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Sept. 17, 1946.
E. D] lANNl
Filed NOV. 17, 1944
Patented Sept. 17, 1946 _
‘ Emanuel Di Ianni, Norristown, Pa.
Application November 17, 1944, Serial No. 563,869
1 Claim.
The invention relates to, garment fastening
devices for opening and closing of garments for
personal wear.
(01. 2-234)
The zipper in all ?gures comprises locking
elements l3 and 14 associated with supporting
stringers l5 and 16, in the usual way, and the
The object of the invention is to provide im
stringers are secured to the fabric of the gar
proved means of the zipper fastener type, for 5 ment in such manner that when the elements
controlling the said opening and closing of gar
are in the closing position, the adjacent zipper
ments for personal wear; such as men’s trousers
overlapping projecting edges or flaps 29 of the
or the like, women’s garments such as slacks,
garment are held in such close relationship to a
riding breeches, sports wear, skirts, or the like,
point just above the lower edge of the belt I2 as
and for children’s garments.
to render the line of joinder practically invisible.
An especial feature of the invention is the
A tab I1 is also secured to the garment so as
simpli?ed construction that is easy to operate
to form an under-covering or protection for the
and which will maintain the garments securely
zipper when closed.
smooth and Without Wrinkles.
One or more loops, such as I8 and 19, are asso
An outstanding improvement being the carry 15 ciated with the waist band, and a tab or pro
ing the zipper elements, or stringers entirely
jection 20 extends from one end of the waist
across the waist band or to the top margin of
band and engaging with the loop such as IS.
the garment, thereby doing away with the use of
The other end of the belt I2 is preferably pro-‘
buttons or other fastening devices such as hooks,
vided with a stiffening part 2|, which may be of
or snap fasteners.
20 double thickness of the fabric. This reinforcing
The invention also includes providing protec
piece 2| stiffens tab i1 and contributes to main
tive coverings of the zipper element to prevent
tain the parts smooth or prevent wrinkling.
undesirable contact with adjacent surfaces or
This reinforcing piece 2| forms a body thicker
than that of the main part of the fabric.
The invention also comprises improved pro 25 The upper part of the zipper or stringer is
tective coverings associated with said stringers
brought up over the reinforcing part close to the
top edge of the garment.
and to spread out smoothly and without wrinkles,
upon closing the zipper.
When locked in closed position, the upper end
In some cases the arrangement is such that
of the zipper will extend to, and be ?ush with,
the covering may be pulled in opposite direc 30 a point just below said top edge of the garment.
tions above and below the desired area.
The locking element or slide 25 will be entirely
Referring to the drawing, which illustrates
concealed and ?rmly held in locked position until
merely by way of example, suitable means for
released in the usual way while lying in a space
the embodiment of my invention_
above the upper edges of the flaps 29 and between
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of men’s trousers; 35 overlapping tabs to decrease wrinkles and en
the parts being shown in closed position.
hance' smoothness, and with the zipper taking
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary front elevation, the
all of the tensile stress of the belt.
parts being shown in open position.
In Figs. 5 and 6, I show a similar device for
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary enlarged view of the
women’s wear, in which, in addition to the outer
front elevation of Fig 1, the parts being shown 40 sti?ened tab or ?ap 20, a similar tab or ?ap 23
in closed position.
is provided for an under covering. This flap or
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary top view of the ar
tab 23, as is the tab 20 is of the same width as
rangement shown in Fig. 3.
the belt l2, and the said ?aps 20 and 23. extend
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary front elevation of a
in opposite directions stitched to the garment
similar arrangement especially adapted for 45 on opposite sides of the zipper as effective exten
women’s wear.
tensions of the belt l2, thus forming embracing
Fig. 6 is a top View of the parts shown in Fig. 5.
covers for the locking end of the zipper part
All of the ?gures are on the same scale, except
which extends across the waist band, or over the
Fig. 1, which is upon a smaller scale.
garment close to the top edge thereof.
Similar numerals refer to similar parts 50
The parts as above stated, are locked in closed
throughout the several views.
position by the locking slide 25.
The line ill of zipper elements, when closed,
This arrangement of under and over covering,
extends from the crotch ll close to the top of
is especially adapted for garments worn by
the waist band l2.
In the absence of the waist band, the zipper 55 What I claim is:
will extend to the top margin of the garment.
A garment fastening ‘device for the upper edge
of a garment whereby smoothness and freedom
from wrinkles are substantally attained, com
prising the combination of a nether garment
having an elongated substantially vertical open
ing and an attached belt forming the upper edge
of said garment, said belt being peripherally
effectively of greater extent than such garment
and terminating at each end in free tabs ar
the upper terminations of the respective flaps to
termination vertically below the upper edge 01
said belt and peripherally spaced from the re
spective tab ends, a locking slide for said parts
arranged when in locked relation to be disposed
vertically between the upper terminations of the
?aps and the upper edge of the belt and trans
versely'between the overlappingtabs, said belt
and slide fastener parts so arranged that when
ranged for overlapping relation in closing said
opening, said opening being delineated in part 10 the latter are locked the tabs conceal the locking
element and adjacent portions of theslide fas
at least by ?exible flaps formed of the material
tener parts above the lower edge of the belt'
of the garment each extending Vertically from
while the flaps conceal the slide fastener parts
the lower end of the opening across the belt line
from. a point just inside of the lower edgeof the
to termination vertically close to the lower edge.
‘belt to the bottom of the opening, while the en
of said belt peripherally spaced from the tab
ends, two slide fastener parts including'stringers " tire tensile‘ strains-of the belt is taken by said
locked slide fasteners in the peripheral line of
seamed respectively inwardly of and behind the
the belt.
respective flaps and of a length such as to extend
from the bottom of saidopening upwardly across
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