Men’s Style Terminology

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Tencel / Lyocell:
Tencel® is the trademarked brand name for Lyocell, a cellulose fabric that is achieved through an organic solvent spinning process. Lyocell has good moisture absorption and static resistance. It is also very durable and provides as subtle luster.

Tessitura Monti:
Based in the north of Italy, Tessitura Monti is known for high quality 100% Egyptian cotton shirtings. In business for over 98 years, Monti is proud to be contiuing in their belief of providing superb quality of design and production.

Textured Solid:
A solid, one color fabric with a textured weave, creating a pattern.

Top Center Placket:
Also called a “Traditional Front,” a top center placket uses a separate piece of fabric and a fused lining to give it additional durability. See also “Placket”

Top Stitch:
See ¼” Top Stitch.

Traditional Straight Collar:
A universal collar; the most versatile, easy to wear style. Click here for a visual comparison of dress shirt collars.

Tred Stripe:
Stripe resembling the tred marks of a tire.

A Trilby hat is a soft felt men’s hat with a narrow, flexible brim and a deeply indented crown. Traditionally it was made from rabbit hair felt, but now it is sometimes made from other materials, such as tweed, or wool. Ken’s carries a Trilby in the fall with the Bailey collection. They are similar to fedoras, but with a narrower brim. See “Fedora”

Trim Fit:
Also referred to as a slim cut, the body of the shirt is 5” narrower in the chest tapering to 6” narrower at the waist. A perfect fit for those who do not need the full body cut or a contemporary fit.

Tropical Weight Wool:
A smooth wool fabric made from two-ply yarns in an open plain weave. Lightweight and airy, this fabric is great for summer wear.

Double reverse pleats and single reverse pleats on trousers open to the pockets. Box pleats are formed by two folded edges facing away from each other.

Fabrics created by interlacing the warp and weft so that the fabric has a diagonal slant or twill line. Twill fabrics have a front and a back side, unlike plain weave, where the two sides are the same. The face side of a twill fabric is the side with the most pronounced wale and is usually more durable, more attractive, and used as the fashion side of the fabric.

Unsolid Solid:
Solid, one color fabric in which a pattern is created by varying the weave.