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Sept. 20,.1938. H. LEMOINE ' 2,130,690 WEARING APPAREL Filed June 16, 1934. 3 Sheets-Sheet l 11v VENTOR ' //)’/l T7 A 5/701”: B Y ~ , 4 TTORNE rs Sept. 20, 1938. H. LEMOINE 2,130,690 WEARING APPAREL Filed June 16, 1934 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 (NVENTOR /‘/VATT Asmouv; A TTORNE Y6’ Sept- 20, 1938. H. LEMOINEV 2,130,690 WEARING APPAREL Filed June- 16, 1934 3 Sheets-Sheet IN VEN TOR. II/Y’QTT [Ema/M: WW A TTORNEYS. Patented vSept. 20, _1938 2,130,690 UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE‘ 9 Claims.‘ The present invention relates to wearing ap parel and has particular ‘application to slide fastener constructions which may be applied in combination garments, such as overalls or chil In the usual types of garments or closures em ploying slide fasteners, the amount of opening or attachment which could be secured by the slide fastener was necessarily limited. To secure com plete closure it was necessary to employ a plurality of slide fastenings or to combine such slide fasten ers with other types of fasteners such as buttons, snap fasteners and so forth. Due to the difficulty that slide fasteners would what limited. , , v . _ utilized to enable partial opening of the garment, between. the jacket portion ‘and’ trouser portion. 45 tom of the jacket to close the jacket. - Then it is ‘5 jacket and trousers, it is run down the ?y opening _ to close the same. __ During usage the ?y may be opened by pulling up on the slide fastener, or both the ?y may be opened and the trousers detached from the jacket by pulling the slide fastener over the ?y and then aroundthe waist. The opposing cooperating teeth of the slide fastener are preferably provided with initial con nection-means by which the two strips may be An object of the present invention is to provide connected together to permit movement of the an improved garment of simple and practical con _ slide thereupon to cause engagement of the teeth. At the end of the strip at the front of the waist struction in which the jacket and‘trouser sections‘ and at the end of the strip of the slide fastener thereof are connected in such a manner as to constitute ‘in effect a one-piece garment and‘ elements around the waist, a guide means is pref wherein said sections may be readily and quickly erably provided for. enabling the slide fastener or joined together and detached from one another sliding member ‘to be moved off one fastener ele by the use of a simple fastening construction, ment and to be started on another fastener ele which, if desired, also may be used for closing the ment. _ A snap fastening means is also preferably pro 'normal- front openings in both the jacket and vided to lock the ends of (the slide fastening strips Another object is to provide an overall garment, from which the sliding cam members have been the jacket and trousers sections of which are pro- ‘ removed, such as at the bottom of the jacket and vided with a separable fastener mechanism, or a the end of the connection 'of the jacket and slide fastener construction, which will enable _ trousers sections. The above and other objects will appear more ready closing of the front of the jacket, of the ?y of. the trousers, and ready connections between clearly from the following detailed description, trousers. 40 In the preferred construction, the slide fastener slider is started at the top of the front closure of the jacket and then is continued down to the bot the trousers and is run around the waist. Then after it'has completed the connection between the , 25 fasteners and the slide fastener could only be 35 ‘at the front of the jacket. also due to the fact that large portions of the gar These di?iculties have‘ been particularly appar ent in vcombination overall garments, where both the opening in the front of the trousers and of the shirt had to be closed by other means'than slide _ . _ The fastener is preferably of the type ‘which permits total separation between the jacket and the blouse element and also complete separation turned to the connection between the jacket and ers, buttons, hooks and eyes or snap‘ fasteners, the use of slide fasteners ingarments has been some 30 trousers elements. only permit limited opening of the garments, and ments had to be closed by the old type of fasten 20 jacket member, the fly opening of the trouser sec tion and along the waistline of the jacket and ,5 dren’s garments. is to illustrate the application of the invention, and in. this overall construction the slide fasteners are connected along the front opening of the ' ' - the trouser and jacket sections, preferably by the manipulation of a single sliding fastener element, which nevertheless will permit-ready opening of the various portions of the garments during usage. Another object is', to provide an improved slide 50 or fastener construction or mechanism which lends itself to the utilization of a single sliding fastener element to close the various sections of wearing apparel or other closures. In the preferred embodiment of the present whentaken in connection with the accompanying drawings, which illustrate a preferred embodi-_ ment of the inventive idea. In the drawings: j Figures 1 to 4 show one embodiment