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Nov. 8, 1938. 2,135,502 M. w. GRIGSBY SHIRT Filed Sept. 11, 1937 ' frwarzfogr: ?mréo/z Wwq/sby M Patented Nov. 8, 1938 2,135,502‘ 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: 35-‘ 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. 55:. 5%‘ abuttonhole on-the outer end. 2 15 20 25 30 2,135,502 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. » 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'. ‘ - , ‘ 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 2,135,502 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 3 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. 10 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: ‘ ' 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 50 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. 55 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.