A male undergarment having a waistband at the top thereof, thigh
encircling leg portions at the bottom thereof and a crotch portion
between the leg and circling portions with the improvement in the
form of a rectangular section of fabric attached at the leg portions
and at the bottom thereof near the crotch portion to define a pouch
between the leg portions for the placement of the male sex organ
therein and isolation of the sex organ from the remainder of the
interior of the underwear structure.
That which is claimed is:
1. In a man's support type undergarment having a front panel, a
waistband at the top of the garment, thigh encircling leg portions
at the bottom of the garment and a crotch portion between said leg
portions, the improvement comprising:
a generally rectangular section of fabric stitched behind said
front panel along said leg portions and across the bottom thereof
above said crotch portion with a top of said rectangular section
being unstitched to the undergarment and defining a ledge extending
between said leg portion and above said crotch whereby the male
sex organ is rested upon said ledge and generally isolated from
the remaining interior of the undergarment.
2. The improvement according to claim 1 further including a fly
portion opposite said ledge on said front panel.
3. The improvement according to claim 1 wherein said rectangular
section of fabric is dual layered and folded at its uppermost edge.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates generally to the art of apparel and, more
particularly, to an improved article of male underwear.
A variety of underwear structures have been available in the prior
art for normal wear by males. These types of underwear are generally
of the "jockey" type or boxer type. A variety of modifications
have been made to such structures in order to alleviate sexual malfunction
disorders. Such types of devices are described in U.S. Pat. No.
4,471,772 to Taylor C. Miller and U.S. Pat. No. 3,511,234 to P.
M. Larson. Other underwear structures, however, are disclosed in
U.S. Pat. Nos. 2,822,807 and 2,139,532.
While such structures are complex but effective, they have not
addressed the problem of improving the comfort and prolonging the
comfort to the wearer.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is an object of this invention to provide an improved underwear
structure for male use.
It is a further object of this invention to provide such an improved
underwear structure which prolongs and enhances comfort to the wearer
These as well as other objects are accomplished by a male undergarment
having a waistband at the top thereof, thigh encircling leg portions
at the bottom thereof and a crotch portion between the leg encircling
portions with the improvement in the form of a rectangular section
of fabric attached at the leg portions and at the bottom thereof
near the crotch portion to define a pouch between the leg portions
for the placement of the male sex organ and testicles therein and
partial isolation of the sex organ from the remainder of the interior
of the underwear structure. The pouch is like a shelf or ledge as
it is not large enough to completely encircle the testicles and
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 of the drawings is front view of a "jockey" type
underwear in accordance with this invention.
FIG. 2 is isometric partial cutaway view of the garment shown in
FIG. 3 of the drawings is a cross-section view along the line 3--3
of FIG. 1.
FIG. 4 of the drawings is a front view in partial phantom of another
embodiment of this invention.
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view along the line 5--5 of FIG. 4.
In accordance with this invention, it has been found that a simple
improvement may be made to a pair of mens underwear to greatly prolong
and enhance the comfort thereof. In particular, the structure of
this invention has been found to eliminate the need for readjustment
of underwear structures and of the male sex organ during periods
of prolonged inactivity, for example, during periods of long driving.
Various other advantages and features will become apparent from
the reading of the following description given with reference to
the various figures of drawings.
FIG. 1 of the drawings illustrates an underwear structure 1 in
accordance with this invention. The underwear structure as illustrated
in FIG. 1 is a front view with FIG. 2 being a partial cutaway isometric
view thereof. As illustrated in FIG. 1 the underwear structure has
the conventional elements of a waistband 3, leg portions 5 and 7,
and a crotch portion 9. The underwear as illustrated in FIGS. 1
through 3 is generally of the "jockey" type.
The improvement according to this invention is a rectangular section
of fabric 11 positioned intermediate the waistband 3 and crotch
portion 9 and stitched adjacent the leg sections 5 and 7 at 13 and
15. The section of fabric 11 is also stitched across the bottom
thereof at 17 to generally form a pouch between the fabric section
11 and a front panel 19 of the underwear structure 1. The pouch
21 defined thereby may be best illustrated in FIG. 3. The purpose
of the pouch 21 is for the placement of the penis and testicles
between the front panel 19 and the fabric section 11. The male sex
organ may be positioned in a variety of positions and directions
to provide comfort for the wearer and perhaps improve circulation
within the male sex organ because of the use of the improved structure
of this invention. It has surprisingly been found that the comfort
provided by the structure of this invention endures for a significantly
extended period of time much greater than that provided by prior
art structures. This endurance or prolonged comfort eliminates the
need for shifting and rearranging periodically so as to maintain
a high level of comfort.
The FIGS. 1 through 3 embodiment also illustrates therein a conventional
fly structure 31 on the front panel 19 immediately adjacent the
pouch 21. This fly structure is utilized in the conventional manner.
Another embodiment is illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5 wherein an underwear
structure 41 has a front panel 43 without a fly structure therein.
As illustrated in FIG. 5, which is a cross-section view along the
line 5--5 of FIG. 4, a pouch 45 is formed by a rectangular section
47 which is attached adjacent to leg structures 49 and 51 at 53
and 55. The rectangular section 47 is also attached at the bottom
thereof at 57 above the crotch 59 of the underwear 41. The pouch
of this embodiment is used in the same manner as the pouch of the
FIGS. 1 through 3 embodiment.
As best illustrated in the cross-section view of FIG. 5 it is preferred
to use a double section of fabric within the section 47. This leaves
a fold 61 the top of the section in the unattached area defining
the opening of pouch 45. This eliminates stitching in this area
and further promotes comfort as well as eliminating the potential
for raveling in this area.
It is thus seen that the improved underwear structure in accordance
with this invention provides a novel structure not heretofore available
in the prior art. As many variations will become apparent to those
of skill in the art from a reading of the above description which
is exemplary in nature so variations are embodied within the scope
of this invention as defined by the following appended claims.