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Aug. 13, 1946.
L. w. FOSTER v
Filed Oct. 6, 1944
Patented Aug. 13, 1946
Louis W. Foster, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application ()ctober 6, 1944, Serial No. 557,392
3 Claims. (01. 2-93)
This invention relates generally to wearing ap
parel, such as belted coats, jackets and gowns,‘
and more particularly to improvements in the
construction and arrangement of the belt in asso
ciation with the garment of which it forms a
Among the principal objects of the present in
vention is to provide an improved means for se
curing the belt to the garment against accidental
loss or displacement thereof, the arrangement 10
being such that such means is
cealed by the belt to render the
to the eye.
A further object of the present
provide belt securing means of
aforesaid which affords the belt
normally con
same invisible
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken along
the line 3-3 of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken on‘
the line 4-4 of Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a ‘vertical sectional view taken on
the line 3-3 of Figure 2 showing belt retainer
tab without the belt; and
Figure 6 is a plan view of the inner face of
the belt showing the central looped portion
Referring now to the drawing, it will be noted
that the present invention is applicable to any
belted garment, such as the coat II], the belt
being adapted to be drawn about the Waist of the
invention is to
the character 15 wearer of the garment in such manner that the
limited move
free ends thereof may be secured or tied together
ment longitudinally thereof with respect to the
in any suitable manner at the front of the gar
garment with which it is associated in order that
ment. The garment, as illustrated in the draw
the belt may be comfortably adjusted about the
ing, is provided with the conventional support
waist of the wearer.
20 ing loops Il-II for the belt I2, although it will
Still another object of the invention is to pro
be understood that such loops form no part of
vide retaining means for the belt which permits
the present invention and may be entirely dis
the latter to be readily removed from the gar
pensed with, if so desired.
ment as desired and which facilitates as ready
The belt l2 of the present invention is prefer
replacement of the belt in secured relation to the 25 ably constructed of material folded or doubled
garment, the said retaining means being opera
upon itself to provide the belt with a pair of
tive to maintain the belt at all times in its proper
closely associated inner and outer panels I3 and
and desirable position with respect to the gar
I4, the marginally extending edges of these
panels being preferably stitched together, as at
Still another object of the present invention is 30 I5, to reenforce and maintain the belt substan
to provide retaining means for the belt which is
tially ?at. As appears most clearly in Figures
of exceedingly simple and inexpensive construc
2, 3 and 4, the inner panel I3 of the belt is slit,
tion and which in no way detracts from or
as at It and I1, along spaced parallel lines in the
changes the conventional appearance of the belt
central portion of the belt to provide a loop
when it is secured to the garment for which it is 35 forming strip l8, the opposite ends of which are
integral with the material forming the said inner
Other objects and general advantages of the
panel l3 of the belt. As most clearly appears
present invention will appear more fully herein
in Figure 2, the free edges of the slitted parts of
after, it being understood that the present in
the belt, such as the slitted edges l9 and 20 of
vention consists substantially in the combina 40 the panel I3 and the opposite longitudinal edges
tion, construction, location and relative arrange
El and 22 of the loop-forming strip I8, are each
ment of parts, all as will be described herein
suitably bound with a reenforcing tape 23. While
after, as shown in the accompanying drawing
it is preferable to form the loop I8 as a struck
and as ?nally pointed out in the appended
out portion of the inner panel I3 of the belt, it
45 will be understood that such loop may be formed
In the said accompanying drawing, which 11
of a separate strip of material, the opposite ends
lustrates a preferred construction embodying the
of which are secured to the inner surface of the
principles of the present invention:
belt, and that in such case, the belt may be in
Figure 1 is a rear view of a belted coat having
the form of a single ply fabric.
a belt detachably secured thereto in accordance 50
The garment itself is provided in the back
with the present invention;
thereof at a point located centrally along the belt
Figure 2 is a view of the waist portion of the
line with a retaining strap 24 for detachably se
coat showing in perspective the belt secured
curing the belt in place upon the garment. This
thereto by the retaining means of the present in
retaining strap 24 is preferably in the form of a
55 short piece of material which is folded upon itself,
as at 25 (see Figures 2 and 3) to provide a pair
of superposed panels 25 and 21. The upper fold
ed edge 25 of the retaining element 24 is secured,
as by stitching 28 or otherwise to the garment
fabric, while the lower edge of the inner panel
25 thereof is similarly secured, as at 29, to the
garment. The outer panel 21 thus extends freely
and modi?cations which may be made from time
to time without departing from the general prin
ciples or real spirit of the present invention, and
it is accordingly intended to claim the same
broadly, as well as speci?cally, as indicated in the
appended claims.
