General Apparel Facets

Facet Group

Facet Values

Description

Activewear Type

The Activewear subcategory and its child subsets are defined relatively generically. This Facet Group helps provide more granular classification for the type of activewear products we annotate.

Base layer

Base layer clothing is the layer worn closest to the skin and should act as a "second skin" throughout the wearer's day. Base layers are intended to provide warmth and comfort when being active outdoors on a cold day. Common activities that often require base layers are skiing and mountaineering.

Capri pants

Capri pants are close-fitting calf-length tapered trousers, usually worn by women and girls. Products should be classified to this Facet when they are made of common activewear materials, such as spandex or wicking and cooling fabric.

Compression socks

Compression socks are right-fitting socks, designed to increase blood and lymphatic flow to the foot and leg, said to improve performance and shorten recovery time for athletes.

Hats

Activewear hats are designed to be worn during physical activity to shade the head and shoulders from the sun. They are often lightweight and wicking.

Hoodies

Activewear hoodies are worn as an outer layer and feature a hood attached at the neckline. They're often made of lightweight material that optimizes for warmth without weghing the wearer down.

Jackets

Activewear jackets are worn as an outer layer and feature a front opening, so wearers put them on around the arms rather than over the head. The majority of activewear jackets feature a zipper closure and are often made of lightweight material that optimizes for warmth without weghing the wearer down.

Leggings

Leggings are tight-fitting stretch pants, worn for warmth and/or comfort while exercising.

Micro socks

Micro socks are no show socks that use materials that are durable and allow for comfort in working out. They may have mesh sections for comfort.

Pants

Activewear pants are ankle-length trousers worn while exercising. Material and weight may vary based on the intended use/activity, but products may be classified to this Facet when explicitly mentioned that they are intended for exercise.

Polo Shirts

Polo shirts are a form of shirt with a collar, a placket neckline (meaning it is open and closed by overlapping layers of fabric), with two or three buttons, and may or may not have a pocket. Polo shirts are usually short-sleeved but occasionally may have long sleeves. Activewear polos are often made of wicking and cooling material.

Running socks

Socks intended to be worn while running. Running socks range from thin liners with very little padding to those with thick cushioning in the heel and ball of the foot.

Shirts

Activewear shirts are tops worn while exercising. Material, weight, and sleeve length may vary based on the intended use/activity, but products may be classified to this Facet when explicitly mentioned that they are intended for exercise.

Shorts

Activewear shorts are bottoms that fall at or around the knees for men, but are often shorter for women. Material is usually lighter and wicking, given that those looking for warmth would generally prefer pants.

Skirts

Activewear skirts are garments fastened around the waist and hanging down around the legs, generally worn by women and girls. Unlike pants, they do not have separate segments of the garment for each leg.

Skorts

Activewear skorts are shorts with a flap across the front (and sometimes also the back) to give the appearance of a skirt. Material is often lightweight and wicking.

Sports bras

Sports bras provide support to a woman's breasts during physical exercise. Sturdier than typical bras, they minimize breast movement and alleviate discomfort. Some sports bras are designed to be worn as outerwear during exercise, such as jogging.

Sweat shorts

Sweat shorts are made of the same soft, comfortable material as sweatpants, but are cut to the length of shorts, rather than falling to the ankles.

Tank tops

Tank tops are sleeveless, close-fitting tops. Tank tops should be classified as activewear when made of lightweight, wicking material.

Track suits

Track suits are a loose, warm set of clothes consisting of a sweatshirt or light jacket and pants with an elastic drawstring waist, worn when exercising or as casual wear.

T-shirts

T-shirts are short-sleeved casual shirts, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat. T-shirts should be classified as activewear when made of lightweight, wicking material.

Adaptive Feature

Adaptive clothing uses different features (such as Velcro closures and magnetic buttons) to make dressing easier, while still having the outward appearance of typical clothing.

Adjustable Pant Hem

Pant hem is adjustable, meaning you can change the length of the pants from ankle-length to cropped (to the calf, knee, etc.)

Easy Open Neckline

Easy open necklines feature magnetic and hook-and-loop fasteners, hidden at the shoulders, and make getting tops on and off less complicated.

