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Title:
TUCK NO TUCK APPAREL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/044296
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention provides a shirt for covering an upper body of a person wherein the shirt provides a tucked appearance whether the shirt is tucked in to a person's trousers or not. The shirt includes an elastic strip attached near to a hemline of the shirt. A portion of the shirt could be folded under the elastic strip to provide and maintain a tucked in look to the shirt or the portion could be tucked into a person's trousers so as to keep and maintain a tucked in look.

Inventors:
HENRY, Philip, M. (212 North Elm, Cresco, IA, 52136, US)
OLSGARD, Jr., Peter, H. (212 North Elm, Cresco, IA, 52136, US)
Application Number:
US2016/049713
Publication Date:
March 08, 2018
Filing Date:
August 31, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HENRY, Philip, M. (212 North Elm, Cresco, IA, 52136, US)
OLSGARD, Jr., Peter, H. (212 North Elm, Cresco, IA, 52136, US)
International Classes:
A41B1/00; A41B1/08; A41D1/04
Foreign References:
US20080301849A12008-12-11
US2609541A1952-09-09
US4601069A1986-07-22
US20080134409A12008-06-12
US2431809A1947-12-02
US5758366A1998-06-02
US2418774A1947-04-08
US1987954A1935-01-15
US1614898A1927-01-18
US1226654A1917-05-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HAYES, Thomas (2910 Commercial Center Blvd. Suite 103-159, Katy, TX, 77494, US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A shirt with a hemline adapted for controlling a section of the shirt's hemline to provide an appearance of a tucked in look, the shirt comprising: an upper section that extends around an arm, shoulders, and upper torso; and

a lower section that includes at a bottom of the lower section near in proximity to the shirt's hemline an elastic strip perimetrically attached around the shirt, the elastic strip having sufficient elastic force to cause the lower section to be form fitting with an area of a body defined within the lower section.

2. The shirt of claim 1, wherein the elastic strip having sufficient elastic force can be adapted to cause the lower section to form fit with a first area of the body defined by the hemline.

3. The shirt of claim 1, wherein the elastic strip having sufficient elastic force can be adapted to cause the hem line to be folded inwards so as to form fit with a second area of the body defined by the hemline.

4. The shirt of claim 1, wherein the elastic strip is stitch to an inner side of the shirt.

5. A shirt with a hemline adapted for controlling a section of the shirt's hemline to provide an appearance of a tucked in look, the shirt comprising:

an upper section that extends around an arm, shoulders, and upper torso; and a lower section that includes at a bottom of the lower section near in proximity to the shirt's hemline an elastic strip perimetrically attached around the shirt, the elastic strip having sufficient elastic force to cause the lower section to form fit with an area of the body defined by the hemline.

6. The shirt of claim 5, wherein the area of the body defined by the hemline is a region below the body's waistline .

7. A shirt with a hemline adapted for controlling a section of the shirt's hemline to provide an appearance of a tucked in look, the shirt comprising:

an upper section that extends around an arm, shoulders, and upper torso; and

a lower section that includes at a bottom of the lower section near in proximity to the shirt's hemline an elastic strip perimetrically attached around the shirt, the elastic strip having sufficient elastic force to cause the hemline when folded inwards and under the elastic strip to form fit with an area of the body defined by the hemline.

8. The shirt of claim 7, wherein the area of the body defined by the hemline is a region near the body's waistline .

Description:
IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE APPLICATION FOR A UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION FOR

Tuck No Tuck Apparel

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION [002] Not Applicable

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

[003] Not Applicable MICROFICHE APPENDIX

[004] Not Applicable

FIELD OF INVENTION

[005] The present invention relates to a shirt having an elastic strip for managing the shirt's hemline near the waist; and more particularly, to a shirt adapted to form fit the lower section of the shirt near the hemline to give a wearer the the appearance of a tucked in look.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[006] The apparels worn in upper part of a body generally referred to as shirts include a variety of clothing including formal and casual shirts, t- shirts etc. It is a general human tendency to modify existing clothing or invent a new type of clothing for a more comfortable and aesthetic look. Moreover, clothing can be classified as formal, causal and party wear; wherein, a particular clothing may be more suitable to a particular occasion. For example, in the work place, more formal clothing may be generally preferred whereas in a social event, informal wear may be more suitable. In addition, it is well known that a type of clothing reflects the personality, taste and other characteristics of a wearer, and thus the clothing has been adapted to make it more appropriate for a particular situation, and as a fashion statement.

