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Sept. 24, 1946.
A_ ]__ slLVER ET AL
Filed Jan; ' 9, v1945
Patented Sept. 24, 1946
Albert L. Silver and Abraham Stein, Dallas, Tex‘.
Application January 9, 1945, Serial No. 571,977
1 Claim. (01. 2-116)
This invention relates to wearing apparel and
Continuing with a more detailed description
more especially to men’s shirts of the style known
of- the drawing, reference is primarily made to
as sport shirts. I
Figure 1 wherein l0 denotes a conventional sport
The principal object ‘or the invention is to
shirt, having a soft collar ll sewed thereto at‘ a.
‘provide anew and novel; neck band fastening 5 To form what is herein termed the plackets of
arrangement consisting of a concealed button
the shirt, the edges of the material at the front
and button hole combination, through which the
are tumed inwardly, providing a double layer of
unsightly collar tab or upper corner of the
material. Button holes l2 are worked in both
placket, usually exposed, and protruding beyond
layers of the overlying placket l3 in the‘ usual
the collar flap of sport shirts, is caused to liev 10 manner but at the top or collar, the button hole
below the said collar ?ap in concealment there
I4 is worked only in the underlying layer of the
placket l3, so that it will be visible only when
Sport shirts, without exception,_aside possibly
the collar is opened, as shown in Figure 1.‘
from those whose collar bands are equipped with
In forming that portion of the placket I3 next
a button loop, are fastened at the collar with a 15 adjacent the band of the collar, the corner of the
button at the top of the lower vplacket, receiv
placket is rounded at b preferably, to conform to
able in a button hole in a, corresponding posi
. the curvature of the button l5; sewed onto the
tion, sewed to the overlying placket. The button
top of the underlying placket and which is re
is, of course, exposed intermediate the ?aps of
ceivable in the button hole M in the manner
the collar and there is always a tendency for the 20 shown in Figures 2 and 4. By thus designing the
corner of the button retaining placket to curl . placket and locating the button hole and but
outward, sometimes interfering with proper po
ton, the fabric will not pull out of line to form
sitioning of the collar flap and always protrud
unsightly wrinkles about the collar when but
ing beyond the common plane of the buttons,
toned, and above all, there is not present a pro
thereby presenting an untidy appearance at the 25 truding. tab or corner ‘at the neck band to hold
neck of the shirt.
the tab l6 of the collar in raised‘position, or
The present invention, in providing for the
otherwise present an unsymmetrical appear
concealment of the collar button by working
ance by extending beyond and over the flap
the complementary button hole in the under
which frequently happens when the top button
layer of the overlying placket, obviates the fore 3,0 of sport shirts is fastened.
going common and objectionable characteristics
Concealed buttons and button holes have long
of the conventional sport shirt and the inven
been used in wearing apparel to improve the ap
tion is further effective in securing and main
taining the neat appearance at the collar by so
shaping the upper end of the underlying placket 35
that it will correspond to the‘ curvature of the
button and the latter will repose snugly in the
rounded corner of the placket, thereby con-M
straining the said corner to lie ?at beneath the
pearance of the latter but as far as is known,
concealed buttons and holes have not been em
ployed at thecollars of shirts and it is especially
considered novel to so form the placket corner
to define a pocket or recess to conformably re
ceive the button and to thereby obviate the ob
jectionable collar tab.
collar ?ap. Moreover, there are no bias strains 40
Manifestly, the construction as shown and de
imposed on the fabric to create an awkward ap
scribed is capable of some modi?cation and such
pearance in the vicinity of the collar, not un
modi?cation as may be construed to fall within
common in sport shirts, as well as in some styles
the scope and meaning of the appended claim
of dress shirts.
is also considered to be within the spirit and in
With the foregoing objects as paramount, the 45 tent of the invention.
invention has further reference to certain fea
What is claimed is:
tures of accomplishment which will become ap
In an article of wearing apparel, a shirt hav
parent as the description proceeds, taken in con
nection with the accompanying drawing where
ing a collar and a collar band, the latter being
comprised of at least two thicknesses of fabric
Y50 and rounded at one end to conform with the
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the
curvature of a button, the layer next adjacent
upper portion of a folded sport shirt with the
ithe uppermost layer having a button hole there- _
collar open.
in, and a button mounted on the opposite end
Figure 2 is a similar view of a sport shirt em
of said fabric, overlying the uppermost layer of
bodying the invention, shown on a'wearer.
55 fabric and receivable in said button hole to ‘con
Figure 3 is a view in vertical SGCtiOIILtaIkEII
form to said recess'and concealable by the layer
on line 3—3 on'Figure 2, and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary front view of the
shirt with a collar flap raised to reveal the round
ed placket, broken away to disclose the normally
concealed collar button.
of ‘fabric overlying said button hole.
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