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Product Glossary



Our endless assortment of officially licensed sports merchandise is continually growing and we want to keep you informed of all the styles and features of our products. Our in-depth glossary below compiles all of the most commonly used phrases and terms listed on our products to help select the item that's right for you.


    Dolman Sleeve:

    Cut as an extension of the bodice, the dolman sleeve is designed without a socket for the shoulder, creating a deep, wide armhole that reaches from the waist to a narrowed wrist. Also called a batwing sleeve.


    A style of closure in which one edge of a garment overlaps another with a double row of buttons or other fasteners.

    Double Layer Top:

    A layered look with one T-shirt over another, usually connected.


    The hang or fall of fabric when made into a garment.

    Dropped Shoulders (aka Off-the-Shoulder Neckline):

    Characterized by the shoulder/sleeve seam falling off the shoulder.

    Dropped Waist/Low Waist:

    A waistline that is sewn below the body's natural waistline – also called a low-slung waistline; intended to visually help lengthen the torso.



    A process in which fabrics are engraved with the use of heated rollers under pressure to produce a raised design on the fabric surface.


    An embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn on to the fabrics to create a design. Embroidery may be done by hand or machine.


    A style that is designed with a high waist to create a flattering sweep.

    Empire Seams:

    Seams that are sewn directly below the bustline.

    Empire Waist:

    This waistline begins just below the bust.


    A fabric punched with decorative holes embroidered with purl stitching.



    A French word meaning imitation or fake. Used most often in connection with gems, pearls, leathers, and furs.

    Felt Applique:

    Applique refers to applying one material to the surface of another for decoration, very similar to a patch.

    In this example, the material on top is felt.

    Fine-Gauge Knit:

    A smooth sweater knit garment that has little or no texture.


    Refers to a fit that conforms to your body. Not as loose as a casual or relaxed fit.

    Flare Pants:

    Pants that flare at the hem. Also called bell-bottoms.

    Flat Front Pants:

    Straight pants, often seamless and pocketless.


    Wool or synthetic fabric with an extremely soft napped finish. A very popular lining for jackets, pants & sweatshirts.


    A type of raised decoration applied to the surface of a fabric in which an adhesive is printed on the fabric in a specific pattern.

    Flutter Sleeves:

    Loose-fitting, tapered sleeves that fall in folds over the arm to give it a flowy, wavy look.

    Form-Fitting/Slim Fit:

    Form-fitting/slim fit is used to refer to clothing that fits close to the body. Garments considered form-fitting/slim fit do not have extra fabric draping or hanging anywhere.

    French Terry:

    A woven fabric, usually cotton, with loop pile on one or both sides.