WO2002001976A1 - Unit garment - Google Patents

Unit garment

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WO2002001976A1
WO2002001976A1 PCT/IT2000/000274 IT0000274W WO2002001976A1 WO 2002001976 A1 WO2002001976 A1 WO 2002001976A1 IT 0000274 W IT0000274 W IT 0000274W WO 2002001976 A1 WO2002001976 A1 WO 2002001976A1
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PCT/IT2000/000274
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Giacomo Macri´
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Macri Giacomo
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial, or sporting protective garments, e.g. garments affording protection against blows or punches, surgeon's gowns
    • A41D13/0012Professional or protective garments with pockets for particular uses, e.g. game pockets or with holding means for tools or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D15/00Convertible garments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D15/00Convertible garments
    • A41D15/002Convertible garments in their length
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial, or sporting protective garments, e.g. garments affording protection against blows or punches, surgeon's gowns
    • A41D13/12Surgeons' or patients' gowns or dresses
    • A41D13/129Donning facilities, e.g. characterized by the opening

Abstract

Extremely versatile unit garment (1; 200; 201, 210), for dressing the waist of a user and extending onto the legs and/or the torso thereof, comprising a plurality of detachable units (51, 52), having, at edges thereof (511, 521), engagement means (500) for reciprocally interengaging one with the other, said edges extending longitudinally, transversely and/or circumferentially to the user"s body, wherein a subset of units related to at least one of the legs and torso portions are apt to assume, taken separately from the other units, an unfolded configuration in which they are substantially plane and formed by a single layer.

Description

U IT GARMENT Description

The present invention relates to a unit garment. In particular, it relates to a garment for dressing the waist of a user and extending onto the legs and/or the torso thereof, comprising a plurality of detachable units,, having, at edges thereof, engagement means for reciprocally interengaging one with other. The different activities carried out by a person and the daily and seasonal temperature changes require the person him/herself to have a wardrobe comprising many different garments. In particular, it usually provides garments specific for work and leisure and for different outdoor temperatures, preferably of various fashions and colour .

Moreover, of course most garments are gender- and size-specific .

Hence, there is a need for more versatile garments. An example of a certain versatility is provided by the so-called "unisex" garments. However, due to their very nature, those have the drawback of a non-optimal suiting to the masculine and feminine figures, thus having a poor wearability. The British Patent GB 1 598 890, in the name of Jerkins, discloses instead trousers that can be converted to bermuda by detaching the end units of each trousers leg. However, the versatility of these trousers is still very limited and its wearability is not optimised. The technical problem underlying the present invention is that of providing a unit garment allowing to overcome the drawbacks hereto mentioned with reference to the known art .

Such problem is overcome by a unit garment for dressing the waist of a user and extending onto the legs and/or onto the torso thereof, comprising a plurality of detachable units, having, at edges thereof, engagement means for mutually interengaging one with the other, which edges extend longitudinally, transversely and/or circumferentially to the user's body, wherein a subset of units related to at least one of the legs and torso portions are apt to assume, taken separately from the other units, an unfolded configuration, wherein they are substantially plane and formed by a single layer.

The present invention provides some relevant advantages . The main advantage lies in the fact that the unit garment according to the invention, by comprising the above-mentioned plurality of units, is highly versatile. In particular, a user can easily and quickly adapt his/her clothing to the type of activity or of climate, by choosing the type and number of units to wear and in case detaching the additional units. In this way, different garments can be obtained from a single basic garment, like, e.g., a salopette or an apron starting from trousers, as it will be detailed later on, with reference to the specific embodiments disclosed.

A further advantage lies in the fact that the modularity of the unit garment allows an optimisation of the occupied space when it is put away in a wardrobe or in a suitcase, particularly in the case of substantially plane units.

Moreover, the unit garment can advantageously be washed and ironed in a disassembled condition thereof, thereby simplifying such steps .

Further, when a portion of the unit garment is worn out, damaged, or merely soiled, it is possible to replace the involved units only, rather than the entire garment.

Other advantages, features and operation steps of the present invention will be made evident in the following detailed description of some embodiments thereof, given by way of example and not for limitative purposes . Reference will be made to the figures of the annexed drawings, wherein: Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a unit garment according to the present invention;

Fig. 2 relates to the connection modes of two units of the garment of Fig. 1, showing a perspective view of a detail A of this latter figure;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a leg unit of the garment of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a pelvis assembly of the garment of Fig. 1 ,- Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a belt unit of the garment of Fig. 1, in an unfolded configuration;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a first detail B of the belt unit of Fig. 5 ;

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a second detail C of the belt unit of Fig. 5;

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a double-face button of the belt unit of Fig. 5;,

Fig. 9 relates to an apron assembly of the garment of Fig. 1, showing a perspective view thereof; Fig. 10 is a perspective view of a detail of the apron assembly of Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 relates to further units of the garment of Fig. 1, showing a perspective view thereof;

Fig. 12 relates to a second embodiment of a garment according to the invention, showing a perspective view of a pelvis assembly thereof;

Fig. 13 relates to a detail D of the pelvis assembly of Fig. 12, showing a perspective view thereof;

Fig. 14 is a perspective view of two leg units of the garment of Fig. 12;

Fig. 15 is a perspective view of a detail E of a leg unit of Fig. 14;

Fig. 16 is a perspective view of a belt unit of the garment of Fig. 12, in an unfolded configuration; Fig. 17 is a perspective view of a third embodiment of a garment according to the present invention;

Fig. 18 is a perspective view of a pelvis assembly and of a leg unit of the garment of Fig. 17;

Fig. 19 is a perspective view of a detail F of the pelvis assembly of Fig. 18;

Fig. 20 is a perspective view of a belt unit of the garment of Fig. 17, in an unfolded configuration;

Fig. 21A relates to a variant of the garment of Fig. 17, showing a perspective view of a shoe assembly;

Fig. 21B relates to a detail of the shoe assembly of Fig. 21A, showing a perspective view thereof; Fig. 22 is a perspective view of a further embodiment of a bib unit of the garment according to the invention;

Fig. 23 is a perspective view of a further embodiment of a first leg unit according to the present invention;

Fig. 24 is a plan view of a paper pattern for making the leg units of the garment of Fig. 12;

Fig. 25 is a perspective view of a size-adapter unit of the garment according to the invention; Fig. 26A is a perspective view of a fourth embodiment of the garment according to the invention;

Fig. 26B is a perspective view of a detail G of the garment of Fig. 26A;

Fig. 27 shows a further embodiment of a belt unit of the garment of the present invention;

Fig. 28 is a perspective view of a fifth embodiment of the garment according to the invention;

Fig. 29 is a perspective view of a sports jacket assembly of the garment of Fig. 28; and Fig. 30 is a perspective view of a coat unit of the garment of Fig. 28.

Referring to Fig. 1, according to a first embodiment a unit garment, globally indicated with 1, is apt to dress the waist of a user, and it can extend onto the legs and/or the torso thereof. To this aim, the unit garment 1 comprises a plurality of detachable units, apt to engage reciprocally one with the other by engagement means arranged at edges thereof .

In this and in the other embodiments disclosed herein, such engagement means comprises zippers. In particular, each of such zippers consists of two rows of interlocking teeth, each applied at a respective edge of a unit .

Furthermore, in all the embodiments herein disclosed the unit garment of the invention is reversible, or, as commonly said, "double-face" . The units of the aforementioned plurality may be made of any fabric or fabric combination whatsoever.

For the sake of clarity, in this as well as in the other embodiments such units will generally be described in conjunction with a reference configuration, in which the unit garment 1 is worn by a user in upright posture, as shown in Fig. 1. Therefore, the term "inner" will hereinafter indicate a side member arranged near the longitudinal axis of the body, as opposed to the term "outer" , that will instead indicate a side member arranged sideways of a user. Always in conjunction with this configuration, the terms "front", "rear", "top" and "bottom" are to be understood, referring to a member or unit of the unit garment 1.

In particular, in such reference configuration, the units of the above-mentioned plurality have top and bottom edges, extending transversely to the user's body, and inner and outer edges, extending longitudinally thereto. Moreover, as it will be illustrated with reference to a second embodiment, further edges could extend transversely to the user's limbs according to a substantially circumferential run.

