List of pages in Mens Fashion A-Z:

Abercrombie Fitch Abercrombie and Fitch is a US clothing company founded in 1892. TO read more about this clothing brand, its history, and other trivia, please click this link. Academic Scarf Academic scarves are woolen scarves made in certain British school colors and worn to display a school pride by students. To read more please click this link: Alan Flusser Alan Flusser is an American menswear designer that is most known for his elegant and timeless suits. To read more please click this link. Alpaca Wool Alpacas are the llamas of south America. Their high quality wool is used in a wide range of clothing items throughout the world. Aramid Aramid is a synthetic fiber known for its high strength. It is a fiber commonly used on clothes for utility rather than comfort or fashion purpose. To read more on Aramid, please click this link. Ascot Tie The ascot tie is very closely related to the cravat. It is a very formal piece of neckwear for men. To read more on the ascot, how to wear it, and its history, please click on the link on the left. Atkinsons Atkinsons is an exclusive designer label out of Dublin Ireland that was founded in 1837 by Richard Atkinsons. To read more about this designer please click on the link on the left. Avantgarde In fashion, the term Avant-garde is used to describe very innovative design, very refined taste, and high-end, one of the kind clothing. Bamboo Learn all there is to know about using bamboo in fabrics and textiles. Click here to read the full story. Banana Republic Banana Republic is a US upscale clothing brand that is operated under the GAP Inc. umbrella. To read the entire story of Banana Republic please click this link. Barkcloth As the name suggests, barkcloth is a textile made from the bark of a tree. For more information on barkcloth and its uses please click this link: Barrel Cuff The barrel cuff is a classic cuff style common on mens dress shirts. For more information on mens cuff styles please click this link. Beatle Boot The beatle boot is an ankle high boot style that is similar in look to the Chelsea boot and were made popular by the pop band The Beatles. For more information please click here: Bekishe The bekishe is a coat style worn by Hasadic Jews. For more informaion and pictures of the Bekishe please click this link. Beret Hat The Beret is a type of hat that, although commonly associated with France, originated in Greece. To read the entire story of the Beret hat please click this link. Bermuda Shorts The history of the Bermuda shorts. Learn about this clothing item as well as see pictures. For more information please click here: Bespoke Bespoke in terms of clothing means that an item is custom made especially to a specific customer's taste. To read more on "bespoke" please click this link. Bill Blass Bill Blass in an American fashion designer born in 1922. To read the entire story about Blass, his company, and his influence on mens fashion, please click this link. Birds Eye In fabrics and textiles the Bird's Eye pattern refers to a tiny/ intricate pattern that looks like a minuscule polka-dot pattern. To read on, please click this link. Birkenstock Birkenstock is a trademarked brand name out of Germany. It is a company known for their orthopedic sandals. For more information such as the companys history, please click this link: Black Tie Black Tie refers to a formal dress code consisting of a tuxedo and black bow tie. To learn more about this formal dress code please click the link on the left. Blazer The blazer is similar to a suit jacket. It is usually heavier in fabric, has more decoration, and traditionally is double-breasted. To read more on the history, styles, and fits of men's blazers please click the link on your left. Blucher The Blucher is an open laced dress shoe that is similar to the oxford shoe. For more info please click here: Boat Shoes Boat shoes are a non-slip type of deck shoe popular amount sailors. To read more about this shoe style and to see a picture please click this link. Bobble Hat The classic Bobble-hat: Where it originated and what it looks like. Read the entire story about the Bobble hat. Bogner Bogner is a German designer label that is most known for their ski apparel. To read more on Bogner please click this link. Bolo Tie The "Bolo" is a piece of neckwear consisting on a piece of string fastened with an ornamental clasp. To read more on the "Bolo Tie" please click the link on the left. Boutonniere The boutonniere is a floral decoration worn on the lapel of a tuxedo jacket. To read more and for pictures, please click this link. Bowler Hat The bowler hat is a round felt hat that originated during the mid 19th century. To read the entire story and to see pictures please click this link. Box Pleats The box pleat is a double pleat that is commonly used on the back of a shirt or jacket. For more information on this pleat style please click this link. Breeches Breeches are a knee length mens pant style from the 16th century. For more information about Breeches as well as pictures, please click this link: Brim Brim is the rim around a mens hat. To read the full definition of the term brim, pleas click this link. Brioni Brioni is an exclusive designer label out of Rome, Italy, that was founded in 1945. Brioni is mostly known for their