front elevation view of a third embodiment of my new invention.

[0012] FIG. 4 on sheet 2A is a representation of a typical prior art necktie.

[0013] Sheets 3-56 show additional embodiments. For each of these embodiments the tie may include an opposite half not shown which is generally narrower than the front portion shown and typically a standard elongated shape of a traditional tie which is a reduced scale version of the traditional tapered front and pointed end. For the purpose of a possible design patent application, the rear side of each tie is essentially flat and unadorned.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0014] The drawings illustrate a great variety of new asymmetrical neckties where the left and right side edges are different. These differences are sometimes enhanced by variations in texture of the fabrics used on a particular tie and/or by unique graphics on the surface of the fabrics. The tails of the ties, namely the elongated half of each tie opposite the front half visible in the drawings is typically narrower than the front and slightly tapered as is well known in the prior art.





 
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