According to the invention, the garment 1 comprises a subset of units, apt to assume, taken separately from the other units, an unfolded configuration in which such units are substantially plane and formed by a single layer. In the present embodiment, units of this kind are apt to form unit trousers, globally indicated with 100, as well as a salopette apt to dress the user's torso, and an apron apt to dress the legs thereof, as it will be detailed hereinafter.

The unit trousers 100 comprise a pelvis assembly, globally indicated with 2, apt to dress the user's waist and the upper portion of the thighs thereof. Such pelvis assembly 2, in its turn, comprises four units, and precisely a first and a second front pelvis unit, 21 and 22, respectively, and a first and a second rear pelvis unit, 23 and 24, respectively. In order to better understand their structure, such pelvis units may be regarded as resulting from a partitioning into four parts of the pelvis portion of conventional trousers. In particular, the two front pelvis units 21 and 22 and the two rear pelvis units 23 and 24 are substantially symmetrical one with respect to the other.

The hereto introduced pelvis units will be detailed hereinafter, with reference to Fig. 4.

The unit trousers 100 further comprise a belt unit 3, apt to dress the user's waist and to be connected to the pelvis assembly 2, which will be detailed hereinafter, with reference to Figs. 5, 6, 7 and 8.

In the present embodiment, the unit trousers 100 further comprise, for each leg, three front leg units and three rear leg units. Each rear leg unit is apt to be connected to a corresponding front leg unit . In particular, going bottom from top the trousers 100 comprise, for each leg, a first front leg unit 41 and a first rear leg unit 42, an intermediate front leg unit 51 and an intermediate rear leg unit 52, and a front hem unit 61 and a rear hem unit 62. For the sake of simplicity, in Fig. 1 the above leg units have been numbered referring exclusively to the right leg of the trousers. Always by way of example, these leg units can be regarded as the result of a partitioning into six parts of a conventional trousers leg.

As mentioned above, the unit garment 1 further comprises a salopette assembly, globally indicated with 7. Such salopette assembly 7 provides a front bib unit 71, an intermediate braces unit 72 and a rear back unit. 73. The units mentioned above will be hereinafter described in further detail .

Firstly, the implementation modes of a single unit will be described. These modes will be illustrated with reference to a leg unit, and precisely of the right front intermediate leg unit 51. It is understood that, unless explicitly denied, this description may apply to any other unit of the above-mentioned plurality.

Referring to Fig. 2, the front intermediate leg unit 51 is obtained starting from a first and a second bolt, 501 and 502, respectively, having a same polygonal shape. Which one between the first and second bolt 501 and 502 is visible when the trousers 100 are worn depends upon the worn face of the trousers 100 itself.

In order to obtain the unit 51, the bolts of cloth 501 and 502 are overlapped one upon the other so as to match, and fixed one to the other in this configuration by a perimeter seam 503, so as to obtain a single piece of cloth. Such seam 503 is performed at a certain distance from the outermost edge of the two bolts 501 and 502, in order to let respective peripheral flaps 504 of the two bolts free. Between such peripheral flaps 504, at one side 511 of the shape polygon of the two bolts 501 and 502, a first row of zipper closure teeth is housed, it also indicated with 511, fixed on a first zipper tape. This first tape 511 is sewn between the two bolts 501 and 502 by the same perimeter seam 503.

The first row 511 has, at a top end thereof, a core 505 (shown in Fig. 3) .

It will be appreciated that the peripheral flaps 504 shield said first row of teeth 511 at both sides thereof, preventing the latter to cause discomfort to the user, e.g., coming into contact with the skin or getting entangled in the underwear.

Then, at the other sides of the shape polygon of the two bolts 501 and 502, i.e., at the other edges of the unit 51, further rows of teeth are applied, according to modes analogous to those described above for the first row of teeth 511.

The above-disclosed forming mode of a unit of the unit garment according to the invention is remarkably simple and of convenient implementation in a large-scale automated manufacture process.

Other units of the unit garment 1 could have further intermediate seams, e.g., for reinforcing the connection between the two component bolts and/or the unit garment 1 in general, or for applying onto the unit additional members, like, e.g., a pocket. Moreover, other units could have rows of teeth exclusively at some edges, and not at all edges.

The connection modes by a zipper of two units of the plurality of units according to the invention will hereinafter be described. Always by way of example, reference will be made to the connection of the above- described right front intermediate leg unit 51 to the right rear intermediate leg unit 52, at respective outer edges thereof. It is understood that, unless explicitly denied, also the other connections among units of the unit garment 1 are to be regarded as obtained according to modes in all analogous to those described hereinafter.

Further referring to Fig. 2, a zipper 500 for connecting the two aforementioned units comprises the above-mentioned first row of teeth 511 of the front unit 51 and a second row of teeth 521, complementary to the first row 511 and applied at an outer edge of the rear unit 52, this edge also indicated with 521. As it is known, the members of the two rows 511 and 521 are arranged in such a manner that the members of a row mechanically engage/disengage the members of the other row by virtue of the action of a slider 506 sliding between the rows themselves .

The slider 506 of the present embodiment has two identical faces, arranged one on the side of the first bolt 501 and another on the side of the second bolt 502, each provided with a respective tang 507.

The zipper 500 further comprises a fixed base (not shown in the figures) , arranged at a top end of the second row 521 and fixed therewith, apt to receive the aforementioned core 505 fixed with the first row 511. Therefore, when one wants to close the zipper 500, the core 505 is inserted through the slider 506 and within said fixed base. In this way, gripping the tang 507, the slider 506 can slide onto the two rows 511 and 521 for bringing corresponding members into engagement. When, instead, the zipper 500 is entirely opened, i.e. the two rows 511 and 521 are totally parted, the slider 506 is in abutment onto the fixed base, thus being brought onto the first row of teeth 521.

Hence, the closure sense of the zipper 500 can be inferred from the location of the core 505 or of the corresponding fixed base. In the present embodiment, since both the core 505 and the fixed base are applied at the top end of the respective row of teeth 511 or 521, the zipper 500 closes sliding bottomwise the slider 506. In light of this description of the connection mechanism among units of the unit garment 1, hereinafter a row of teeth onto which a zipper core is secured will always be indicated as core row, and a row of teeth onto which a fixed base and a slider are applied as slider row. Moreover, in order not to overburden the description, a certain row of teeth will generally be indicated by the same reference number of the unit edge onto which it is applied.

It will now be appreciated that a single unit of the unit garment according to the invention is not only easy to make, but double-face as well. In particular, such reversibility is obtained by virtue of the connection of the two bolts of cloth 501 and 502 and of the related core or slider rows by means of the seam 503, visible on both faces of the unit, and by virtue of the double-face structure of the zipper slider 506. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the intermediate front leg unit 51. In a plan view, this unit is substantially rectangular-shaped. Therefore, the contour thereof will be described by the aforementioned outer edge 511 and by an inner edge 512, substantially vertical in the above-mentioned reference configuration, and by a substantially horizontal top and bottom edge 513 and 514, respectively.

As mentioned above, on each of such edges a respective row of teeth is applied. In particular, besides said core row of the outer edge 511, the unit 51 has another bottom core row, arranged at the bottom edge and it also indicated with 514. Moreover, the unit 51 also has an inner slider row 512 and a top slider row 513, arranged onto the inner edge 512 and top edge 513, respectively. The bottom core row 514 is provided for the connection to the front hem unit 61, the inner slider row 512 for a further connection to the intermediate rear unit 52, and the top slider row 513 for the connection to the first front leg unit 41. The core of the bottom core row 514, it also indicated with 505, is arranged at the inner edge 512. Therefore, the related zipper closes sliding the. related slider outward-wise. The fixed bases of the inner and top slider row 512, 513, each indicated with 508, are arranged one near the other, at a top inner apex of the unit 51. Therefore, the related zippers will close by sliding the related slider bottom from top and outwards from inwards, respectively.

