Mens Fashion with letter C

Below is a list of fashion and textile terminology starting with the letter "C". Click on the word to find out more. Besides a more detailed definition of the term we often post pictures and make suggestions on more related readings. Did we miss somthing that should be in this list below? Then, tell us what should be added and we will add it after having done our research. Besides our Mens Fashion Encyclopedia we invite you to also visit our Mens Fashion Blog.

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.


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.


Cravat is French for necktie. To read more on the origin of the word please click on the link on the left.

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.


Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used in textile production. To read more on cotton please click this link.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


A religious clothing article of the Christian clergy. For more information and images please click here:


The Cope is a Catholic clothing item that closely resembles the hooded cape. For more info please click here:


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:

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.

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:


Chaps are leg coverings that are popular among the cowboy culture. For more info on chaps please click:

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:
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