Extended Zipper Pull

Extended string attached to zipper to allow wearers with limited dexterity to zip and unzip more easily.

Flattened seams

Seams of fabric are flattened to reduce irritation and catching.

Hook & Loop Closure

Hook and loop fasteners (also known as velcro) consist of two fabric straps, which are attached to opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first component features tiny hooks, the second features smaller loops. Fastened by pressing together, unfastened by pulling apart.

Magnetic Buttons

Magnets replace traditional buttons where clothing is fastened (wasit, collar, etc.)

Magnetic Skirt Closure

Skirt features magnetic closure, rather than buttons or zipper.

One-Handed Zipper

Zipper designed to be able to use with one hand. Magnetic at the base so initial attachment of two sides can be done with ease.

Seated Wear

Clothing adapted for comfort and flexibility when seated. Shorter front rise to reduce fabric bunching and higher back rise for comfort and coverage when seated.

Seated Wear Back Opening

Clothing (tops) adapted for comfort and flexibility when seated. Hook and loop fasteners run down the center back of tops so the top is easier to get on and off.

Tagless

Garment does not feature any tags on the inside.

Wider Leg

Bottoms feature a wide leg, designed for ease of dressing.

Zip Off Sleeve

Top features sleeves with zippers around the connecting seam between the shoulder and sleeve. Sleeves can be removed completely by unzipping.

Apparel embellishments

Apparel embellishments are features added to garments to enhance design and ornamentation.

Applique

Ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck onto a large piece of fabric to form pictures or patterns.

Detachable plastic flowers

Flowers made of plastic included as an attachment to a garment. Wearers can choose whether to wear these flowers, as they are easily detachable.

Embroidery

Garments featuring embroidery have decorative designs made with hand or machine needlework. Embroidery is often colorful, formed by using various colors of thread to create a design.

Lace

Lace is a fine open fabric, typically one of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread into patterns and used especially for trimming garments.

Piping

Piping is a thin cord covered in fabric, used to decorate clothing or soft furnishings and reinforce seams.

Sequins

Sequins are small, shiny discs sewn as one of many onto clothing for decoration. Clothing with sequins somewhat resemble a sparkling set of fish scales.

Spangles

Spangles are small, thin pieces of glittering material sewn as one of many onto clothing for decoration — very similar to sequins. The main difference between sequins and spangles is that sequins are attached to a garment through a small hole in the center of the piece, whereas spangles are attached through a small hole on the edge of the piece.

Brand

A brand is a name, term, design, or symbol that identifies one seller's goods or services from those of other sellers. Examples include Nike, Calvin Klein, and Levi's

Calvin Klein

Brand is Calvin Klein, a designer apparel company.

Eagle

Brand is Eagle, an apparel company.

IZOD

Brand is IZOD, a mid-range clothing company.

Tommy Hilfiger

Brand is Tommy Hilfiger, a premium clothing company.

Van Heusen

Brand is Van Heusen, an apparel company.

Nike

Brand is Nike, a sports apparel and shoes company.

Tommy Adaptive

Brand is Tommy Adaptive, a unique product line within the Tommy Hilfiger brand aimed at providing adaptive clothing.

Levi's

Brand is Levi's, a jeans and apparel company.

Adidas

Brand is Adidas, a sports apparel and shoes company.

American Eagle

Brand is American Eagle, a clothing and accessories company.

Apple

Brand is Apple. This Facet should be annotated to electronics, such as the iPhone, MacBook, or Apple Watch.

Armani

Brand is Armani, a luxury fashion brand.

Balenciaga

Brand is Balenciaga, a designer fashion brand.

Banana Republic

Brand is Banana Republic, a clothing and accessories company.

Bonobos

Brand is Bonobos, an upscale men's apparel company.

Bottega

Brand is Bottega, a luxury fashion brand.

Braun

Brand is Braun, a consumer products company.

Bulova

Brand is Bulova, a watch manufacturer.

Casio

Brand is Casio, a watch manufacturer.

Casio G-Shock

Brand is Casio G-Shock, a premium, tactical brand of watch.

Champion

Brand is Champion, a clothing company.

Chanel

Brand is Chanel, a luxury fashion brand.

Columbia

Brand is Columbia, an outdoor apparel company.