high-end, handmade suits. To learn more about Brioni, please click on the link on the left. Broadcloth Fabric Broadcloth is a tightly woven fabric with good insulating properties. To read more about how this fabric is made as well as its uses please click this link. Brooks Brothers Brooks Brothers, founded in New York in 1818, is Americas oldest mens clothing retailer. To read more about Brooks Brothers and their influence on mens fashion please click this link. Bunting Bunting is a thin fabric made out of worsted wool. To read more about bunting, such as how it is made as well as its uses, please click this link. Burberry Burberry is a high-end British fashion house founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856. To read more on Burberry and the brand's influence on men's fashion please click the link. Business Casual Attire Learn how to dress for Casual Fridays with these business casual dress code tips. Button Down Collar The button down collar is common on slightly informal dress shirts and can be worn with or without a necktie. For more information including pictures please click this link. Camel Hair As the name suggests, Camel hair is a fabric produced from Camels. For popular uses, the history, and this fabrics characteristics, please click this link. Canali Canali is a high-end Italian tailor that was founded by two brothers in 1934. To read the entire story of this clothing brand please click the link. Cape A cape is a long article of clothing draping down the wearer's back. To read the history as well as uses for capes please click this link. Cardigan The cardigan is a type of sweater that is closed at the front using buttons or zippers. To read the entire story on the Cardigan sweater, please click this link. Cargo Pants Cargo pants are similar to Khakis but with the difference of hacing side pocket sewn onto the outer thighs. For more information on Cargo Pants please click: Cashmere Wool Cashmere is a very sought after natural fabric made from the cashmere goat. The fine thread and soft feel make it one of the most desirable wools in the world. Please click on the link on the left to find out more on cashmere wool. Chaps Chaps are leg coverings that are popular among the cowboy culture. For more info on chaps please click: Charvet In the fabric and textile industry the term Charvet refers to a particular fabric weave that looks similar to a herringbone pattern. For more info on Charvet please click this link: Chasuble A religious clothing article of the Christian clergy. For more information and images please click here: Chelsea Boots Chelsea boots are ankle high boots that were traditionally as a fashionable horseback riding accessory. To read more on this boot style and for a picture please click this link. Chesterfield Chesterfield in terms of mens clothing refers to a type of overcoat. To read the entire story on the Chesterfield coat please click this link. Chino Pants Chino pants, or also known as 'Chinos', are light weight trousers in similar look ans style to khakis. To read more on Chinos please click this link. Claiborne Liz Liz Claiborbe is an American fashion designer and brand label. To read the full story of this designer and brand please click on link at the left. Clip On Tie The clip on tie is a pre-tied necktie or bow tie. To read the entire story of the clip on tie please click here. Clogs Clogs are a slip-on type of shoe style that is traditionally made out of wood. To read more about clogs and to see a picture please click this link. Cocked Hat The cocked hat is a hat style with a longish shape that originated in the end of the 19th century. To find out more on the cocked hat, please click this link. Collar Pin The collar pin is a necktie accessory used to button a dress shirt as well as to impose the necktie knot. For more info please click: Cope The Cope is a Catholic clothing item that closely resembles the hooded cape. For more info please click here: Corduroy Corduroy is a type of fabric that is recognized by it's vertical ribbed pattern. To read more on corduroy fabric please click this link. Cotton Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used in textile production. To read more on cotton please click this link. Cravat Cravat is French for necktie. To read more on the origin of the word please click on the link on the left. Crewneck The term crew-neck refers to a simple, circular collar commonly found on T-shirts and sweaters. To read more on the crewneck and how it got the name, please click this link. Cufflinks Cufflinks are used to fasten so-called French cuffed dress shirts. To read more on the use and the history of cufflinks please click this link. Cummerbund The cummerbund is a men's formal "black tie" accessory that is worn around the waist. To read more on the cummerbund, please click on the left. Dimple In mens fashion the dimple refers to the crevice on top of the necktie knot. To read more on the dimple and how to create one, please click the link. Dogtooth Check Dogtooth check is a broken checkered pattern commonly found on mens blazers and women's skirts. To read more on doogtooth check please click the link on the left. Dolce Gabbana Dolce and Gabbana is a luxury fashion house based out of Milan, Italy. To learn more about this brand please click the link on the left. Double