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US2571203A
US2571203A US31925A US3192548A US2571203A US 2571203 A US2571203 A US 2571203A US 31925 A US31925 A US 31925A US 3192548 A US3192548 A US 3192548A US 2571203 A US2571203 A US 2571203A
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Oct. 16, 1951 H. c. COO-KMAN TROUSER CONSTRUCTION Filed June 9, 1948 4 INVENTOR. Haze/7 C. ("ooh-"man BY ELVQM'QM a Arramvs'ys Patented Oct. 16, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TROUSER CONSTRUCTION Helen C. Cookman, New York, N. Y., assignor to Mary Ellen Cookman, New York, N. Y.
Application June 9, 1948, Serial No. 31,925
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to improvements in trousers constructions, and has particular reference to the pockets therein.
Trousers are generally arranged with a pair of major pockets called side pockets which have their entrance at the side of the garment, and a pair of pockets at the rear of the garment and extending over the buttocks. These latter pockets are known as hip pockets and have their entrance extending for the full width thereof and parallel to the waistband at the rear of the garment with the pocket in approximately vertical alignment with the entrance. With the pockets aligned with the buttocks, the pocket contents come between the wearer and the seating support and, if the contents include hard or bulky articles, become very uncomfortable. Another disadvantage of such hip pockets is that they must be of limited depth and hence of limited capacity due to their alignment with the buttocks, it being apparent that if such pockets are of extended length they would hang below the buttocks and, if the contents thereof were heavy, would swing forwardly and backwardly as the wearer walked and hit the back of the leg with each step. A further disadvantage in prior hip pocket structures resides in the fact that the weight of the contents in the hip pockets is carried by the waistband at the back of the trousers with a resulting sag therein and a disorderly appearance.
The present invention overcomes these difliculties by a novel hip pocket construction which permits the use of larger dimensioned pockets and better support of the weight therein and at the same time avoids the possibility of the contents in the pocket interfering with the wearer in seated position or while walking.
This is accomplished by shifting the hip pocket from the usual rear position over the buttocks to a position at the side of the trousers with the entrance remaining in a rear position, the pockets extending downwardly over the side of the leg of the wearer. With the hip pocket in this position, the contents of the pocket will not interfere with comfortable sitting and the pocket can be increased in depth or size without the contents therein interfering with the wearer during walking or sitting.
The hip pocket of the present invention is supported from the waistband at the side of the trousers so that the weight of the contents of the pocket will be carried by the hip bones and will not cause the waistband to sagas when the weight was carried by the back of the trousers.
In the preferred form of the invention, the entrance to the hip pocket is adjacent the back edge of the pocket and disposed at an angle to the waistband thus aifording a more convenient and easy access to the pocket.
If the trousers have side pockets, the hip pockets of the present invention may overlap them slightly on the side of the trousers. Being on the side, however, it will not cause discomfort to the wearer. This overlap can be minimized if desired by shifting the front pockets forwardly.
Other features and advantages will be apparent from the specification and claims when considered in connection with the drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a portion of a pair of trousers embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 isa rear view of the same.
Fig. 3 is a detail view showing the interior of the hip pocket area of the waist zone with the relative position of the entrance shown in dotted lines.
Fig. 4 is a rear view of another form of the present invention.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig.3.
In the drawings, A indicates a pair of trousers,
' having a waistband a, a back seam a side seams a and hip pockets ll! of usual fabric which as shown in Fig. 1 have their upper ends secured to the waistband a at the side of the trousers so as to depend therefrom and overlie the side of the leg. This locates the contents of the pocket at theside of the leg instead of over the buttocks as in the prior type of hip pockets so that the contents of the pockets will not be disposed between the seat and the wearer to cause discomfort to the wearer while in sitting position.
The entrance II for the hip pocket is disposed in the trousers rearwardly of the side seam, preferably extending downwardly and at an angle to the waistline and enters the pocket adjacent the rear edge thereof as shown in Fig. 3.
The pocket is formed by a piece of fabric folded along its forward edge Illa and has its lower and rear edges stitched together by stitches l llb. A diagonal cut is formed in the pocket and trousers to provide the entrance I l and the edges secured together and provided with suitable finishing strips I2, l3 stitched thereto as shown in Fig. 5. The ends of the entrance are stopped ofi by stitches l4 and the upper end of the entrance is connected to the waistband by stitches I do which pass through the trousers and pocket and provide a supporting means for the structure of the pocket entrance.
The entrance II in the form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 and 2 extends downwardly and rearwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the waistband while the entrance Ila shown in Fig. 4 extends downwardly and forwardly at an obtuse angle with respect to the waistband. In each case, a substantially long opening is provided which affords ready and convenient access to the pocket.
Since the hip pockets are located at the side of the trousers they can be made longer and larger without the contents thereof interfering with the wearer in sitting position. These large pockets being connected across the top thereof for the full Width to the waistband and being connected to the trousers for the full length of the diagonal entrance are securely held in the direction of movement of the leg and prevented from swinging and hitting against the leg to the discomfort of the wearer.
Another advantage of the present invention resides in the securing of the hip pocket to the side of the trousers so that the weight of the contents in the pockets will be carried by the waistline at that part thereof which passes over the hip bone so that the weight is effectively supported by the hip bone rather than by the back of the waistband with its attendant sagging as in the prior type of construction.
If desired, forward or side pockets 15 may be provided in the trousers. These pockets are secured to the waistband a and have their'rear edge secured to the side seam a so that they overlie the front side of the leg and as shown in Fig. 1, the hip pockets will overlap the side pockets to a slight degree. Since the overlap is at the side of the trousers no difliculty is produced by the overlap. By properly positioning the side pocket and the entrance I6 thereto the overlap at the side of the trousers can be minimized.
Variations and modifications may be made within the scope of this invention and portions of the improvements may be used without others.
I claim:
In a trousers having a waistband and side seams, a side pocket secured to the waistband forwardly of the side seam and having an entrance opening, and a hip pocket distinct from said side pocket secured at its upper end to the waistband to depend therefrom to overlie the side of the leg, said hip pocket having a forward portion thereof overlapping the side pocket and having an entrance spaced rearwardly of the side seam and of said side pocket entrance open- HELEN C. COQKMAN.
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US1108352A (en) * 1912-05-24 1914-08-25 John Christopher Ferry Hip-pocket for men's trousers.
US1147445A (en) * 1914-11-16 1915-07-20 Jacob Roth Secret pocket.
US1725306A (en) * 1929-01-08 1929-08-20 Rothman Nathan Wearing apparel
US2236694A (en) * 1940-05-11 1941-04-01 Oppenheimer Klee Article of apparel

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US1108352A (en) * 1912-05-24 1914-08-25 John Christopher Ferry Hip-pocket for men's trousers.
US1147445A (en) * 1914-11-16 1915-07-20 Jacob Roth Secret pocket.
US1725306A (en) * 1929-01-08 1929-08-20 Rothman Nathan Wearing apparel
US2236694A (en) * 1940-05-11 1941-04-01 Oppenheimer Klee Article of apparel

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US20160088887A1 (en) * 2013-07-02 2016-03-31 Leigh Cockram Activewear with waistband pocket
US20150366270A1 (en) * 2014-06-20 2015-12-24 Chiquinquira Delgado Garment with integral belly flattening and methods for manufacturing same

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