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US2264958A US266508A US26650839A US2264958A US 2264958 A US2264958 A US 2264958A US 266508 A US266508 A US 266508A US 26650839 A US26650839 A US 26650839A US 2264958 A US2264958 A US 2264958A
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Dec. 2, 1941. I. B, SMITH 2,264,958 GARMENT Filed April '7, l939 4 Sheets-Sheet l 4 INVENTOR. K 4 9 M I BY A TTORNE Y.

I. B. SMITH Dec. 2, 1941'.

GARMENT Filed April 7, 1959 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY.

.Dec. 2, 1941. l. B. SMITH 2,264,958

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I. SMITH GARMENT Dec. 2, 1941.

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Patented Dec. 2, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT Y Irving B. Smith, Ambler, Pa.

. Application April 7, 1939, Serial No. 266,508

4 Claims. (01. 2-227) My invention relates 'to bifurcated or'trouserlike garments, including those of pajamas or the like worn during relaxation, lounging or slumber; and resides more particularly in structure for effecting different degrees of freedom or fullness in the region of the crotch and upper thighs.

In accordance with my invention, there is provided, in the region of, at or adjacent the crotch, a fullness-imparting portion or portions of a piece or pieces with the garment or its usual component parts, or a fullness-imparting insert, in either case adapted to be secured in idle form or stored when not in use, and which, when released for use, provides, as when the wearer is reclining or lounging or sleeping, materially greater looseness or fullness, in prevention of ment, embodying my invention, with the fullbinding or chafing or tightness at or in the vi cinity of the crotch and/or upper thighs, than afforded by the usual or normal size, cut or pattern which for lounging or sleep may cause binding or tightness in the region of the crotch and/or upper thighs; more particularly, the fullness-imparting portion or portions or insert aforesaid may be single or unitary, extending from the crotch to either side thereof to suitable distance downwardly along the inner side I from the crotch or near it laterally and downwardly to suitable extent along the inner sides of' the legs of the garment; when not in use,

as when the garment is of or substantially of quickly and readily released by opening the zip- .pers or talons, buttons, snaps, or the like, in-

stantly to provide materially increased fullness or roominess with resultant greater comfort, as for lounging or sleeping.

It is further characteristic of my invention that the fullness-imparting means when in use materially lengthens the distance from the waistline of the garment to the newly defined lowered ness-imparting means, here shown as an insert, detachably fastened in its ineffective position or relation;

Fig. 1A is a view, in plan, of the insert for a construction such as illustrated by Fig. 1;

Fig. 1B is a bottom plan view of a portion of the crotch region and adjacent portions of the legs of the garment of Fig. 1, with the inner sides of ,said leg portions raised toward a horizontal position;

Fig. 1C is a cross-section on the line IC-IC of Fig. 13;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 2A is a fragmentary enlarged view of a sectioned portion of Fig. 2;

Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of the garment of Fig. 1, with the insert released to af ford increased fullness; 1

Fig. 3A is a bottom plan view, similar to Fig. 13, with the insert released as in Fig. 3

Fig. 3B is a cross-sectional view on the line 3B3B of Fig. 3A;

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of a garment constituting a modification of my invention, with the insert members or elements detachably fastened in their positions affording increase in fullness;

Fig; 5A is a plan View of the insert structure comprising aforesaid separate insert elements, as utilized in Fig. 5;

Fig. 5B is a cross-sectional view on the line 53-53 of Fig. 5A;

crotch; and in addition may, and preferably does, 55

Fig. 5C is a bottom plan view, in general like Fig. 1B, of a portion of Fig. 5;

Fig. 5D is a cross-sectional view on the line 5D5D,of Fig. 50;

Fig. 5E is a fragmentary sectional view constituting an enlargement of a portion of Fig. 5D;

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view, partly in elevation, taken on the line B6 of Fig. 5;

Fig. 6A is a fragmentary enlargement of a sectioned portion of Fig. 6;

Fig. 7 is a front elevational view of. the garment of Fig. 5, with the insert elements released, for increase of fullness;

Fig. 7A is a bottom plan view of part of Fig. 7, I

showing the insert structure of Fig. 5C released;

Fig. 7B is a cross-sectional view on the line IB-'IB of Fig. 7A;

Fig. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.

Referring to Fig. 1, the trouser-like garment. utilizable for any purposes, more particularly the trousers of pajamas or other garment utilizable for relaxation, lounging, sleeping, or the like, comprises the usual body or trunk portion I and legs 2, 2.

