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Dec. 31', 1946.
Filed Oct. 23, 1944
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Dec. 31, 1946. '
Filed 001;. 23, 1944‘
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Czar/es Solomon?
Dec. 31, 1946.
‘Filed Oct. '23. 1944
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Clef/es Salomon
Patented Dec. a1, 1946
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Charles Solomon, New York, N.
Application October 23, 1944, ‘Serial No. 559,908 *
1. Claim. (01. 2-268)
Fig. 12 is an enlarged inverted plan view of the
This invention relates to new and useful im
provements in a garment.
‘ pad of the garment of Fig, 8.
‘Fig. 13 is an enlarged fragmentary rear view .
Mlore speci?cally, the invention proposes the .
construction of - a garment having removable
of the shoulder portion of. the garment, viewed
shoulder pads, the garment being adapted to be 5 from the outside thereof.
worn as a sport jacket when the shoulder pads
Fig. 14 is an enlarged section on the line ll-H ’
of Fig. 13.
are attached, and to be worn as a sport shirt
when the pads are removed.
~ Fig. 15 is a similar view to Fig. 2 but illustrating
Still further it is‘proposed to provide a gar
a further modification of the invention.
Fig. 16 is an enlarged fragmentary inside view
ment as aforesaid in which the pads may be re 10
showing the shoulder pad holding structure of
moved for cleaning both for sanitary purposes
the garment illustrated in Fig. 15.
and in order to avoid bunching and hardening of
Fig, 17 is an enlarged inverted plan view of the the said sanitary shoulder pads.
Still further it is proposed to provide a garment
pad used in the garment illustrated in Fig. 15.v
Fig._ 18 is a fragmentary view of' the inside of
as aforesaid in which the pads are connected to
the garment shown in Fig. 15, at the shoulder
one end by a hidden “zipper” and at the other
end by a snap fastener.
portion thereof.
Fig. 19 is‘an enlarged transverse sectional view
Another object is to provide a garment as
aforesaid having a double yoke forming at each
' taken on line l9-l9 of Fig 18.
shoulder two pockets for two removable pads, the 20 ‘The garment according to this invention, may
pads being secured in place by snap fasteners or
be worn by either man or woman, and comprises
other similar means.
a front I0 buttoned down the middle, a collar H,
Another object’ is to provide a garment as afore
sleeves l2, pockets l3 and a back 14. In each
shoulder on the inside of the garment is sewed a
said having a shoulder pad in each shoulder, each
“zipper" strip [5, this ‘strip extending along the
pad having its "zipper” along one side and its
snap fastener at the peak opposite thereto.
seam l6 where the sleeve meets the front and back '
For further comprehension of the invention,
of the garment. Thus when the garment is worn
and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer
without the pads, the strip is not noticeable. A
ence will be had. to the following description and
snap fastener eye I‘! is secured to the seam 18 be
accompanying drawings, and to the appended 30 tween the front and back of the garment and be
claim in which the various novel’ features of the
tween the seam l6 and the collar of the garment.
A removable shoulder pad l9, has a snap fas
invention are more particularly set forth.
Fig. 1 is a front view of a garment constructed ' tener snap 20 in one peak or corner of the pad,
this snap 20 ‘being adapted-to coact with eye II
in accordance with this invention. , ‘
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the garment.
to hold one end of the pad to the garment. A‘
"zipper” strip‘ 2| is sewed across the pad parallel
Fig. ‘3 is a fragmentary enlarged view of the
garment showing a shoulder pad.
to the base thereof opposite the peak having the
snap 20 and‘slightly spaced from this base, strip
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig; 3 with the snap v
2| coacti-ng with strip 15 to secure the pad vat an
fastener undone and the pad turned-over.
’ Fig. 5 is a side view of the pad, with the ad
jacent parts of the garment being shown in
other point .to the garment. Strip 2! is provided
1 with a “zipper” control 22 for effecting connec
tion of the two “zipper" strips‘. -The stitches se
curing a strip 2! to the pad, divide the pad into
two portions, a large portion 23 and a small por
‘jacent parts of the garment.
45 tion 24.
Fig. 7 is a section on the line 1-1 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 1 or a garment
When two pads are secured to the garment, the
constructed in accordance with a modification of ‘ "zipper” is between the pad and thegarme'nt so
that it is hidden and does not come in contact
this invention.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of the garment of Fig. 8.
with the wearer. To remove the shoulder pads,
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary view of the inside of 50 the snap. fasteners are ?rst opened and the pads
folded over to the position shown in Fig. 4. The
I the garment of Fig. 8 at the shoulder portion
“zippers” are then opened and the pads removed.
Fig. 6 is a central section of the pad and ad‘
Fig. 11 is an enlarged fragmentary inside view
showing the shoulder pad and associated ‘struc
ture of the garment of Fig. 8.
Thus the garment can be quickly changed from
a jacketjo a shirt, and vice versa.
