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Feb. 5, 1963
J. CLYNE
3,076,198
SHIRT COLLAR AND SUPPORT THEREFOR
Filed Jan. 23, 1961
FIG. 1
FIG. 3
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INVENTOR
JOSEPH CLYNE
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ATTORNEY
United States Patent O??ce
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3,076,198
SHIRT COLLAR AND SUPPORT THEREFOR
Joseph‘ Clyne, Bronx, N.Y., assignor to Apparel Patent
Co. Inc., New .York, N.Y., a corporation of New York
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Filed Jan. 23, 1961, Ser. No. 84,398
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3,076,198
Patented Feb. 5., 1963
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a modi?ed construction of the independently-acting
holding means; and
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FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of
FIG. 5.
Referring to FIGS; 1 and 2, a shirt 10 is provided with
1 Claim. (Cl. 2—132)
an attached collar 12, including a neckband 14 and a
cape 16, which folds down over and around the neck
‘ 'My invention relates to improvements in shirt-type
band. The shirt and collar combination, as shown in
garments and more particularly to a shirt and collar
FIG. 1, includes a tie 18 extending generally between
construction adapted to give the'collar a neat appear 10 the end edges 20 of the cape 16. The end edge portions
ance, especially when the shirt is Worn with a tie.
_ are provided with stays 22, and they and the neckband
Various types of constructions have been provided for
are provided with cooperating snap fastener elements
securing the ends of a collar, such as the button-down
for securing the end edge portions closely adjacent the
type of soft collar where the body of the shirt is pro
tie and closely adjacent the neckband and body of the
vided with buttons and the corners of the collar are 15 shirt. In FIG. ‘1 the corner of the collar at the right
provided with buttonholes, so, that the corners of the
is folded back to show a female snap fastener element
collar are buttoned to the body of the shirt. Button
24 attached to the neckband ‘and a male snap fastener
down type soft collars are neat under some circum
element 26 attached to the underside of the end edge
stances, but under other circumstances, they tend to
portion of the collar at an intermediate point approxi
‘bulge outwardly. Cross pins have been used for se 20 mately midway of the length of the end edge 20.
curing the ends of a shirt collar together and which
The end edge portion of the collar at the left in FIG. .1
extend under the tie, but they are objectionable because
is unfastened, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. FIG. 2 shows
they mar the collar and tend to hold the knot of the
the various layers of fabric comprising the neckband
tie away from the front of the shirt. It has also been
and the cape of the collar sewed together in a conven
proposedv to provide tabs attached to the ends of the 25 tional manner. The cape comprises inner and outer
collar and secured together under. the tie. Devices of
layers 28 and 30 while the neckband includes outer and
this type, however, are not easy to manipulate and often
inner layers 32 and 34 sewed to the cape 12 and the
show at the sides of the tie.
body of the shirt. The ‘female snap fastener element
Having in mind the foregoing disadvantages with
24 is secured to the outer layer 32 of. fabric of the
respect to prior constructions, the primary object of the 30 neckband at or near the lower seam and may be secured
present invention is to provide a shirt and collar con
struction which includes means for holding the end
before the layers are sewed together and to the body
of the shirt. The male snap fastener element 26 is se
edges of the collar closely adjacent to the body of the
cured to the inner layer of fabric 28 of the cape of the
shirt without interfering in any way with the tie.
collar inside of or behind the stay 22, as shown in ‘FIGS.
A further object of the invention is to provide a collar 85 1 and 2. The element 26 may be attached before the
having a neat appearance when worn with a tie and
cape of the collar is closed and secured to the neck
which includes means for holding the ends of the collar
band 14.
closely adjacent to the body of the shirt and the knot of
‘It is relatively easy to fasten the snap fastener ele
the tie.
ments 24 and 26 bypressing them together, even with the
In accordance with the invention, the improved shirt 40 tie in place, and when they are fastened, the end edge
construction is of the type provided with a fold-down
portions of the collar are held closely adjacent to the
collar, including a neckband portion and a cape ex
collarband and body of the shirt directly along the sides
tending around and down over the neckband, the cape
of the tie, so that a very neat and pleasing appearance
having spaced end edges at the front of the shirt, and
is obtained. When it is desired to remove the tie, all
means for individually holding the end edge portions 45 that is necessary is to pull out on the corners of the
of the cape of the collar closely adjacent the body of
collar to unfasten the snap fasteners. The collar shown
the shirt. In this construction, the holding means com~
in FIGS. 1 and 2 may be a soft or a starched or stiff
prises a separate, independently-acting snap fastener
collar. If a particular wearer of the collar does not
means for each of the end edge portions, a ?rst element
wish to snap the edge portions of the collar to the neck
of the snap fastener means being attached on the under 50 band, the shirt may be worn without snapping the snap
side of the end edge portion of the cape and approxi
fasteners, thereby providing a two-way collar. Even
mately midway along the end edge of the cape, a second
though the end edge portions of the collar are not held
element of the snap fastener means being attached to
in place, the snap fastener elements are not normally
the neckband portion directly opposite the ?rst element.