Converse

Brand is Converse, a clothing and shoes company.

D&G

Brand is D&G, aka Dolce & Gabbana, a luxury fashion brand.

Dockers

Brand is Dockers, a clothing and shoes company.

Fenty

Brand is Fenty, a cosmetics company.

Footflexx

Brand is Footflexx, a shoes company.

Fruit of the Loom

Brand is Fruit of the Loom, a clothing and undergarments company.

Givenchy

Brand is Gevenchy, a luxury fashion and perfume company.

Gucci

Brand is Gucci, a luxury fashion company.

Hanes

Brand is Hanes, a clothing and undergarments company.

Hermes

Brand is a luxury goods manufacturer.

Hugo Boss

Brand is Hugo Boss, a luxury fashion company.

Louis Vuitton

Brand is Louis Vuitton, a luxury fashion company.

Lululemon

Brand is Lululemon, an upscale athletic apparel and technical clothing company.

New Balance

Brand is New Balance, a sports footwear and apparel brand.

Patek

Brand is Patek, also known as Patek Phillipe, a luxury watch company.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Brand is Polo Ralph Lauren, a mid-range to luxury apparel company.

Prada

Brand is Prada, a luxury apparel company.

Puma

Brand is Puma, an athletic and casual footwear and apparel company.

Reebok

Brand is Reebok, an athletic and casual footwear and apparel company.

Rhone

Brand is Rhone, a premium men's athletic apparel company.

Rolex

Brand is Rolex, a luxury watch company.

Samsonite

Brand is Samsonite, a luggage manufacturer and retailer.

Samsung

Brand is Samsung, an electronics and smart appliance technology company.

Seiko

Brand is Seiko, a luxury watch company.

Tag Heuer

Brand is Tag Heuer, a luxury watch company.

Totes

Brand is Totes, also known as Totes Isotoner, an umbrella, footwear, and cold weather accessory company.

Under Armour

Brand is Under Armour, a sports equipment and apparel company.

Uniqlo

Brand is Uniqlo, a casual wear company.

Versace

Brand is Versace, a luxury apparel company.

Vineyard Vines

Brand is Vineyard Vines, a clothing and accessory company.

Zara

Brand is Zara, a fast fashion apparel company.

Closure Type

Method used for closing or latching two pieces of adjoining fabric on the same garment. Examples include buttons, zippers, and snaps.

Full Button Front

Buttons are small discs attached to a top that are place into a small slit on the opposite side of the garment. Full bottom front garments can be fully opened when buttons are detached so abdomen is exposed.

Full Zip Front

A zipper is a device consisting of two flexible strips of metal or plastic with interlocking projections closed or opened by pulling a slide along them, used to fasten garments. A full zip front garment can be fully opened when zipper is detached, so abdomen is exposed.

Pullover

A pullover garment does not have a fully opening front, meaning the wearer must put the garment on by pulling it over their head.

Snap Front

Snaps are small fasteners on clothing, engaged by pressing its two halves together.

Collar Type

A collar is a band of material around the neck of a shirt, dress, coat, or jacker, either upright or turned over and generally an integral part of the garment.

Button Down Collar

A button down collar is a variant of collar on many dress shirts. They feature slits on both sides of the collar that are used to fasten the collar to the front of the shirt with buttons attached to the shirt, adjacent the topmost button of the front opening.

Crewneck

A close-fitting round neckline on a sweater or T-shirt.

Flat Neck Collar

Flat neck collars fold over and lie flat against the main fabric of the shirt.

Mock Neck Collar

Mock neck shirt necklines have a high collar that goes all the way around the wearers neck and it not folded down. This type of collar is typically a knit shirt or sweater.

Point Collar

A point collar is a variant of collar on many dress shirts. Consists of a fold-down collar with pointed ends near the neckline. Does not feature buttons to attaching to body of shirt.

Self Collar

Self collars use the same fabric in the collar as in the body of the shirt. They are usually made by sewing two pieces of collar fabric together with a lining in the center for support.

Spread Collar

Spread collars have wider collar points that are angled outward instead of pointing down.

V-neck

A garment with a neckline in the shape of a V, rather than round.

Color

Dominant color of garment.

Beige

Color is beige, which is a pale, sandy yellowish-brown color.