Of course, the shape of the intermediate rear leg unit 52 is analogous to that of the intermediate front leg' unit 51. It provides, at an inner and an outer side edge thereof (not shown in the figure) an arrangement of rows of teeth exactly complementary to that of the front unit 51. In particular, the intermediate rear leg unit 52 has, at the inner edge thereof, a core row, with the related core arranged at a top end thereof. Furthermore, it has, on a bottom and a top edge thereof, an arrangement of rows of teeth equal to that of the front unit 51.

The other leg units will succinctly be described in the following, further referring to Fig. 1.

The first front and rear leg units 41 and 42, respectively, are shaped substantially in form of an elongated trapezoid when observed in a plan view, and are provided, at each of the four edges thereof, with a row of teeth, according to an arrangement in all analogous to the one already described with reference to the intermediate leg units 51 and 52. In particular, such an arrangement of the rows of teeth allows these first leg units to be connected upward to a homologous (i.e., a front or rear) pelvis unit, 'and downward to a homologous intermediate leg unit . Also the front and rear hem units 61 and 62, respectively, have a substantially rectangular contour when observed in a plan view, with a reduced vertical dimension with respect to the intermediate leg units 51 and 52. The arrangement of the rows of teeth on these units 61 and 62 is analogous to that of the intermediate units 51 and 52, except for the fact that in the present embodiment there are no rows applied at the related bottom edges .

As suggested by the name itself, the units 61 and 62 could be useful for adjusting the length of the trousers 100 to the user's height, effectively replacing the traditional sewn hem. To this end, users of various heights but alike in size could purchase the same first leg units 41 and 42 and the same intermediate leg units 51 and 52, and hem units 61 and 62 of different length.

The rear leg units have a transverse extension greater than that of the homologous front units, in order to simplify the connection of the former to the latter, and for better following the user's leg contour.

It will now be appreciated that said core and slider rows are arranged so as to avoid the same leg unit having a slider row at both inner and outer edges thereof, in order not to overburden the unit itself and not to create asymmetry among units. In particular, each front leg unit has a slider row only at the inner edge thereof, whereas each rear unit has it only at the outer edge thereof . Furthermore, in light of the hereto described arrangement of the cores and of the sliders onto the leg units, the zippers related to the connection between the bottom and the top edges, substantially horizontal, are closed by sliding the related slider outward-wise, whereas the zippers related to inner and outer edges, substantially vertical, are closed by sliding the related slider bottom from top. This closure convention, coherent for all leg units, prevents the slider related to horizontal and vertical edges of a same unit from converging towards the same apex of the unit, when interference between them may annoy the user. Moreover, this convention provides the sliders related to the connection between top and bottom edges to always be located outwards when the trousers are worn, thereby not causing discomfort to the user. Further, by virtue of this convention, when the trousers are worn the sliders of the zippers related to the first leg units are located apart from the crotch.

Lastly, it has to be pointed out that although the description has hereto been provided with reference to the leg units related to the right trousers leg, the leg units of the left trousers leg have an identical arrangement of rows of teeth.

Referring to Fig. 4, the front pelvis units 21 and 22 and the rear pelvis units 23 and 24 each have a substantially pentagonal shape when observed in a plan view. Therefore, the plan profile of one of these units, e.g., of the first front pelvis unit 21, will be defined by a substantially vertical outer edge 211 and inner edge 212, by a substantially horizontal top edge 213 and bottom edge 214, and by a bottom crutch edge 215. This latter edge, of smaller extension with respect to the others, is thus indicated as it is arranged at the bottom of the user's pelvis, i.e. at the crotch.

Likewise what has already been described with reference to the leg units, each pelvis unit is provided, at each of the five edges thereof, with a row of teeth.

For instance, the first front pelvis unit 21 has a top core row, arranged at the top edge thereof and it also indicated with 213, for the connection to the belt unit 3. Further, this pelvis unit 21 has, at the outer edge thereof, another outer core row 211, for the connection to the first rear pelvis unit 23. Moreover, the front pelvis unit 21 has a crutch slider row 215 onto the crutch edge thereof, always for the connection to the first rear pelvis unit 23. Lastly, the front- pelvis unit 21 has an inner slider row 212 onto the inner edge 212 thereof, for the connection to the second front unit 22.

The fixed base of this latter slider row 212 (not shown in the figures) is applied at a bottom end of said inner edge 212. Therefore, the related zipper is closed sliding the slider top from bottom. This zipper corresponds, in appearance and function, to that of traditional non-modular trousers, and will therefore be indicated as trousers central zipper 250. In the present embodiment, an upper segment of the latter, unlike the other zippers of the unit garment 1, is not shielded between peripheral fabric flaps, essentially for aesthetic reasons.

As far as the other connections between the pelvis units are concerned, at this point it is sufficient to say that the first rear pelvis unit 23 is connectable to the second rear pelvis unit 24 at respective inner edges, and that the latter unit is connectable to the second front pelvis unit 22 at respective outer edges. Moreover, the second front pelvis unit 22 is connectable to the second rear pelvis unit 24 also at a slider row 225 thereof arranged onto the crotch edge thereof . In this case as well, the rows of teeth are arranged in order to avoid the same pelvis unit having a slider onto both the inner and the outer edge thereof . In particular, in the present embodiment and with reference to Fig. 4, going around the pelvis assembly 2 clockwise starting from the inner edge 212 of the first front pelvis unit 21, each unit has a slider row at the first inner or outer edge encountered.

Moreover, the pelvis units have only core rows onto the top edges thereof, at which these units are apt to be connected to the belt unit 3, and onto the bottom edges thereof, at which these units are apt to be connected to the first leg units, due to reasons that will be made evident hereinafter.

Moreover, always likewise the case of the leg units, the zippers applied at the outer edges of the pelvis units are closed sliding the related slider bottom from top, and the zippers related to the top and bottom edges and to the crutch edges are closed sliding the related slider outward-wise. It has to be pointed out that such closure mode of the crotch zippers, that are obliquely located when the trousers 100 are assembled, makes the related sliders to lie quite far from the user's groin, where they could be very annoying.

The zippers applied at the inner edges of the front and rear pelvis units, instead, are closed sliding the related slider top from bottom. This closure sense prevents the presence of sliders at the user's crotch when the trousers are worn, and it further allows said zipper 250 to operate for opening/closing the trousers 100, just as in conventional trousers.

Due to the reasons already illustrated in relation to the leg units, the rear pelvis units 23 and 24 have, at the bottom thereof and near the respective crotch edge, an extension greater than that of the corresponding front pelvis units 21 and 22.

Furthermore, in the present embodiment the front pelvis units 21 and 22 each have a front pocket 201 of a peculiar design, whereas the rear pelvis units 23 and 24 have each a sac-like pocket 202. The implementation modes of these pockets will be well-known to a person skilled in the art, therefore a further description thereof will be omitted.

It will now be appreciated that the presence of zippers at the crotch of the trousers performs a strengthening action of the trousers themselves, just at the portion that is most likely to come apart. Further, it will be appreciated that all the units of the trousers according to the present embodiment are bilateral, i.e. can be used to assemble the right as well as the left trousers leg. In particular, for a same face of the trousers 100, a unit will show a different face if worn on the right or left leg.

Moreover, as already mentioned above, all units are reversible, thus implementing reversible trousers. Of course, when the trousers are "reversed" the units hereto described as "right" become "left" and vice versa. Fig. 5 shows the belt unit 3 of the present embodiment in an unfolded configuration. Referring to this latter figure, the belt unit 3 is substantially strip-shaped, with an essentially rectangular plan contour. According to the invention, the belt unit 3 is connectable at a top edge 301 thereof to other units of the unit garment 1. Further, in the present embodiment the belt unit 3 is connectable to the pelvis assembly 2 at a bottom edge thereof, that will therefore be indicated as pelvis edge 302.

In the present embodiment, at the top edge 301 the belt unit 3 has three core rows arranged in a sequence. Such core rows will be indicated as first front core row 303, rear core row 304 and second front core row 305. The latter row has a smaller extension with respect to the first front core row 303 due to reasons that will be made apparent in the following.

