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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.


    Saddle Stitch:

    Small running stitches visible on the outside of shoes and accessories.


    A shoe held on by straps or a wide-banded vamp.


    A process or treatment in which tiny grains of sand are sprayed on the garment to create a worn in look and a softer hand.


    Lustrous cotton or rayon, this fabric has a smooth hand with a soft sheen.


    A smooth fabric woven with a glossy face and a dull back.


    Edges either cut, knit or crocheted in a tight wave pattern.

    Scoop Neck/Round Neck:

    A low, U-shaped or round neckline.

    Screen print:

    Process wherein ink is pressed through a fine mesh (or screen) tightly stretched over the item. Areas that are not masked out allow the ink to be imparted onto the item, creating a graphic. The ink is then dried via heat or heat tunnel, curing the graphic and creating a hardy image that will endure abuse and repeated washings.

    Shawl Collar:

    A one-piece collar that is turned down to form an elegant, continuous line around the back of the neck to the front of a garment.


    Very thin or transparent.

    Shelf Bra:

    A bra that is built into a garment and offers the lightest support. It has a smooth, seamless appearance and is often found in women's athletic tops.


    A type of fabric that is generally used to line clothing to keep you extra warm.

    Shirred Waist:

    A decorative gathering (as of cloth) made by drawing up the material along two or more parallel lines of stitching. Also referred to as a cinched waist.


    Gathering of material usually used for visual figure enhancement.


    A woman's small, waist-length or shorter jacket.


    An extremely soft, natural fabric made from the secretions of silkworms.


    Any style of backless slip-on shoe.

    Spaghetti Strap:

    A thin tubular strap that attaches to the bodice, named for its likeness to a strand of spaghetti.


    An elastic fabric made from a polymer containing polyurethane.

    Split Neck:

    A round neckline that looks like it has been cut in the center to form a small "V".


    A process of washing a garment with pumice stones and water to give a worn in appearance and softer hand.

    Straight Legs:

    Pant legs that are cut an equal width from the waist to ankles.


    A thong panty.


    Leather that is buffed on the inside to raise a slight nap -- giving it a textured appearance.

    Sweetheart Neckline:

    A graceful, open yoke, shaped like the top half of a heart.