Black

Color is black.

Blue

Color is blue

Gray

Color is gray

Green

Color is green

Indigo

Color is indigo, which is a dark blue, somewhere between blue and violet in the spectrum

Khaki

Color is khaki, which is a dull brownish-yellow color. Khaki is both a color and a fabric, so garments made out of khaki material are often described as a khaki color.

Multi-color

Garment consists of multiple colors.

Off White

Color is off-white, which is a white color with a gray or yellowish tinge.

Orange

Color is orange

Pink

Color is pink

Purple

Color is purple

Red

Color is red

White

Color is white

Cuff Type

Cuffs are the end part of a sleece, where the material of the sleeve is turned back or a separate band is sewn on.

Barrel Cuff

Barrel cuffs are the most common type of cuff on men's dress shirts. A single, unfolded band of fabric wraps around the wrist, and the corners of the cuff are square.

Convertible Cuff

Convertible cuffs are simply barrel cuffs that convert to French cuffs.

French Cuff

French cuffs are around twice the length of a typical barrel cuff, which are then folded back on themselves and closed off with cuff links.

Mitered Cuff

Mitered cuffs are a variation of a barrel cuff that is identifiable by the corners, which are cut at a 45 degree angle.

Rounded Cuff

Rounded cuffs are a variation of a barrel cuff that is identifiable by the corners, which are smoothly rounded rather than cut at an angle.

Standard Cuff

Standard cuffs are a variation of barrel cuff with a single button and sharp right angle corner.

Two-Button Cuff

Two-button cuffs are a variation of barrel cuff with two buttons, rather than one.

Dress style

Empire

Empire silhouette, Empire line, Empire waist, or just Empire, is a style in clothing in which the dress has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance. Empire also features a gathered skirt, which is long and loosely fitting but skims the body rather than being supported by petticoats.

Pinafore

A sleeveless low-necked dress, often similar to an apron, generally worn over other clothes. Most often worn as an overdress.

Sheath

A sheath is a fitted, straight cut dress, often nipped at the waistline with no waist seam. The dress emphasizes the waist as its skirt portion is fitted. While the sheath dress can come in many patterns and lengths, it is often worn with short sleeves and reaches knee length.

Shirt dress

A shirt dress is a style of women's dress that borrows details from a man's shirt. These can include a collar, a button front, or cuffed sleeces. As they are typically cut without a seam at the waist, these dresses often have a looser fit, usually relying on a belt to define the waist.

Wrap

A wrap is a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist or fastening buttons. This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs the wearers bust and waist.

Hoodie/Sweatshirt Type

Sweatshirts are loose, heavy shirts, typically made of cotton, worn when exercising or as leisurewear. Different types include zip-ups, pullovers, and hoodies.

Full Zip Hoodie

Sweatshirt with a hood attached to the back at the neckline and a zipper that runs the full length of the front.

Half Zip Hoodie

Sweatshirt with a hood attached to the back at the neckline and a zipper that runs half the length of the front, from the neckline, halfway down.

Hoodie

Sweatshirt with a hood attached to the back at the neckline. No zipper on the front.

Sweatshirt

Loose, heavy shirt that doesn't feature a hood.

Pullover

Pullovers are a variant of sweatshirt that is heavier and looser than a standard sweatshirt. Does not feature any sort of front closure device.

Inseam (in.)

The length of the seam in a pair of pants from the crotch to the bottom of the leg.

28

Inseam measures 28 inches.

30

Inseam measures 30 inches.

32

Inseam measures 32 inches.

34

Inseam measures 34 inches.

36

Inseam measures 36 inches.

Laundry instructions

Laundry instructions indicate how a garment should be washed.

Hand washable

Garment can be washed by hand, without the need for a washing machine.

Machine washable

Garment can be safely cleaned in a washing machine.

Men's Waist Size

The length of the seam in a pair of pants around the waist.

29-31

Waist size is 29-31 inches.

32-34

Waist size is 32-34 inches.

36-38

Waist size is 36-38 inches.

40-42

Waist size is 40-42 inches.

44-46

Waist size is 44-46 inches.

48-50

Waist size is 48-50 inches.

52-54

Waist size is 52-54 inches.