The trunk or waist portion I may be of any suitabl structure, permitting passage therethrough of the legs, and provided with any suitable means forholding the garment in place upon the body of the wearer. For example, the trunk I, may open down the front for admission of the body, and thereafter closable by buttons 3, or equivalent, as in a commonly employed fly 3a. There also may be provided in lieu of or in addition to the buttons, a drawing cord 4 to draw the upper end of the garment into suitably close contact with the body of the wearer.

With the parts in the position indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, the cut or dimensions of the garment at the crotch C and vicinity correspond with normal size and form when not provided with the fullness-imparting means in accordance with the present invention; which is to say, the distance or depth from the top of the garment or from th waist-line to the crotch C and the region adjacent thereto is such as to aiford the usual comfort to the wearer when upon his feet or walking about; under such circumstances, the boundary of the garment downwardly at the front, through the crotch and upwardly at the rear of the garment, is that substantially indicated at 5, Fig. 2;

When, however, the fullness-imparting means is released and effective to provide increased roominess, the distance or depth from the top of the garment or from the waist-line to the crotch is materially increased, the crotch now having the position CI, Fig. 4, which is materially below the normal crotch position C; and the crotch-limiting outline of the garment downwardly from the waist through the crotch and upwardly at th rear of the garment has the new position substantially indicated at B, 6, Fig. 4.

In accordance with my invention, the extra fullness at or in the region of the crotch, and if desired also for the upper thigh portions of the legs, is obtainable by the employment of a unitary fullness-imparting means, Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, or by a composite or divided means, Figs.

5 to 8 inclusive.

In that form of my invention in accord with Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the fullness-imparting means, generically represented by insert I, may take generally the form illustrated by Fig. 1A, and consist of any suitable material, such as cloth, fabric or equivalent, suitably of the same material of which the trunk and/or legs are formed; it may have its greatest width at I, the crotch position, from which it may taper or diminish in width to its ends 8, 8, either in straight line or lines, or, as illustrated, in curved lines,

yielding a double wedge shaped or generally elliptical or any other suitable form.

In Fig. 1A the unitary insert I is shown as composed of four portions joined, to form the unit, at the longitudinal scam I! and transverse seam I0, it being understood, however, the insert I may be a single seamless piece of cloth, fabric or equivalent, provided it procures the garment characteristics herein described.

It will be understood also that insert 1, though in the example illustrated is substantially symmetrical'on both sides of the seams or major and minor axes 9 and I0, such symmetries or either of them may be departed from. The width at or adjacent the middle of the insert affords greater width at and adjacent the crotch of the garment as measured from its front to its rear; and the length of the insert extends on both sides of the crotch to any desired distance downwardly along the inner sides of the legs of the garment. The lines II and I2, to the left and right-ofthe ends 8 of insert I indicat what are, if used or present, the seams longitudinally of and on the inner side of each of the legs 2, 2. If the member I has a longitudinal seam 9, it may be more or less in alignment with the seams II and I2 of the legs. In any event, the usual inside leg seams II and I2, if present, need not extend, as usual, all the way up to the crotch, but may be interrupted at 8, 8, and at those points the leg seams maybranch into two seams,

such as I3, I392, Figs. 1B, 3A, which attach the cated in Fig. 2 in which the insert, folded or in the form of a collapsed pocket, is ineffective or inoperative for aforesaid purposes, and is stored inside the garment, and lies against its walls at and adjacent the crotch C and upper thigh portions of legs 2, now of normal size; as indicated in Figs. 2, 2A, it may fold at or form tucks I4, l4.

It shall be understood the insert I, Fig. 1A, and the insert members II and I2, Fig. 5A, generically represent fullness-imparting means both when integral or of a piece with garment or garment components, in which case aforesaid seams I3, Ila, Figs. 1B and 1C, and Figs. 5C--5C, are unnecessary, and when consisting of a separate structure or structures stitched to the usual garment or garment components, as at aforesaid seams I3, I3a or elsewhere. And that form of my invention illustrated in Figs. 1-4 inclusive, when the fullness-imparting means is of a piece or integral with the garment or garment components, the means for detachably securing the fullness-imparting means in its ineffective relation or position, such as talon' fasteners or the like, will be applied or effective at and along positions generally corresponding with the positions shown in Figs. 3A and 33, that is, at and along the margins of the fullness-imparting area or areas.

