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Oct. 25, 1938. ' |__ R‘ ENGELSQIQ VEST 2,134,473 ' Filed Oct. 5, '19s? LARRY E [/VGELSO/V. , BY INVENTOR. 1/ 4222.2”, ATTORNEYS. 2,134,423? Patented Oct. 25, 1938 ,UNITED , PATENT OFFICE ' f‘zlisem v ‘ ‘ 7- ‘V ‘ ‘ ‘ , _ I‘iarry‘jt. Engelson, New York, N. Y. Application October "5,‘ 1937, Serial No.‘ 167,340‘ *' ' .7‘ claims.- (01. 2-102). its ‘respective ‘lapel. The‘ lapel.‘ I2,“tapers ‘ up-. ’ This invention relates to vests and constitutes an improved construction’ for ‘a like invention‘ set forth ‘in my prior Patent No. 2,099,054, granted‘~ wardly from its‘bottom and the outer corner of the ‘narrow topend of the lapel is tacked by ' One of the main objects .of the invention'rel stitching Ill..to"its associated body section‘ H. By‘ securinglthe top corner of the lapel I2 to the sides in a vest or‘like garment ‘which maybe body section ii, there is formed a loop or tunnel adjusted to ‘various sizes by. the wearer, HSuch feature will be found‘ most useful‘inthe con-. structure of men’s‘ dress vests, for the owner fof 10 such garment may have only occasional use for entrance E5 to the space‘ 53 and prevents bending back or opening of the top of the lapel to avoid November 16,1931, ,. \ H r , _, _‘ disclosing the adjusting means presently to be described.‘ the same’ and during the life of the vest,‘ the; . by the‘ button means I2’ after the garment has ' An‘other'feature of the invention is‘to provide been ?tted to the wearer, they are also connected I . ‘ . anacljustable vestthat permits a merchant car-g‘ rying a large variety of patterns without unduly ‘ burdening his stock as would necessarily result if 20 the same number of patterns or styles of’ vests were carried in there'latively, wide‘ range of‘ lengths necessary to provide acomplete stock of lengths within the range. ‘ ‘A furtherfeature of ‘the invention is the provi- “ sion of a dress vest having‘a separatelneck strap, the ends‘ of which are adjustablyconnected to. the top portions of the vest sections ‘in a novel manner as to be concealed from view and yet be readily accessible to the wearer for adjustment‘ purposes. 10: . ‘ a‘nce of a perfect ?t at all times. ‘ » as the body sections l I--i I are secured together is capable of long use by the owner. with assur-j 30 . each other, there being‘ no back or'side sections such as generally provided in'gdress vests. N‘Vhere owner may adjust the same to ‘meet varying‘ 7 changes in his body measurements. Such a ‘vest 15 ‘ ‘ The body sections‘ ii-Jl are separate from . ‘ Other features of theinve‘nti‘on will be apparent ‘ as the following speci?cation is read in conjunc together at their top portions so as to join the sections together and form a. vest unit and this" phase of the invention willnow be'described. Stitched to each body section _II beneaththe top end of the lapel i2 adjacent to but slightly below the plane of the tack stitching Iii is a button I5, thesame being concealed beneath the lapel but being accessible to the ?ngers .of a wearer. of the vest when inserting them upwardly into the space I3 between the lapel and the body section. . l a -. 15“ a as i I Insertible through the loops or tuhnels'igB ofthe body sections H.—l I, are the ends‘ of a neck or collar strap t7, the said ends having ‘spaced but ton holes I8 therein for selective engagement with the buttons ,I6.of the respective body sec tion with the accompanying drawing, in which: tions. B‘y selectively .‘ . engaging a. > the button. holesfIB Figure 1 is, a perspective view of a dress vest with the respective buttons 16, the body sections .35 constructed in accordance with one embodiment. I_I—I I may be raised orlowered to fit the‘body of of my invention. . . . _ Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view the wearer. Such adjustment may be readily of the top end of one of the vests'ections'with made by the wearer for the buttons it are with part of the lapel broken away topillustrate the 40 adjustable fastening means. . ‘ . ‘ ’ " ‘ Figure 3 is an enlarged horizontal sectional: View on the line 3—3 of Figure 2. . I ‘ Figure‘e is a fragmentary perspective‘view il lustrating releasable engaging means for securing 45 50 the lapel. ‘ ' . ~ , . in easy reach, although concealed from view by the lapels l2. By concealing the adjustable fas 450 tening means ofthe neck strap ll, the unsightly appearance of the same is. eliminated and which mightotherwise show even though the wearer may haveon adinner or formal evening coat. For pulling the body sections II-lI inwardly Figures 5‘and 6! are fragmentary perspective views of modi?ed embodiments of the invention. Figure 7 is a plan View of aset of different size collar. straps which. may be used in lieu vof a against the body of a wearer, the lower portions . of the same are connected by an adjustable waist single‘ adjustable strap for length adjustment. a modi?ed means of securing the top corner edge Referring to the drawing by reference char- acters,‘the numeral II) designates myadjustable dress vest inits entirety which includes two body sections II—_II buttonable at the front asat I2’. 1 The body sections‘ I I—-l I are of similar construc tion and each has a frontturned back lapel I2 associated therewith, the lapel in each case over lying a portion of its respective body section to provide a space I3 between the outer face of 60 the body section and the under or inner face of In Figure ‘i‘ofithel drawing, I have illustrated 50 of the lapel I2 to the body section I I. Instead of permanently securing the corner edge of the lapel to the body section I I by stitching,- I employ sep arable means in the form of hook and eyefas tener. members 20 and ill stitched to the lapel 55 I and body section respectively, or as illustrated in V Figure 6, male and female snap fastener elements 22 and 23 may be employed. By releasably fas tening the lapel to the body section, the lapel may be opened as shown in Figures 4 to 6 inclu 60 2 2,134,473 sive to gain easy access to the strap fastening beneath the lapel carried thereby adjacent the means. top thereof, and a collar strap having its ends inserted through the respective tunnel entrances In Figure 5 I have illustrated a modi?ed form of collar strap adjusting means wherein a buckle 24 is secured to the body section II beneath the lapel l2 to receive the end of a fabric neck of the body sections so as to lie beneath the lapels, said collar strap having button openings near each end thereof for engagement with the strap 25. In Figure 6 a further modi?ed form of strap aforementioned buttons carried by the body sec . tions. - adjustment is shown wherein a male snap fas 3. A vest comprising two separate body sec 10 tener member 26 may be stitched to the body i tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec section II instead of a button and engaged by any one of a plurality of female snap fastener members 21 stitched to the underside of each end of a collar strap 28. 