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Publication numberUS3031677 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date1 May 1962
Filing date12 Dec 1958
Priority date12 Dec 1958
Publication numberUS 3031677 A, US 3031677A, US-A-3031677, US3031677 A, US3031677A
InventorsMurphy John J
Original AssigneeMurphy John J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination garment and accessory therefor
US 3031677 A
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May 1, 1962 J. J. MURPHY COMBINATION GARMENT AND ACCESSORY THEREFOR Filed Dec. 12, 1958 Rh fi m W H 5 mm J 0' n m T J Wy 3,031,677 COMBINATTON GARMENT AND ACCESSORY THEREFOR John J. Murphy, 815 59th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Filed Dec. 12, 1958, Ser. No. 780,136 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-93) This invention relates to improvements in garments and accessories thereto. 1 An object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved garment in the form of a coat, jacket and the like, in which scarf elements are mounted, and so constructed and arranged as to impart warmth and comfort, without undue bulk therefrom.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved garment accessory in the form of a scarf device, in which there are a pair of complementary scarf elements, each securable inside a coat, jacket or the like, for imparting warmth to the wearer, the scarf elements avoiding extension over the rearward or neck portion of the jacket and coat.

A further object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved garment accessory in the form of a scarf device, in which there is a plurality of scarf elements, each scarf element being in the form of an elongated broad piece of sheet material with fastening means at one end or both ends, for securing the same within the interior front portion of each side of a garment such as a coat, jacket or the like, so as to overlie generally the chest portion of the wearer, without externally being visible.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved scarf device for cooperative mounting on the inner surface of each side of a coat, jacket and the like, which is formed for giving warmth only over the portions of the body underlying the same, when so mounted, and thus avoids warming the neck, shoulder or back portions of the body, thus providing localized warmth and comfort only where desired, and avoiding both undue bulk on the neck and shoulders, but also making for ease in wearing the same, as it goes on and off right with the coat or jacket, and does not have to be put on the neck first and then the coat inconveniently put on thereover.

Still a further object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved scarf device which can be made of any material suitable for its purpose, including wool, cotton, or even layered materials such as laminated fibres between inner and outer'fabrics or layers of material.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a scarf device of the character described, which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, is adapted foruse in .all types of outer garments, and may remain substantially invisible if desired, to avoid need for matching the garments.

These and other advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment thereof, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and in which,

FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view showing a garment in which a scarf device according to the invention, is mounted, and indicating generally in broken lines, the location thereof, therewithin.

FIGURE 2 is a transverse sectional elevational view taken substantially on plane 22 of FIGURE 3, looking in the direction of the arrows in that view, and showing a pair of scarf elements mounted therewithin.

FIGURE 3 is a sectional plan view taken substantially on plane 3-3 of FIGURE 1, and partially broken out to show the interior construction.

FIGURE 4 is a sectional plan view similar to that of FIGURE 3, but on an enlarged scale, for clarity of illustration, and showing a preferred form of the invention.

States Patent f we FIGURE 5 is a sectional plan view similar to that of FIGURE 4, but showing a modified form of the invention, with the view showing in broken lines, the extended out position of the parts of the scarf elements when so used.

In connection with the manufacture, sale and wearing of garments, such as coats, jackets and the like, both for women and men, and for children, it is frequently important to employ additional means for obtaining localized warmth for the body, as for example, over the chest. Where resort is had to wearing a heavy overcoat, extreme Weight or bulk may make it inconvenient or a hardship, and hence the person involved may dispense with wearing something for this purpose, and become ill, or at least very uncomfortable due to lack of such protective covering. The present device makes it possible to obtain adequate localized warmth and protection from the elements and unexpected weather, without need for either wearing a bulky overcoat, or a large and bulky scarf. Also, where a full scarf is worn, it is well known that it adds quite a bit of bulk over the neck and shoulders of the wearer, and further is always somewhat involved or complicated in process of putting it on and taking it off, due to conflict with the overcoat or jacket being worn.

Thus, means is desirable to avoid these difliculties, and the present invention provides such means. An ordinary coat or jacket may be Worn, and has releasably mounted therein, in relatively concealed disposition, warmth pro ducing means carried on the interiors of the front portions of the coat. There is no extension over the neck or back or shoulders, and thus there is no undue bulk added for the wearer, while at the same time, adequate chest warmth is provided. In addition, the user can readily detach the scarf elements from the garment by their releasable fastenings, and either put them aside, or put them in a pocket, purse, or elsewhere, when not needed. In any event, by having them at hand, it has been found possible to go out in the fall or spring weather especially, without fear for exposure which might lead to colds and the like, and without resorting to carrying along a bulky overcoat or topcoat.

In order to understand clearly the nature of the invention and the best means for carrying it out, reference may be had to the drawings, in which like numerals denote similar parts throughout the several views.

