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Nov. 8, 1938.
2,135,502
M. w. GRIGSBY
SHIRT
Filed Sept. 11, 1937
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Patented Nov. 8, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,135,502
SHIRT
Marion W. Grigsby, Chicago, Ill.
Application September 11, 1937, Serial No. 163,466
5 Claims.
This invention relates to shirt cuffs and has
been illustrated as embodying various inventive
aspects. One is the combination of a detachable
(Cl. 2-124)
Many men do not want to bother ordinarily
with the detachable cuffs above referred to, andv
accordingly the present invention contemplates
cuff, the position of which with respect to the
the combination of such a detachable cuff with a
5' ‘shirt sleeve can readily be adjusted so as to pro
vide a combined shirt sleeve and cuff of the proper
length. Another inventive aspect of the inven
tion is the combination. of the detachable cuff and
shirt having permanently attached thereon a
cuff that may ordinarily be used alone and will
have an entirely satisfactory appearance in spite
of being designed to permit the detachable cu?'
to be applied thereover when desired. As is well
a permanently attached cuff, which latter is in
10: appearance similar to the customary permanent
cuff now provided on shirts so that it may be
used independently of the detachable cuff when
desired.
.
As every purchaser of shirts knows, the matter
16: of sleeve length is very annoying. Sleeves are
always either slightly too long before laundering
or slightly too short later. Furthermore, the
ordinary commercial variations in sleeve lengths
are too large to be exactly satisfactory in most
20 instances. It is usually desirable that the cuff
protrude a certain small amount below the sleeve
of the coat. Coat sleeves are ?tted to the arm to
within a quarter'of an inch or less, and so it can
hardly be expected that the shirt sleeves which
25 vary by full inches can properly ?t the coat sleeve
except by pure coincidence. Furthermore, many
people have one arm longer than the other and
accordingly have their coat sleeves of slightly
different lengths. If both shirt sleeves are of the
3° samelength, one must be too long or the other too
short. To partially overcome these dif?culties
many people have their shirts made or altered to
order, but this of course adds to the cost of the
shirt. Furthermore, this does not overcome the
35 difficulty of shrinkage.
According to the present invention these di?i
culties are overcome by providing the cuff on the
shirt sleeve with a plurality of pairs of button
holes and providing a detachable cuff which can
401 be secured to the shirt sleeve by a cu? link ex
tending through the single pair of button holes
in the detachable cuff and through any one of the
pairs of button holes in the permanent cuif. The
detachablecuff hides the unused button holes and
45: therefore has the appearance of an ordinary
French style cuff. The term “French style’_’ is
used to refer to that type of cuff which is doubled
over and in which a cuff link is used, the ends
of the cuff coinciding and both extending down
50: wardly from the arm with the inner sides of the
folded cuff adjacent one another. It distin
guishes from the circular type of cuff which is
known, cuffs are often the ?rst part of a shirt to 10
get soiled or mussed. When they protrude from
the coat sleeves as they should they may be soiled
in the ?rst few minutes of wear by accidentally
coming in contact with some dirty article. After
a day in the oil'ice men are often embarrassed 1-5
by soiled cuffs though having no opportunity to '
change their shirts, which may be quite clean
except for the cuffs. According to the present
invention the appearance of ‘a clean shirt may
be obtained by attaching the detachable cuffs 20
over the permanent cuffs. The feature of adjust
ability as to length need not be provided unless
desired. The permanently attached cuffs are
usually of the circular type and this style is fol
lowed in the present invention, but in order that 25
the detachable French style cuff may be attached
over the permanent cuff the inside end of the
permanent cuff is provided with one or more but
ton holes which serve no function when the cuff
is used alone as a circular cuff but which permit 39'
proper attachment of the detachable French type
cuff.
Additional objects will be apparent from the
following description and from the drawing, in
which:
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Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view show
ing the detachable cuff secured to a shirt sleeve
in the extended position to provide the maximum
total length.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view 40;
looking in the direction of the arrows along the
line 2--2 of Fig. 3. The full line position of the
detachable cuff on the permanent cuff in Fig. 3
is chosen for the sectional view of this ?gure.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevational view show- 45:
ing the detachable cuif in its shortened position
and in dotted lines indicating its intermediate
position.
Fig. 4 is an elevational view showing the ap
pearance of the permanent cuff when used with
out the detachable cuff, though it should be
understood that the extra two buttons and cor
unfolded and in which the ends overlap and a
responding button holes provided for adjustabil
button secured to the inner end is passed through
ity of the detachable cuff may be omitted if this
manner of adjustment is not desired.
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5%‘ abuttonhole on-the outer end.
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Although this invention may take numerous
forms, only one has been chosen for the purpose
of illustration. According to this form the inven
inside end is substantially hidden so that the but
ton holes I6, I1 and I8 will not be visible when ~
the cuff is used as a circular cuff and since it is
tion is illustrated in combination with a shirt
sleeve III, at the end of which is secured a per
manent cuff II, to which the detachable cuif I2
may be secured when desiredv
The detachable cuff I2 is preferably secured
desirable that the length of the French cuff from
button hole to button hole be slightly greater than
the length of the circular cuff from button hole
to button. Although a single button 23, together
with the corresponding pairof button holes I8
by a link I3 which extends through button holes
I4 in the detachable cuff I2 and through button
and I8’, may be used in place of the three sets
of buttons and button holes if adjustability is 10
holes IS, IT or I8 in the permanent cuff II.