15 From the foregoing description read in con junction with the accompanying drawing, it will be apparent that the present invention provides a new and improved vest or like garment which is so constructed that it may be adjusted to various 20 sizes and lengths and that such result may be ac complished in a single, inexpensive, and easy manner. In Figure 7 of the drawing, there is shown a set of three collar straps 29, 30, and 3|, of pro 25 gressively different predetermined lengths and the same being respectively termed long, regu lar, and short sizes. Each of these collar straps is provided with but a single buttonhole 32 adja cent each end instead of a plurality of predeter minedly spaced button holes l8 present in the adjustable collar strap I1. In this embodiment of the'invention, a vest consisting of the body sections ll—l l similar to that shown in Figures 1 to 3 may be sold to a buyer with a set of diiferent 35 size collar straps 29, 30, and 3|. The set of collar straps are interchangeable to suit the length of the wearer and may be substituted one for the other as the body measurements of a wearer may vary. The button holes 32 of the individual straps 40 are engaged with the buttons IS in the same manner as the selected buttonhole l8 of the strap l1. While I have illustrated the straps 29, 3|], and 3| as being provided with buttonholes, the same 45 may be detachably connected to the body sec tions H--l l in the same manner as illustrated in Figure 6, wherein snap fasteners may be sub stituted for button and buttonholes. Having thus described the invention, what I tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of its respective body section, stitching securing the outer top corner edge of each lapel to its respec tive body section and providing a tunnel entrance to the space between said lapel and its associated 15 body section, a button carried by each of said body sections beneath the lapel carried thereby adjacent the top thereof, and a collar strap hav ing its ends inserted through the respective tun nel entrances of the body sections so as to he be neath the lapels, said collar strap having button 2. A vest comprising two separate body_sec tions, each of said lapels overlying a portionof its respective body section, fastening means pro vided at the outertop corner edge of reach lapel to secure the same to its respective body section 70 and providing a tunnel entrance to the space be tween said lapel and its associated body section, a button carried by each of said body sections’, 20 openings near each end thereof for engagement with the aforementioned buttons carried by the body sections. 4. A vest comprising two separate body sec tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of its respective body section, fastening means se curing the outer top corner edge of each lapel to its associated body section, a buckle ?xedly se 30 cured to each body section and underlying its as sociated lapel adjacent the top thereof, and a collar strap having its ends disposed beneath the respective lapels and secured to said body sec tions by the buckles carried thereby. 5. A vest comprising two separate body sec tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of its respective body section, fastening means provided at the outer top corner edge of each lapel to secure the same to its associated body section, a collar strap having its respective ends disposed beneath the lapels, and separable fas tener elements carried by said body sections be neath the lapels for securing the ends of said strap to said body sections. 6. A vest comprising two separate body sec tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of its respective body section, a button carried by each of said body sections beneath its associated 60 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent of the United States, is: 1. A vest comprising two separate body sec lapel, fastening means securing the outer top tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec corner edge of each lapel to its associated body tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of section, a removable collar strap of a predeter mined length having a single opening adjacent 55 its respective body section, fastening means pro vided at the outer top corner edge of each lapel each of its ends and receiving the buttons carried to secure the same to its associated body section, beneath the lapels. a collar strap having its ends disposed beneath 7. A vest comprising two separate body sec the top portions of the lapels on said body sec tions, a lapel carried by each of said body sec 60 tions, and releasable fastening means carried be~ tions, each of said lapels overlying a portion of neath each lapel and concealed thereby and se its respective body section, fastening means pro curing the ends of said collar strap and the re vided at the outer top corner edge of each lapel spective body sections together. to secure the same to its associated body section, 65 tions, a lapel carried by each of said body, sec 10 a collar strap having its ends disposed beneath the top portions of the lapels on said body sec tions, one of the ends of said collar strap being fastened to one of said body sections, and releas able adjustable fastening means carried beneath the lapel of the other body section for adjustably securing the other end of said collar strap thereto. LARRY R. ENGELSON.