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Our endless assortment of officially licensed sports merchandise is continually growing and we want to keep you informed of all the styles and features of our products. Our in-depth glossary below compiles all of the most commonly used phrases and terms listed on our products to help select the item that's right for you.

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    Tank:

    A top similar to an undershirt with narrow straps, a U neck and deep armholes.

    Tankini:

    A two-piece bathing suit with the upper portion resembling a tank top. A tankini provides the coverage of a maillot and the freedom of a bikini.

    Team Color Piping:

    Team Color Piping is a type of trim on fabric that is in the team or schools official color. It is usually a small roll of fabric, sewn on to a garment providing an eye-catching contrast to the body of the garment.

    Tee:

    Knit shirt with short or long set-in sleeves.

    Terry Cloth:

    A typical uncut pile weave fabric. Very absorbent.

    Thong:

    A sandal held on the foot by a strap between the first and second toes.

    Tie-Cinched Waist:

    The waist is pulled tight around the body with a tie.

    Tonal:

    Usually refers to that of a stitch, applique or design where the design is the same color as the garment or a slight variation of it.

    Topstitching:

    Machine stitching showing on the right side of a garment for decorative effect. Also a shoe detail or decoration.

    Trapeze Top/Dress:

    Tank top or dress style with a fuller bottom sweep.

    Tube Top:

    A strapless top made with stretch fabric.

    Tunic:

    A simple slip-on top that usually falls below the hips or longer.

    Turtleneck:

    A high, close-fitting, (sometimes) turnover collar used especially for sweaters and knit tops.

    Tweed:

    A coarse wool or synthetic fabric used chiefly for casual suits and coats.

    Two-Way/Four-Way Stretch:

    The quality of woven or knit garments made with spandex that enables them to stretch vertically and horizontally.

    V

    Velour:

    Soft velvety thick pile fabric made of various fibers and yarns. Used primarily for coats, warm-up suits, knit shirts and dresses.

    Velvet:

    Fabric made of various fibers in different weights woven with an extra yarn in the warp. This fabric is cut and brushed to form a soft, luxurious pile.

    V-Neck/V-Back:

    An open yoke coming to a "V" shape midway down the bodice.

    Voile:

    A lightweight, open-weave fabric made from wool, silk, cotton, or rayon. Soft, used especially for women's summer clothing.

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