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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.



    Shadings of a single color from light to dark, or the gradual blending of several colors as in a rainbow.

    Open Stitch:

    Woven or knit fabrics that are loosely stitched, achieving a semi-transparency.



    Fabric in rich, swirling print either woven in or screened. Based on fine Scottish wool fabrics designed in yarn-dyed colors.

    Pea Coat/Pea Jacket:

    Heavy, warm hip-length woolen jacket with double-breasted front and a wide notched collar, originally worn by sailors in the color known as navy blue.

    Peasant Top:

    Romantic style often characterized with a low neckline, ruffles, or free flowing material.

    Pedal Pushers:

    Straight cut pants, often cuffed, that fall just below the knee.


    Any part of the garment which has been cut out to reveal skin.

    Pencil Skirt:

    A straight line skirt with no flare or fullness at the hem or waistline.


    A row of small loops woven along the edge of fabric in ribbon or lace for a decorative effect.


    A look created by sewing several pieces of material together to form the garment, much like a quilt.


    Piping is a type of trim on fabric. It is usually a small roll of fabric, sewn on to a garment providing an eye-catching contrast to the body of the garment. It can come in team and non-team colors.


    Yarns colored with material that is of animal, vegetable or mineral origin before they are spun into fabric.


    (Pronounced "pee-kay") Durable, knit or woven fabric with raised lengthwise cords or squares which are part of the weave.


    Slit at neckline in a dress, blouse or skirt, usually reinforced with a fold of fabric.


    A very popular pattern listed under the "check" category.


    A fold in the fabric allowing for extra room in a garment.

    Polo Dress:

    A long or knee-length sheath designed as an extension of the classic, cotton knit polo shirt.


    A wrinkle resistant fabric made from synthetic resin. Most performance wear is made from 100% polyester.


    Straight piece of fabric, usually waterproof, with an opening in the center for the head. Originally a Latin American garment in colorful woven fabrics that is used as outerwear.


    A finely ribbed fabric, usually made of cotton.


    PSA stands for Professional Sports Authenticator and is the largest and most trusted third-party grading and Authentication Company in the world.

    Puff Sleeve/Pouf Sleeve:

    A full sleeve of varying lengths, created by generous gathering around the armhole/shoulder.

    Purl Stitch (aka Cable Knit):

    Knitting stitch employed to create a ribbed effect.


    Raglan Sleeve:

    A sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of the garment.

    Raw Edge:

    Refers to an unfinished hem, for the worn in look.


    Silky, lustrous material manmade from natural fibers, with excellent drape and dyeability.

    Reverse Applique:

    The reverse of applique to create a more dramatic design.

    Ribbed or Rib-Knit:

    Ribbed or Rib-Knit refers to the texture of a material. It’s a textured knit that has the appearance of vertical lines. An entire garment can be “ribbed” or it can have a rib-knit collar or rib-knit cuff or both.


    (Pronounced "rooshing"). Shirring or pleating for a textured effect, or an applied border of pleated ribbon for a ruffled effect.


    Strip of cloth, lace or ribbon at the edge of a garment that creates a rippled effect.