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Sept. 27, 1938. ‘ sQB. PRESTON ' ~l . I v 2,131,118 'SCARF Filed Nov. 9, 1936 INVENTOR S. B. Prési‘oh ATTORNEYS Patented Sept.’ 27, 1938 2,131,118? _§ UNITED STATES PATENT-“OFFICE ‘ 2,131,118 ' ' SGARF f ~ . * ' ' _ Sam B. Preston, Birmingham, Ala. Application November 9, 1936, Serial No. 109,942 '5 Claims‘ ' . My invention relates to a novel and distinctive type of mu?ier or scarf which is characterized by the provision of a neck band adapted to be clasped about the wearer's neck and formed or 5 faced with the scarf material, the scarf being of the wide ?owing type and having its upper end gathered and sewn to the neck band so as to (Cl. 2-91) draping over its upper edge and thus presenting the scarf with its parts in the position of use as viewed in front elevation. ' ' - _ Fig. 4 is a‘ diagrammatic view illustrating the relation of. the stitched elements as shown in 5,3 an end view of Fig. 3 looking to the left. Similarv reference numerals refer to similar drape from the top edge thereof in a manner parts throughout‘ ‘the drawing. to simulate a mu?ler or hand tied scarf that has In the embodiment of my invention illustrated, I take a relatively wide strip of fabric, either 10, 10 been arranged effectively to cover and protect the wearer’s collar. and chest. The chief object of my invention is to obtain with a very small amount of material all of the» advantages of the present long muffler scarfs as 15 worn by men generally for theprotection of their collars and for added warmth in winter. My invention further contemplates so designing and adapting the scarf that it is available for summer wear in place of a collar and is adapted, 20 when so worn with a jacket or coat, to enable the wearing of a shirt to be dispensed with. The distinguishing feature of my invention lies woven or knitted and single or double ply ac cording to the fabric which should be of any character suitable for use in men’s scarfs or mu?lers. These scarfs at the present time are generally about four feet in length so that they. bl 6. may be passed around the neck and then either tied or draped so as to protect the neck opening with their free ends caught and held in place under the coat or overcoat. This requires a substantial amount of material which is generally 201:. expensive, and the scarf as a whole is somewhat bulky and too large to be conveniently carriedin in the provision of a relatively short worn scarf the pocket of the overcoat, when not being worn. ' end having a length ‘sufficient to be caught under My improved muffler scarf comprises a rela 25 the coat lapels and having a width sufficient to tively short .strip ofsuitable scarf fabric indi 25 completely cover the front of the collar and neck cated at 5 which has a length sufficient to ex opening of the coat or overcoat, like a muf?er. I tend from the collar top of the wearer to a point This wide short scarf end is gathered at its upper below the ?rst button level of the. coat or over end and preferably sewn into the top seam of the coat. Therefore, it need not be more than 12" to 30.. neck band so as to fall with draped plaited effect 18” inlength and requires only a minor fraction vthereover and straight down. For many purposes of the material ordinarily used to make a scarf. it will be desirable to stiffen the neck band, par The neck band element of my scarf is'pref ticularly where worn without a collar, to hold erably formed of a narrow strip ofthe same scarf . the scarf up closely under the chin. material and, if it is made straight, as is per 35 The objects and advantages of my improved type of scarf will be better understood by the following detailed description and the appended claims, reference being had to the accompany ing drawing which illustrates my invention in 40, its preferred embodiment only, and in which: Fig. l is a front view showing my improved scarf in service as a mu?ler with the neck band clasps applied for fastening from the right hand side. 45 Fig. 2 is a detail view of the scarf elements comprising the scarf proper and the neck band, the latter being shown in opened-out position with its inside face uppermost and broken away to show the preferred manner of stitching the 50 plaited scarf and stiffening element inside the neck band and showing the clasps ‘applied re versely to the showing in Fig. 1 for fastening from the left hand side. Fig. 3 is a view corresponding to Fig. 2, show 55 ing the neck band inverted and the plaited scarf missible, it may be formed by folding this strip 35: upon itself to form the inner and outer plies 6 and 1, respectively, of the neck hand. These plies are sewn together at one edge which as worn becomes the upper edge with a suitable seam 8, but before this‘seam is completed one end of 401 the scarf section 5 is gathered in plaits and sewn in place so when the neck band is inverted, it will fall in plaits over what then is the top of the neck band. Preferably, the plaited end of the ' scarf is inserted between the neck band plies and is secured by the same seam 8 which closes the top of the neck band.v . ' , The neck band has attached to its front outer face in position to be overhungv by the scarf, one or more snap fastener elements 9, and'the free 50 end of the neck band is provided on its inner side with complemental clasp members II]. It is contemplated that sufficient of these clasp mem bers will be provided so that the neck band can be adjustedto ?t the neck