In the reference configuration of the garment 1, the cores of the front rows 303 and 305 are arranged at respective inner ends of the belt unit 3, so that the related zippers are closed by sliding the slider outward- wise, always to avoid discomfort to the user. Instead, the core of the rear core row 304 is arranged on the side of the first front row 303.

In the unfolded configuration of Fig. 5, the first and the second front core row 303 and 305 each have a predetermined spacing from the rear core row 304. The predetermined spacing related to the first front core row 303 is indicated in Fig. 5 with an arrow 306. In the present embodiment, such predetermined spacing 306 also equals the predetermined spacing of the second front core row 305 from the rear core row 304. The relevance of these spacings will be made evident in the following.

The pelvis edge 302 has, in this embodiment, four slider edges arranged in a sequence, them also indicated with the reference number 302, according to an arrangement exactly complementary to that of the core rows of the top edges of the pelvis units .

The belt unit 3 further has, at longitudinally opposite ends thereof, a double-face fastening system 31, showed in greater detail in Figs. 6, 7 and 8. Referring also to these latter figures, the fastening system 31 comprises a first end portion 311 of the belt unit 3, a second end portion 312, longitudinally opposite to the first, and a double-face button 313.

Referring to Fig. 8, the double-face button 313 has a substantially cylindrical rod 314, onto the end bases of which two disc-shaped button faces 315 are fixed.

Referring now to Fig. 6, the first end portion 311 comprises a first eyelet 316, apt to allow the insertion of the double-face button 313. Normally, such button 313 is left inserted within the first eyelet 316 in such a manner that each face 315 thereof lies at a side of the eyelet 316 itself. At the bottom, this first portion 311 has a bevelled contour 317.

Referring also to Fig. 7, at the second end portion 312, the belt unit 3 bifurcates in two strips, each one thereof having a second eyelet 318, it also apt to receive the double-face button 313 for fastening the belt unit 3.

Therefore, when the user wishes to fasten the trousers 100 at the belt unit 3, he/she shall arrange the first end portion 311 between the two strips composing the second end portion 312 and insert the faces 315 of the double-face button 313 through the second eyelets 318.

It will be understood that the bifurcation of the second end portion 312 is required in order to ensure the reversibility of the trousers 100.

The first front core row 303 extends onto the first end portion 311, comprising at this portion the core thereof. This stiffens and reinforces such first portion 311, improving the wearability of the trousers 100 and ensuring an improved tightness of the closure by means of the fastening system 31.

The second front core row 305, instead, does not extend onto the second end portion 312 of the fastening system 31, due to the aforementioned bifurcation, and therefore its length is shorter than that of the first core row 303.

Neither do the slider rows 302 extend onto said end portions 311 and 312, in order not to interfere with the fastening system 31. It will be appreciated that the bottom bevelling 317 reduces the overall thickness of the trousers 100 at the fastening system 31, easing the insertion of the first end portion 311 in the bifurcation of the second end portion 312. Further, this bevelling 317 avoids an interference of the first end portion 311 with the trousers zipper 250, thereby improving the wearability of the trousers 100 themselves.

Further referring to Fig. 1, also the three units of the salopette assembly 7 can be regarded as the partitioning into three parts of a conventional salopette . The bib unit 71 has a substantially trapezoidal shape observed in plan. This provides, at a bottom edge 714 thereof, two slider rows, indicated with 701 and 702, respectively, each complementary to a first or second front core row 303 or 305 of the belt unit 3. Moreover, at a top edge thereof the bib unit 71 provides two double-face buttons 313 of the type already described with reference to the fastening system 31 of the pelvis assembly 2.

Further, the braces unit 72 comprises two eye-shaped hooks 721 apt to receive the double-face buttons 313 of the bib unit 71. As in a conventional salopette, each brace of this unit can slide within the respective eye- shaped hook 721 for optimally adjusting the length thereof to the user's' torso. The braces unit 72 further provides, at a rear edge thereof, a slider row 724 complementary to a core row 733 applied at a top edge of the back unit 73.

In its turn, the back unit 73 provides a slider row 734 applied at a bottom edge thereof. This row is complementary to the rear core row 304 of the belt unit 3.

All the units of the salopette assembly 7 are reversible as well, according to the already described seaming system and by virtue of the connection by means of double-face buttons 313. In particular, the bib unit 71 provides a sac-like pocket 700 onto each of the two faces thereof . Referring to Fig. 9, the braces unit 72 and the back unit 73 could also be used to form, jointly with other units, an apron assembly 8. Such apron assembly 8 is apt to shield the user's body during any working activity. In particular, it provides a torso unit 81, for shielding the upper part of the body, a lap unit 82, for shielding the pelvis and the thighs, and a legs unit 83.

The torso unit 81 is similar to the bib unit 71 described with reference to the salopette assembly 7. In particular, this has, near a top edge thereof, two double-face buttons 313 for the connection to the braces unit 72. Moreover, at a bottom edge 814 thereof, this unit comprises a core row, it also indicated with 814, for the connection to a pouch unit 84. Near such edge 814 the torso unit 81 also has a plurality of eyelets, globally indicated with 810, for the connection to the lap unit 82.

The lap unit 82 has, at a top edge 823 thereof, a plurality of eyelets 820, corresponding in width and spacing to the eyelets 810 of the torso unit 81. In each pair formed by an eyelet 810 of the torso unit 81 and an eyelet 820 of the lap unit 82 a double-face button 313 can be inserted for connecting the two units 81 and 82. Referring also to Fig. 10, the lap unit 82 further comprises, at said top edge -823, two slider rows, and in particular a first slider row of a greater extension indicated with 801, and another slider row of a smaller extension and indicated with 802. Such slider rows 801 and 802 are complementary, respectively, to the first front core row 303 and to the second front core row 305 of the belt unit 3. Therefore, the lap unit 82 is connectable to the belt unit 3 , both to improve the covering of the user's body provided by the entire apron assembly 8, and to wear the lap unit 82 with no need of the torso unit 81 and of the braces unit 72 and back unit 73. However, it will be appreciated that the connection of the lap unit 82 to the belt unit 3 at the top edge 301 of the latter allows the lap unit 82 to cover in a remarkably effective way the trousers 100 possibly connected to the belt unit 3, or the user's legs when the sole belt unit is worn.

The lap unit 82 further has, at a bottom edge thereof, a core row 824, for the connection to the legs unit 83. Thus, the latter has, at a top edge thereof, a slider row 833 complementary to said core row 824.

Referring to Fig. 11, the unit garment 1 additionally provides further units apt to be connected to the belt unit 3 at the front core rows 303 and 305 thereof. In particular, the unit garment 1 comprises a carpentry unit 9, a first bellows pocket unit 10 and a second bellows pocket unit 11, of smaller dimensions with respect to the first pocket unit 10. In particular, the carpentry unit 9 and the first bellows pocket unit 10 both have, at a respective top edge 903, 103 thereof, a respective slider row complementary to the first front core row 303 of the belt unit.

The carpentry unit 9 could provide a plurality of tools, like, e.g., a safety hook 91, a tool-holder belt 92 and other item holders schematically depicted in Fig. 11. Such unit has a core row 904 at a bottom edge thereof, for the connection to the first bellows pocket unit 9 at the slider row 103 of this latter unit. Therefore, the core row 904 is identical to the first front core row 303 of the belt unit 3, since both are complementary to the slider row 103 of the first bellows pocket unit 10.

The second bellows pocket unit 11, instead, can be connected, by a slider row 113 arranged at a top edge thereof, to the second front core row 305 of the belt unit 3.

It will now be better appreciated that the unit garment according to the invention does not provide a single garment, but as many as the possible combinations allowed by its units.

