OutletShirts Glossary of Terms
Also 2x2 rib knit
trim. The width of each rib is the same as the width between each rib.
This helps the garment retain its elasticity.
A zipper with two zipper pulls so that it can be unzipped from either direction.
Double-Needle stitched but with four stitches.
100% Polyester Microfiber with waterproof coating and fully taped seams. 100% waterproof.
A treatment applied to garments primarily
to resist the formation of little balls on the fabric’s surface due to
abrasion during wear.
Typically a diamond pattern woven into a garment.
Very small pique knit. See Pique Knit.
Tiny folds in the material on the back of a garment that allow for more room and comfort.
A piece of fabric that connects the back of a garment to the shoulders. This allows the garment to lay flat and drape nicely.
Reinforced stitching; for example, the rivets used on the pockets of jeans.
Basket Weave Knit:
process of weaving yarns back and forth resulting in a two-tone appearance.
A small geometric pattern with a center dot knit into the fabric.
A decorative stitch used to finish an unhemmed blanket. The stitch can be seen on both sides of the blanket.
A term applied to a yarn or a fabric that is made up of more than one fiber.
Body Mapping Technology (NIKE GOLF)
Strategically placed ventilation zones to increase breathability and improve airflow across the body.
Fleece with multiple layers bonded together to form a higher functioning garment.
A single, uniform fold in the center back of a garment to allow for more room and comfort.
Cotton fabric that is brushed to remove all the excess lint and fibers from the fabric, leaving an ultra soft, smooth finish.
Button-Through Sleeve Placket:
A small placket located on the sleeve, by the cuff, which contains a single button closure.
Very narrow shoulder straps.
Cashmere is the underdown shed annually by
goats living in the high, dry plateaus surrounding the Gobi Desert,
which stretch from Northern China into Mongolia. These goats have a
coarse outer hair that repels the weather. Under that outer coat lies a
much finer fiber, cashmere, which insulates these animals from the
bitter cold. It takes one of these rare goats four years to grow enough
cashmere for one sweater. Each goat is combed by hand every spring.
Then the fleece is collected and sorted by hand. Cashmere sweaters are
usually knit on hand-operated machines. Therefore, both the scarcity of
the fiber and the handwork required to convert that fiber into a
luxurious garment contribute to cashmere's price
100% Polyester Microfiber fabric that is water repellent and wind resistant.
A type of Twill Weave (Pattern of the Twill).
A dressier fabric woven with white threads across colored threads.
(NIKE GOLF) Fabric that blocks wind and
resists rain. The fabric has spaces too small for water droplets to get
in, but allows excess perspiration and body heat to escape. This is all
done with a thinly spun yarn that is tightly woven for a dense weave.
The upright or turned-over neckband of a coat, jacket or shirt.
The trim around the neck of a t-shirt or sweatshirt.
A dyed fabric’s ability to resist fading due to washing, exposure to sunlight, and other environmental conditions.
Cotton yarn that has been combed to
remove short fibers and straighten or arrange longer fibers in parallel
order resulting in a smooth yarn used in finer garments.
Similar to a pique knit but with a more open texture for increased breathability. Features a soft hand for better comfort.
Similar to a pique knit, but with a more
open texture for increased breathability. Slightly larger knit than
Cool Mesh, it has a denser feel.
A stopper or toggle on a drawcord that keeps the cord from retracting into the garment.
A cut filling pile cloth with narrow to wide ribs, can be found in polyester, and man-made blends.
Soft vegetable fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant.
A finish in which two needles are used to
create parallel rows of visible stitching.It is used around the neck,
armholes, waistband, and wrists of garments to create a cleaner, more
Seams that are sealed with a
waterproof tape only in areas that are susceptible to water like
shoulders, front seams and zippers.
A density of the weave in a nylon or polyester product.
A decorative weave, usually geometric, that is woven into the fabric.
A finish used on a sleeve
and/or bottom hem that uses two needles to create parallel rows of
visible stitching. It gives the garment a cleaner, more finished look
and adds durability.
A circular knit fabric knitted via double stitch on a double needle frame to provide a double thickness.
The soft fluffy under feathers of ducks and geese.