Men's Chest Size (in.)

The length of a shirt's fabric at the armpit level around the fullest part of the chest.

35-37

Chest size is 35-37 inches

38-40

Chest size is 38-40 inches

42-44

Chest size is 42-44 inches

46-48

Chest size is 46-48 inches

50-52

Chest size is 50-52 inches

54-56

Chest size is 54-56 inches

58-60

Chest size is 58-60 inches

Men's Neck Size (in.)

The length of a shirt's fabric around the neck.

14-14 1/2.

Neck size is 14-14 1/2 inches

15-15 1/2.

Neck size is 15-15 1/2 inches

16-16 1/2.

Neck size is 16-16 1/2 inches

17-17 1/2.

Neck size is 17-17 1/2 inches

18-18 1/2.

Neck size is 18-18 1/2 inches

19-19 1/2.

Neck size is 19-19 1/2 inches

20-20 1/2.

Neck size is 20-20 1/2 inches

Men's Sleeve Size (in.)

Length of a shirt's sleeve, from the shoulder to the cuff.

32 1/2-33

Sleeve length is 32 1/2-33 inches.

33 1/2-34

Sleeve length is 33 1/2-34 inches.

34 1/2-35

Sleeve length is 34 1/2-35 inches.

35 1/2-36

Sleeve length is 35 1/2-36 inches.

36 1/2-37

Sleeve length is 36 1/2-37 inches.

37 1/2-38

Sleeve length is 37 1/2-38 inches.

38 1/2-39

Sleeve length is 38 1/2-39 inches.

Men's Size

General labeling method for men's clothing, ranging from Small to XXXXL.

2-Extra Large

Size is XXL

3-Extra Large

Size is XXXL

4-Extra Large

Size is XXXXL

Extra Large

Size is XL

Large

Size is L

Medium

Size is M

Small

Size is S

Women's Size

General labeling method for women's clothing.

0

Size is 0

00

Size is 00

00P

Size is 00P. P stands for "petite"

0P

Size is 0P. P stands for "petite"

10P

Size is 10P. P stands for "petite"

1-2

Size is 1-2

3-4

Size is 3-4

5-6

Size is 5-6

7-8

Size is 7-8

9-10

Size is 9-10

11-12

Size is 11-12

12

Size is 12

13-14

Size is 13-14

16

Size is 16

18

Size is 18

General - XXS

Size is XXS

General - XS

Size is XS

General - S

Size is S

General - M

Size is M

General - L

Size is L

General - XL

Size is XL

General - XXL

Size is XXL

Petite 2

Size is Petite 2. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Petite 4

Size is Petite 4. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Petite 6

Size is Petite 6. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Petite 8

Size is Petite 8. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Petite 10

Size is Petite 10. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Petite 12

Size is Petite 12. "Petite" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit women of shorter height than average.

Plus 14

Size is is Plus 14. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 16

Size is is Plus 16. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 18

Size is is Plus 18. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 20

Size is is Plus 20. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 22

Size is is Plus 22. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 24

Size is is Plus 24. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 26

Size is is Plus 26. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 28

Size is is Plus 28. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 30

Size is is Plus 30. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 32

Size is is Plus 32. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 34

Size is is Plus 32. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus 36

Size is is Plus 36. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 0X

Size is is Plus General 0X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 1X

Size is is Plus General 1X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 2X

Size is is Plus General 2X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 3X

Size is is Plus General 3X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 4X

Size is is Plus General 4X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 5X

Size is is Plus General 5X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 6X

Size is is Plus General 6X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Plus General 7X

Size is is Plus General 7X. "Plus" is often used for clothing sizes designed to fit people of bigger proportions.

Jeans Treatment

Jeans are often treated before being sold to give a different appearance than standard denim. For example, a jean may be "washed" to give it an artificially distressed appearance.

Black Wash

Black jeans, washed to give slightly distressed or aged appearance. Finished product is an almost gray color.

Deep Wash

A deep wash, also known as dark wash, keeps jeans at a dark blue color.

Light Wash

A light wash treats jeans to create a lighter color, ending up at a very pale blue.

Medium Wash

A medium wash treats jeans between a deep wash and a light wash, creating a mid-blue color.