of the present invention in which the slide fastener is 50 applied to the connectionv of the trousers and jacket elements of an overallcombination, Fig. 1 being a front elevation of the garment showing ‘ the parts assembled, Fig. 2 being a similar view 55 invention an overall construction will be utilized , illustrating the parts detached from one another, 2 2,180,690 Fig. 3 being an enlarged fragmentary elevation, with the cover flaps of the separable connection illustrated to show portions of the latter, and Fig. to receive the other series of elements In on the strip H and cause said series to be interengaged as the slide is moved from the left-hand end of 4 being a vertical sectional view substantially > the fastener, as shown in Figure 2, to its fully Cl upon the line 4—4 of Fig. 1. - operated position at the right of Figure 3. ' Figures 5 to '7 show another embodiment of the invention, to which the present application is particularly directed, Fig. 5 being a front eleva tional view of the combined garment showing the 10 parts assembled similar to Fig. 1, and Figs. 6 and 7 being enlarged detail views showing the slide fastener construction. The construction just described is set forth in my prior‘ ?led abandoned application Serial No. 15 423,575, ?led January 27th, 1930. Figures 1 to 4 of the present application cor of a one-piece overall. In order to completely detach the two sections 5 and 6, the slide |2 is moved in a reverse direc tion from that above described until the series respond to Figures 1 to 4 of saidv prior abandoned of elements ||l carried by the strip II are entirely application. disconnected from the slide which latter still re mains attached to the series of elements secured In Figs. 5 to 7 is shown a different embodiment 20 in which the front of the jacket section, the ?y of the trousers section, as well as the connection between the jacket and trousers section are con nected by a single sliding cam fastener which may ?rst be passed down over the front of the blouse 25 or jacket to close the same, then around the waist to connect the garment sections and then down the fly to close the trousers. In Figs. 5 to '7 parts functioning similarly as in Figs. 1 to 4 will be indicated by the same 30 To attain the latter position, the slide moves completely around the waist and in so doing the elements In attached to the shirt section pass through the slide and are thus interengaged with 10 the elements In carried by the strip 9. With the sections- of the garment thus con nected, the same combine to form the equivalent numerals primed. In Figs. 5 and 6 the slide fasteners are not only provided around the waist, as indicated by the numerals 9’, IO’, II’ but they also are pro vided as indicated at 20 and 2| along the front 35 of the jacket at 2|] and along the ?y of the trousers at 2|. The present garment is ‘primarily designed to overcome certain difficulties and disadvantages existent in known one-piece overalls, such as the 40 inability to remove or lower the trouser section without ?rst unfastening the shirt section and disengaging the arms from the sleeves thereof. At the same time, the instant garment, by having the sections separably connected and assembled 45 in the manner to later appear, has all of the in-' herent advantages of a one-piece garment in ad dition to the fact that either section may be used by itself, if so desired. - By reference to the accompanying drawings, it will be seen that the garment comprises the trouser and shirt sections 5 and 6, respectively, which may be made of any suitable material and formed with pockets in the usual manner, the trouser section also having loops 1 about the in Cl ' waistline for receiving a belt when said section is used to the exclusion of section 6. The trouser section, in addition to the usual button fasten ings, may also have a snap fastener 8 at the upper end of the ?y portion. The upper edge of the section 5 has stitched (50 or otherwise fastened thereto a strip 9, which in the form shown, extends entirely about the waist portion. ‘ The edge of said strip which pmjects above the “ end of the trouser section carries the elements [0 of a separable fastener ‘mechanism of well-known construction and said elements cooperate with similar ones carried by a strip || attached to the interior of the section 6 above the bottom edge thereof to secure the latter to the section 5 when the entire garment is being employed. The separable fastener mechanism further in cludes the slide I2 which is permanently con *nected to one of the series of elements l0, those 75 carried by the strip 9, for instance, and is adapted to the strip 9. ' The sections 5 and 6 are now completely de tached one from the other. In order that the elements ll] of the separable fastener may be prevented from coming in con tact with the body or undergarment of the wear 25 er, the section 6 has secured to the inner sur face thereof a ?ap |3 which covers said elements. This ?ap is preferably secured in place by the same means which is utilized to attach the strip H to the section 6 and from this point of at 30 tachment downwardly the remainder of the shirt section constitutes an outer covering ?ap Ill ex tending around the shirt and of su?icient width to extend over the elements In and also cover the snap fastener 8, thereby imparting to the un dergarment a neat and attractive appearance. 