Title:
Carpenter pants
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A work garment including a waist portion having a predetermined plurality of belt loops. A pants panel portion having a right leg portion and a left leg portion is attached to such waist portion for covering a predetermined portion of such wearer. There is a plurality of specialized pockets and an attachment means for securing such specialized pockets to such pants panel portion.



Inventors:
Burgess, Raymond P. (Rochester, PA, US)
Burgess, Lorraine (Rochester, PA, US)
Burgess, Marla (Rochester, PA, US)
Application Number:
12/077567
Publication Date:
09/11/2008
Filing Date:
03/20/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/227, 2/249, 2/250, 2/252, 2/253
International Classes:
A41D1/06; A41D27/20
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Primary Examiner:
HOEY, ALISSA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JAMES RAY & ASSOCIATES (MONROEVILLE, PA, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A work garment having a front portion and a back portion for providing a user with the ability to carry tools and other work related equipment, said work garment comprising: (a) a waist portion including a plurality of belt loops; (b) a pants panel portion having each of a right leg portion and a left leg portion engageable with said waist portion for covering a predetermined portion of a wearer, said pants panel portion including a front portion and a back portion; (c) a plurality of specialized pockets engageable with at least one of said pants panel portions, at least one of said specialized pockets being disposed on a side of such pants panel portion closely adjacent an outside seam of said pants panel portion; and (d) an attachment means for securing said specialized pockets to said pants panel portion.

2. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said specialized pockets includes a pocket disposed on each side of said pants panel portion, said pocket on each side is closely adjacent said outside seam of said pants panel portion.

3. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said plurality of specialized pockets further includes a speed square pocket disposed on an upper portion of said back portion of said pants panel portion.

4. The work garment, according to claim 3, wherein said speed square pocket is substantially in a shape of a right triangle.

5. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said predetermined portion of such wearer covered by said pants panel portion includes covering at least a substantial portion of each such leg of such wearer.

6. The work garment, according to claim 5, wherein said substantial portion of each such leg of such wearer includes a portion of such leg at least down to a knee.

7. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said attachment means is sewing.

8. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said back portion of said pants panel portion further includes a loop member disposed on said pants portion closely adjacent said waist portion for holding a hammer.

9. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said specialized pockets are formed from material selected from the group consisting of leather, cloth, plastic, nylon, cotton, and polyester.

10. The work garment, according to claim 10, wherein said material is leather.

11. The work garment, according to claim 1, wherein said work related equipment includes preselected tools and supplies.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application is a Continuation-in-Part Application and claims priority benefits of co-pending patent application Ser. No. 11/644,594 filed Dec. 22, 2006. The teachings of this related application are incorporated herein by reference thereto.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention generally relates, in general, to work clothing and, more particularly, this invention relates to carpenter pants, or shorts, with specialized pockets which can be configured to the wearers preference based on several varying factors of need, temperature and utility and, still more specifically, this invention relates to specialized pockets on such carpenter pants which can be either permanently attached by sewing or removably attached by other means.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Carpenter pants are work pants that are specifically designed to accommodate an assortment of tools. Painters and other manual laborers, as well as carpenters, wear the pants. The pants are generally rugged and well designed. Such pants can be rather expensive but since they are designed for hard labor and rugged wear workers generally believe they are worth the price. The design generally incorporate two primary features which distinguish them from normal pants. The first is they have a loose flexible fit which allows the wearer to squat with ease. The loose cut of the pants also promotes freedom of movement. The second feature is that they have pockets, tabs and loops to hold tools of the trade. Many pairs of carpenter pants also have a wide waistband to accommodate a tool belt.

The presently available types of work clothing do not offer the wearer the ability to be able to configure their clothing with the pockets necessary for holding items such as nails, hand tools, tape measures, hammers or other commonly used tools based on the needs of the job they are working on. Furthermore, they do not provide the worker the ability to reduce the weight of bulky pockets that are not needed in order to save the fatigue of the wearer, especially in warmer, humid climates.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A work garment having a front portion and a back portion for providing a user with the ability to carry tools and other work related equipment, such work garment comprising a waist portion including a plurality of belt loops. There is a pants panel portion having each of a right leg portion and a left leg portion engageable with the waist portion for covering a predetermined portion of a wearer, the pants panel portion including a front portion and a back portion. A plurality of specialized pockets are engageable with the pants panel portions. At least one of the specialized pockets being disposed on a side of such pants panel portion closely adjacent an outside seam of the pants panel portion. There is an attachment means for securing the specialized pockets to the pants panel portion.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

It is, therefore, one of the primary objects of the present invention to provide clothing with specialized pockets.

Another object of the present invention is to provide clothing with multiple pocket arrangements.

Still a further object of the present invention is to provide specialized pockets for carrying tools for the user's convenience.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide specialized pockets that are disposed on the side of the pants leg so that such tools are handy for the user.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a specialized pocket that is a speed square pocket.

A further object of the present invention is to provide clothing with removable or permanent pockets to reduce weight.

These and various other objects and advantages of the present invention will become more readily apparent to those persons skilled in the art after a full reading of the following detailed description, particularly, when such description is read in conjunction with the attached drawing and with the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of work pants having a plurality of attached specialized pockets.

FIG. 2 is a back view of the work pants showing a specialized pocket for a speed square and a loop for holding a hammer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENTLY PREFERRED AND VARIOUS ALTERNATE EMBODIMENTS OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

Prior to proceeding with the more detailed description of the present invention it should be noted that, for the sake of clarity, identical components which have identical functions have been designated by identical reference numerals throughout the several views illustrated in the drawings.