Detachably to secure or store the fullness-imparting means in its idle or ineifectlve position, there may be applied at suitable intervals along one or the other of aforesaid seams I3, I3a, preferably the one on the front side of the garment,

.be, so holding the fullness-imparting means or insert, folded or collapsed with its opposite margins or edges brought together, in the position within the garment indicated in Figs. 1, 1B, 1C, 2 and 2A.

Preferably, however, as indicated in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, there are applied along any suitable extents or portions of the seams i3, I3a, or opposite edges of the insert I, coacting or interlocking elements I5, Ia, Figs. 3-4 inclusive, of a zipper or talon fastener, which, as usual, is supplied with the manually operable slide or actuating element I5b; and when slide member I5b has been operated to bring the members I5 and I5a into interlocking engagement, consequently bringing the opposite edges of the insert I together, or in effect closing the pocket, fold or tuck formable thereby, the fastener parts are in the position indicated at I6, Figs. 1, 1B, 1C, 2 and 2A,

Whatever the type of fastening means for holding the opposite edges of the fullness-imparting means or insert together, it is preferable it be of a type, such as above and hereafter described, which is quickly operable either to secure the edges of said means or insert together or to release them, and so quickly transform the garment from one of normal snugness or fit, to one of materially increased fullness and roominess, at or in the region of the crotch and/or at or throughout any suitable extent of the inner. sides of the upper portions of the legs.

As indicated in Figs. 1, 1B, 3 and 3A, there is left a space H, at and immediately adjacent the crotch, at which the sides of the insert I are not fastened together, so entirely preventing any possible discomfort to the wearer occasioned by fastening means if applied within that space. However, it shall be understood that, if desired, fastening mean may also be applied within or throughout space H, or continuously from 8 to 8.

In Figs. 5 to 8 inclusive, the principle is the same as and the structure generally like that described in connection with Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive. In this modification, however, the fullness-imparting means, as insert 1, Fig. 5A, is comprised of two parts, components or members II and I2, individually securable in idle or ineffective position, and conjointly forming when released any outline or configuration suitable to effect the herein described results. The components II and 12 may meet or even overlap at the crotch, or, as indicated in Fig. 5A, they may fall somewhat short of each other, as indicated by the spacing I8. The greatest width of members II, 12 at or adjacent the crotch may be made anyn thing suitable or desirable, and their lengths may be made anything suitable or desirable, their ends 8, 8 substantially coinciding with the upper ends of the inside seams II, I2, if present, of the legs 2, 2.

Each of the insert members II, I2, throughout its length, substantially at its middle, or preferably in any event at or adjacent its end nearest approaching its companion member, is provided with a fold or fin I9 provided with a buttonhole 20 adapted to engage over a button 2| secured at suitable position on the garment.

In Figs. 5, 50 to SE inclusive, and Figs. 6 and 6A, each of members II and I2 is shown folded upon itself, along its major length or axis, against the side of the garment, and there stored, idle, by engagement of the buttonhole 20 with its button 2|. In these figures also the seams II, I2, I3 and I30, if used, are indicated generally the same as in Figs. 13 and 1C.

With the members II and I2 so folded and buttoned to the outer side of the garment, the latter is of normal size or fit, with the crotch at C, Fig. 6, and the garment wall 5, 5, adjacent the crotch C, has the position indicated. Such positions of the parts give the usual or snuggest fit of the garment, utilized and satisfactory generally when the wearer is on his feet or walking about. When, however, the members II, I2 are released or unbuttoned, they take the positions formed by the inner or adjacent ends of the members II and 12; so afiording fullness or roominess at the crotch CI, and adjacent thereto, including the upper thigh portions of the leg members 2, 2, with the results and operative characteristics described in connection with Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive.

Any suitable fastening means, other than buttons, may be employed to fasten the components II, I2 in their stored or idle positions. For example, the interlocking members of a talon or zipper fastener may be secured, respectively, along each finv I9 and upon the garment.

Figs. 10 and 5D, compared, respectively, with Figs. 33 and '73, indicate the enlargement of diameter or increase in fullness of the garment legs 2 at the upper thigh portions thereof; and comparison of Figs. 13 and 50, with Figs. 3A and 7A, respectively, shows the increase in width or fullness at the crotch and increase in circumference or diameter effected at the upper thigh portions of legs 2.

For brevity in the appended claims, the terms insert,- insert structure, and the like, shall be understood as generic and to comprehend both distinct inserts, insert members, or insert structures, and fullness-imparting means of a piece or integral with the garment or garment components.