Breasted The term Double-Breasted refers to a particular style of jacket or coat. As the name suggests, the front flaps are cut in a way so they overlap. To read more, please click the link on the left. Drill Drill is a type of cotton fabric with a sharp diagonal weave. For more information on Drill please click here: Duffel Coat The duffel coat is a coat that first originated in Belgium towards the end of the 19th century. To read the full story of the Duffel coat, please click this link. Eddie Bauer Eddie Bauer is an American designer brand that was founded by Mr Bauer in 1920. To read more about this designer please click the name on the left. Edwardian Suit The Edwardian Suit dates back to the early 20th century Britain. It is shorter, and higher-buttoned than the suit jacket men used to wear in the previous Victorian era. To read more on the Edwardian suit please click on the link to the left. Eisenhower Jacket Read about this military uniform jacket invented by Dwight Eisenhower before Word War II: Fanny Pack The fanny back is a belt pouch that was once popular during the late 1980s. Today the fanny pack is considered a fashion faux pas. For more info please click this link. Fedora The fedora is felt hat made popular in men's fashion in the 1920s. To learn more about the fedora please click the word on the left. Felt Felt is a type of cloth that is not woven, but created by pressing fibers together. To read more on the history of felt fabric and how it is used in fashion, please click the link. FENDI FENDI is an Italian fashion house that operates under the LVMH fashion conglomerate. To read the history of FENDI please click this link. Flannel Flannel is a type of fabric that is soft in touch and feel with a fuzzy surface. To read more detail on flannel fabric please click the word "flannel" on the left. Flap Pocket A flap pocket is a type of pocket that is sewn onto the outside of a garment and closed with a piece of fabric. To read on, pleas click this link. Flat Cap The flat cap is a flat shaped hat with a short brim. To read more about this hat style and to see a picture please click this link. Flight Jacket The flight jacket originated during the first world war and was intended to keep pilots worm in high altitude. For more information please cick: Flip Flop The flip-flop is a simple sandal type commonly associated with beach wear. To read more on this sandal style please click this link. Fly Front Shirt The fly front shirt is a type of formal dress shirt commonly worn with tuxedo and bow tie. To read more on this shirt style please click this link. Four in Hand The Four in Hand is a simple but popular way to tie a necktie. To read more on this necktie knot please click this link. French Connection French Connection is a UK clothing brand that is also known under the initials FCUK. To read more about this designer, please click this link. French Cuff The term French cuff refers to the cuff style on a mens dress shirt. It is a folded over cuff that is worn with cufflinks. To read more please click on the link. Frock Coat The frock coat is a knee-length overcoat that was popular during the Victorian and Edwardian era. To read more on the frock coat and to see a picture of this coat style, please click here. Gaberdine Gaberdine is a tightly woven fabric that is traditionally made from worsted wool. To read more about the use of Garbadine in fashion and the history of this fabric please click the link. Gaiters Gaiters are a Victorian era shoe cover that is typically made out of leather. For more information on Gaiters please click this link. Galoshes Galoshes are shoe covers made from water-resistant rubber material. To read more about this please click the link. Gartel The gartel is a belt that is traditionally worn by Orthodox Jews during prayer. For more information on the gartel belt please click this link. Geoffrey Beene Geoffrey Beene (1924-2004) is an American born mens fashion designer. To read the entire story about this designer as well as the clothing label please click this link. Ghillie Collar The ghillie collar is a lace-up type of collar. To read more on the ghillie collar style and to see a picture, please click this link. Gingham Cloth Gingham cloth is a cotton fabric that typically displays some type of plaid pattern. Fore more information and pictures please click here: Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy on July 11th, 1934. He created the world famous fashion label Armani in 1974. To read more on the designer Armani please click on the link on the left. Glen Urquhart Check Glen Urquhart Check is a plaid pattern that combines small and large checks in one design. To read more on the origin and the use of Glen Urquhart Check please click this link. Glengarry Cap The Glengarry cap originated in Scotland and is recognized by the ribbons hanging down from the hat's back side. GoreTex Gore-tex is a waterproof yet breatheable fabric named after its inventor: Robert W. Gore. To read more on Gore-tex and its uses please click this link. Grosgrain Grosgrain is a type of textile that was most popular during the 17th and 18th century. Today Grosgrain is used only on smaller, and decorative clothing pieces. To read more on Grosgrain please click the link. Guayabera A dress shirt style from central and Southern America. For