As shown, there is a garment, such as a jacket 10, with sleeves 12 and 14 set into the armholes 16 and 18 of the garment, and stitched therein by well known means. The coat 10 thus consists of left and right back panels of fabric, secured along the seams 2t) and 22 to the left and right front panels 24 and 26 respectively, and also at the shoulder seams 28 and 30. Rear panels 29 and 31, may be secured together by seam 33, and are in turn secured to the front panels by similar side seams.

As shown, the marginal edge portions of the front panels may be outfolded, as shown, in FIGURE 1, to form lapels 32 and 34, which thus overlie in part, the frontal portions of the front panels, when used. In order to provide for greater comfort of the wearer, especially in inclement weather, windy, rainy, or cold, I provide a device shown at 36a and 3612, which itself is intended to be removably mounted right in the garment itself. Thus, each of the elements 36a and 36b may be formed of woven cloth or fabric, such as wool, cotton or other sheet material suitable for the intended purpose thereof. Where they are of warm material such as wool, they may be made with fringes along their bottom edges as at 40, and with their side edges 42 and 44 extending upwardly to intersect with their top edges or margins 46. At the top, means are provided for securing each of the accessory panels 36a and 36b to the inner surfaces of the two front body panels 24 and 26 of the garment itself.

This may be done by means of buttons 48 secured to the body panels 24 and 26 by stitching as shown, and remaining more or less permanently attached to the body panels where they are not visible from the outside. Buttonholes may be formed through the upper marginal portions 46 of the accessory panels, to receive and engage the buttons 48, and thus support the garment accessory members 36a and 36b removably in position. While buttons and buttonholes are one preferred form of such attachment, other means may also be employed, such as use of complementary snap fastener elements carried jointly by the body panels and by the accessory panels, for snap engagement and disengagement.

It will be seen that by use of my improved devices, in any garment for outerwear, such as a coat, jacket, or the like, there is provided the utility of a scarf, without the bulk, or inconvenience, and without the need for covering the neck and rear shoulders with a further thickness of a scarf, when such is not only not desired, but not needed. This also saves the expense of purchasing a regular scarf of full length, when the length of the portion which extends over the shoulders and around the rear of the neck is wasted. Thus it makes such length available in front, over the chest and torso, where its use is much more desired and effective.

For example, in making up my novel devices, it is possible to take an existing scarf, and divided it into two halves, of equal length, by cutting or otherwise, and by installation of fastenings such as buttons, buttonholes, snaps and the like, depending on needs and utilities, gain use of the entire length of the scarf where it is most needed and effective. While the two elements 36a. and 3612 are shown in FIGURE 2 as of a medium length each, it is understood that they may be much longer, proportionately, and thus lend to the versatility of the uses of the devices when worn. For example, they may be worn just as they appear, namely, hanging straight downwardly, over the chest; or they may be extended angularly, each over each side of the body of the wearer. Where added warmth is needed all around the body, or at the waist, then they may be made extra long, and may thus extend further downwardly than shown in FIGURE 2, yet still so as to be handled easily for such extension as needed.

Referring now to the modified form seen in FIGURE 5, it is seen that here the warming elements seen at 36a, for example in FIGURE 4, or its companion at 36b, may be made somewhat wider than the form seen in FIGURE 4, for example, twice as wide, even, if desired, or triple it, if desired. As seen best in FIGURE 5, such a warming element set 36c and 36d may be integral at their mutual web 36e, and, all having button-holes as shown for accommodating the buttons 43 or other fasteners, it is simple to open out to the positionshown at 36cc in FIGURE 5, the underlayer, disengaging it from buttons 48, so that it will extend across the chest of the wearer, to warm him or her in this vital region of the body. Thus, the panel 36d remains buttoned to the buttons 48, while the panel 36c is unbuttoned or otherwise unfastened, and extended outwardly as at 3600. It is seen that little if any added bulk results from this modified form, yet good advantages remain, protecting the user from severe cold spells, and the like. The double panel remains hidden until used, and then is little in direct view if at all.

Although I have described my invention in specific terms, it is understood that I do not wish to be limited to the invention as specifically set forth, but that various changes may be made in size, shape, materials and arrangement without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

I claim:

A garment comprising a coat, jacket and the like, formed with over lapping first and second front panels for covering the front of the torso of the body, first and second scarf element means disposed respectively on the inner portions of said front panels, securing means comprising button and buttonhole means carried jointly by said scarf elements and said front panels for releasably securing said scraf element means at their top portions only, in concealed positions and to said respective front panels for imparting warmth and protection to the chest of the wearer, each said scarf element means comprising a scarf element body formed of woven fabric and hanging down from below shoulder level and being substantially shorter than said front panels and extending wholly downwardly from said shoulder level, each scarf elementmeans being of substantial width greater than that of its related said front panel and normally folded over upon itself so as to remain Within its panel dimensions and confines, and unfoldable for overlapping onto the interior of the other said front panel for added weather protection.

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U.S. Classification2/93, 2/91
International ClassificationA41D23/00, A41D1/00, A41D1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/02, A41D23/00
European ClassificationA41D23/00, A41D1/02