For instance, referring to the above-disclosed first embodiment, the user can select how many and which units of the trousers unit 100 to wear depending upon circumstances, and particularly upon the climate, the type of activity or the type of worn shoe. For instance, the user could wear only the pelvis units, thus obtaining the so-called "shorts", or also the first leg units, to obtain bermudas, and so on. Further, the user can choose whether or not to wear the belt unit, so as to obtain long-waist or short-waist trousers. Moreover, for doing some type of sporting activities, like, e.g., biking or skating, a user could choose not to wear the hem units. Lastly, it has to be pointed out that there are garments, like trousers, salopette, aprons, which actually share several common portions. Nevertheless, at the current state of the art these garments have to be purchased separately in order to avail oneself of a well- stocked wardrobe, suited to various working and/or leisure situations. Such a separate purchasing is no more necessary by virtue of the unit garment of the present invention. Of course, this entails a fabric saving by the manufacturer and a lower retail price . It will also be understood that, according to variants to the first embodiment, the number of leg units of the trousers 100 could vary from that considered hereto, in order to provide the user with a wider range of possible length adjustments. In particular, the trousers could have several front and rear intermediate leg units. In that case, the upper and lower intermediate leg units will be interchangeable for a "straight" trousers design. Furthermore, special units could be provided, like, e.g., units having a padding at the knee or elsewhere.

It will further be appreciated that all the zippers related to top/bottom trousers edges of the trousers of the present embodiment are closed sliding the related slider outward-wise, as already observed for the leg units. This provides the relevant advantage that, when the trousers are worn, the sliders of such zippers are located externally, hence not causing discomfort to the user.

It will also be appreciated that the slider rows, necessarily heavier and bulkier than the core rows, are always applied in correspondence of additional units, and not of basic units which are necessarily worn in association with such additional units. For instance, the slider rows for the connection of the pelvis unit to the belt unit are applied at the bottom edge of the latter, rather than onto the top edge of the pelvis units. Likewise, the slider rows for the connection of the belt unit to the units of the salopette or apron assembly, or to the bellows pocket and carpentry unit are applied on these latter additional units rather than onto the top edge of the belt unit. According to the same criterion, the leg units never have a slider row at a bottom edge thereof .

The unit garment according to the invention can further provide a standardisation of the zipper length within a certain size range, i.e. zippers of the same length applied on units of slightly different sizes. In this way, a user could purchase different-sized units for different body parts, obtaining an optimal adjustment of the garment to his/her body size. This chance of adjustment is particularly relevant at the pelvis, where usually small size variations among users of alike overall frame and the greatest gender-related differences in frame occur. On this ground, the aforementioned predetermined spacings between the front core rows 303 and 305 and the rear core row 304 of the belt unit 3 have exactly the purpose of standardising the length and the position of the belt zippers, so as to allow, e.g., different users to purchase different pelvis units, yet alike salopette units.

Further embodiments of the unit garment will hereinafter be disclosed referring to Figs. 12 to 27, exclusively dealing with the members distinguishing them from the first embodiment .

Figs. 12 to 16 relate to a second embodiment of the unit garment according to the present invention.

With reference initially to Fig. 12, in light of this embodiment unit trousers comprise a pelvis assembly 12 made of two instead that of four units, that will be indicated as first pelvis unit 13 and second pelvis unit 14 , each extending both at the front and at the rear of the user's body. For a ready comprehension of the structure of those pelvis units 13 and 14, each of them can be regarded as obtained by joining a front pelvis unit and a corresponding rear pelvis unit of the first embodiment, seamed together at the crotch and outer edges. In particular, each pelvis unit 13, 14 of the present embodiment has a respective first or second outer seam, 130 and 140, respectively.

Each of such two units 13 and 14 comprises, at a top edge thereof extending both at the front and at the rear onto the unit itself, a core row, 133 and 143, respectively. The core of these rows, always indicated with 505, is arranged at a front inner apex of the related unit, and therefore the related zipper is closed by sliding the slider initially outward-wise and then, at the rear, inward-wise, to follow the contour of said top edge . Moreover, each of these pelvis units 13 and 14 has a bottom edge, 134 and 144 respectively, extending according to a substantially round-shaped run onto the unit itself, delimiting a leg opening. A core row is applied on each of such bottom edges 134 and 144, each of such rows being indicated with the same reference number of the corresponding edge. In particular, on both such two rows 134 and 144 the related core is located externally. However, in one of such rows, and in particular in the second core row 144 in Fig. 12, the core 505 is applied in the front to the related second outer seam 140, whereas in the other row, and in particular in the first row 134 always in Fig. 12, the core is applied at the rear to the first seam 130. The advantage entailed by these core locations will be made clearer in the following.

The first and the second pelvis unit 13 and 14 are connectable by a single trousers zipper 251, comprising respective rows of teeth applied onto the two units and extending, both frontwise and rearwise, at a respective inner edge thereof. Such trousers zipper 251 is closed by sliding the related slider from the rear portion of said inner edges towards the front portion thereof, running below the user's pelvis.

In this way, as shown in Fig. 13, an end segment 252 of the zipper implements the trousers fastening, analogously to what was disclosed above for the first embodiment in conjunction with the trousers zipper 250.

Referring to Fig.s 14 and 15, each leg unit of the present embodiment has a tubular shape. The description of such units will be made in relation to intermediate leg units, and in particular to a first leg unit 15, intended for a right trousers leg in Fig. 14, and to a second leg unit 16, which in Fig. 16 is a unit homologous to the first leg unit 15, intended for a left trousers leg. It is understood that such description can be extended to the other leg units of the present embodiment .

Said leg units are formed starting from a single piece of cloth, always double-face alike the leg units of the first embodiment, therefore they have a single leg seam, 150 and 160, respectively, for the first and the second leg unit 15 and 16, located externally to the assembled trousers.

Referring to Fig. 24, for forming the leg units in a single piece, the piece of cloth used is cut according to an eight-side polygonal profile. This cut is carried out starting from a piece of cloth shaped substantially in the form of an isosceles trapezoid, delimited by hatching lines in Fig. 24, apt to form a leg unit 15, 16 with a downward-decreasing section . (according to a so-called "tubular" model) . By said cut, two substantially triangular top side portions 56 and a substantially isosceles trapezoidal bottom central portion 57 of the piece of cloth are discarded.

This particular cut provides an eased and optimal matching of the1 side edges of the piece of cloth at the forming of the tubular member by means of the leg seam 150, 160. In particular, this cut avoids the creasing and the crumpling that would form if the piece was let of a squared shape .

Of course, the above-disclosed single leg seam aims at not overburdening nor stiffening the trousers, thereby improving the wearability thereof. All of the leg units of this second embodiment have, likewise the first and the . second leg unit 15 and 16 considered hereto, a slider row applied at a round top edge thereof. In particular, referring to Fig. 14, these leg slider rows are indicated with 153 and 163, respectively for the first and the second leg unit 15 and 16.

The fixed bases of these leg rows 153 and 163, always indicated with 508, are externally located onto the related edge. In particular, the fixed base 508 of said first leg row 153 is arranged at the rear of the related leg seam 150, whereas the fixed base 508 of the second leg row 163 is arranged in front of the respective leg seam 160. It will be understood that such fixed base arrangement is exactly complementary to the core arrangement onto the bottom edges 134 and 144 of the above-described pelvis units 13 and 14. Several advantages are provided by the fact that homologous left and right leg units have a different front or rear arrangement of the slider, for the top edges, or of the core, for the bottom edges. Firstly, such an arrangement entails that, for a certain trousers face, all the leg zippers, for the left as well as the right leg, open/close in the same sense, which is a clockwise verse in Fig. 14. It will be understood that said sense changes, remaining the same for all the units, when the trousers is worn showing the other face thereof. In this way, to each trousers face an opening/closure sense is univocally associated. This facilitates the purchasing of mutually compatible units for forming the desired combinations. Possibly, the closure sense corresponding to the exhibited face of a certain unit could be indicated onto the related face of the slider.

Moreover, such an arrangement further ensures the bilaterality of the leg units, which, for each face, can indifferently be worn as left or right units merely by a reversing of 180 deg of the tubular member.

Moreover, it will be appreciated that the external arrangement of the fixed bases and of the corresponding cores makes the sliders to lie always outwards when the trousers are worn, with the advantages already mentioned with reference to the first embodiment .

As better shown in Fig. 15, in the present embodiment a generic slider 516 has an U-shaped connection bracket 518 for forming a track between the two faces of the slider itself, within which a single tang 517 can slide. Such a structure for the slider 516 unburdens the trousers and eases the use thereof.