Since the detachable cuff I 2 is doubled around or
straddles the permanent cuff II, as seen best in
Fig. 2, it must be provided with four button holes
which, when the cuff is doubled over, are alined
so that the cuff link I3 may pass through all of
them. Likewise, the button holes I6, I‘! and I8
of the permanent cuff II are provided in pairs,
one on each end of the cuff, so that the link I3
may pass through both ends of the cuff.
In Fig. 1 the detachable cuff I2,has been shown
attached to the cuff I I by a link extending through
the pair of holes I6 in the cuff II. This causes
the detachable cuff I2 to extend a considerable
distance beyond the permanent cuff I I, thus hav
ing the effect of lengthening the sleeve II). In
other words, the total length of the sleeve I0
including its cuff II and the detachable cuff I2
is perhaps an inch or so greater than the length
of the sleeve III with its cuff II alone. If the cuff
I2 were attached by the link I 3 extending through
not desired, a plurality of sets of buttons and but
ton holes is now preferred since it is believed that
the desirability of this simple type of adjustability
greatly offsets the slight inconvenience of button
ing a plurality of buttons. Furthermore, the 15
plurality of buttons provides a neater effect than
a single button, especially in keeping the cuff in
the intended shape. With a plurality'of buttons
and button holes the shape of the cuff can be
accurately predetermined to be either uniform 20
from top to bottom or slightly tapered downwardly
as desired, and the corners 26 'may, if desired, be
made fairly sharp instead of being very greatly
the button holes I8 in the cuff II as seen in full
lines in Fig. 3, the total length would be substan
tially exactly the length of the sleeve III with its
35 cuff II alone. An intermediate length can be
' provided by the cuff link I3 extending through
the button holes I ‘I as indicated in dotted lines
in Fig. 3.
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rounded off as has been necessary with the single’
button cuffs heretofore. However, adjustability 25
may be accomplished with only a single button,
as 2I, and a corresponding pair of button-holes
I6 and I6’, if three or any other desired number
of sets of button holes are provided at the ends
of the cuff I2. This construction is not as desir
able when employing the ordinary cuif link as I3,
for instance, for those button-holes in the detach
able cuff which are not covered by a link are ex
posed to view. With this construction, of course,
the operation from that of the preferred form is 35
substantially reversed, with the single pair of
button-holes in the permanent cuff always being
in use, while in the detachable cuff, only’ the
aligned set of holes required for the particular
adjustment desired are used for the fastening link
It is thus evident that the present invention
40 provides a ready means for adjusting the total
length of the shirt sleeve to compensate for' and the other sets are exposed.
shrinkage or variations in coat sleeve length,
As is apparent from vFigs. 1 and 3, the buttons
either between the two sleeves of one coat or
2|, 22 and 23 will be completely hidden by‘ the
between the sleeves of different coats. Further
45 more, the possibilities of adjustment may be as
small as desired, depending only on the spacing
of the holes I6, I‘! and I8 so that fairly exact
adjustment of the sleeve lengths may be obtained
in this simple manner. It should be understood
detachable cuff I2 when it is attached. In fact
it is evident from these ?gures that this detachable
50 of course that more or less than the three pairs
that an unfolded cuff could be used if preferred,
at least when secured in the extended position,
of holes shown in the cuff II ‘may be provided.
The spacing between the holes I6, I1 and I8 may
be even or uneven, it being only necessary that
the holes be spaced the same at both ends of the
55 cuff so that the holes of each pair will coincide
with one another.
a
cuff I2 has the same perfect appearance for
which cuffs of this style have'sometimes been
preferred heretofore. Although a folded-over
cuff has been illustrated, it should be understood ‘
so
in which position it would sufficiently hide the end
of the permanent cuff I I. The folded cuff is
preferred partly because it will stay in place better
on the attached cuff
II'.
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From the foregoing it is evident thatthe com
Heretofore when detachable cuffs have been ’ bination of a permanent cuff and a detachable
provided, they have been attached to a narrow cuff has been provided in which the permanent
cuff is thoroughly satisfactory when used alone
cuff band which was so unsightly that the shirt
60. could not desirably be used except with the de
(in fact more satisfactorythan heretofore be 60
tachable cuff in place. According to the present cause of the rigid joint secured by a plurality
invention the permanent cuff II is designed in of buttons) and in which a fresh detachable cuff
such a manner that it will be just as satisfactory may be applied whenever desired, preferably with
when used alone as present permanently attached a provision for adjustability as to sleeve length.
