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mechlin a delicate bobbin lace used for dresses
melighton a heavy smooth woolen fabric
with short nap.
wool, sometimes combined with synthetics.
Twill or satin weave. Thick well fulled or felted wool with a smooth
surface. Napped and very closely sheared. Coarse meltons are
similar to makinaws but made of finer yarns and finished with a smoother,
more lustrous surface - used for "under collar cloth" in lighter
weights. Very solid cloth due to the finishing processes that completely
conceal the weave. It wears very well. Wind resistant.
If made in tan or buff colour in a coarse quality, it is called "Box
cloth". It is classed with kersey, beaver, and broadcloth.
Originated in Melton, Mowbray, England, which is a fox hunting report in
england. It was first made as a hunting cloth. Looks like wool
felt - pressed flat. Mostly used for men in over coating, uniform
cloth of all kinds (army, navy, etc., as well as polie and firemen), pea
jackets, regal liverly. Used for heavy outer sports garments and coats
menswear clothing for men
merino a soft wool or wool and cotton clothing
fabric resembling cashmere.
mercerize a finishing process for combed cotton that increases
the fiber's luster and affinity for dyes.
merle a bluish or reddish gray mixed with splotches of black
that is the color of coats of some dogs.
merry widow a strapless corset or bustier usually having
mesh a woven, knit, or knotted material
of open texture with evenly spaced holes.
messaline a soft lightweight silk dress
fabric with a satin weave.
mess jacket a fitted waist-length man's jacket worn especially
as part of a dress uniform
metallic a fabric made with metallic fiber,
namely a fiber or yarn made of or coated with metal.
metamerism a metamerism occurs when the color standard and
the submit do not match under all lighting conditions. This means that a
solid color fabric when viewed under two different lights in a commercial
light box, will appear to cast two different colors. The correct technical
definition for metamerism is a conditional match that is, two or more samples
match for one observer under one light source, but not under a different
light source for that same observer.
fine synthetic fibres - the finest of all man - made fibres, at least 60
times finer than a human hair. Today micro - fibres are used in polyester,
nylon and acrylic.
micromini a very short miniskirt
middy a loosely fitting blouse with a sailor collar worn by women
midi a dress, skirt, or coat that usually extends to the
midnight blue a deep blackish blue.
midriff a woman's garment that exposes the midriff
milky resembling milk in color.
millinery women's apparel for the head
miniskirt a woman's short skirt with the hemline several
inches above the knee
miniver a white fur worn originally by medieval nobles and
used chiefly for robes of state
miter a liturgical headdress worn by bishops and abbots
are normally used in jerseys, bathrobes and
outerwear and add functionality to the label by allowing it to be used as
a hanger for the garment.
mitt a woman's glove that leaves the fingers uncovered;
mitten a covering for the hand and wrist having a separate
section for the thumb only
mixture a fabric woven of variously colored
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