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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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    Camisole/Cami:

    A fitted top with spaghetti straps that can be worn alone or as a layering piece.

    Camp Pockets:

    Pockets that are sewn to the outside of the garment usually squared off and characterized by seaming.

    Cap Sleeve:

    A small, short sleeve that sits on the shoulder, either forming a stiff cap or falling on to the arm to provide minimal coverage.

    Capri Pants:

    Three-quarter length pants designed to hit mid-calf – first popularized on the Isle of Capri.

    Cardigan Jacket:

    A usually collarless sweater or jacket that opens the full length of the center front.

    Cargo Style:

    Pants or shorts with patch pocket or bellows pocket with a flap (usually a button flap).

    Carpenter Pants/Shorts:

    Five-pocket pants characterized by a hammer loop – a stretch of material connecting the outside seam to the back pocket.

    Checkered (aka checkerboard):

    A very common pattern. Can be used on anything, from fabric to accessories.

    Chiffon:

    A lightweight, plain-weave, sheer fabric made with very fine, tightly twisted yarns. It is very strong, despite its filmy look.

    ClimaCOOL technology:

    ClimaCool technology pulls sweat away from the body and increases micro-ventilation through strategically placed mesh panels — for example, under the arms or at the back of the neck.

    Clog:

    A casual shoe on a wood base, usually closed toe with open back.

    Column Skirt/Straight Skirt:

    Also referred to as a pencil skirt, this skirt is a straight line with no flare or fullness at the hem or waistline.

    Convertible Collar:

    A rolled collar that can be worn open or closed. Sewn directly to the neckline.

    Cord:

    A fabric, usually made of cotton that are woven into the fabric to create ridges of yarn on the surface. Example: corduroy

    Cotton Poplin:

    Medium weight durable textured fabric made with cotton or cotton blends.

    Cotton/Spandex:

    A blend of lightweight, breathable fabric made with durable, stretchable, manmade fibers of polyurethane and natural cottons.

    Covered Heel:

    A heel that is covered with leather or man-made materials that match the color and texture of the vamp.

    Cowl Neck:

    A neckline featuring a piece of material attached to a garment at the neck, which may be used as a hood or draped loosely in a swag from shoulder to shoulder at the front neckline or back.

    Crepe:

    A fabric characterized by a crinkled, puckered surface or soft mossy finish. Comes in different weights and degrees of sheerness.

    Crew Neck:

    A round neck with ribbed banding that fits close to the base of the neck.

    Crinkle Cotton:

    Cotton that is treated to give it a rich, plissé texture in the warp that requires no ironing.

    Crochet:

    A technique for making a garment or shoe with lacelike effect, involving a hook and yarn.

    Cropped Pants:

    Pants cut to a length just above the ankles.

    Cropped Top/Jacket:

    Hem is cut just above the waist.

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