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slack trousers especially for casual wear (Usually used in plural tense)
slate a dark purplish gray.
slate black a nearly neutral slightly purplish black.
slate blue a grayish blue color.
sleevelet a covering for the forearm to protect clothing from wear or dirt.
sleeveless a top that does not have sleeves.
slicker oilskin; broadly, a raincoat
slingback is a category of footwear. A slingback is a pump with an open back and a strap behind the foot.
slip an undergarment made in dress length with shoulder straps
slip-on an article of clothing that is easily slipped on or off; a glove or shoe without fastenings; a garment, as a girdle, that one step into and pulls up; pullover
slip-over a garment or cover that slips on and off easily, specifically a pullover sweater
slipper a light low-cut shoe that is easily slipped on the foot
slipper satin strong, compactly woven with quite a bit of body. It is used chiefly for footwear. Textures are high and the material comes colored, black or white, or richly brocaded effects. - Shiniest satin.
slouch hat a soft usually felt hat with a wide flexible brim
smallclothes close-fitting knee breeches worn in the 18th century; small garments, as underwear or handkerchiefs
smock a light loose garment worn especially for protection of clothing while working
smock frock a loose outer garment worn by workmen especially in Europe
smoke a pale blue.
smoking jacket a loose-fitting jacket or short robe for wear at home
snap-brim a usually felt hat with brim turned up in back and down in front and with a dented crown.
snood [Scottish] a fillet or band for a woman's hair; a net or fabric bag pinned or tied on at the back of a woman's head for holding the hair
snowsuit a one-piece or two-piece lined garment for winter wear by children
solleret a flexible steel shoe forming part of a medieval suit of armor
sombrero a high-crowned hat of felt or straw with a very wide brim worn especially in the Southwest and Mexico
sorrel a brownish orange to light brown.
sou'wester a waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
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space suit a suit equipped with life supporting provisions to make life in space possible for its wearer; G suit
spandex clothing made of spandex, namely any of various elastic textile fibers made chiefly of polyurethane. Any of various elastic textile fibers made chiefly of polyurethane.
spat a cloth or leather gaiter covering the instep and ankle [Short for spatterdash]
spencer a short waist-length jacket
s.p.i stitches per inch
spike [Plural] shoes with spike heels; [Plural] a pair of shoes with spikes attached to the soles to improve traction
sponge cloth any of various soft porous fabrics especially in a loose honeycomb weave.
sportswear clothing suitable for recreation; broadly, clothing designed for casual or informal wear
sport-weight yarns: these yarns knit to a gauge of 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 stitches per inch on size 4, 5, or 6 US needles. These yarns have approximately 1200-1600 yards per pound. This category of yarns is used for slightly more durable fabrics, like socks, and for multiple-color knitting like fairisle where the fabric created is bulky due to the number of "floats" carried along the wrong side of the fabric. (this definition was kindly provided by Karen at Red Meadow fiber Arts)
spot color where specific colors of ink are printed as either solids or halftones. Note: a halftone is a uniform series of dots that give the appearance of a lighter shade of a solid color. the number of dots-per-inch is called the line count or frequency. The amount of coverage is determined by the percentage of dots.
spunlace nonwoven is
one kind of nonwoven. Through entanglement by high press water jet, fiber
web can be formed into spunlace nonwoven.
Interlining is one of applications of spunlace nonwoven fabric.
Spunlace nonwoven fabric can be used in substrate for synthetic leather,
medical and sanitary material for wipes,
matress etc. It's application is
spun yarn a textile yarn spun from staple-length fiber.
stammel the bright red color of stammel or a coarse woolen fabric usu dyed red.
stays an old type of corset.
steel blue a grayish blue.
step-in a garment put on by being stepped into, as a shoe or short panties for women [Usually used in plural]
stock a wide band or scarf worn about the neck especially by some clergymen
stockinette a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages and infants' wear.
stocking a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg; sock
stocking cap a long knitted cone-shaped cap with a tassel or pom-pom worn especially for winter sports or play
stock lot Term used to describe multiples of the same item. Example: a Stock lot of apparel would be one garment in various sizes (Same style). When making purchases, ask the selling company for clarification when inquiring. (definition provided by Robert Cyr at RLC Trading)
stogie a stout coarse shoe, brogan.
stole a long loose garment, robe; an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a long usually silk band worn traditionally around the neck by bishops and priests and over the left shoulder by deacons; a long wide scarf or similar covering worn by women usually across the shoulders
stonewash is accomplished by washing denim with pumice stones. This is part of the finishing process. Learn more about stonewashing.
store codes (as it relates to closeout merchandise): Store codes are numbers, one or two digits, that represent actual retail stores. Most companies will refer to merchandise as being from Store Code (fill in the blank) to give you an idea of quality and contents of lot or pallet. Store codes are not usually posted on websites so you must request a listing breakdown. There are roughly 12-15 codes you will see all the time ,as they are the most popular. They are standard codes used in the industry, however some companies may have their own coding system. Ask for clarification when you call your company/agent. (definition provided by Robert Cyr at RLC Trading)
stovepipe silk hat