Golf, or Sport Shirts have
The following is a guide to the terms
you will find in the product descriptions:
Knit Fabric The textured bumpy knit fabric that most
Polo style shirts are made of.
Jersey Knit Fabric A
smooth finish knit fabric. Similar
to the way T-shirts feel, usually thicker for golf shirts.
Interlock Fabric - A smooth finish fabric like Jersey Knit,
but softer feeling, and usually thicker. Most of the time this
is woven with combed cotton
Cool Weave or Resort Weave
Knit Fabric Like a Pique Knit, except the texture is more
exaggerated to allow more air to flow, keeping you cooler.
Herringbone Fabric A
knit fabric that is woven into a herringbone pattern.
Combed Cotton A
softer feel, the cotton has been combed to straighten the fibers
before spinning the yarn.
Smoother finish, softer feel, The cotton has been combed and spun
tightly before spinning the yarn.
The fibers have been chemically treated in order to be very smooth
& soft sometimes even shiny. Double Mercerized is even
Jacquard - A pattern (usually "busy") in the weave of
the fabric using dark and light colors. Usually knit into the
material. There are many types of jacquard patterns, including
birdseye, sawtooth, plaid, diamond, double herringbone, triangle,
and arrowhead. If no pattern is specified, it is usually a
very small birdseye type pattern.
Birdseye Jacquard - A type of pattern where dark and light
fabrics are woven to form a very small checked type pattern.
Drop-Needle - A weaving technique which produces indented lines
in the fabric, usually to form a pattern or tone-on-tone striped
Ribbed Fabric - Fabric with a ribbed pattern. This can
be very narrow, or up to 1/4" wide.
shirts come pre-shrunk even if its not stated on tag.
100% Cotton: All cotton
50/50 or 60/40 :
Percentage of Polyester/Cotton respectively.
Ounces As it pertains to a shirt - is the heaviness of the
fabric. The heavier the
fabric, the higher the number. This does not necessarily
indicate how strong the shirt is because the type of fabric and how
the fibers are spun determine durability.
In general the ranges for most types of shirts are
Tee Shirts: 4.0 oz. 7.0 oz
Golf shirts: 5.0 oz. 8.5 oz.
Sweatshirts: 7.0 oz - 12 oz.
Twill shirts or Dress shirts: 4.0 oz. 6.5 oz.
Denim Shirts: 5.0 oz.
Fleece & Flannel: 8.0 oz. 14 oz.
Full Cut Usually cut
fuller in hips and arms ½ - 1 size larger than normal.
Golf Cut Usually cut
fuller over all, especially in arms to allow swinging of a golf club
1 1 ½ sizes larger than normal.
Placket The part of
the shirt where the buttons are.
Box The bottom of
Welt Cuffs & Collar
A knit collar & cuffs.
Tubular body Fabric
is woven into a tube Shirt has no side seams.
Seams are stitched in 2 rows for reinforcement
Taped Collar or Seams
A strip of fabric (tape) covers the seam to reduce wear to the
Side Vents The
bottom hem of the shirt is split on each side to allow it to be
wider at the bottom.
Drop Tail The bottom
hem of the shirt with side vents is longer in the back than it is in
the front (to prevent Plumbers Gap)
Locker Patch or Half
Moon Patch An extra piece of material is sewn on the back
under the collar to prevent wear when the shirt is hung on hooks.
Jacquard - A pattern, usually found on the collar or cuffs that
resembles a very fine checked type pattern.
Pearlized or Horn buttons
Shiny pearl-looking buttons usually white unless specified.
Brown buttons that are uneven in color fading to a khaki color
on one side.