Each first or second leg unit 15 and 16 further has, at a bottom edge thereof (not shown in the Figures) , a core row in all analogous to that of the corresponding first or second pelvis unit 13 or 14, respectively.

It will be understood that when the trousers of this second embodiment are reversed, i.e. the other face thereof is exhibited, the role of the left and right legs reverses .

It will now be better understood how the tubular leg units of this second embodiment, taken individually, may be flattened in an unfolded configuration in which they are formed of two layers rather than of one layer, as, instead, for the units of the first embodiment.

Referring to Fig. 16, a belt unit 30 of the present embodiment differs from the belt unit of the first embodiment in that this unit 30 has, at a bottom edge 34 thereof, only two, instead of four, slider rows, each complementary to a respective core row 133 or 143 of the first or second pelvis unit. A further description of this connection of the pelvis units 13 and 14 to the belt unit 30 will be omitted, since the closure modes of these zippers will at this point be clear.

A top edge of such belt unit 30 further has three core rows, in all analogous to those of the belt unit of the first embodiment, thus allowing the connection thereof to the salopette assembly or to the apron assembly already described with reference to the first embodiment .

Figs. 17 to 22 relate to a third embodiment of the unit garment according to the invention.

Referring to Fig. 17, according to this third embodiment, a unit garment 200 provides leg units analogous to those of the second embodiment, and a salopette assembly analogous to the one already described with reference to the first embodiment .

However, in such third embodiment the pelvis assembly is actually made of a single unit 17, shown in greater detail in Fig. 18.

Referring to this latter figure, the single pelvis unit 17 has a substantially round top edge 171, frontally interrupted at centrally arranged additional fastening means 170. A core row, it also indicated with 171, is applied on such top edge 171. The core 505 of this row, according to the unit face shown in Fig. 18, is arranged at the right sub-unit, so that the related zipper closes clockwise, consistently with the closure sense of the leg units in the exhibited trousers face.

At the bottom, this pelvis unit has, at leg openings 174 and 175 thereof, core rows totally analogous to those already described with reference to the first and the second pelvis unit of the second embodiment . Referring to Fig. 19, said additional closing means 170 is associated to a conventional trousers zipper 253. This comprises, on the side of a first row of teeth 254 of the zipper 253, a first projecting eyelet 176, in which a double-face button 313 of the above-described type can be inserted. Further, on the side of a second row 255, such means provides a first and a second flap,

177 and 178, respectively, housing the second row 255 itself therebetween, in order to shield the latter for preventing contact with the user's skin or underwear. Such first and second flap 177 and 178 end at the top of said top edge, determining a bifurcation thereof, onto which, of course, the core row 171 does not extend. Further, at the top of the second row 255, each flap 177,

178 has a second eyelet 179 equal to the first eyelet 176.

Therefore, after having, closed the trousers zipper in the usual manner, the user can insert the double-face button housed within the first projecting eyelet 176 through the second eyelets 179. Thus, when the pelvis unit 17 is used without a related belt unit, the risk of having the zipper itself unfastening, due to a departing of its rows caused by any stress induced in the fabric for any reason whatsoever, e.g., a sudden movement, is eliminated. Moreover, it . has to be pointed out that the two-flap structure, which is required for making the trousers according to the invention double-face, avoids the need for prearranging an additional fabric flap to shield the zipper, as instead required in the "single-face" trousers of the known art .

Referring to Fig. 20, the belt unit 300 of the present embodiment differs from the belt units of the other embodiments at a bottom edge 308 thereof for the connection to the pelvis unit 17, since in this case it has a single slider row, it also indicated with 308 and of course complementary to the core row 171 of the pelvis unit 17.

It will now be appreciated that in the hereto disclosed second and third embodiment, as already in the first embodiment, the slider rows are always applied at additional units, whereas the corresponding core rows always on a basic unit that has necessarily to be worn jointly with such additional units.

Referring to Figs. 21A and 2IB, according to a variant to the third embodiment, also a terminal leg unit

18 can have a terminal row of teeth 184, e.g., a core row, applied at a bottom edge thereof. Such terminal row

184 will be used for the connection to a footwear 19 provided, at a top edge thereof, with a row of footwear

teeth 191 complementary to the terminal row of teeth 184.

Such a connection between the trousers and the footwear can prove particularly useful to repair from wind a user more effectively, e.g. if he/she is motorbiking.

It will be understood that such a connection could be implemented in the case of the first embodiment as well, in which a tubular member is formed by two plane units, simply by providing the top edge of the footwear with two rather than one rows of teeth.

Moreover, the neck of the footwear 19 itself could be implemented in units, as schematically indicated in the above-mentioned figures, according to unit connection criterion as hereto described. Referring to Fig. 22, an alternative embodiment of a bib unit 74 provides it to be formed of two parts, and precisely a first bib unit 741 and a second bib unit 742, connectable by a longitudinal zipper 743 according to the modes already described.

Fig. 23 shows a first leg unit 45 for combining among them the units of the various embodiments hereto disclosed. In particular, this first leg unit can be used for obtaining a garment comprising some plane pelvis units of the first embodiment as well as the tubular leg units of the second and third embodiment. In fact, this first leg unit 45 provides, at a top edge 453 thereof, two slider rows, complementary to the core rows of the first front pelvis unit 21 and of the first rear pelvis unit 23, respectively, of the first embodiment. At a bottom edge 454 thereof, instead, such first leg unit 45 provides a single core row, it also indicated with 454, substantially circular, complementary to a slider row of a top edge of one of the leg units of the second or third embodiment. Therefore, this unit works as "adapter" for making possible the concurrent wearing of a pelvis assembly made of plane members combined with tubular leg units .

Of course, the invention also provides another first adapter leg unit, complementary to the above-described one, which allows to concomitantly wear a pelvis assembly of the second or third embodiment of the invention herein disclosed and plane leg units alike those of the first embodiment. Hence, such an adapter unit has a zipper arrangement opposite with respect to the above-described one. In particular, it provides, at a top edge thereof, a single slider row, substantially circular, complementary to a core row circumscribed to a leg opening of said pelvis units, and, at a bottom edge thereof, two core rows, each complementary to a respective slider row of a front or rear plane leg unit .

In general, an "adapter" unit could be any leg unit, also intermediate, tubular-shaped, having at a first circumferential edge thereof first engagement means for engaging leg or pelvis units of said subset of units, and, at the other circumferential edge, second engagement means for engaging another unit of said plurality.

Referring now to Fig. 25, the unit garment according to the invention further provides leg size-adapter units 46. These size adapter units 46, on the basis of the entity of a taper α thereof, allow the concomitant wearing of leg and pelvis units of different sizes, since the extension of a top edge circumference 461 thereof corresponds to a certain size, whereas that of the bottom edge circumference 462 thereof corresponds to another, different size. In this way, a user can wear, e.g., a pelvis assembly of a certain size .and, by interposing a size- adapter unit 46, leg units of a size differing from that of the pelvis assembly, arranged below the size-adapter unit 46 and connected thereto. It will be understood that such possibility of customised size adjustment of the unit garment according to the invention ensures an optimal wearability thereof. Furthermore, this possibility of adjustment proves useful under particular circumstances, e.g., when one of the user' s legs is in plaster, hence being larger than the other one .

Figs. 26A and 26B relate to a fourth embodiment of the unit garment according to the invention. In this fourth embodiment, a double-face unit garment, globally indicated with 201, comprises a pelvis assembly analogous to the one already described, with reference to the third embodiment , and therefore indicated with the same reference number 17 already used. The unit garment 201 further comprises a skirt 20, apt to assume an unfolded configuration in which it is substantially plane and formed by a single layer.

In the present embodiment, the skirt 20 provides, at vertical inner edges 203 and 204 thereof, two complementary rows of teeth, for closing the skirt in the front. Moreover, the skirt 20 has, at a top edge 205 thereof, a slider row 205 complementary to the top core row 171 of the pelvis unit 17.

The unit garment 201 also comprises a belt unit 320. This differs from the belt unit already described with reference to the third embodiment only for the fact of providing at the bottom a single core row 321 rather then a slider row. Also such core row 321 is complementary to the top slider row 205 of the skirt 20.