Dry Zone Technology:
An exclusive technology that effectively wicks moisture away from your skin—and takes it off your mind.
Dri-FIT (NIKE GOLF):
Fabric that helps keep you
comfortable and dry by moving perspiration from your skin to the
outside for rapid evaporation. The process happens by transferring
perspiration through layers of fabric. As the body, produces moisture,
these layers carry the moisture through the garment and up to the
outside layer where it is dispersed across the outer surface and
released into the air.
Dri-FIT UV (NIKE GOLF):
Same as Dri-FIT (see Dri-FIT) that also features 30 UPF.
A knit fabric characterized by vertical lines within the cloth. Manufactured by “dropping” a needle from the knitting cylinder.
A longer back than front for the purpose of keeping the shirt tucked in. Also referred to as Extended Tail.
A high activity sportswear fabric that absorbs, wicks and dries faster than average golfwear.
Tightly woven fabric that provides wind and snag resistance.
Buttons or trims that are the same color as the garment onto which they are sewn.
A fleece outerwear fabric made from at least 50% materials reclaimed from recycled plastic soda pop bottles.
A 2-ply weave of different color yarns that run parallel against each other so that both colors are visible.
A laundering process in which a
catalytic substance is added to create a chemical change in the fabric
resulting in a very soft finish, smoother appearing surface and reduced
Etched Tone Buttons:
A more upscale horn tone button with an etched pattern.
When the back portion of the garment is longer than the front. Assists in keeping the garment tucked in during normal activity.
Small holes or perforations made in a series to allow for breathability. Finished with either stitching or brass grommets.
Refers to a garment's fit as being generous and roomy.
A wash process where softeners are
added to finished garments to help the cotton fibers relax or bloom.
The result is a fabric with a thicker appearance, reduced shrinkage and
a softer hand.
A dyeing process that occurs after the garment is assembled.
A closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal stripes.
The way the fabric feels when it is touched.
A chevron or zig-zag pattern, knit into fabric.
A cap style with a high slope structured with buckram–a stiff fabric lining. Less fitted to the head.
A pique fabric with a waffle or cellular appearance.
Horn Tone Buttons:
Buttons that appear to be manufactured from horn.
A medium sized broken check effect that is knit into the fabric.
Signifies that a garment has been certified to
withstand at least 50 industrial laundry cycles (about ten times more
strenuous than a home was).
A fabric that has two plys knit
simultaneously to form one thicker and heavier ply. It has more natural
stretch than a jersey knit, a soft hand, and the same appearance and
feel on both sides.
Buttons with a lustrous, rainbow-like hue.
A pattern knit directly into the fabric during the manufacturing process. Typically, 2 or more colors are used.
This fabric has a definite smooth side, the outside, and a textured side, the inside.
A flat rib knit, with specified dimensions, that is used to function as a placket and placket facing.
A looped piece of fabric in the neck of a
garment for the convenience of hanging the garment on a hook. Can also
be located at the center of the back yoke on the inside or outside of a
A semi-oval panel sewn into the inside
back portion of a garment, just under the collar seam, to reinforce the
garment and minimize stretching when hung on a hook. The patch also
allows for the garment tag or label to be sewn below the neckline to
help prevent irritation.
A cap style with a low slope that is more closely fitted to the head. Can be either structured or unstructured.
INVISTA's trademark for a synthetic fabric material with elastic properties of "spandex".
See Taslan but with a dull finish.
Cotton thread that has been treated
with sodium hydroxide. The thread is given a caustic soda bath that is
then neutralized with an acid bath. This treatment increases luster,
sheen, strength, affinity to dye, resistance to mildew, and also
reduces lint. Only the finest cotton is reserved for this process.
A highly resistant, exceptionally strong plastic laminate material sometimes used in buttons.
A mix of different colors of yarns knit together to create a heathered effect.
A product that has gone through a process to produce a smooth, lustrous hand.
Similar to a pique knit, but with a more open texture for increased breathability. Larger knit than Cool Weave.
A high density, anti-pilling fleece made
of knit micro-fibers that are brushed less than a regular fleece
garment. It has a high capacity for warmth without the weight.