[007] Prior art disclosing different types of clothing adapted to a particular situation includes U.S. Patent No. 7,340,780 issued to Levy Edward M, disclosing a sports garment including a pullover shirt having inner and outer lower layers wherein inner lower layer is worn tucked into pants to provide comfort and support to the wearer and outer lower layer worn outside of the pants to provide the wearer with a neat and trim appearance.

Another U.S. Patent no. 8,087,094 issued to "Svetlana Karasina" teaches a shirt for supporting and shaping the mid- section of a wearer wherein mid- section of the shirt includes an upper and lower region with each constructed having a plurality of fabric densities or integrated elasticity portions. Yet another U.S. Patent No.

7,650,650 issued to "Voege James A" teaches a T- Shirt having rolled sleeves and a torso portion configured to cover a portion of a torso of the person.

[008] It is clear that a need is appreciated for modified clothing that is more convenient to wear and provides aesthetic appearance.

[009] The term shirt referred herein after denotes an apparel or garment used to cover upper body of a person including conventional shirts, t-shirts etc., but excludes winter wears such as coats, sweaters etc. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0010] The present invention, therefore, has as its principal object to provide a shirt with elastic portion around the waist.

[0011] Another object of present invention is that the shirt provides aesthetic appearance to the wearer.

[0012] A further object of present invention is that the shirt provides and maintains a tucked in look to the shirt when the shirt is not actually tucked into a person's trousers.

[0013] Yet another object of present invention is that the shirt provides and maintains a tucked in look to the shirt when the shirt is actually tucked into a person's trousers .

[0014] Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a shirt for covering upper body of a person wherein the shirt provides and maintains a tucked appearance of the shirt. The shirt includes an elastic strip attached near a hemline of the shirt. A portion of the shirt, i.e. a lower portion of the shirt, can be folded inwards and under the elastic strip so as to provide a tucked in appearance of the shirt or tucked in to a person's trousers so that a tucked in look can be maintained .

[0015] In addition to the various objects and

advantages of the present invention described with some degree of specificity above it should be obvious that additional objects and advantages of the present

invention will become more readily apparent to those persons who are skilled in the relevant art from the following more detailed description of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRI PTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0016] To further clarify various aspects of some example embodiments of the present invention, a more particular description of the invention will be rendered by reference to specific embodiments thereof, which are illustrated in the appended drawing. It is appreciated that the drawing depicts only illustrated embodiments of the invention and are therefore not to be considered limiting of its scope. The invention will be described and explained with additional specificity and detail through the use of the accompanying drawing in which:

[0017] Figure 1 illustrates one embodiment of the shirt according to present invention.

DETAIL DESCRI PTION OF THE INVENTION

[0018] The present invention now will be described more fully hereinafter in the following detailed

description of the invention, in which some, but not all embodiments of the invention are described. Indeed, this invention may be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will satisfy applicable legal requirements .

[0019] The terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting of the invention. As used herein, the term "and/or" includes any and all combinations of one or more of the associated listed items. As used herein, the singular forms "a," "an, 11 and "the" are intended to include the plural forms as well as the singular forms, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. It will be further understood that the terms "comprises" and/or "comprising, 11 when used in this specification, specify the presence of stated features, steps, operations, elements, and/or components, but do not preclude the presence or addition of one or more other features, steps, operations, elements, components, and/or groups thereof.

[0020] Unless otherwise defined, all terms (including technical and scientific terms) used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one having ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. It will be further understood that terms, such as those defined in commonly used dictionaries, should be interpreted as having a meaning that is consistent with their meaning in the context of the relevant art and the present

disclosure and will not be interpreted in an idealized or overly formal sense unless expressly so defined herein.