more info on the Guayabera please click here: GUCCI GUCCI is an Italian fashion power-house that is most known for their fine fabrics as well as accessories such as sunglasses, shoes, and handbags. To read more on Gucci please click this link. Guernsey Sweater The Guernsey is a sweater commonly worn bu British and Scottish fishermen. To read more about the Guernsey as well as to see a picture please click: Harris Tweed Harris Tweed is a woolen cloth that was first made on the Isles of Harris, Scottland. To read more on this type of fabric please click the link. Haute Couture The term Haute Couture refers custom-made and upscale clothing for women. To read more on haute couture and what defines it, please click this link. Henley Shirt The best way to describe the Henley shirt is a collarless polo shirt. To the full story of the Henley shirt please click this link. Henry Poole Co Henry Poole & Co is a famous British mens fashion tailor known for it's high end cusom-made suits. To read the entire history of Henry Poole & Co please click the link. Hermes Hermes is a high-end French fashion designer founded in 1837. To learn more about this designer, please click the link on the left. Herringbone Herringbone is a common pattern type on suit fabrics. To read more on this "Fish-bone" style fabric pattern please click this link. Hessian Boots Hessians are a boot style originating in Hess, Germany in the 18th century. To read more of this boot style and its uses please click this link. High Notch The term High-Notch refers to the lapel style on a mens jacket or suit. To read more about this lapel style please click the link. Homborg Hat The homborg is a "fixed form" style fedora hat that originated in Germany at the end of the 19th century. To read more on the Homborg hat style please click this link. Hoodie The hoodie is a sweater style that has a hood attached to the back. For more information please click here: Hugo Boss Hugo Boss is a German based fashion house that was founded Hugo Ferdinand Boss in 1923. To read the entire story of this brand label and its impact on men's fashion please click this link. Ike Behar Ike Behar is an American clothing designer that is most known for his mens dress shirt line. Fore more info please click here: Irish Linen As one would expect, Irish Linen is a fabric made from flax that has been woven in Ireland. To read more about this fabric, and to learn what qualifies as genuine Irish linen, please click the link on the left. Iverness Coat The Iverness coat is a formal overcoat that originated during the late 19th century. For more information please click here: Jacquard Loom The Jacquard loom was invented by Frenchman Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801. The invention of this type of loom gave weavers a much greater choice in creating textile patterns. To read more please click the link on the left. Jeans Jeans are a type pf pant made from denim fabric. To read the entire history as well as interesting trivia on Jeans, please click this link. Jewish Hat The Jewish Hat is a type of traditional Jewish headwear. For a full description and pictures please click this link. Jhane Barnes Jhane Barnes is well known American mens fashion designer. To read the entire story about this designer please click this link. JOOP JOOP! is a German fashion house founded by Wolfgang Joop in the early 1970s. To read more about this brand label, please click this link. Jute Jute is, next to cotton, the second most commonly used natural fiber. To read more on jute and its uses, please click this link. Jutti The Jutti is a formal slip-on type of shoe worn in India. To read more about the Jutti please click here: Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld is a 20th century icon in fashion design. The German born designer is most known for his work at French fashion house Chanel. To read more about Lagerfeld please click on the link. Kenneth Cole Kenneth Cole is an American fashion designer that started out as a shoe-maker/designer in 1982. To read more about this clothing brand, please click this link. Kenzo Kenzo is a luxury fashion house founded by Takada Kenzo in the mid 1960s. To learn more about this brand and the influence on mens fashion, please click the link. Khaki The term Kahki describes both, a brownish tan colored as well as a fabric. The word Khakis is also used to describe tan colored linen or cotton trousers. Kilt The kilt is a Sottish mens skirt commonly made from a pleated plaid pattern fabric. To read the entire history of the kilt, please click this link. Kiton Kiton is a high-end Italian clothing brand initially was known as an exclusive men's suit tailor. TO read the entire story about this brand label please click this link. Kittel The kittel is a simple, usually white, overcoat worn by members of the Jewish faith. For more information and pictures of the kittel please click here. Klobuk A religious clothing item found by Easter Orthodox Christians. For more information and pictures please click here: Knickerbockers Knickerbockers are are slightly baggy, three-quarter length trouser style that was most popular during the beginning of the 20th century. To read more and to see a picture please click here. Kolpik The Kolpik is a type of hat traditionally worn by Hasedic rabbis. For more information