Popular fabric with a smooth face and a dull sheen, made with a tight twill weave and worsted yarns.
Fabric has a distinct, closely set diagonal rib on the face and a plain back. Made in various weights for
men's and women's outerwear, sportswear, suits, dresses, and uniforms.
Includes a variety of chance promotions such as contests, sweepstakes, etc.
A dyeing process that occurs after the garment is assembled.
Process of industrially washing garments after they have been manufactured that softens and pre-shrinks. A wash process where softeners are added to finished garments to help the cotton fibers relax or bloom. The result is a fabric with a thicker appearance, reduced shrinkage and a softer hand.
This means a cap has been sewn and made and then washed in a washing facility. This creates the popular faded, worn look around the edges and looks more natural than the material pre-washed caps.
Measure of the fineness or coarseness of knit fabrics. Refers to the number of loops (knit stitches) in an inch. The higher the gauge, the finer the fabric.
GIF (or) .gif
Graphics Interchange Format Developed by Compuserve using compression technology from Unisys. On the World Wide Web pictures and graphics you see on Web pages are usually in GIF format because the files are small and download quickly. Another type of graphics format used commonly are JPEG these files download even faster and contain a better resolution but cannot be interlaced so many Web page authors tend to opt for using GIF's instead to get that "melting" onto the screen effect that happens with interlaced images.
GIF89a, GIF Animation, or Multi Block GIF
A type of GIF format which allows a series of images to be displayed one after another or on top of each
A low-cost item handed out fairly freely-akin to an advertising specialty or a traffic builder. Now also
sometimes used as a term for any direct premium.
Caps that have a back strap made of cotton or leather and buckle, and have a slot where the end of the
strap tucks into the hat. This slot can either be trimmed with stitching creating a sewn slot, or with a
metal creating a grommet.
Incentive program in which qualifiers (and spouses usually) travel together to a single destination;
business meetings are often included.
Gun Club Check
Double-check design that uses three colors to form a larger check over a smaller check.
Inlaid piece of fabric, usually triangular, between arm and body of shirt. Allows ease of movement.
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