65 cuffs. Its use without the detachable cuff is Furthermore, when the attached or permanent as’
illustrated in Fig. 4, in which it is seen that one. cuff is used alone, it may be used as a circular
set of the button holes I6, I‘! and I8 is hidden cuff' with the unused'holes invisible or it may‘
within the cuff, the other set I6’, I1’ and I8’
being used for securing the cuff in its circular
70 Y. closed position. To this end buttons 2 I, 22 and 23
are provided for engaging the button holes I6’,
I?’ and I8’. It will be observed that the buttons
are spaced slightly away'from the button holes
I6, I‘! and I8 on the same end of the cuff, but this
75 is not objectionable since‘ on a circular cuff the
have its ends secured‘in coinciding relationship
as by a link passing through the button holes to
present the more formal appearance of this style 70
of cuff (or in case the button should come off).
When the cuff is used in this manner without the
detachable cuff, it would ordinarily be'desired
that there be only one button and one pair of‘
button holes on the cuff. The button and but
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ton-holes may be positioned as far back as the
center of the cuff, or they may be positioned
nearer the outer end of the cuff to permit the
adjustment of a detachable cuff with several
sets of button-holes as described in the paragraph
above.
The disclosures of this application are illustra
tive and the invention is not to be limited by
them. In fact, if modi?cations or improvements
10 are not at once obvious, they may be devised
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sleeve and a permanent barrel cuff thereon, and
a detachable all-cloth French cuff adapted to
straddle the barrel cuff and to be secured thereto
by means extending through aligned buttonholes
in each cuff, with said barrel cuif having a button
hole in each end of the cuff and a button adjacent
one of said buttonholes for engaging the other
buttonhole to close the cuff in circular forma
tion to adapt such permanent barrel cuff for use
- independently of the detachable French cuff.
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in the course of time to make additional use of
4. The combination of a garment having a
the broad ideas taught and covered by this ap
plication. The claims are intended to point out
novel features and not to limit the invention
except as may be required by prior art.
sleeve and a complete permanent split cuff
thereon, and a folded detachable all-cloth cuff
adapted to straddle the permanent cuff and to
be secured thereto by means extending through 15
I claim:
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1. The combination of a garment having a
sleeve and a permanent normal appearing split
cuff thereon, and a folded detachable all-cloth
split cuff of normal appearance adapted to strad
dle the permanent cuff and to be secured thereto
by means extending through aligned buttonholes
in the permanent cuff and detachable cuff, one
of said split cuffs having a plurality of sets of
25 buttonholes, with each set comprising at least
one buttonhole in each end of said one split cuff
and transversely aligned with one another, said
plurality of sets each spaced apart from one
another in a direction longitudinally of the sleeve,
30 and the other of said split cuffs having only a
single set of buttonholes, with the latter holes
aligned with a selected set of holes among said
plurality of sets in said one cuff to provide ad
justability of the detachable cuff with respect to
35 the permanent cuff to vary the total sleeve length
thereby at the cuff portion.
2. The combination of a garment having a
sleeve and a permanent barrel cuff thereon, and
a detachable all-cloth French cuff adapted to
40 straddle the permanent cuff and to be secured
thereto by means extending through coinciding
buttonholes in the permanent cuff and detachable
cuff, the permanent cuff having a plurality of sets
of buttonholes, with each set comprising a but
45 tonhole in each end of the permanent cuff and
transversely aligned with one another, said plu
rality of sets each spaced apart from one another
in a direction longitudinally of the sleeve, and
the detachablecuif having a single button hole
in each fold of each end thereof to provide four
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coinciding buttonholes, with the latter holes co
inciding with a single set of buttonholes on the
permanent cuff to provide adjustability as be
tween the two cuffs to vary at the cuff portion
the total length of the sleeve.
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3. The combination of a garment having a
aligned buttonholes in the permanent cuff and
detachable cuff, the permanent cuff having a
plurality of buttonholes on each end spaced apart
longitudinally of the sleeve with the buttonholes
in one end corresponding in position with the but 20
tonholes on the other end, and said detachable
cuff being secured thereto at selected aligned
buttonholes to provide adjustability for the de
tachable cuff thereon to vary the total sleeve
length thereby, said permanent cuff having a 25
button on the outside thereof adjacent a button
hole on one end of the cuff and positioned corre
spondingly thereto to engage a buttonhole on the
other end of the cuff to close said cuff in a circular
formation to adapt it for use independently, of 30
the detachable cuff.
5. The combination of a shirt having a sleeve
and a barrel-type permanent cuff thereon, and
a detachable all-cloth French-type cuff adapted
to straddle the permanent cuff and to be secured 35
thereto solely by means extending through
aligned buttonholes in the permanent cuff and
detachable cuff, one of said cuffs having a plu
rality of sets of buttonholes, with each set com
prising at least one buttonhole in each end of 40
said one cuff, said plurality of sets each spaced
apart from another set in a direction longitudi
nally of the shirt sleeve, and the other of said
cuffs having a single set of buttonholes, with
the latter holes aligned with a selected set of
buttonholes among said plurality of sets in said
one cuff for receiving said securing means to pro
vide adjustability as between said cuffs to vary
the total sleeve length, and a button on one end
of the permanent cuif adjacent a set buttonhole
to engage a buttonhole of such set on the other
end of the cuff to close the permanent cu? in a
circular formation to adapt it for use independ
ently of the detachable cuff.
MARION W. GRIGSBY.
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