At the top, the belt unit 320 has three core rows analogous to the one already described with reference to the other embodiments, and therefore apt to allow the connection to further units like those of the salopette or apron assembly already illustrated with reference to the first embodiment .

Therefore, the skirt 20 of the unit garment 201 can be worn by itself, as well as combined with the pelvis unit 17 or the belt unit 320, according to the circumstances, the climate and the fashion.

It will now be understood that variants to the hereto disclosed embodiment of the skirt could provide it to be formed by two or four plane units rather than by one unit only, analogously to what has been disclosed for the various embodiments of the pelvis assembly. In this latter case, the pelvis assembly and the belt unit associated with the skirt itself, as well as the number and arrangement of the related engagement member rows, will be modified accordingly.

Moreover, according to a further different embodiment, the skirt could have, at the top edge thereof, one or more core rows, depending upon the number of units forming it, each complementary to a respective slider row located onto the bottom edge of a belt unit of the type described with reference to the first three embodiments disclosed herein. In that case, the user could use a single belt unit, connectable at will to the pelvis assembly or to the skirt.

In Fig. 27, a further embodiment of a belt unit of a unit garment according to the present invention is shown. Such belt unit, indicated with 330, has a double-face adjustment system, allowing the user to tighten or to loose the waist measure, thereby avoiding the use of a belt. This adjustment system comprises a first band 331, provided with a buckle, and a second band 332, apt to be inserted into the loops of the buckle itself. The bands 331 and 332 are sewn between the two blots forming the belt unit 330, and, for each face of the belt unit 330 itself, are outletted each from a respective hole formed on a respective bolt. Moreover, a further variant provides for the belt unit 330 to have an elongated pocket 333, particularly suitable to house' a mobile phone. When the belt unit 330 is worn connected to a pelvis assembly, the end portion of such pocket 333 can anyhow be inserted within the above-mentioned front pocket.

It will now be appreciated that the unit garment of the present invention can provide further top units beside the ones considered hereto, like, e.g., units for forming a sports jacket. Figs. 28, 29 and 30 relate to a fifth embodiment of the unit garment according to the invention, comprising a sports jacket assembly.

Referring initially to Fig. 28, in this embodiment a double-face unit garment, globally indicated with 210, comprises a pelvis assembly analogous to the one already described with reference to the third embodiment, and therefore indicated with the same reference number 17 already used. The unit garment 210 further comprises said sports jacket assembly, indicated with 220. This assembly, in its turn, provides a chest unit 230, an intermediate unit 240, and, for each arm of the user, an upper arm unit 261 and a lower arm unit 262. The intermediate unit 240 is apt to assume an unfolded configuration in which it is substantially plane and formed by a single layer. This unit has, at a bottom edge 244 thereof, a slider row, it also indicated with 244, complementary to the top core row 171 of the pelvis unit 17. The intermediate unit 240 further has, at a top edge 243 thereof, a slider row 243, apt to engage a corresponding core row 234 applied on a bottom edge 234 of the chest unit 230. The chest unit 230 resembles a collared waistcoat. This unit provides, at inner vertical edges 232 and 235 thereof, several pairs of eyelets 236. Each of such pairs is apt to receive a double-face button of the already described type, for frontally closing the unit. The upper and the lower arm units, 261 and 262, respectively, are substantially tubular-shaped, likewise the leg units described with reference to the' second embodiment of the invention.

According to a criterion of unit connection that will by now be familiar to the reader, each upper arm unit 261 has a slider row at a top edge thereof and a core row at a bottom edge thereof .

Each lower arm unit 262 has, instead, a slider row at a top edge thereof, complementary to the corresponding core row applied onto the bottom edge of the homologous upper arm unit 261.

Of course, an alternative embodiment may provide also the lower arm unit 262 to have a core row at a bottom edge thereof, e.g., for allowing the 'connection to a pair of gloves .

Referring now to Fig. 29, the sports jacket assembly 220 also comprises a jacket unit 270, apt to assume an unfolded configuration in which it is substantially plane and formed by a single layer. The jacket unit 270 has, at a top edge 273 thereof, a slider row 273 complementary to the bottom core row 234 of the chest unit 230.

Referring to Fig. 30, the unit garment 210 further comprises a coat unit 280, apt to assume an unfolded configuration in which it is substantially plane and formed by a single layer. Also the coat unit 280 has, at a top edge 283 thereof, a slider row 283 complementary to the core row 234 of the chest unit 230.

It will now be understood that, according to this fifth embodiment, a user may wear the chest unit 230 only, thus obtaining a short sleeveless shirt, or the chest unit 230 combined with the jacket unit 270 and/or the arm units 261 and 262, for obtaining a short- or a long-sleeved shirt or a jacket.

Furthermore, by means of the intermediate unit 240 the user can associate the chest unit 230 with the pelvis unit 17 and possibly with leg units connected thereto, thereby obtaining a suit .

Lastly, the user may obtain a coat or a trench-coat, wearing the chest unit 230 associated with the coat unit 280.

It will be appreciated that, also in this fifth embodiment, the criterion according to which the slider rows are applied at additional units and not at basic units which are necessarily to be worn associated therewith, holds true. To this end, the intermediate unit 240 has a slider row at both the top and the bottom edge thereof, as such intermediate unit 270 is apt to connect two units, the chest unit 230 and the pelvis unit 17, that could be individually worn.

Moreover, it will be understood that alternative embodiments may provide the intermediate unit to be connectable to a belt unit rather than to the pelvis unit .

Variants to the above-disclosed embodiment of the sports jacket assembly could also provide the chest and/or the intermediate unit to be formed each in two or in four plane units instead that in one unit only, analogously to what was disclosed for the various embodiments of the pelvis assembly. In that case, the pelvis assembly and the coat unit associated with the sports jacket assembly, as well as the number and arrangement of the related engagement member rows, will be modified accordingly. Moreover, further units may be provided, e.g. a cap unit connectable to the chest unit according to the same connection criterion hereto disclosed.

A simplified embodiment of the unit garment could further provide a single zipper to be applied at the top edge of the belt unit, both for the connection to various pocket units or to various working units like the above- described carpentry unit .

Further, it will be understood that even if the engagement means has hereto been described with reference to the case of zippers comprising rows of teeth, such means could be implemented in several other manners . For instance, this could comprise toothless zippers, complementary bands of engagement members of a Velcro type, snap fasteners, hooks and related eyelets, small magnets, and so on.

The present invention has hereto been disclosed with reference to preferred embodiments thereof. It is understood that other embodiments ascribable to the same inventive concept may be effected, all however comprised within the protective scope of the present invention, as defined by the annexed claims .