Raw Denim

Denim fabric that is unwashed and untreated. Fades and wears over time from natural use, rather than artificial treatment.

Vintage Wash

Jeans given a treatment to make them look old and well-worn.

Jeans/Pants Fit

How a pair of jeans or pants is cut and will thus fit on the wearer.

Big & Tall Fit

Designed for people who are taller than average and have larger than average body proportions.

Regular Fit

Jeans/pants that fit straight from hip to thigh. Mid-rise with a large leg opening.

Relaxed Fit

Jeans/pants that provide extra room around the waist and thighs.

Skinny Fit

Jeans/pants that are tight-fitting from the waist to the ankle.

Slim Fit

Jeans/pants with a tight fit and tapered leg opening.

Straight Fit

Jeans/pants that fit straight from hip to thigh. Mid-rise with a large leg opening.

Super Skinny

Jeans/pants that are especially tight-fitting (skin-tight) from the waist to the ankle.

Tapered Fit

Jeans/pants that get thinner/tighter as the leg progresses from the waist to the ankle.

Material

The matter from a which is a thing is made.

Camel Hair

Material is camel hair.

Cashmere

Material is cashmere, a fine, soft wool, originally from a Kashmir goat.

Corduroy

Material is corduroy, a thick cotton fabric with velvety ribs.

Cotton

Material is cotton, a soft white fiber used for textiles.

Egyptian Cotton

Material is Egyptian cotton, a fine-quality cotton of a kind developed in Egypt.

Linen

Material is linen, a cloth woven from flax that is heavier and stronger than cotton.

Merino Wool

Material is merino wool, a soft woolen or wool-and-cotton material resembling cashmere.

Non-Iron Cotton

Material is non-iron cotton, a type of cotton specifically engineered to not wrinkle (and thus not need to be ironed).

Nylon

Material is nylon, a tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic material often used as fabric or yarn for clothing.

Nylon & Polyester

Material is nylon and polyester. Nylon is a tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic material often used as fabric or yarn for clothing. Polyester is a synthetic resin used for synthetic textile fibers.

Performance Cotton

Material is performance cotton, a type of cotton specifically engineered to repel wetness from the weather, as well as wick perspiration moisture and dry faster than traditional cotton.

Polyester

Material is polyester, a synthetic resin used for synthetic textile fibers.

Silk

Material is silk, a fine, strong, lustrous fiber produced by silkworms and collected to make thread and fabric.

Straw

Material is straw, which is made from dried stalks of grain.

Synthetic

Material is synthetic, meaning it is made by chemical synthesis, rather than occuring in the natural world. Synthetic materials (like polyester and nylon) often mimic natural materials like cotton or wool.

Wool

Material is wool, a fine, soft fabric made from the hair of a sheep or goat.

100% Recycled Cotton(5)

100% of material is made from recycled cotton.

20% Recycled Cotton(1)

20% of material is made from recycled cotton.

20%+ Recycled Cotton(2)

At least 20% of material is made from recycled cotton.

50%+ Organic Cotton(1)

At least 50% of material is made from organic recycled cotton.

50%+ Recycled Cotton

At least 50% of material is made from recycled cotton.

Cotton Blend

Material is cotton blend, which means that the material is made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester, linen, or rayon.

Pattern

Pattern appearing on garment.

Checked

Garment has a checkered pattern in white and a bold color, such as red or blue.

Conversational

Conversational patterns are classified into patterns that depict objects or scenes in a relatively descriptive way, except flowers. Conversational patterns, unlike common patterns that repeat simple motifs, usually represent the scene as a whole, and designers scatter it on a striped or plaid background.

Dots

Garment has a dotted pattern, which may look like a polka-dot pattern or irregular dots.

Geographic

Garment has a geographic pattern, reflecting a location through either a map or symbols/words that reflect a geographic location (Paris, Chile, Tokyo, etc.)

Gingham

Garment has a checkered pattern in white and a bold color, such as red or blue.

Plaid

Garment has a checkered pattern with various colors.

Solid

Garment has a solid color and pattern.

Stripe

Garment has a striped pattern.

Performance Features

Specific features of garment indicating advanced performance in areas such as stretching and wicking.