on the Kolpik please click this link. Lacoste Lacoste is a French fashion houses founded by tennis star René Lacoste in 1933. To read more about this brand and it's influence on mens fashion please click the link. Lanvin Lanvin is an exclusive French fashion house founded by Mrs Jeanne Lanvin near the end of the 19th century. To read the full story behind Lanvin, please click the link on the left. Lapel The lapel is the folded over piece of cloth in front of a suit, jacket, or formal coat. To read more about the different styles of lapels please click the link. Lederhosen Lederhosen are a traditional leather pant style out of Bavaria, Germany. For more information on the Lederhosen please click here: Linen Linen is a fabric that is traditionally made from the flax plant. It is a fabric that is durable, breathable, and lint free. To read more on linen please click this link. Loafers A loafer is slip-on shoe style that doesn't require laces or buckles to be worn. To read more on loafers and the history of this shoe style, please click the link. Loius Vuitton Louis Vuitton is a French designer and high-end clothing brand. To read the entire story on this luxury brand, please click this link. Lounge Suit The lounge suit was once considered a slightly informal piece of clothing. Today it is the classic suit style worn for business. Lycra Lycra is a man-made fabric that was invented by Joseph Shivers in 1959. Lycra, also known as spandex, is known for it's elasticity and skin-molding attributes. To read more on this fabric please click this link. Mackintosh Coat The Mackintosh is a type of raincoat that originated in Scotland during the 1920s. To read the full story please click here: Macrame Macrame is a type of fabric making that is very similar to knitting. For more information on macrame please click this link. Mandarin Collar The mandarin collar is a "stand-up" kind of collar that originated in south-east Asia. To read more about this collar style and for a picture, please click on the link. Mao Suit The Mao Suit originated in communist China in during the 1940s. It is a button up suit without labels. To read more and to see a picture of the Mao Suit please click on the link. Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. To read more about this designer and the Marc Jacobs clothing label, please click this link. Mercerized Mercerizing is a special type of treatment of cotton fiber that was invented my chemist John Mercer in 1844. To read more on this subject please click this link. Merino Wool Merino wool comes from Merino sheep and is one of the finest and highest priced wools in the word. To read more on the use of Merino wool in fashion please click the link. Moccasins Moccasins are a style of loafer that historically is the footwear of many native American tribes. To read more about moccasins please click this link. Mogador Mogador is a fabric that combines cotton and silk in one textile. It is a fabric that is commonly used on mens ties and womens dresses. To learn more on Mogador please click the link. Mohair Mohair is a natural fabric made out of the hair of the Angora goat. It is one of the oldest textile fibers that is still in popular use in today's fashion. To learn more about Mohair please click the link on the left. Monk Straps The Monk Strap is a dress shoe style that uses a leather strip and metal claps instead of shoe laces. For more info please click here: Morning Coat The morning coat is a type of tailcoat that originated during the end of the 19th century. To read more on this type of formal tailcoat please click this link. Mother of Pearl Mother of Pearl is a common material used to make buttons and cufflinks. To read more on Mother of Pearl and its uses in fashion please click this link. Neckerchief The neckerchief is a decorative piece of neckwear typically associated with boy scouts and sailors. For more information please read: Nehru Jacket The Nehru jacket is a jacket style that originated in the 1940s in India. To read more about the Nehru jacket and it's influence in Western fashion please click this link. Nina Ricci Nina Ricci is a high-end french fashion house founded by Maria Ricci and her son Robert in 1932. The brand is most known for women's dresses and perfumes. To read more about this designer please click the link. Nino Cerutti Nino Cerruti is an Italian fashion designer that is most known for their elegant Italian suits. To read more on Curruti and to find out about the company's history, please click this link. Norfolk Jacket The Norfolk Jacket is a short overcoat that was originally designed as a hunting jacket. For more info on this mens jacket style please click this link. Nubuck Leather Nubuck is top-grain cattle leather that has been buffed to give it a slight nap. It is similar in look to suede. To learn more about this unique type of leather please click the link on the left. Nylon Nylon is one of the oldest synthetic man-made fibers that are still in common use today. To read more on nylon and its applications in fashion and textiles, please click here. Olefin Olefin is a synthetic fiber with very insulating properties. To read more on Olefin and its uses in textiles and clothing, pleas click this link. Opanak The Opanak is a type of shoes that is a traditional footwear from Bulgaria and Croatia. To