Horace Small 2019
SELF-FABRIC COLLAR // A collar that is constructed from the same material as the body of the garment. SERGE STITCH // An overcasting technique done on the cut edge of the fabric to prevent unraveling. SIDE VENTS // Slits found at the bottom of side seams. They are fashion details that allow for comfort and ease of movement. SILICONE PERMANENT CREASES // Permanent silicone creases that will stay sharp when machine laundered and dried without re-pressing. SINGLE NEEDLE // Single row of stitching at seam, see “Topstitching.” SNUGTEX // Rows of rubber inserted into waistband to secure shirt tail. SOLARBAN® // Fabric technology that reduces the absorption of heat rays which allows you to stay up to ten degrees cooler. STAINSMART® // A dual-action stain protection technology combining the benefit of repellency with the added feature of stain-release. STORM FLAP // A strip of fabric sewn under or over the front zip or snap closure of an outerwear garment to protect against wind and moisture. STRETCH // Advanced stretch for superior mobility. TAPED SEAMS // A strip of fabric sewn to the seam of a garment to prevent distortion. In outerwear, taped seams aid in waterproofing. THINSULATE™ // A trademark of 3M® company, thin insulation composed of polyester or polyolefin microfibers. TOPSTITCHING // A design feature, both decorative and functional, that is an additional means of securing fabric plies whereby the original seam is folded under and sewn down. TWILL // ( 3 x 1, 2 x 1 ) A fabric characterized by micro diagonal ribs producing a soft, smooth finish. UTILITY LOOP // Placement option for equipment which aides easy access and dropped for better range of sight. VISA® // A brand of soil-release.
MIC LOOP POCKET // Placement option for microphone which aides easy access. MICROFIBER // This fabric is tightly woven from a very fine poly thread and has a suede finish for a luxurious, soft feel. Microfiber fabric is naturally water repellent due to its construction process and when specially treated, can also be waterproof. MITERED-EDGE POCKETS/FLAPS // Edges sewn at angle to prevent flaps from curling and pocket from catching lint. NAPOLEON POCKET // Concealed side-entry chest pocket. NO-CURL COLLAR // A thin stay is knitted into the edge of the collar to prevent curling while wearing or after wash. PATCH POCKET // A pocket attached to the outside of a garment. PLACKET // The part of a shirt or jacket where the garment fastens or buttons together. POPLIN // A tightly woven, durable, medium weight cotton or cotton blend fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave which creates a slight ridge effect. POST-CURE // A finish used primarily in bottom weights that allows a permanent crease to be pressed and baked into the garment. PRE-CURE // Fabrics that have been cured, finished, and treated at a mill. PRIMALOFT® // Registered trademark of Albany International® that is made of bonded polyester microfibers and used as thermal insulation. QUARTER-TOP POCKETS // Slant slightly away from the side seam on the front of trouser. RAGLAN SLEEVES // Sleeves set with diagonal seams from the neck to the armpit. RATCHETING ZIPPER // Durable zipper that prevents teeth failure and corrosion. RIB KNIT // A textured knit that has the appearance of vertical lines. It is highly elastic and retains “memory.” RIPSTOP // A tightly woven, durable, medium-weight fabric characterized by a durable thread at regular intervals to prevent rips and tears. SCALLOPED FLAPS // Originated from military uniforms with two concave arches anchored by 3 points.
ECOSPUN // A fleece outerwear fabric made from at least 50% of materials reclaimed from recycled plastic bottles. END-ON-END // A 2-ply weave of different color yarns that run parallel against each other so that both colors are visible. EPAULET // A shoulder strap originally associated with military uniforms to attach shoulder boards and decorative roping. EXTENDED TAILS // A shirt constructed so the back hem is longer than the front. This aids in keeping the shirt tucked during strenuous activities. EYELETS // Small holes or perforations made in a series to allow for breathability. Finished with either stitching or brass grommets. FLEECE // A multi-yarn fabric identified by a soft napped interior and a smooth exterior. HAND // Quality or characteristic of fabrics that are perceived by the sense of touch; e.g. firmness, softness, fineness, drape. HOOK-AND-LOOP CLOSURE // Hook-and-loop fasteners consist of two layers: a “hook” side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny plastic hooks, and a “loop” side, which is covered with even smaller and “hairier” plastic loops. INTERLINING // A fabric fused or sewn inside specific parts of a garment to provide stiffening. INVERTED PLEATS // A box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward. JERSEY KNIT // This fabric has a definite smooth side, the outside, and a textured side, the inside. KNIT FABRIC // Fabric made by interlocking yarn or thread in a series of connected loops. LOCKER PATCH // A semi-oval panel sewn into the inside back portion of a garment, just under the collar seam, to reinforce the garment and minimize stretching when hung on a hook. MELAMINE BUTTONS // Buttons durable enough to withstand industrial-laundry conditions — exposure to high temperatures, alkaline, etc. MESH // Knit with an open texture for increased breathability.
BACK YOKE // A piece of fabric that connects the back of a garment to the shoulders. This allows the garment to lay flat and drape nicely. BADGE TAB // 1”-wide self fabric, reinforced with interlining to secure attachment of badge. BAN-ROL WAISTBAND // Interlined waistband reinforced to prevent waistband from rolling. BANDED COLLAR // Contains two separate collar pieces – a collar band and the collar itself. This is a more upgraded collar and creates enough room for a tie. BARTACK // Reinforced stitching used at stress points. BILLY POCKET // A pocket with a 3½” opening and 8” depth, located below hip pockets. BINDING // A sewing method that encases an edge or seam with fabric. BI-SWING BACK // A vertical flange on the left and right side of the back beside the arm holes, allowing forward movement of the arms without restriction. BOX PLEAT // A single, uniform fold which allows for more room and comfort. BUTTON-THROUGH SLEEVE PLACKET // A small placket located on the sleeve, by the cuff, which contains a single button closure. COMBED COTTON // Cotton yarn that has been combed to remove short fibers and straighten or arrange longer fibers in parallel order, resulting in a smooth yarn used in finer garments. CONVERTIBLE COLLAR // A rolled collar sewn directly to the neckline that can be worn open or closed. COOL-FLEX® // A waistband curtain composed as a one-piece elastic web, and woven with an open-mesh construction to promote stretch and breathability. DOUBLE-NEEDLE STITCHED // A finish which uses two needles to create parallel rows of visible stitching. It gives the garment a cleaner, more finished look and adds durability. DRI-BALANCE® // Dual-faced fabric that is uniquely engineered to optimize
moisture-wicking properties for superior comfort and dry fabric.
DYED-TO-MATCH // Buttons or trims that are the same color as the garment onto which they are sewn.
VF Workwear guarantees all products to be free from manufacturing or material defects for one year from the date of sale. Any defective products may be returned at VF Workwear’s expense for either repair or replacement. CAUTION: Garments contained in this catalog meet government flammability Class 1 requirements but do not provide protection from ignition sources, molten substances or chemical exposure. Special flame-resistant garments are available if required. Product images shown are photomechanically reproduced. As a result, colors may vary from actual fabric samples. Used with permission by // SolarBan®, StainSmart® and Visa® are registered trademarks of Milliken. Lycra® and Tactel® are registered trademarks of INVISTA. Dri-Balance® is a registered trademark of Zorrel. Hollofil®, Kevlar® and Nomex® are registered trademarks of Dupont®. Primaloft® is a registered trademark of Albany International®. Scotchlite® and Thinsulate™ are registered trademarks of 3M®.
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