[0021] In describing the invention, it will be understood that a number of techniques and steps are disclosed. Each of these has individual benefit and each can also be used in conjunction with one or more, or in some cases all, of the other disclosed techniques.

[0022] Accordingly, for the sake of clarity, this description will refrain from repeating every possible combination of the individual steps in an unnecessary fashion. Nevertheless, the specification and claims should be read with the understanding that such combinations are entirely within the scope of the invention and the claims.

[0023] Referring to Figure 1, illustrated is an embodiment of the present invention denoted generally as 10. The shirt includes an upper section 12 that extends around arms, shoulders, and upper torso and a lower section 14 that includes at a bottom of the lower section near in proximity to the shirt's hemline 16 an elastic strip 18 perimetrically attached around the shirt. The elastic strip 18 includes enough sufficient elastic force to cause the bottom of the lower section, or the area of the lower section, which is defined by the elastic strip 18, to be form fitting with an area of a body defined within the lower section 14.

[0024] In this embodiment, figure 1 illustrates shirt

10, which is similar in appearance to a conventional t- shirt, to include a torso portion to cover the torso of a person, an opening for neck, one opening on left side for passing through left hand, and similar opening on right side for right hand. The shirt 10 extends from neckline of the person to an area around the waistline, like a conventional t-shirt worn by a person. However, unlike conventional t- shirts, which typically hang loosely at bottom, the illustrated shirt 10 includes the elastic portion 18 within the lower section 14, which provides and maintains a tucked appearance to the t-shirt when worn by a person.

[0025] The elastic strip 18 may be perimetrically attached to an area in proximity to the lower shirt edge, i.e. near in proximity to the hemline 16. In other words, the elastic strip may be attached in direct proximity to the hemline 16 or some distance above the hemline 16. In a manner of use, the person may tuck a portion of the lower section 14 of the shirt 10 inward and under the shirt 10 so that the strip 18 curtails loose fitting sections of the shirt 10 or lower sections of the shirt 10. This will create and maintain a tucked in appearance. Alternatively, the person can tuck the hemline 16 of the shirt 10 into the person's trousers and the function of the strip 18 will keep and maintain an appearance of a tucked in look. The shirt referenced can be anything from a t- shirt, a casual dress shirt, or a formal dress shirt.

[0026] The strip 18 is preferably attached to the inner side of the shirt such that it is not visible from outside. The strip 18 could be stitched along the shirt edge, i.e. hemline of the shirt or at a position slightly above the hemline 16 within a section of the lower section 14. The strip 18 can be of varied length, depending on the shirt. The strip 18 could be attached to any old shirt or could be provided during making of the shirt. The methods of attaching the elastic strip 18 to clothing would be obvious to a person skilled in the art, such as stitching the elastic strip to the clothing or using adhesives etc. It may be preferably to use stitching to stitch the elastic strip along the shirt edge and a stitch using a thread of color similar to the color of the shirt. Although, it would be obvious that any color thread may be used for stitching. The cloth of the shirtlO may be evenly distributed on the elastic strip 18 for preventing any visible wrinkles to the worn shirt due to elastic strip.

[0027] The elastic strip 18 could be produced from stretchable materials such as spandex, nylon spandex. polyester spandex, rayon lycra, lycra spandex, cotton lycra, sateen fabric, nylon, elastane, latex,

polybutylene terephthalate , neoprene, or any other material that stretches in a reformable manner when sub ected to tensile stress. The size including length and width of the elastic strip 18 may be varied depending upon the type of material used in making the elastic strip, type of shirt, as well as the physique of the person likely to wear the shirt.

[0028] It is to be understood that the shirt

encompasses a variety of alternatives. For example, shirts of different types and designs are known such as round neck t-shirts, polo shirts, half sleeve and full sleeve t-shirts etc. In addition, the shirts made of different materials are known for example cotton, polyester, spandex or in combination of different materials. Furthermore, the shirts may include various forms of indicia and color.