read more about the Opanak and to see pictures please click this link. Oxford Bags Oxford Bags are a baggy type of trousers that originated in England in the 1920s. To read more about this unique style of pants please click the link. Oxford Cloth Oxford cloth is a fine basketweave-pattern fabric that is commonly used on men's dress shirts. To read more and to see a sample picture please click this link. Oxford Shoe The term oxford shoe refers to a traditional dress shoe style. To read more about the Oxford shoe please click this link. Paisley The Paisley is the name of an amoeba-like pattern of Indian origin. It is a common pattern on fabrics including men's ties. To read more about the Paisley pattern please click the link on the left. Pajamas The term Pajamas, also known as PJ's, is an article of clothing worn to bed by both men and women. To read the entire story of pajamas please click this link. Panama Hat The Panama Hat is a brimmed straw hat made popular by no other than Theadore Roosevelt. For more info on the Panama Hat please click here: Parachute Pants Parachute pants are nylon made pants that were most popular during the 1970s to the early 1990s. To read more about Parachute pants and to see pictures please click here: Pashmina Pashmina is a type of wool made from the fur of the pashmina goat. To read the entire story of pashima, its uses, and other trivia, please click this link. Patent Leather Patent leather is a high gloss type of leather that is commonly used on formal dress shoes. To read more on patent leather click this link. Paul Smith Paul Smith is a British fashion designer and clothing brand that was founded in Nottingham in 1970. To read more on this label and the designer please click the link. Pea Coat The pea coat is a waist long overcoat worn by both men and women. To read more on the pea coat please click this link. Pierre Cardin Pierre Cardin is a french fashion house founded by Italian-born Pietro Cardin in 1950. To read more on this brand and its influence on mens fashion please click the link. Pin Stripe Pin stripe is a fabric pattern commonly found on mens suits. To read more on this type of pattern, to see pictures, and for tips on how to match a pin-striped suit, please click this link. Pina Fabric Pina fabric is made out of the leaves from the pineapple plant. It has a course basket weave look that is similar to linen. To read more and to see pictures please click this link. Pique The term pique refers to a unique fabric weave, commonly used for cotton fiber, that is recognized by a small ribbing. To read more on pique and to see a picture please click this link. Placket The placket is the area used to button a mens dress shirt. For more information on the placket and why they are used on mens dress shirts, please click here: Plaid Plaid is a type of checkered pattern that is commonly used for weaving fabrics. To read the entire story of the plaid pattern, please click this link. Pleat A pleat is a type of fold used to either taper, or to decorate a piece of clothing. To read more on the use of pleats in fashion please click the link on the left. Pocket Watch The pocket watch is the original 'portable' timepiece first introduced in the 15th century. To read the entire story of the pocket watch please click the link. Pocket Watch The pocket watch is the original 'portable' timepiece first introduced in the 15th century. To read the entire story of the pocket watch please click the link. Polo Shirt The polo is a short sleeve collared shirt made from a tightly knitted oxford cotton fabric. To read the entire story of the polo shirt, please click this link. Polyester Polyester is a synthetic fiber that was first introduced in the 1940s. Today polyester is commonly blended with other natural fibers to create more durable and easier-to-care-for fabrics. To read more please click this link. Poncho Read about the origin of the Poncho. See pictures and read detailed description of the poncho. For more info click this link: Poplin Poplin, or also known as Irish Poplin, is a fabric made from both silk in the warp and worsted yarn in the weft. To read more on Poplin, please click the link on the left. Pork Pie Hat The pork pie hat looks like a flat fedora with sharper edges. To read the entire story of the pork pie hat please click the link. Poulaines A long pointed shoe style from the 14th century. For more information on the Poulaines please click here: Pumps Although pumps mostly refer to a women's shoe style, men also wear pumps for formal occasions. To read the entire story on pumps, please click this link. Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren is one of America's most well known fashion designers and labels. To read the entire story on Ralph Lauren and the brand's influence on mens fashion please click this link. Ramie Ramie, also known as China Grass, is a plant used in the textile industry. It is similar to flax but has greater strength and slightly more coarse feel. To read more on Ramie and its use in fashion and fabrics please click the link. Rayon Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber that closely resembles the look and feel of natural silk. To read more on rayon and its uses in the textile and fashion industry please click this link. Ready-to-Wear Ready-to-Wear in the fashion world means that a clothing item is mass-produced in a wide range of size. To read more please click this link. Regimental Ties Regimental neckties date back to the late 19th century in England. To read more on regimental ties, please click the link on the left. Riding Boots The riding boot is a boot style designed for horseback riding. For more information about the different styles of riding boots, please click here: Ruff Collar A ruff collar is a large circular, pleated collar style that originated in the 16th century. To read more about the ruff collar and to see a picture please click on the link. Safari Suit A beige colored suit designed for outdoor African Safaris. For more information on the Safari Suit please click this link: Salvatore Ferragamo Ferragamo is an Italian fashion house that is most known for their leather goods, such as shoes, briefcases and wallets. To read more about this designer please click this link. Satin Satin is a fabric with high shine and soft feel. To read more on satin and what it is used for please click this link. Savile Row Savile Row is the name of a street located in central London. It if famous for high end tailors. To read more on Savile Row please click this link. Screen Printing Screen printing is a method used to imprint intricate designs and patterns onto a fabric. To read more on screen printing please click this link. Sea Silk Learn about rare sea silk. What is sea silk, how is it made, and what is it used for. For more info please click: Seersucker Seersucker is an all cotton fabric that commonly has a fine striped or checkered pattern. To read more on the origin an the use of Seersucker in mens fashion please click the link. Semi Formal Attire Learn about semi formal attire for men. Lear how you should dress for an invitation calling for a semi formal ensemble. Seven Fold Ties When experts talk about a seven fold tie then they are referring to a very particular manufacturing process that requires much more silk fabric. For more information click this link. Shell Cordovan Shell Cordovan how it is made and what it is used for. Read everything on shell cordovan. Shirt Placket The placket on the dress shirt is the strip of fabric used to secure the front buttons. For more info please click this link Shoulder Pads Click this link to read the entire story of shoulder pads in the fashion world. Shrug A cardigan-like sweater type. For more information on the Shrug please click here: Silk Silk is a delicate natural fiber that has been harvested from silk worms for thousands of years. To read more on silk, please click this link. Single Breasted The term single-breasted refers to the way a jacket or coat is buttoned. To read more and to see pictures of a single breasted jacket cut, please click this link. Skinny Ties The skinny necktie is a tie that is usually 1.5 - 2.5 inches in width. For more information please click here: Skufia A brimless hat that is part of Orthodox Christian clothing. Fore more information on the Skufia please click here: Smock Frock The smock frock is a long coat like clothing item that originated in the 18th century. To read more about this type of garment please click: Smoking Jacket The smoking jacket is a short length jacket with a shawl collar that was intended as a protective garment while smoking tobacco. Please click the link to read more... Sombrero The sombrero hat is a large sized Spanish and/or Mexican style hat designed to protect the face from the sun. To read the entire story of the Sombrero please click this link. Spencer Coat A short jacket or coat that is originally derived from the mens tailcoat jacket. For more info please click here: Sporran The sporran is the name of the "man's purse" worn in combination with a kilt. To read more about this traditional Scottish clothing accessory please click this link: Starch Starch is commonly used laundry addition that gives dress shirts a nice, crisp look. To read more on where laundry starch comes from and how to use it please click the link. Straw Hat Straw hats come in a wide range of styles and shapes. To read more on one of the oldest hat materials please click this link. Suede Suede is a leather that has been brushed to create a napped finish. To read more on suede and it's uses please click this link. Suspenders Suspenders are straps that are worn over the shoulders to hold up pants in place of a belt. To read the full story and history behind suspenders please click the link. Tailcoat The tailcoat is a type of formal dinner jacket that has a longish swallow bird like tail. To read more about the tailcoat jacket please click this link. Tangzhuang Jacket The tangzhuang is a formal jacket from China. It closely resembles the Mao Suit but is usually made in brighter colors. To read more please click this link: Tartan Check Tartan-check is a pattern that is very similar to plaid and the so-called window-pane check pattern. To learn more about tartan check and to see an image of this pattern, please click here. Terrycloth The most popular use for Terrycloth fabric are towels, bathrobes, and sweatbands. To read more about how terrycloth is made, please click this link. Thai Silk Thai silk is a handwoven silk fabric that comes out of North-east part of Thailand. To read more on Thai silk please click this link. Thinsulate