35 Preferably a single slider or cam member l2’ is provided for these fasteners l0’, 2|] and 2|, and this slide fastener is started at 23 adjacent the neck of the wearer to close the jacket, as indi cated by the arrow 25. 40 It is then continued around the waist, as indi cated by the arrows 25 and 26. After having completed connection along the waist between the jacket 6’ and the trousers 5’ it is continued 45 down to close the ?y as indicated by the arrow 21. J The reverse operation of ?rst opening the ?y is indicated by the dotted arrow 28. When it is desired to detach the jacket from the trousers, the slider I2’ is then moved from the'top of the fastener 2| around the waist, as indicated by the arrows 28 and 29. - Finally, when it is desired to open the jacket the slider is pulled up along the front of the 55 jacket, as indicated by the arrow 30. The jacket shown in Fig. 5 is provided with detachable connections at 23, 32 and 33 enabling initiation of the cam slider along the slide fas teners I0’, 20 and 2|, respectively. These connections to enable initiation of the sliding cam member are shown in detail in Fig. 6 at the points 32 and 33, 32 showing the connec tion after it has been made and 33 showing the connection in the process of being made. In Fig, 6, after the slider I2’ is pulled off the waist slide fastener Ill’, it passes around the hol low guiding member 34 and then onto the beaded edge 35. The slide fastener 2| is provided with the op posite cooperating teeth 36 and 31. It will be noted that the channel of the slider I2’ indicated by the dimension arrows 38 in Fig. 6 is of su?icient magnitude to enable the slider 3 2,180,690 I2’ to pass over and be guided by the quarter opening the locked slide-off end of the hookless circular guide member 34. fastener 26. ' When the slider member is in the position in , r ' At the point designated 50 in Fig. '6, the fas dicated at 33, the nose 39 projecting from the ' tening device consists of a swinging latch mem ber 6i whichis pivotally connected at 59 to a end of the row of the teeth 36 of the slide fas tener 2| may ‘be-inserted into the other side of tongue 60 at the end of the bead 6| of the strip the slide I2’ indicated'at 40 until the flat oblique II'- of the slide fastener around the waist of the end 4| of the nose contacts with the end of the garment. ‘ The ?attened end 62 of the guide 34 is provided with a pin 63, which is received in the 10 10' Connected to the inside of the nose 4| is the recess 64 of the hook member 58. A spring member, not shown, is associated with the pivot hook 42 which will then be ready to pass into the opening 43 in ‘the end of the quarter-circular 59 to throw down the hook 58 to engage the guide 34 upon further movement of the slider pin ,63 immediately the slider I2’ has passed I2’ to interlock the teeth 36 and 31 when the thereover. , Upon return of the slider I2’ before the slider 15 15 slider is',pulled down to close the slide fastener moves or can be moved from the guide circular 2| along the fly of the trousers 5'. The initial connection, after being formed, is 34 onto the fastener strap II)’ it is necessary to best shown at 32 and similarly functioning parts throw the latch 58 out so that it will pass through areindicated by the same numerals at 32. At the ‘upper channel 65 in Fig. 6 of the slider. 20 Then the slider maybe ?tted upon the row of '20 32, the initial end of the slide fastener is securely teeth III’ and moved around’ the waist, as indi locked by the hook 42 engaging the end'of the cated by the arrows 29 and 29 in Fig. 5. -_ guide 34, after the slider has passed thereover, » It will be noted that the guide straps are ?at _ following the engagement as indicated at 33. A similar device as shown at 32 and 33 may be used tened, as indicated at‘62 since the slider I2’ must be taken off and placed on the slide fastener 2|] 25. at 23 in Fig. 5. To lock the slide-off ends of the slide fasteners and III’ with its axis coinciding with ihe axis of when the slider cam has passed therefrom, these the fastener. For this reason the width of the ends being indicated at 44 and 45 in Fig. 5, it is guide 34 must decrease to approximately the ' desirable both to provide fullness in the garment dimension indicated at 66 on Fig. 6. It will be noted that the guide at its normal width has 30 30 as indicated at 46, 41 and 48 in Fig. 5 to prevent as far as possible stresses being applied to the about the same width as the length of the teeth I0’, 36, 31, 5| and 53. slide-off ends of the hookless fasteners. In addi In operation, ‘it is readily apparent that the tion, locking means are preferably provided, as wearer of the garment may open either the slide indicated at 49 and 50,.in Fig. 6. fastener 2| or both the slide fasteners 2| and I0’ 35 35 ‘The locking means 49 of Fig. 6 is shown in during the normal working day. Thepfastener larger scale in Fig. '1, and it is automatically opened and closed by the movement of the slider 2| may be opened without affecting the fasteners I0’ and 20, and the slide fasteners 2| and I0’ cam member I2’. The locking device 50 is auto matically closed, but must be opened to detach may be opened without affecting the fastener 2|]. In this manner a most convenient utilization may 4,0 '40 the jacket 6’ from the'trousers 5' and to enablev be made of the garment throughout working the slide fastener- to ,be placed upon the row III’ guide. , . - ‘ in itsmovement 28-~29.