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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.


    Tackle Twill Lettering and Number:

    A tackle twill letter or number refers to how the letter or number was fabricated; one piece is sewn on top of the other.


    A top similar to an undershirt with narrow straps, a U neck and deep armholes.


    A two-piece bathing suit with the upper portion resembling a tank top. A tankini provides the coverage of a maillot and the freedom of a bikini.

    Team Color Piping:

    Team Color Piping is a type of trim on fabric that is in the team or schools official color. It is usually a small roll of fabric, sewn on to a garment providing an eye-catching contrast to the body of the garment.


    Knit shirt with short or long set-in sleeves.

    Terry Cloth:

    A typical uncut pile weave fabric. Very absorbent.


    1. Thong a sandal held on the foot by a strap between the first and second toes.

    2. Thong also refers to a type of woman’s undergarment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks. It consists of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband.

    Tie-Cinched Waist:

    The waist is pulled tight around the body with a tie.


    Usually refers to that of a stitch, applique or design where the design is the same color as the garment or a slight variation of it.


    Machine stitching showing on the right side of a garment for decorative effect. Also a shoe detail or decoration.

    Trapeze Top/Dress:

    Tank top or dress style with a fuller bottom sweep.

    Tube Top:

    A strapless top made with stretch fabric.


    A simple slip-on top that usually falls below the hips or longer.


    A high, close-fitting, (sometimes) turnover collar used especially for sweaters and knit tops.


    A coarse wool or synthetic fabric used chiefly for casual suits and coats.

    Two-Way/Four-Way Stretch:

    The quality of woven or knit garments made with spandex that enables them to stretch vertically and horizontally.



    Soft velvety thick pile fabric made of various fibers and yarns. Used primarily for coats, warm-up suits, knit shirts and dresses.


    Fabric made of various fibers in different weights woven with an extra yarn in the warp. This fabric is cut and brushed to form a soft, luxurious pile.


    An open yoke coming to a "V" shape midway down the bodice.


    A lightweight, open-weave fabric made from wool, silk, cotton, or rayon. Soft, used especially for women's summer clothing.