What I claim is:

1. The combination with a trouser-like garment comprising a body and leg portions extending below said body, of insert structure in the crotch imparting fullness from front to rear of the crotch and said insert structure comprised in said leg portions imparting fullness circumferentially of said leg portions, and means quickly raising and lowering the crotch and decreasing and increasing the circumference of said leg portions comprising manually operable means for detachably securing and releasing said insert structure against and to fullness-imparting relations to said crotch and said leg portions, said manually operable means comprising cooperating fastening elements secured to the garment in the region of the crotch at places spaced from each other from front to rear and including therebetween at least a portion of said insert structure.

2. The combination with a trouser-like garment comprising a body and leg portions extending below said body, of insert structure in the crotch imparting fullness from front to rear of the crotch, said insert structure comprised in said leg portions and imparting fullness circumferentially of said leg portions at the inner sides thereof adjacent their junction with said body, and means quickly raising and lowering the crotch and decreasing and increasing the cir- I cumference of said leg portions comprising manually operable means, including cooperatingfastening elements secured to the garment on opposite sides of at least a portion of said insert structure, deta/chably securing said insert structure collapsed within the garment and releasing it to fullness-imparting relations to said body and said leg portions.

3. A garment having a trunk covering portion, leg portions and a crotch, the garment having fullness imparting width and from the front to rear in the crotch and from the waist to the crotch, and means for decreasing the fullness of the garment from front to rear in the crotch and for decreasing the distance of the crotch from the waist, said means comprising manually operable means including cooperating fastening elements secured to the garment at places spaced from each other from front to rear in the region of the crotch, with at least a portion of the crotch included between said spaced fastening elements, for detachably holding said portion of the crotch in folded position to take up the fullness of the garment in the region of the crotch.

4. A garment according to claim 1 wherein said cooperating fastening elements are secured to each leg portion in the region of the crotch and are spaced from each other circumferentially of each leg portion.

IRVING B. SMITH.

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US2716754A (en) * 1952-08-11 1955-09-06 Harold S Hirsch Ski pants
US3039111A (en) * 1960-02-16 1962-06-19 Jean E Joseph Child's garment with expandable crotch
US3221689A (en) * 1961-11-24 1965-12-07 James Paul Leo Method of sewing elastic stitches
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US4261060A (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-04-14 Zawacki Barbara A Pants like apparel having seamless crotch-inner panel
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US2447989A (en) * 1947-01-15 1948-08-24 William T Previdi Zipped-in underarm gusset
US2689958A (en) * 1950-02-18 1954-09-28 Gray Leo Pajama trouser construction
US2716754A (en) * 1952-08-11 1955-09-06 Harold S Hirsch Ski pants
US3039111A (en) * 1960-02-16 1962-06-19 Jean E Joseph Child's garment with expandable crotch
US3221689A (en) * 1961-11-24 1965-12-07 James Paul Leo Method of sewing elastic stitches
US3793646A (en) * 1971-11-11 1974-02-26 H Tempelhof Work trousers
US4261060A (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-04-14 Zawacki Barbara A Pants like apparel having seamless crotch-inner panel
US5008962A (en) * 1990-02-08 1991-04-23 Lynn U. Smith Easy to fasten trousers
US5010595A (en) * 1990-03-26 1991-04-30 Stradley Carolyn A Separable pants with integral underpants
US5093932A (en) * 1990-09-17 1992-03-10 Maureen Doyle Examination garment
US5159721A (en) * 1991-07-25 1992-11-03 William L. Grilliot Firefighter's trousers providing exceptional freedom of leg movement
US6260209B1 (en) * 1999-10-25 2001-07-17 Helene St. Ange Separable pants assembly
US6477716B2 (en) * 2000-10-10 2002-11-12 Gloria Blaire Easy opening pants
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US20040261156A1 (en) * 2003-06-24 2004-12-30 Lewis Thomas E. Pants having an easy to open front area and method therefor
US6928661B2 (en) 2003-06-24 2005-08-16 Thomas E. Lewis Pants having an easy to open front area and method therefor
US20060174399A1 (en) * 2005-02-04 2006-08-10 Ilya Nikolayev Customizable jeans garment
US8091146B1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2012-01-10 Anhalt Pamela S Removable garment lining
US20080222770A1 (en) * 2007-03-12 2008-09-18 Ruth Oates Clothing With Concealed Crotch Opening
US20090235431A1 (en) * 2008-03-21 2009-09-24 Brenda Bevley Quick removal trousers with integral duty belt sleeve
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