What is claimed as new and useful is:
1. In a belted garment, concealed retaining
from the garment in the form of a depending tab,
means for the belt including a loop arranged
and the free edge thereof is provided with a but
tonhole 38 which is adapted to receive a button 10 upon the inner face of the belt and extending
lengthwise thereof, a tab-forming member
3| secured to the lower edge of the secured part
doubled upon itself to provide an inner ply per
2B of the retaining member.
, ‘
manently secured at its opposite'ends to the gar
It will be observed that the overall length of .
ment and an outer ply having one end extend
the belt retaining member 24 is substantially less
' than the width of the belt [-1 so that when the ,15 ing freely of the garment to form a tab adapted
latter is secured in place, it eifectively conceals _
from view the said retaining member. In order
to secure the belt to the garment against acci
dental displacement therefrom, the depending tab
to be passed through said loop substantially at
right angles thereto, and means for detachably
securing the free end of said tab to the garment,
said doubled tab-forming member being of an
2'! is slipped through the loop (8 provided on the 20 overall length less than the width of the belt
inner or rear surface of the belt, following which
whereby the latter conceals the tab from view
its free end is buttoned in place, as shown in Fig
and said loop being of a length substantially
ure 2. The loop E8 of the belt is thereby inter
greater than the width of the tab whereby to
looped with the closed loop formed by the but
permit of limited lengthwise adjustment of the
toned tab with the result that the belt is de- 25 belt relatively to the tab.
tachably secured against displacement from“ the
2. In a belted garment, a two ply belt adapted
garment, the belt being 'shiftable, however; lon
to be extended about the waist of the garment,
gitudinal of its length to the extent permitted by
the inner ply of said belt being slitted along a
the length of the loop member l8. In order to
pair of spaced, parallel lines to provide a rela
detach the belt from the garment, it is only nec 30 tively narrow concealed loop extending length
essary to unbutton the tab 21 to thereby release
wise of the belt with its ends integral therewith,
the loop l8 of the belt from its interengagement
the cut edges of the slits on either side of said
with the said tab 21.
loop being bound with reinforcing tape, and a
It will be understood, of course, that the re
tab element having its opposite ends permanently
taining tab 27 may be formed, if desired, of a - and detachably secured, respectively, to the gar
single ply strip of material, the upper edge of
ment to form a second loop extending at right
which is secured directly to the garment with its
angles to the belt loop, said tab element being
free lower edge adapted for detachable secure
adapted forprojection through the belt loop to
ment to the garment. Also, instead of a button
retain the belt in position upon the garment.
and button-hole arrangement for securing the
3. In a belted garment as de?ned in claim 2
free edge of the tab to the garment, any other
wherein the body of said. belt includes a pair of
suitable fastening means may be employed for
‘superposed plies of which only the inner one is
this purpose, such as coacting' snap fasteners or
slitted as aforesaid to form the belt loop, the
the like.
outer ply of the belt being of a width su?icient
_ The important
conceal from external view the said belt loop
is that it provides an arrangement wherein the
and its associated retaining tab, and wherein said
beltsecuring means is at all times concealed from
tab element consists of a’ doubled member the
view when the belt is worn upon the garment,
ply only of which is permanently secured to
thereby providing a belted garment which, while
the garment while the outerply thereof extends
quite conventional in its outer appearance, in
freely of the garment for projection through the
sures against accidental loss or displacement of
loop as aforesaid.
the belt with respect to the garment.
It will be understood, of course, that the pres
ent invention is susceptible of various changes
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