Referring now to the drawing Figures, a garment (hereinafter referred to as work pants) with at least one of permanently attached, removably attached and configurable pockets constructed according to a presently preferred embodiment of the invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 10. The work pants 10 further includes a waist portion 20 which includes a predetermined plurality of belt loops 21. The pants panel portion 30 includes a right leg portion 31 and a left leg portion 32 attached to the waist portion 20, for covering a predetermined portion of such wearer. Additionally, there is a plurality of specially designed pockets 40 and an attachment means 50 for securing such specialized pockets 40 to such pants panel portion 30. It is presently preferred that such attachment means 50 for attaching such specialized pockets 40 to such pants panel portion 30 is by sewing.

However, it is within the concept of the invention that such pockets could be removably attached to the pants panel portion by means of snaps, zippers, hook and loop and other mechanical means. The pants panel portion 30 of the work pants 10 have the plurality of removably or permanently attached specialized pockets 40, 33 which are configured for receiving and holding various work related equipment. Again as stated previously it is presently preferred that such specialized pockets 33,40 be permanently attached by means of sewing. In the embodiment when the plurality of specialized pockets 40 are removably attached such specialized pockets 40 utilize an attachment means 50 which is selected from a group consisting of snaps, zippers, hook and loop, and other mechanical fasteners.

Such specialized pockets are made from a group of materials consisting of leather, cloth, plastic, nylon, cotton and polyester. It is presently preferred that such pockets are leather. These specialized pockets 40 are commonly used to retain work related equipment in close proximity to the wearer's body.

The work related equipment normally includes tools and supplies as would commonly be used during working activities.

As is clearly seen in both FIGS. 1 and 2 the specialized pockets 40 are attached to the pants panels 30 on the side of the pant leg. Such pockets 40 are closely adjacent the side seam of the pants and may overlap the side seam. The pockets are positioned in this manner because it makes it easier for the user to simply reach down and have the tools that are disposed in the pockets 40 handy without having to stretch to reach the tools. Further, when the pockets are positioned on the side of the pants this virtually eliminates the problem with the tools disposed therein interfering with a person bending over and having the tools harming the user as could happen if the pockets were in the front of the pants.

FIG. 2 shows the back portions of such work pants 10. This view shows the back side of pants panel portion 30 and has a right leg portion 41 and a left leg portion 42 that correspond to such front portions 31 and 32, respectively, as seen in FIG. 1. Such back side portions 41 and 42 are attached to such respective front panel portions 31 and 32 by sewing.

As seen in FIG. 2 there is a different type of specialized pocket 33 that is attached to the back of the pants panel portion 30 of pants 10. This pocket 33 is referred to as a speed square pocket for holding a speed square. As can be seen in FIG. 2 the pocket 33 has a unique right triangle shape, because the speed square is actually in the shape of a right triangle and, thus, the pocket 33 is also in the shape of a right triangle. The speed square is a carpenters tool generally used for marking angles when cutting rafters or boards. The specialized pocket 33 is designed to provide that such tool will always be handy for the worker. Such pocket 33 will generally have dimensions comparable to those of the speed square. These dimensions would include a base portion of the triangle (which is on top) being between about 7 and 8 inches long, the side of the right angle portion going downward from the base portion being about 5 and about 6 inches in length and the hypotenuse portion of the right triangle being about 8 and about 9 inches long. Such pocket 33 is generally attached to the right leg portion 41 of the back portion of such pants 10 since the majority of people are right handed; however, such pocket 33 could just as easily be attached to the left side of the back portion 10 for left handed workers.

There is also a hammer loop 33 attached to a top part of the back portion of the pants 10 closely adjacent to such waist portion 20 for keeping a hammer handy.

Although the work pants 10 as seen in FIGS. 1 and 2 show the pants 10 as cutoffs it is within the scope of the invention that such pants 10 be full length work pants 10.

Thus, The present invention provides a garment with a plurality of specialized pockets 40 and 33 attached by at least one of sewing in a permanent fashion and being removable with preselected type fasteners. The garment includes a waist portion for encompassing a waist of a wearer, and a pants panel portion having a right leg portion and a left leg portion attached to the waist portion. The garment can be, as commonly known, pants or shorts. The present invention further includes specialized pockets of varying size and shape for holding a plurality of tools and fastening equipment. The tools can be hand tools, electric tools, or other commonly used work tools for performing work related activities.

The pants also include an attachment means for attaching the specialized pockets to the pants or shorts. In addition to tools the specialized pockets can also hold items such as nails, screws, rivets, or other items used in a work related activity. The specialized pockets are permanently attached to such pants by sewing or can be removably attached to the garment through the use of zippers, snaps, hook and loop or other attachment means. These can be interchangeable and removed as required based on the need of the wearer. This allows for the wearer to customize the pockets for comfort and utility based on weather, temperature, and basic needs. Additionally the pockets can be made from cotton, nylon, polyester, plastic or leather based on the intended use of the pocket, and preference of the wearer It is further within the scope of the invention for such specialized pockets to be permanently attached for cost reasons.

While both the presently preferred and a number of alternative embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail above it should be understood that various other adaptations and modifications of the present invention can be envisioned by those persons who are skilled in the relevant art without departing from either the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.





 
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