This fabric is tightly woven from a very
fine poly thread and has a sueded finish for a luxurious, soft feel.
Microfiber fabric is naturally water repellent due to its construction
process and when specially treated, can also be waterproof.
A very fine wale cord.
An ultra-fine stripe that is knit into the fabric.
A cap with a slope height in between that of a High Profile and Low Profile. It is most often structured with buckram.
Mother of Pearl Logo Buttons:
Buttons made from Mother of Pearl, with a logo inscribed on them.
Nail Head Design:
A jacquard knitting pattern in which the jacquard forms a design similar to small nail heads.
Chemically treated fabric that resists
wrinkles. These fabrics allow you to wash without the need for
pressing. Clothes look fresh and maintain a crisp, sophisticated look
for each wearing.
The combination of a knitting and spinning process developed by JERZEES® for their blended fleece that helps prevent pilling.
A synthetic polymer; a plastic, durable fabric used in apparel and other everyday items.
A tightly woven plain weave ribbed fabric
with a hard, slightly lustered surface. The ribbed effect is created by
weaving a finer silk or manufactured wrap yarn with a heavier filler
yarn (usually cotton or wool).
A process in which yarn dyed fabrics or piece dyed garments are put through an additional dye color to create unique colors.
A type of fabric where the fibers are either cotton or blended man-made fibers.
A luxurious shawl, wrap, or scarf made of
finer fabrics like silk and cashmere. Considered the perfect fashion
accessory for every season and occasion. A fashionable pashmina scarf,
wrap or shawl is the perfect finishing touch for any outfit.
A pocket attached to the outside of a garment.
A fabric that has been processed to have the lofty softness of a peach.
Buttons that have a pearl-colored hue.
Buttons that have a dull, metallic hue.
Pewter and Horn Tone Buttons:
Buttons that incorporate pewter and horn tone, usually one encompasses the other.
A type of dye used to create a distressed or washed look.
A tangled ball of fibers that appears on the
surface of a fabric as a result of wear or continued friction or
rubbing on the surface of the fabric.
A process developed by Lee® to help prevent pilling on fleece garments.
Lightweight pima cotton, polyester and
spandex jersey knit with a smooth hand and plenty of stretch for active
wear. Also contains moisture wicking properties.
One of the finest grades of cotton in the
world, Pima cotton has extra-long fiber lengths making it softer and
stronger than standard cotton, giving extraordinary comfort and a
garment with a longer life.
A knitting method that creates a fine textured surface that appears similar to a waffle weave.
The part of a shirt or jacket where the garment fastens together.
Two or more yarns that have been twisted together.
A warm polyester lining found in the body or sleeves of outerwear garments. It has more loft than a regular nylon lining.
A strong, durable synthetic fabric with low moisture absorbency.
Features similar characteristics to cotton and silk, has excellent luster and very little shrinkage.
Alternating rows of 2 different pique
knits; one knit is a baby pique, while the other is a larger pique that
resembles small circles knit closely together.
A tightly woven, durable, medium weight cotton
or cotton blend fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave
which creates a slight ridge effect.
A knitting process developed by Hanes® for their fleece garments that creates a tighter knit for a better printing surface.
Fabrics or garments, that have received a pre-shrinking treatment.
A polyurethane coating that is added to make garments water resistant.
Sleeves set with a diagonal seam from the neck to the armpit.
A fabric designed with a unique weave to wick away moisture from the body.
See Placket, but reversed for women’s garments.
A textured knit that has the appearance of vertical lines. It is highly elastic and retains "memory".
Ring Spun Yarn:
Yarn made by continuously twisting and
thinning a rope of cotton fibers. The twisting makes the short hairs of
cotton stand out, resulting in a stronger yarn with a significantly
A stitch that is spaced equally, with the underside stitching being half the length of the external side.
100% polyester fleece with an anti-pill finish which prevents the formation of little balls on the surface of the fabric.
A washing process in which the fabric is
washed with very fine lava rocks or rubber/silicon balls resulting in a
softer fabric with a relaxed look and reduced shrinkage.
A hem that is softly rounded for fashion detail.
A collar that is constructed from the same material as the body of the garment.
Refers to headwear where the sweatband is constructed with the same fabric as the crown.
