Dec. 31', 1946. c, SOLOMON 2,413,526 'REMOVABLE PAD FOR SPORT SHIRTS AND JACKETS ' Filed Oct. 23, 1944 - * s Sheets-Sheet 1 ‘ _ INVEN 0R. Qizn’s 30 more ~ BY Dec. 31, 1946. ' C.SC_)LOMON ~ ' 2,413,526 REMOVABLE ‘PAD FOR SPORT SHIRTSv AND JACKETS Filed 001;. 23, 1944‘ 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. Czar/es Solomon? Dec. 31, 1946. 2,413,526 ‘0. SOLOMON REMOVABLE PAD FOR SPORT ‘SHIRTS AND JACKETS ‘Filed Oct. '23. 1944 s Sheets-Shegt s INVEN Ton. I Clef/es Salomon Patented Dec. a1, 1946 2,413,526 ‘UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,526 ' REMOVABLE PAD FOR SPORT SHIRTS AND JACKETS > 7 Charles Solomon, New York, N. v Application October 23, 1944, ‘Serial No. 559,908 * 1. Claim. (01. 2-268) 1 2 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 40 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. thereof. ' section. . 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 2,413, 626 3 4 . 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. ment. ' 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 65 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 ' . CHARLES SOLOMON.