Each of the pads is made. of two triangular
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sheets of cloth with their edges folded in, and
stuffed with cotton or other material. By plac
in the garment itself. The garment of Figs. 8-14
has the advantage over the garment of Figs. 1-7
ing the snap fastener eye in one seam and the
that a pocket is provided for the pads making
“zipper” strip in another seam of the garment,
it unnecessary to secure them other than by
the single snap fastener. In other respects the‘
they are not noticeable from the exterior of the
garment either when the garment is worn as a
shirt or as a jacket.
garments have similar advantages.
The feature of removable pads, besides making
the garment a combination jacket-sport shirt,
A garment constructed in accordance with a
also provides for the easy cleaning and replace- '
modi?cation of this invention is shown in Figs.
8-14. It has a front l0’, a collar ll’, sleeves l2’, 10 ment of the pads, which is an essential feature
in keeping the'garment sanitary. The person
‘pockets I 3' and a back l4’. The important fea
owning the garment may haveseveral sets of
tures of the back' are best shown in Fig. 13 where
pads of different shapes and thicknesses so that
it will be seen that beneath the collarv l I’ there
these shoulder pads may' be- interchanged at will.
is a wide strip 25 extending entirely across the
back and meeting the tops of the ‘sleeves at the 15 The pads are of economical construction so that
the cost of extra pads is not prohibitive.
shoulders. Thus this strip‘ 25 rests on the top
While a “zipper” and snap fasteners have been
of a person’s shoulders when the garment is
shown and described as preferable means for
worn. The back also has pleats 26.
securing the pads in place, other suitable means
On the inside of the garment the strip 25 is
lined with a lining or strip 21, the strips 25 20 such as buttons or hook and eye fasteners may
be employed if desired.
and 21 being, sewed together along their longi
In Figs. 15-19, the garment is shown with a‘
tudinal edges or seams 28' only to form a double
front portion l0", a collar ll”, sleeves l2", and
yoke, and being open at their ends providing two
back H". In this form of the invention, the
pockets 28. The edges of the ends of the strip
21 are protected by tape 29, which is in line with 25 shoulder pad 40 may be disposed under a bridg
ing strip II and removablysecured thereto by
the seam, [6' between the sleeve and the body
snap fastener members 42 and 43. The shoulder
of the garment. A shoulder pad 30 is disposed
pad positioning bridging strip is secured in posi
in each pocket, that is to say, in the space
tion by a line of stitches M to the seam I3" at
between the strips 25 and 21 at the ends thereof.
Pad 30 is slightly wider at its side 3| disposed 30 one side, and by tacks 45 at the other end of
the bridging strip, to the seams l8" of the gar
in the shoulder of the garment than at its side
.32 which is adjacent the collar. of the garment.
In other respects this form of the invention
‘The edges at side 3| are tucked in and sewed
together but the edges at sidev 32 are taped. ' is similar to that previously shown and like ref
Side 3| is curved concavely to provide a well ?t at erence numerals identify like parts in each of
ting shoulder pad. Side 32 is slightly convex
the several views.
.This arrangement will also permit ready re
but it may be straight if desired. , The pad is
moval of the shoulder pads when it -is desired to
stuffed with cotton 33. vIn its longitudinal cen
wear the garment as a shirt or when the gar
ter, spaced a short distance from the side 3|,
the pad has a snap fastener snap 34 which 40 mentiis to be laundered.
While I have illustrated and described the pre
divides the pad into a small portion 35 and a
large‘portion 36.
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be
understood that I do not limit myself to the
A snap fastener eye 31 is secured to the strip
21. in its longitudinal center at each end thereof 45 precise constructions herein disclosed and, the
right is reserved, to all changes and,modi?ca
partially in the tape 39,-the eye opening inwardly
tions coming within the scope of the invention
into the'space between the strips 25 and 21.
as. defined in the appended claim.
Each pad is secured in place by means of its
Having thus described my invention, what I
snap coacting with the correlated ‘eye. When so
claim as new and desire to secure by United
disposed the portion 35' of the pad extends out
wards beyond the ‘seam l6’, forcing the shoulder 50 States Letters Patent is:
A shirt or similar garment comprising a front
outwardly to provide a square effect, such effect
opening down the middle, a back, a ‘collar, two
being desirable when the garment is being worn
sleeves, a strip connecting said front, back, sleeves
as a jacket. When the pads are removed, the
and collar, said strip forming the shoulder por
shoulders of the garment will slouch comfortably
over the shoulders of the person wearing the 55 tions of said garment, a lining for said strip dis
posed adjacent the under surface thereof and
garment so that the garment forms a suitable
terminating at points adjacent said sleeves, said
sport shirt.
lining being spaced from said strip ,except at
While the pads IQ of the garment of Fig. 1 are
the longitudinal edges, said longitudinal edges
not shown extending materially outwardly of the
seam I6, they may be similar to the pads 30 if 60 being stitched to said lining thereby forming an
desired, and similarly, the pads 30 may be dis
. opened ended channel, a removable shoulder pad
disposed in each end of said channel, each of
posed as are the pads, l9 if desired.
said pads having a portion thereof extending
From the foregoingdescription of the two em
beyond said strip and into the sleeve portion of
bodiments of the present invention, it will be
said garment, and means releasably securing said
seen that a combination jacket-sport shirt has
been provided which can be quickly changed from
pads in said channel.
oneto the other without making any alterations
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