‘ ' hours. 6 Referring to Figs. 6 and‘7, the end tooth 5| of the slide fastener row 2Il~at the front of the jacket is provided with a double projection 52 instead of the single projection of the remaining teeth. Engaging with the tooth 52 are two close ’ ly spaced'opposite teeth 53 on the opposite tape 7 which are provided with inwardly facing recesses 50 54. It will be noted that the lower faces of these teeth 53 abut, as indicated at 55, and that they are connected to the bead 56 of the tape 51 .of the slide fastener 26. ' - ,_ vWhen the slider I2’ passes from the fastener 55 20 ontov the guide 34 preparatory to passing onto the strip III’, the projections 52 of the tooth 5|. ‘will be forced into the recesses 54 on the teeth "60 53, straining the bead 56 on the end of the tape 51 so that the tooth 5| will be, held by the teeth 53 with considerable force and resiliency, which ._ may be controlled to overcome any normal ten sioning which might occur at the bottom of the' jacket. ' If desired, instead of relying only upon the re 65 siliency of the teeth 56 of the tape '51, resilient spring means of either flat or coil construction ' ‘ may be included in the construction of Fig. 7 so as to assure a- ?rmer grip of the tooth 5| be7 ‘ tween the teeth 53. I , 70 - The slider I2’, in passing back‘. from the fas tener III’ to the fastener 26 will exert a tensioning force su?icient to separate the teeth 5| and 53, we which will be much greater than any tension normally occurring during wear or usage so that no ‘particular difficulty will be experienced in It is obvious that the jacket 6' and the trousers 5' are interchangeable, are each singly replace able and different jackets may be used with dif ferent trousers, or different trousers with differ ent jackets. ‘ ' In assuming the garment, the jacket carrying _ the slider I2’ is ?rst assumed. The slide fastener 29 may be connected together, as indicated at 50 32 and 33 in' Fig. 6, and the slider cam I2’ may then be run down to close the fastener 20. As the slider I2’ passes from the strip 26 it will lock the teeth 5| and53 together, as “indicated in Figs. 6 and 7. ‘ . . Then the__ slider. may. be conveniently run around the guide 34 and thehook 42 may be en gaged in the end of the guide 34, as indicated at '32 in Fig. 6. The slider I2’is then conveniently run around 60 ‘the waist to connect together the jacket 6' and the trousers 5" and as it passes beyond the slide fastener II)’ the hook 58 will snap down to engage the pin 63 and; lock the‘ exit ‘end of the slide fastener I0’. ' 7 Then the rows ofteeth 36 and 31 may be en gaged for operation of the slider l2’, as indicated at 33 in Fig. 6, and the slider cam I2’ ‘may be run down to the position indicated in Fig. 5. "/ It will be noted that the combination garment 70 construction of the present invention enables the wearer thereof to assemble-and detach the sec tions thereof with great facility and whenyso as? sembled, the garment produces a very neat ap pearance. ' - ' 4 2,130,690 In using the construction of the present inven tion in overall garments, the many difficulties of trousers sections, said slidev fasteners each con sisting of a fabric strip to be sewn to the edges of one-piece overall garments have been avoided, ‘the jacket and trousers section to be connected to gether or to each other, each of said strips being provided with a fabric bead and each of said beads being provided with and carrying a plurality of . particularly the disadvantage of getting into or out of these garments because of the fact that they were di?icult- to- engage or disengage with and from the shoulders of the wearer. interengaging teeth, each tooth having opposite With other one-piece overall constructions, it“ projections and recesses to engage with the op posite teeth of the same shape on the other strip, was necessary to lengthen the body of the gar said strips or fasteners being entirely separable 10 ment to make it possible to don and. remove the ' garment and the lengthening had to be carried from each other, the slide fasteners along the out to such an extent that when the garment was front of the jacket and around the waist of the jacket and trousers sections being entirely sep Worn it presented an ill-?tting appearance. Fur thermore, the additional material required to arable and a cam slider element to cause engage ment and disengagement of the slide fasteners for 15 secure the additional length greatly increased the engagement, means at the beginning of each of cost of production. In old style one-piece garments, the trousers ‘said slide fasteners to enable initial engagement were usually worn out before the jacket or shirt of the slider therewith, locking means at the ends portions, and it was usually necessary to make a of the slide fastener of the jacket and slide fas tener around the waist to lock said slide fasteners 20 20 premature replacement of the‘ entire garment, which is not necessary in the case of the