Glossary


All OverA pattern that covers the entire tie with a single or multiple pattern. Also can be known as repeating pattern.

Ancient MadderType of vegetable dye for silk fabrics. Soft-tone printed fabric for neckwear. Usually found in paisley and foulard prints.

BandanaBright-colored square of cotton, linen, silk; used as a handkerchief, or scarf.  

Bat-wing: Another name for the Butterfly bowtie.

Bengal StripeBoldly colored stripes of cotton fabric in dress, sport and pajamas.

BowtieA type of tie with two looped ends and two straight ends.

Button-Down CollarShirt collar points fastened to the shirt with buttons and buttonholes.

Calvary Twill:  Sturdy-weave fabric with pronounced raised diagonal cord of wool on jackets and trousers.

Cashmere:  Fabric made from the hair of Cashmere goats. Soft finish. Used in all types of men's clothing.

Challis:  Lightweight, fine-spun, closely woven fabric in a spun wool; dyed or printed in neckwear.

Club TieTies bearing a woven emblem of a club, university, or corporation. It can found on stripes, shields and symbols.

Cutaway CollarThe measurement between the collar tips of a shirt.

Dress ShirtA collared-attached shirt that is worn for business or sportswear casual. It's designated with a numerical neck size in the collar and double or single cuffs.

FINICKEY: " A gentleman very particular about his clothing."

FlannelLoosely woven fabric with a napped surface to conceal the weave, made mainly from wool in men's clothing.

FoulardLightweight silk twill fabric with small printed designs; used in neckwear, pocket squares, bowties, and scarves.

Four-In-Hand: Type of neckwear knot by wrapping the wider end of a tie around the other end, drawing under and through the loop formed, and tightening and sliding it in place.

French Cuffs A double or turned back cuff of a shirt, fastened together by cufflinks.   

Gingham-CheckPlain-weave cotton shirt fabric in checks; found in dress and sport shirts

Grenadine: Neckwear fabric of a gauze-like quality made on a jacquard loom in which the threads cross from side to side

Ghillie: Tongueless oxford, laced across instep

Haberdasher: Merchant dealing in gentlemen dress furnishings such as shirts, neckwear and hosiery. 

 

Hacking Jacket: Riding coat or sportcoat with slight flare at bottom, deep side vents, hacking slant pockets with at time a ticket or change pocket on the right side above lower pocket.

Hand-Rolled: Edge rolled and sewn by hand, as in a pocket-square, neckwear and scarves.

Herringbone: Broken-Twill weave with zig-zag effect produced by alternating the direction of the twill. It's found in suits, sportcoats and topcoats.

Hopsack: Coarse, open-weave  fabric in wool yarns. A mesh-like appearance; blazers and suiting's.

Houndstooth CheckBroken Design pattern simulating canine teeth, sometimes called Dogtooth. Used in wools, cottons and silks.

Jacquard: Method of achieving intricate pattern and color effects on fabric through weaving. Used in ties, shirts and sportswear.

Khaki: General term for warp twill's and drills dyed to this shade. Trousers, jackets, suits and uniforms.

Macclesfield: Rough, open weave, usually in small all-over pattern. Names derived from districts in England where they were woven. Used in neckwear.

MackintoshWaterproof outerwear coat made in England.

MerinoWool from merino sheep woven into luxurious soft fabric resembling cashmere; used in sweaters, shirting's, and sportswear.

Mogador: Heavily corded tie silk with close-packed threads, combination of silk and cotton for a firm texture. Vividly colored stripes in ties.

Moleskin Cloth: Cotton-filled sateen fabric backed with a thick fur-like nap. Used in trousers, jackets, and outerwear.

Neckerchief: A square of cotton, silk or linen for wearing around the neck.

Ottoman: Densely woven fabric with crosswise ribs; in silk, used for neckwear.

Oxford Shirting: Modified plain or basket-weave cotton fabric; used in dress and sportshirts.

Paisley: Intricate all-over pattern, printed or woven designs made into neckwear, scarves and other dress furnishings.

Polka-Dot: A pattern of small or large dots made by printing or weaving; used in neckwear, scarves, pocket-squares.

Print: Term used to designate fabrics with applied designs of dye on rollers, blocks or screens by printing.

Regimental Tie:  Colors identified in England with various regiments used in neckwear. Similar colors and arrangements are used in neckwear in England and the United States.

Repp (Rep): Corded fabric with pronounced crosswise rib; made of silk, wool ; used for neckwear and dress furnishings.

Seven-Fold Tie: A tie without interlining made with seven folds of fabric.

Shirting: Fabric: Fabric utilized for the production of dress or sport shirts. Mainly of cotton fabrication.

Silk: Natural fiber from cocoon of silkworm. It is used for neckwear, shirts, robes and sportswear.

Twill: A basic weave; features distinct diagonal line; used in all fabrics.