size of the wearer, the 55 ' 2,131,118 number used being immaterial since they will be concealed by the scarf. Also the neck band can be attached so as to be fastened from either side desired, or in any suitable way, the form shown in Fig. 1 having the neck band projecting to the right, instead of to the left, of the scarf,~as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, and [therefore adapted to be fastened from the right, whereas the scarf of Fig. 2 must be fastened from the left. Where it is desired tosti?en the neck band so 10 that the scarf will beheld ‘ up better at the throat, a stiffening strip II is inserted in the neck band and held in place by the stitching 18,; various other changes and modi?cations, without departing from the spirit thereof, and I desire, therefore, that only such limitations shall be placed thereupon as are imposed by the prior art or as are speci?cally set forth in the appended claims. What I claim is: l. A muflier scarf of the character described, comprising a strip of suitable scarf material having sufficient width after plaiting substan 10 tially to cover the front of the neck and the open ing between the wearer’s coat lapels, in combi .‘nation with a neck band, the upper end of the This strip as well as the neck band scarf strip being gathered and attached along may be appropriately shaped to conform to the» the upper edge of the neck band in position as 15 15 throat of the wearer and if desired the strip may the neck band is worn to fall in gathered folds be coextensive with the gathered'e'nd'of the from the top outside edge of the neck band, and scarf, though a shorter stiffening. Ipiece'Emay means‘alongxtheupper edge of the neck band concealed by the depending scarf strip to fasten serve all needed purposes. _ the neck band in position around the neck. While I prefer the manner of attachment of '20 2. A mu?ier scarf ‘of. the; character described, scarftoneckband abovedescribed, it will be understood that the scarf may 'be used without comprising a stripnvof suitable scarf material the stiffener strip and ‘maybe attached to the having sufficientwidth substantially to cover the front of the neck and-the; opening between the neck band in any manner sothat, in use it will wearer's coat lapels, in combination with a neck fall in’ plaits from the'topv of the, neck band as 25 band, the upper end of the’ scarf strip ‘being Having manufactured the scarf in themanner gathered and attached to one end portion of the described, the wearer applies it'by turning the neck band alongits upper edge in position as ' neck band under from the'position of Fig. 2 until worn to fall in gathered folds; over, and conceal it is inverted and folded against the back side of the front of, the heck band, fastening elements 30" the scarf, as in Fig.,-3, and thendrawing the on the outside of one end 'of the band along the upper edge and concealed by the depending neck band around the throat, either from the scarf strip, and complementary :fasteners on the right .or left according to the position of attach ment thereto‘ of the scarf with the center of the inner upper edge of the neck band. 3-.- In a mu?ier__ scarf in combination with scarf held in line with ‘the center of the opening between ‘the coat lapels l2._ The free end of the a neck band, a scarf portion attached to and neck band is passed under the scarf and its depending from the upper edge of the neck band, or otherwise. worn. .. - .. . p ‘. ,. fastener element or elements, 10 are interlocked and gathered where it joins the band, fastening with the appropriate ‘complemental clasp ele elements on the outer. layer, of the neck band under thescarf, and complemental fastening ele 40: ment or elements 9 on theneck band under the scarf, and when the neck band has thus been fastened at the front,.the.scarf;wi1l drape itself ments on the free end of the neck band, thereby gracefully and-naturally as it. falls in plaits over thenneck band and may be. gathered in :under under the scarf. 45 the lapels [2, giving a pleasing and attractive, tied muf?er appearance to the scarf as. thus worn.. ' r ' .i‘ , The article ‘will be light,,short, comparatively inexpensive, willzserve every .purpose'of the pres mientstandard . mufflers for;winter. use, and will form a soft attractiverscarf, for use with or with out shirts, for summer wear. . The scarfs for the latter purpose can be made of: light or white ma terial which will be soft-and drape gracefully and attractively, and the width of the scarf is such that theabsence of any» shirt being worn under the coat will not be observed. While I have shown my invention in but two forms, it will .be obvious to.thos_e__ skilled in the - art that it is not so. limited, but is susceptible of iii; to bringthe neckbandlap in’ concealed position " I " 4. A mu?ier‘ scarfyacc'ording to claim 3, in which a suitable stiffener. element is interposed 45 in the front portion 0f :the neckzband and held by the fastening for the gathered end of the scarf portion to support said scarf portion at the front. . f. 5. A muffler scarf‘ comprising a. neck band por tion, spaced fastening elements on .the upper outer edge of one end of. the bandportion com plementary fastening. elementsv on the‘ upper inner edge of the bandrportion, and a‘scarfpor tion secured to and depending, from the upper edge of the band portion, said scarf portion being gathered at the point of attachment and con cealing the fastening elements. . . SAM ‘B. PRESTON.