visible, and they are never visible when fastened and
Sti?ening stay means in the cape back the ?rst element 55 do not interfere in any way with the tie.
and extend for a substantial portion of the height of
FIGS. 3 and 4 show a shirt and collar construction
the cape.
of the sports shirt type in which the collar 12’ is a one
The details of the improved construction according to
piece structure including inner and outer layers 36 and
the invention are described hereinafter in connection with
38, the neckband portion of which is sewed to the body
the accompanying drawings forming a part of this ap 60 of the shirt. In this instance the female snap fastener
plication.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a broken front view of a shirt, with a tie
in place, constructed in accordance with the invention;
element 24’ is at the attachment seam, while the male
element 26' is secured to the cape of the collar as in
FIGS. 1 and 2. A decorative cap 40 of known type
is attached through the outer layer 38 to the outer por
FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2—-2 of 65 tion of the male element 26’ to give the appearance shown
in FIG, 3. The decorative cap 40 may be a white or
colored insert having the appearance of a stud.
FIG. 3 is a view similar to that of FIG, 1 showing a
The collar and shirt structure shown in FIGS. 5 and
slightly modi?ed construction;
6 comprises a collar 12" in which the outer layer 42 is
FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of
70 integral with and forms the inner layer of the neck
FIG. 3;
band portion as in FIG. 4. The inner layer 44 of the
lFIG. 5 is a view similar to that of FIG. 1 showing
cape portion extends to the upper portion of an outer
FIG. 1;
3,076,198
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neckband layer 46 where a seam secures them to the
layer 42.
The lower edges of the neckband layer 46
and neckband portion of the layer 42 are sewed to the
body 10" of the shirt.
The independently-acting holding means illustrated in
FIGS. 5 and 6 comp-rises a narrow strip of material such
as fabric or tape 48 extending along the underside of each
end edge portion of the cape of the collar, the ends of
which are sewed to the layer of fabric 44 or to both
layers 42 and 44. The upper end of the strip 48 is
preferably attached near the bend of the cape while the
lower end is attached at a point normally opposite the
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I claim:
In a shirt including a body and an attached collar
having a neckband portion "and an overlying cape, the
cape including inner and outer layers of fabric mate
rial and extending around and down over the neckband
portion of the collar, the cape having spaced end edges
at the front of the shirt; the improvement comprising
separable snap fastener means for selectively holding
each end edge portion of the cape close to the neckband
portion and the body of the shirt, and stiifening stay
means wider than the snap fastener means and of a
length to extend for a substantial portion of the height
of the cape located between the inner and outer layers
of fabric material in each end edge portion of the cape,
tie 5% which extends around the neckband, in the man 15 each snap fastener means including two cooperating ele
ments one of which is attached only to the inner layer
ner illustrated in FIG. 6. The strips 48 are preferably
of the ‘fabric of the cape along its end edge portion and
located slightly inwardly from the end edges of the cape
is located on the underside of said end edge portion in
so that they are never visible. They may have a width
back of said stiffening stay means therein and approxi
of about 1%; inch and be only slightly longer than the
shortest distance between their end seams so that they 20 mately midway along the end edge of the cape while
the other element is attached to the neckband portion
form a sort of loop around the inner surface of the tie.
directly opposite said one element.
The strips 48 are preferably non-elastic but may have
slight stretch to accommodate the band of the tie but
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
without bulging the collar.
UNITED STATES PATENTS
When putting on a tie, it is inserted through a strip 26
962,665
Quigley ____________ __ June 28, 1910
43 on one side brought around the neckband layer 46
1,400,339
Wright _____________ __ Dec. 13, 1921
and through the other strip 48. When the tie is knotted
2,059,998
Price _______________ __ Nov. 3, 1936
and the knot drawn up to normal position, the strips
lower portion of the neckband layer 46. The strip
48 is sut?ciently long to accommodate the portion of the
are pulled in against the neckband portion of the collar
and hold the end edge portions of the cape of the collar 30
closely adjacent to the body of the shirt and knot of
the tie.
2,599,421
2,668,295
2,975,428
Wilm _______________ __ June 3, 1952
Garrido ______________ __ Feb. 9, 1954
Pfeffer et a1 __________ __ Mar. 21, 1961
337,542
Great Britain _________ __ Nov. 6, 1930
The strips 48 are not visible and do not inter
FOREIGN PATENTS
fere with the tie but, in fact, cooperate with the tie to
give a neat appearance.
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