L , as. „am Rw@oneWEA F. w F emw I,l.l lJnîva|If.1 - m. w / , aA „M 7 l ,ma A „M_H/ m_,@~,f@ /n ya www@„ „o „M m Patented Oct. S, 1946 2,408,885 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 2,408,885 NECKTIE William S. Romme, Stamford, Conn. Application December 9, '1943, Serial No. 513,542 5 Claims. l i » The present invention relates to improvements in neekties and more particularly to an improved tie which will not slip after being knotted and tightened. Heretofore, it has been diiiicult te maintain a neat appearance after a tie has been knotted and adjusted because of the tendency of the knotted part to slip down out of place. This is especially true Where the tie is made of slippery material, such as silk or rayon. A previous attempt to solve this problem was made by providing a separate metal device having spurs which was slipped into the loop forming the knot to be attached to the fabric by the spurs after the knot had been almost completely made. This proved unsatisfactory for the sharp edges or spurs, by which the metal is attached to the (Cl. 2-155) 2 the obstructions are preferably disposed alter nately on opposite longitudinal edges. The projections are covered by the folds of the tie which carry the inner lining and are there. fore not visible, nor do they spoil the shape or de tract from the appearance of the tie. They may be smooth surfaced and therefore the tie can be tied and untied in the ordinary manner Without fraying or tearing the fabric. It will be understood that, While it is prefer able to have the obstructionsV remain on the tie when it is not being used to avoid the danger of misplacing or losing them, they can be removed and replaced whenever desired, When, as shown herein, the obstructions are formed by snap« fasteners between the parts of which the lining of the tie is caught, they may be easily removed fabric in the knot of the tie, would quickly tear to facilitate the laundering of the tie by simply and fray the material of the tie. Also, the metal separating the two parts of the fasteners. device, being separate from the tie, was easily 20 Other features and advantages will hereinafter misplaced and lost. appear. An object of the present invention is to provide In the drawing an inexpensive, easily manufactured tie having Figure 1 is a front View of a necktie embody means incorporated therein which will prevent it ing the present invention. from slipping, but which do not spoil the shape 25 Fig. 2 is a view of an untied necktie embodying nor injure the fabric of the tie. the present invention showing the position of the ‘This has been accomplished in the form of the protuberances in dotted lines. invention illustrated herein as exemplary thereof Fig. 3 is a, View taken along lines 3--3 of Fig. 2. by making a tie having a series of protuberances Fig. 4 is a View showing a portion of the lining or enlargements adapted to be trapped in the 30 of the necktie, illustrated in Fig. 2. knot when the tie is tied and prevent the part In the form of the invention as illustrated about which the knot is formed from sliding up, herein, the necktie I8 may be made of any suit i. e., lengthening the neck-encircling loop of the able necktie material. The necktie comprises a tie. relatively narrow tab II, a relatively wide tab In the form of the invention herein illustrated, 35 I2, a neck band portion I3, and a lining I4 at tached to and carried within the folds of the tabs the protuberances or enlargements are in the and neckband. form of buttons or disks. They are located on To tie the necktie in the conventional manner, that portion of the inner lining which is within as shown in Fig. 1, the tie is placed on or under the standing portion of the tie and about which the knot is made, that is, the part which becomes 40 the collar with the tabs II and l2 pendant. The tab I2 is then wrapped around the tab II to the inside portion of the tie after it is knotted. start the knot, and then the end of the tab I2 ` The protuberances are, therefore, located within is inserted through and between the layers of the the knot after it is made and adjusted. wrapped portion, thus forming a more or less The protuberances are preferably located at loose slip knot I5. After the knot has been 45 the longitudinal edges of the lining, so that when pulled up on the standing part Il to tighten the the knot is made, their bulk or mass prevents neck band portion about the collar of the wearer, them and the part of the tie at which they are the tab I2 is pulled to tighten the knot and con located from passing inadvertently through the stricts a passage I6 through which the standing constricted opening in the upper corner of the 50 part of the tie extends. With the ordinary -tie knot. there is nothing but the friction between the The protuberance may