Claims

Claims
1. A unit garment (1; 200; 201; 210) for dressing the waist of a user and extending onto the legs and/or onto the torso thereof, comprising a plurality of detachable units (51, 52) , having, at edges thereof (511, 521) , engagement means (500) for mutually interengaging one with the other, which edges extend longitudinally, transversely and/or circumferentially to the user's body, wherein a subset of units related to at least one of the legs and torso portions are apt to assume, taken separately from the other units, an unfolded configuration, wherein they are substantially plane and formed by a single layer.
2. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claim 1, being double-face.
3. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said engagement means comprises at least one zipper (500) .
4. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claim 3, wherein said zipper comprises two complementary rows of teeth (511, 521) , each applied at a respective edge of a unit of said plurality.
5. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claims 2 and 4, wherein each unit of said plurality (51, 52) is made of two bolts (501, 502) joined by a perimeter seam (503) and one of said rows of teeth (511, 521) is fixed between said bolts by said perimeter seam.
6. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claim 5, wherein said zipper (500) comprises a slider (506) that has two tangs (507) arranged at opposite faces thereof .
7. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to claim 5, wherein said zipper (153) comprises a single tang (517) and a slider (516) , said slider having an U-shaped connection bracket (518) between two faces thereof for forming a track within which said tang can slide.
8. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to any one of the claims 3 to 7, wherein said engagement means
(513, 514) arranged at said transversal edges (513, 514) are zippers that can be closed by sliding the related slider outward-wise with respect to the longitudinal axis
5 of the user's body.
9. The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said engagement means (500) are shielded by peripheral flaps (504) of the units of said plurality.
!0 10- The garment (1; 200; 201; 210) according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising unit trousers (100) .
11. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 10, wherein said trousers (100) comprise bilateral trousers
15 units (21, 51) .
12. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 10 or 11, wherein said trousers (100) comprise a pelvis assembly (2; 12; 17).
13. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 12, 20 wherein said pelvis assembly (2; 12; 17) has top engagement means (213; 133, 143; 171), arranged at a top transversal edge thereof, for engaging further units of said plurality.
14. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 12 or 25 13, wherein said pelvis assembly comprises a first pelvis unit (21; 13) and a second pelvis unit (22; 14) , apt to engage therebetween by inner engagement means (250; 251; 253) arranged at respective inner longitudinal edges thereof .
30 15. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 14, wherein said inner engagement means comprises a central trousers zipper (250; 251; 253) that can be closed by sliding the related slider top from bottom.
16. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 15,
35 wherein said pelvis assembly (2; 12) provides additional closure means (170) , associated with said central trousers zipper (253) , comprising, at a first row of teeth (254) of said zipper, a first projecting eyelet (176) , apt to receive a double-face button (3Ϊ3) , and, at a second row of teeth (255) , a first (177) and a second
(178) flap, said second row being housed between said flaps, each flap having, above said second row, a second eyelet (179) analogous to said first eyelet (176) .
17. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 12 to 16, wherein said subset of units comprises two front pelvis units (21, 22) and two corresponding rear pelvis units (23, 24), substantially pentagon- shaped, wherein each front or rear pelvis unit has inner engagement means (212) , arranged at an inner longitudinal edge (212) thereof, for engaging the other front or rear pelvis unit, and outer and crotch engagement means, respectively arranged at an outer longitudinal edge (211) and at a transversal crotch edge (215) for engaging the corresponding rear or front unit .
18. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 17, wherein said outer engagement means (211) is zippers that can be closed by sliding the related slider top from bottom.
19. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 10 to 18, wherein said subset of units comprises at least one front leg unit (41, 51, 61) and a corresponding rear leg unit (42, 52, 62) for forming a leg of said trousers (100) .
20. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 19, wherein said at least one front leg unit (51) and said corresponding rear leg unit (52) have inner (512) and outer (511) engagement means for interengaging at respective inner (512) and outer (511) longitudinal edges, respectively, and top engagement means (513), for engaging another unit (41, 42) at a top transversal edge
(513) thereof.
21. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 20, wherein said inner- (512) and outer (511) engagement means are zippers that can be closed bottom from top.
22. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 20 or 21, wherein said top engagement means (513) comprises a zipper row of teeth having a slider (506) .
23. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 10 to 22, wherein said trousers (100) comprise at least one tubular-shaped leg unit (15) comprising top engagement means (153) arranged at a top circumferential edge (153) thereof.
24. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 23, wherein said tubular-shaped leg unit (15) is formed starting from a single piece of cloth, cut according to an eight-side polygonal profile.
25. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 23 or 24, comprising at least one tubular leg unit (15, 16) for each trousers leg, wherein said top engagement means (153) of said leg units comprises zippers, all apt to be closed in a same clockwise or counterclockwise verse, depending upon the exhibited face of said trousers (100) .
26. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 19 to 22 and according to any one of the claims 23 to 25 or 12 to 16, or according to any one of the claims 23 to 25 when dependent from claim 17 or 18, comprising a tubular-shaped adapter leg unit (45) , having at a first circumferential edge thereof first engagement means (453) for engaging leg (51) or pelvis (21) units of said subset of units, and, at the other circumferential edge, second engagement means (454) for engaging another unit' of said plurality.
27. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 10 to 26, comprising at least one leg size-adapter unit (46) , having a top edge circumference (461) and a bottom edge circumference (462) , the extension thereof corresponding to different trousers sizes.
28. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the claims 19 to 27, comprising a footwear (19) having, at a top circumferential edge of the neck thereof, footwear engagement means (191) for engaging a terminal leg unit (18) at a bottom circumferential edge (184) thereof.
29. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said subset of units comprises a belt unit (3; 30; 300; 320; 330).
30. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to claim 29, wherein said belt unit (3; 30; 300; 320; 330) comprises top engagement means (303, 304, 305) at a top edge (301) thereof, for engaging further units (7, 8) of said garment .
31. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to claim 30, wherein said top engagement means comprises three rows of zipper teeth (303, 304, 305) arranged in a sequence.
32. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to claim 31, wherein said three rows of teeth have a predetermined spacing (306) among them.
33. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to claim 31 or 32, wherein said three rows of zipper teeth (303, 304, 305) have a zipper core (505) each.
34. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to any one of the claims 29 to 33, wherein said belt unit (3; 30;
300; 320; 330) has, at -longitudinally opposed end portions (311, 312) thereof, a double-face fastening system (31), comprising a double-face button (313), a first eyelet (316) , formed in a first end portion (311) and apt to receive said double-face button, and two second eyelets (318) , formed at a bifurcation of a second end portion (312) and being as well apt to receive said double-face button.
35. The garment (201) according to any one of the claims 29 to 34, wherein said belt unit (330) has a double-face adjustment system (331, 332) for tightening/loosening the waist measure, comprising a first band (331) , provided with a buckle, and a second band (332) , apt to be inserted into the loops of said buckle, wherein said bands, for each face of said belt unit, are each outletted from a respective hole.
36. The garment (201) according to any one of the claims 29 to 35, wherein said belt unit (330) has an elongated pocket (333) for containing a mobile phone.
37. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said subset of units comprises a front bib unit (71) , an intermediate braces unit (72) and a rear back unit (73) , apt to form a salopette (7) .
38. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 37, wherein said bib unit (71) at the top provides double- face buttons (313) for the connection to said braces unit (72) .
39. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said subset of units comprises apron units (8) .
40. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 39, comprising a torso apron unit (81) , for shielding the upper portion of the user's body, a lap apron unit (82) , for shielding the pelvis and the thighs, and a leg apron unit (83) .
41. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 40 and to any one of the claims 30 to 33, wherein said lap unit
(82) has, at a top transversal edge (823) thereof, engagement means (801, 802) complementary to said top engagement means (303, 305) of said belt unit (3; 30; 300; 320; 330) .
42. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 41, comprising a bib apron unit (81) , wherein said bib apron unit and said lap unit (82) have respective eyelets (810, 820) apt to receive a double-face button (313) for connecting said units.
43. The garment (1; 200) according to claim 42, comprising a pouch unit (84) , wherein said pouch unit and said apron bib unit (81) have complementary engagement means (814) for reciprocally interengaging.
44. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising a carpentry unit (9), onto which a plurality of tools (91, 92) is applied.
45. The garment (1; 200) according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising a bellows pocket unit (10, 11) .
46. The garment (201) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said subset of units comprises a skirt (20) .
47. The garment (201) according to claim 46, wherein said skirt (20) has complementary inner engagement means, arranged at longitudinal inner edges thereof (203, 204) .
48. The garment (201) according to claim 46 or 47, wherein said skirt (20) has top engagement means (205) , arranged at a top edge (205) thereof, for the connection to further units (17, 330) of said plurality.
49. The garment (201) according to claim 48 and according to claim 13 , wherein said top engagement means (205) of said skirt (20) is complementary to said top engagement means (213; 133, 143; 171) of said pelvis assembly (2; 12; 17) .
50. The garment (1; 200; 201) according to claim 48 or 49, comprising a belt- unit (320) having bottom engagement means (321) , complementary to said top engagement means (205) of said skirt (20) .
51. The garment (210) according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising a jacket assembly (220) .
52. The garment (210) according to claim 51, wherein said jacket assembly (220) comprises a chest unit (230) , having bottom engagement means (234) for the connection to further units (240, 280) of said plurality.-
53. The garment (210) according to claim 52, comprising a coat unit (280) having, at a top edge thereof, top engagement means (283), complementary to said bottom engagement means (234) of said chest unit (230) .
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