Thinsulate is the trademarked name for an insulating man-made fabric developed by the 3M Corporation. To read more on this fabric and its uses please click this link. Tie Bar The tie bar serves both a decorative and functional purpose. The tie bar is a piece of metal the secures the necktie to the dress shirt. To read more and for pictures please click on the link. Tie Chain A tie chain is used to keep a necktie from dangling too much. It secures the necktie to the dress shirt. For more information please click this link. Tie Pin The tie pin is a decorative, jewelry like clothing item that was traditionally used to secure the necktie to the dress shirt. For more info and for pictures please click here. Top Hat The top hat is a tallish chimney-style hat with a flat crown. To read the entire story of the top hat, and to see a picture, please click here. Trench Coat The Trench Coat is a waterproof coat that was first created for British Soldiers at the beginning of the 20th century. To read more on the style and history of the Trench Coat please click the link. Tunic The tunic is a traditional Greek type of simple overcoat. For more information and pictures of the tunic please click here. Turban The turban is a head-wrap usually known for the middle east. TO read more on the turban please click this link. Turnbull Asser Turnbull and Asser is a famous British clothier that is best known for their high bespoke dress shirt tailoring. To read more please click this link. Turtleneck The term turtleneck refers to a high rise collar style found on sweaters, shirts, and even coats in both men's and women's fashion. To read the entire story of the turtleneck please click this link. Tweed Tweed is a type of fabric weave that is traditionally made from wool - although other natural fibers such as silk, cotton, and even flax are occasionally chosen as well. To read more on tweed please click this link. Twill Twill is one of the most common type of fabric weaves. To read more on twill and the use of this fabric in fashion, please click this link Ugg Boots Uggs are bots that are traditionally made from sheepskin. To read more on the origin of the so-called Uggs please click this link. Ungaro Emanuel Emanuel Ungaro is an Italian born fashion designer of the 20th century that moved to France as a young boy. To read more about Ungaro and his influence on mens fashion please click the link. Upturned Collar The upturned collar was once a popular clothing style that originated several centuries ago. To read more please click in the link. Velcro Velcro is a trademarked brand name for a quick-and-easy fastener that was invented by Swiss inventory George de Mestral. To read more on Velcro please click this link. Velveteen Velveteen is a cotton fabric with a short pile that looks like velvet. To read more on this fabric please click the link. Vents Vents are vertical slits on the back of a suit jacket. To read more on the different styles of vents used on mens suits, please click this link. Versace Versace is an Italian fashion label founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. To learn more about this exclusive designer please click the link on the left. Waistcoat A waistcoat is a type of vest that is traditionally worn as part of a 3-piece suit or with a formal dinner jacket. To read more on the waistcoat please click this link. Warp Warp is the vertical thread that is attached to the weaving loom. For a full explanation on the warp thread please click here: Waxed Cotton Waxed cotton is a waxed treated cotton fabric that withstands wind and water. It was once popular amoung sailors and particular Shottish outdoor clothing. For more info please click here: Weft Weft is the yarn that is spun across the warp during weaving. For more information on the weft yarn, please click here: Wellington Boots The Wellington boot is the name for the classic rain boot. To read the entire story on Wellington boots please click the link. White Tie White Tie is the most formal type of dress code. Traditionally it consist of a tailcoat tuxedo jacket, vest, and a white bow tie. To read more on White Tie attire please click the link. Windsor Knot Learn the story behind the Windsor tie knot. What is the difference between a Windsor, half Windsor, and double Windsor knot. Wingtip Collar The wingtip is a collar style common on formal dress shirts worn at black and white tie functions. For more information including pictures please click this link. Yarn Yarn is a strand of spun fibers that is used to weave or knit fabric. To read the entire story about yarn please click the link on the left. Zegna Ermenegildo Ermenegildo Zegna is a high-end Italian fashion designer founded in 1910. To learn more about the history, trademarks and other trivia of this fine men's clothing designer please click the link on the left. Zipper The zipper is a convenient closing mechanism that dates back to the end of the 19th century. To read the entire story on the zipper and how it got its name, please click the link. Zoot Suit The suit suit originated in the Harlem area of new york during the 1930s Jazz movement. To read the entire story of the zoot suit, please click this link. Zylon Zylon is a synthetic fiber that is rarely used in the textile and clothing industry. To read more on Zylon, please click this link.