A collar with a notch in the middle of the lapel.
The first fully synthetic fiber, characterized by strength, elasticity, and resistance to abrasion.
The length from the top of the waistband of a pair of pants to the bottom of the cuff.
A cotton fabric made with a modified plain weave, similar to hopsack. The resulting fabric is soft and porous with a lustrous finish.
A pocket made from a piece of fabric stitched onto the outside surface of a jacket. This is the most casual type of pocket, and is best reserved for sport jackets.
Heavy, double-breasted, dark blue woolen jacket worn by sailors. It derives its name from the Dutch word pij, a coarse woolen material. In the early part of the nineteenth century Count Alfred D'Orsay, a fashion personality, got caught in the rain without a coat and bought such a jacket from a sailor. By the 1850s, the pea coat had become popular in the United States and Britain.
A pant leg that narrows toward the ankle.
The simplest fabric weave. Each pick (horizontal yarn) passes over one end (vertical yarn) and then under the next end. Sometimes referred to as a one-up, one-down weave. Examples of plain weave fabrics are tropical-weight suitings, broadcloth (shirts), and hopsack.
A fold in the fabric usually sewn into the front of pants. Pleats allow more freedom of movement and typically create a dressier look.
The most traditional collar used on dress shirts. Typically three inches in length, this collar points straight down.
A casual, pullover shirt with a collar, often in a solid, vibrant color.
Synthetic fiber characterized by its strength, shape retention, and resistance to stretching and wrinkling.
As a result of modifications of the spinning process, polynosic rayon is more similar to cotton than ordinary viscose rayon.