Glossary of terms used on this site
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Tartan - a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven cloth, but are now used in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.
Tattersal - Tat-ter-sol - A window pane type check mostly commonly found on shirts worn by farmers. Having a pattern of dark lines forming squares on a light background
Terry Towelling - Terrycloth, terry cloth, terry towelling, terry, or simply towelling is a fabric with loops that can absorb large amounts of water. Was popular in the 1970s and is very Riviera chic!
Tonic - A fabric that changes colour as it moves, very popular with suiting in the sixties and seventies.
Toscana Shearling - Toscana shearling is a variety of lambskin usually characterized by a suede finish on the exterior and long fur (about 1”) on the interior of the pelt.
Trouser Rise - How much the trousers will rise up your legs when you sit down, generally anything from 5-10cm.
Tszuj - A fashion word which means to tweak your outfit, be it rolling up the sleeves or turning up your jeans. Pronounce 'zhuj'.
Tuxedo - American term for a dinner jacket named after the Tuxedo Park Club in New York in 1886 after one of the members was seen wearing a short smoking jacket he’d had made for him by Henry Poole & Co in London and soon the informal dinner jacket caught on.