Air

All Over Stretch

Garment features stretchability in every part of it, in any direction.

Flex stretch

Garment is flexible and stretchy when strained, rather than remaining stiff.

Stain Protection

Garment is resistant to common stains.

Stretch Collar

Garment features a collar that stretches when strained, rather than remaining stiff.

Wicking and Cooling

Garment draws moisture away from the body. Wisking fabrics are made of high-tech polyester, which absorbs very little water.

Wrinkle Free

Garment is resistant to wrinkling.

Recycled Fabric?

Recycled Fabric

Garment is made of recycled fabric, such as recycled cotton.

Shirt Fit

How a shirt is cut to fit against the body.

Athletic Fit

Tapered slim waist but cut to accomodate extra width in the shoulders and chest.

Big & Tall Fit

Cut to accomodate people who are taller than average and have larger-than-average body proportions.

Classic Fit

Traditional fit without any tapering from chest to waist. Often looser on the body and contains extra length down the waist. Also referred to as regular fit.

Regular Fit

Traditional fit without any tapering from chest to waist. Often looser on the body and contains extra length down the waist. Also referred to as classic fit.

Relaxed Fit

Cut to more baggy proportions, rather than tighter fits. May have longer sleeves.

Rugby Fit

Rugby shirts are knit pullover sports shirts typically having a white collar and a short line of buttons that close at the neck. Typically a tighter fit.

Skinny Fit

Cut tight to the body, intended for skinny physiques with narrow waist, chest, and arms.

Slim Fit

Cut straight or with a slight taper in the waist area, they fit according to a skinny-slim physique.

Tapered Fit

Cut to taper from chest to waist.

Shorts Length

Cut of shorts to style how far shorts will fall on leg.

Above Knee

Shorts cut to fall above knee.

Below Knee

Shorts cut to fall below knee.

Knee Length

Shorts cut to fall at knee length.

Sleeve Style

Cut of shirt sleeves to style how far sleeves will fall on arm.

3/4 Sleeve

Sleeves cut 3/4 of the way down arm, ending between elbow and wrist.

Elbow/Half-Sleeve

Sleeves cut halfway down arm, ending at the elbow.

Long Sleeve

Sleeves extending all the way down arm, ending at the wrist.

Short Sleeve

Sleeves cut short, ending between the shoulder and the elbow.

Sleeveless

Sleeves cut off entirely. Shirt doesn't extend below the shoulder.

Sweater Type

Sweaters are knitted garments typically with long sleeves. Different types feature a variety of openings and collars.

Cardigan

A knitted sweater fastening down the front, typically with long sleeves.

Pullover

A pullover sweater does not have a fully opening front, meaning the wearer must put the garment on by pulling it over their head.

Turtleneck

A sweater with a high, close-fitting, turned-over collar.

Coat & Jacket Weight

Coat or jacket weight indicates how heavily padded or thick the garment is. The heavier the coat or jacket, the colder weather the wearer will be able to withstand.

Heavyweight

Thick, heavily padded coat or jacket intended for very cold weather.

Lightweight

Thin, lightweight coat or jacket intended for mild weather.

Medium weight

Semi-thick coat or jacket intended for colder weather, but not extremely cold.

Big?

Clothes labeled as "Big" refer to those accomodating with larger-than-average body proportions.

Big

Big & Tall?

Clothes labeled as "Big & Tall" are designed for people who are taller than average and have larger than average body proportions.

Big & Tall

Tall?

Clothes labeled as "Tall" refer to those accomodating people who are taller than average.

Tall

Untuck?

Shirts specifically designed to be worn untucked. Dress shirts that are meant to be tucked in have extra V-shaped fabric below the waist, whereas "untuck" shirts are cut straight across.

Untuck

Waist type

The method in which the waist is tightened or cinched.

Drawstring

Waistline features a string, cord, or tape inserted into hems or casings or laces through eyelets. Wearer pulls drawstring to tighten shorts desired amount then ties it to keep in place.

Elastic

Waistline is fitted to a certain length (i.e. 32 inches) so as to be fitted to an individual wearer without much adjustability in the waistline (like a pair of jeans).

Fitted

Waistline features an elastic band that contracts or expands to adjust to wearer's waist size while remaining tight.