An overcasting technique done on the cut edge of the fabric to prevent unraveling.
Slits found at the bottom of side seams. They are fashion details that allow for comfort and ease of movement.
Obtained from the cocoon of silkworm, silk is a
natural protein fiber that can be woven into textiles. The shimmering
appearance for which silk is prized comes from the fiber.s triangular,
prism-like structure, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light
at different angles. For centuries, silk has been coveted for its fine
hand and fluid drape.
A term used to indicate the diameter of a yarn; the smaller the number, the thicker the yarn.
A pocket that has to be entered through
a slash on the outside of the garment. The pocket pouch is suspended
from and attached to the slash.
Sphere Dry (NIKE GOLF):
This patented fabric has a
raised "bumpy" surface that lines the inside of the shirt. These bumps
not only create an appealing athletic-inspired texture, they also work
together like a funnel to draw perspiration from the inside out. The
fabric's three-dimensional construction creates air space around you to
A washing process in which the fabric or
garment is heavily washed with lava rocks or rubber/silicon balls. The
result is a softer fabric with a distressed or weathered look and
A strip of fabric sewn under or over the
front zip or snap closure of an outerwear garment to protect against
wind and moisture.
A cap style with a lined front consisting of buckram, a stiff fabric, that controls the slope of the cap.
A fabric that goes through a brushing process to raise the nap and give the garment a soft hand.
See Sueded Cotton.
A strip of fabric sewn to the seam of a garment to prevent distortion. In outerwear, taped seams aid in waterproofing.
Refers to how the fibers are woven and the
resulting texture. Used mainly in outerwear garments, Taslan is a
durable and water repellent nylon fabric with a slightly shiny surface.
A rugged, stronger Taslan nylon that is water repellent.
A fabric made from the cellulose found in wood pulp which is processed into a silk-like, delicate fabric.
A durable and water repellent Taslan with a matte finish.
A type of material with uncut loops on both sides. It has a soft, plush feel and is water absorbent.
Therma-FIT (NIKE GOLF):
Fabric is designed from a
densely constructed weave that is brushed on both sides to create air
pockets. These air pockets in the fabric trap and retain body heat, but
See Double-Needle Stitched but with 3 stitches.
Tone on Tone Jacquard Collar:
See Jacquard Knit. The two colors being used are the same.
A very lightweight nylon lining often used in shorts.
Collar which is knit in a tube form so it has no seams.
A shirt constructed so the back hem is
longer than the front. This aids in keeping the shirt tucked-in during
Refers to the look of the knit where some
stitches are actually under the other stitches. Gives the shirt a
waffle-weave type texture and look.
A fabric characterized by micro diagonal ribs producing a soft, smooth finish.
Twill Tape Placket Lining:
Twill tape is attached to the inside of the placket for a fashion effect.
Ply is a term to describe a yarn that has
more than one end to make up the overall yarn. Having a thickness made
up of two layers or stands adds durability and weight.
Small holes in the armpit area to allow breathability and air circulation.
A low profile cap style with a natural low sloping crown. No buckram has been added to the crown.
A section of material in a V shape that is
sewn onto a garment directly under the collarette. Can provide support
against stretching the neck opening and is also a style component.
Vents, Front & Back:
Allow for breathability and
may aid in ease of decoration, allowing the garment to be hooped and
embroidered with no show-through on the inside of the garment. Some
vents are tacked down and are for fashion purposes only.
A waffle, or square pattern, knit or woven into a garment.
A nylon garment treated with a special finish to produce a crinkled effect.
Fabric treated chemically to resist water.
A special dye process resulting in a softer fabric with a weathered appearance that will continue to enhance with each wash.
Welt Collar and/or Cuffs:
A single ply fabric with a finished edge that is used for collars and cuffs on sport shirts and short sleeve garments.
The ability of a fiber or a fabric to
disperse moisture and allow it to pass through to the surface of the
fabric, so that evaporation can take place.
Wood Tone Buttons:
Buttons that simulate a wood appearance.
Yarn that has been dyed prior to the weaving or knitting of the garment.
A piece of fabric that connects the back of the garment to the shoulders. This allows the garment to lay flat.