present when the slider is removed therefrom, and guide invention. The overall construction shown in the applica means between the slide fasteners on the front of - the jacket and around the waist and also between tion is much superior to other constructions, in 25 which either snap fasteners or buttons may be utilized for making connection between the jacket and trousers sections of the garment. With snap [fasteners or buttons, it is evident that ‘not only will considerable time be lost in securing the fas 30 tening means together, but in addition such fas tening means will not be adequate to hold the garments together when strain is applied thereto, such as is occasioned when bending over. The snap fasteners become detached from each 35 other and very often the buttons will be torn loose, or the buttonholes enlarged to such an ex tent that they will no longer retain the buttons. It is obvious that the novel hookless fastener arrangementsof the present invention, although 40 particularly applicable to overall constructions, and to one-piece combination children's garments, are also broadly applicable to enclosures, cover ings and various articles of clothing in which it is desired to close different portions of the gar 45 ment with hookless fastening devices with a single slider element even though such portions are at considerable angles to eac other. The present invention lso illustrates a most novel method of locking both ends of a slide 50 fastener device, when the slider is altogether re; moved therefrom and it also indicates how a sep arable slide fastener may be initially engaged to enable the movement of a slider thereover, which novel features are of general application. 55 The garments prepared according to the pres ent application are found particularly suitable for laundering since the soap which catches in be ‘the slide fasteners around the waist and along the front of the' ?y, whereby the slide fastener 25 may be ‘drawn down to engage the slide fastener at the front of the jacket, then'turned at 90° to connect the slide fastener between the jacket and trousers section and then turned another 90° to engage the slide fastener on the ?y. 30 2. An overall construction comprising separable trousers and jacket sections, the jacket sections being provided with an open front and the trou sers section being provided with an open ?y, slide fasteners connected to the front of the jacket, 35 to the ?y of the trousers and to the adjacent upper edge of the trousers and lower edge of the jacket, and extending around the waist of said jacket and trousers sections, said slide fasteners each con sisting of a fabric strip to be sewn to the edges 40 of the jacket and trousers section to be connected together or to each other, each of said strips being provided with a fabric bead and each of said beads being provided with and carrying a plurality of interengaging teeth, each tooth having an op posite projection and recesses to engagewith the 45 opposite teeth of the same shape on the other strip, said strips or fasteners being entirely sep arable from each other, the slide fasteners along the front of the jacket and ‘around the waist of the jacket and trousers sections being entirely separable, a single cam slider element to cause engagement and disengagement of the slide fas teners said slide fasteners being connected by guide means by which said single cam slide may 55 be moved from one slide ‘fastener to the other. 3. An overall construction comprising separable trousers and jacket sections, the jacket sections being provided with an open front and the trou fastener and assures that it will slip through the sers section being provided with an open ?y, slide teeth to cause engagement or disengagement of ‘ fasteners connected to the front of the jacket, to the ?y of the trousers and to the adjacent upper such teeth in a much more satisfactory manner. edge of the trousers and lower edge of the jacket, It is also to be understood, of course, that sep and extending around ' the entire waist of said arate slide fasteners may be employed for the jacket and trousers sections, a single cam slider 65 front of the jacket between the jacket and trou element to cause engagement and disengagement sers and along the ?y of the trousers. ~ ' of the slide fasteners, means at the beginning of tween'the teeth during the laundering operation enhances the lubricating properties of the slide What is claimed is: ‘ 1. An overall construction comprising separable ' each of said slide fasteners to enable initial en trousers and jacket sections,_ the jacket sections gagement of the slider therewith, and-guide means being provided with an open front and the trou sers section being provided with an open ?y, slide fasteners connected to the front of the jacket, to ‘ the ?y of the trousers and to the adjacent upper edge of the trouser!’ and lower edge of the jacket, 75 and extending around the waist of said jacket and between the slide fasteners on the ‘front of the 70 jacket and around the waist and also between the slide fastener around the waist and along the front of the ?y, whereby the slide fastener may be drawn down to engage the slide fastener at the front of the jacket, then turned at 90° to connect 75 5 2,180,690 the slide fastener between the ‘jacket and trou tachably connected together and capable of be sers section and then turned another 90° to en gage theslide fastener on the fly. 4. In a garment of the type provided with a ‘ing opened from each other and said body portion and said pants portion being provided with ver tical openings along the front thereof ;;the com bination therewith of an entirely separable slide 5 body covering portion and a pants portion, said pants portion and said body portion being de tachably connected together and capable of be ing opened from each other and said body portion and said pants portion being provided with‘ver tical openings along the front thereof; the com bination therewith of slide fasteners on each of said openings, a single sliding cam member to be moved from one slide fastener to another and guide means devoid of teeth between said slide fasteners, said guide means consisting of a metal strip of substantially the same height as the teeth of the slide fastener to guide said slide means from one slide fastener to the other. _5. In a garment of the type provided with a body covering portion and a pants portion, said pants portion and said body portion being de-. tachably connected together and capable of be ing opened from each other and said body portion and said pants portion being provided with ver 25 tical openings along the front thereof; the com bination therewith of slide fasteners on each of said openings, a sliding cam member to be moved from one slide fastener to another and guide means devoid of teeth between said slide fasten 30 ers, said guide means consisting of a metal strip of substantially the same height as the teeth of the slide fastener to guide said slide means from one slide fastener to the other, one end of said strip being flattened, to receive the cam member 35 when drawn off a slide fastener. 6. In a garment of the type provided with a body covering portion and a pants portion, said pants portion and said body portion being de tachably connected together and capable of be 40 ing opened from each other and said body portion and said pants portion being provided with ver tical openings along the front thereof; the 'com-, bination therewith of entirely separable slide fas tener means to close said openings, a sliding cam 45 member and guide means devoid of teeth be tween said slide fasteners to enable engagement fastening means on each of said openings, each means having a plurality of metallic fasteners permanently secured upon a pair of ?exible tapes and a sliding cam device having a central chan nel and diverging channels extending from and communicating with said central channel, each said means being provided with means for locking the initial end of the fastener characterized by a plate member secured to an end of one tape, including a metal strip having a hole and a hook 15 having an abutment member secured to the end of the other tape to engage the other member. 8. In a garment of the type provided with a body covering portion and a pants portion, said pants portion and said body portion being de 20 tachably connected together and capable of be ing opened from each other and said body portion and said» pants portion being provided with ver tical openings along the front thereof; the combination therewith of a separable slide fastening 25 means on each of said openings, each means hav ing a plurality of metallic fasteners permanently secured upon a pair of ?exible tapes and a sliding cam device having a central channel and diverg ing channels extending from and communicating 30 with said central channel, means for locking the run-off end of the fastener means characterized by said device including a tooth having a double‘ knob projection on one tape and two contacting teeth on the opposite tape with facing recesses to receive said double knob projection. 9. In a garment of the type provided with a body covering portion and a pants portion, said pants portion and said body portion being de tachably connected together and capable of be ing opened from each other and said body portion 40 and said pants portion being provided with ver tical openings along the front‘ thereof; the com bination therewith of a separable slide fastening means on each of said openings, each means hav ing a plurality of metallic fasteners permanently 45 of said cam member with the initial end of said secured upon a pair of ?exible tapes and a sliding fastener, said guide means consisting of a metal cam device having a central channel and diverg strip of substantially the same height as the teeth - ing channels extending from and communicating 50 of the slide fastener connected to the initial end with said central channel, said fastener means of one side of the fastener, and a nose member also including means for locking the run-off end 50 with a hook to engage said guide means connected of the fastener characterized by a hook on the to the initial end of the other side of the fastener. run-off end of one tape resiliently pressed toward '7. In a garment of, the type provided with a the run-off end of the other tapeand a pin on the 55 body covering portion and a pants portion, said other tape engaging said hook. pants portion and said body portion being de HYATT LEMOINE.