be placed on only one parts and this is frequently insuñicient to pre longitudinal edge of the inner lining, but to in vent the standing part Il from sliding through sure against slipping they are preferably located the knot and thus causing a lengthening of the on both longitudinal edges. When this is done, 55 neck encircling portion with the result that the 2,408,885 3 knot hangs loosely and does not stay up in posi 4 is merely necessary to grasp and pull up the part I2 at 20 where it extends into the knot and tion over the adjoining ends of the collar. thereby enlarge passage I6 so that the obstruc To prevent this slipping of the tie, after it has tion I'I may freely pass therethrough. The un been knotted, the present invention in the form tying and removal of the tie may then proceed illustrated herein as exemplary thereof, provides as usual or desired. a plurality of obstructing means I'I which are of Variations and modifications may be made such bulk or mass that they will not inadvertent within the scope of this invention and portions ly pass through the knot, but will snag therein of the improvements may be used without others. and anchor the standing portion II of the tie. 10 Iclaim: As shown, the obstructions I'I may comprise l. A necktie having a standing part and a knot disks, buttons or the like, and these are prefer forming part and having disposed entirely with ably attached to the lining I4 of the tie I0. They in the standing part of the tie a protuberance may be attached either during the process of adapted to be trapped in the knot formed in the manufacturing the tie or after the tie is com tie to prevent slipping of the standing part back through the knot when the knot is tightened. structions are constituted by snap fasteners 2. A necktie having a neckband portion and which may be fastened to the lining by simply a knot forming portion, the adjoining parts of pressing the separable parts I'Ia, I'Ib together the neckband portion and the standing portion while the lining is located between them. having a longitudinal series of protuberances dis 20 The obstructions I‘I are located on that portion posed entirely within and enclosed by the tie, I8 of the lining I4, which is carried by the part at least one of which becomes trapped in the knot of the necktie consisting of the merging portions to prevent slipping of the standing part back of the neckband I3 and standing part II, that is, l through the knot when the knot is tightened. the part about which the knot` I5 is tied. 3. A necktie having a. neckband portion, a Thus, when the knot is formed, the obstruction standing portion, a knot forming portion and a I1 will be located within the knot and after the lining, said lining having a longitudinal series of tie is drawn into position by pulling on the stand obstructions disposed within the tie, at least one ing part II, the tabI I2 is pulled to tighten the of which becomes trapped in the knot when tied knot. This constrìcts the passage I6, and by so to prevent slipping after tightening thereof. 30 doing causes the obstruction I'I to be trapped 4. A necktie comprising a neckband portion, a pletely made, as preferred. As shown the ob within the knot, and this holds the knot from sliding down on the standing part II. The ob struction I1 cannot escape from the knot with standing portion, a knot forming portion and a lining; a longitudinal series of obstructions re mcvably attached to said lining, said obstructions out deliberately withdrawing the part I2 to open being attached on the part of said lining which is 35 the passage I6. carried within the adjoining parts of the neck In order that there Will always be an obstruc tion located within the knot when the tie is band portion and the standing portion of the necktie and becoming trapped in the knot when tightened in place, regardless of variations due tied to prevent slipping of the standing part back to the way various individuals tie their ties, or through the knot when the knot is tightened. due to various neckband lengths, the present in 40 5. As a new article of manufacture, a non vention provides a plurality of such spaced ob slipping necktie having a neckband, a standing structions. portion, a knot forming portion and a lining, said In the form of the invention illustrated as at lining having a plurality of obstructions, said present preferred, the obstructions I1 are located 45 obstructions being disposed alternately on op alternately along both longitudinal edges I9 of the inner lining I4, that is, in zigzag fashion, but it Will be understood that they may be placed in any desired way. To unfasten the tie of the present invention, it posite longitudinal edges of said lining and be coming trapped in the knot when tied to prevent slipping thereof when tightened. WILLIAM S. ROMME.