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Zappos.com - Glossary Terms

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Feed Bag
A roomy bag with a single shoulder strap and drawstring closure. Derived from the style of bag typically used to feed horses and cattle.
A material made primarily of wood pulp which is used for counters, insoles and heel lifts.
The process by which the final appearance of a shoe is created. The finish can include the application of polish to create a high-gloss finish, or a contrasting polish to create a rub-off finish like "antiquing".
Finishing Room
The area of a shoe factory where the shoe is finished, including the removal of the last, insertion of the insole, completion of the outsole and final application of polish.
Fishmouth Lapel
A lapel on a blazer that resembles a fish mouth.  A fishmouth lapel has a rounded collar edge with a pointed lapel.
Fishtail Hem
An asymmetrical hem that looks reminicent of a fish's tail.  There are a few variations, but usually the skirt tapers past the knee and then flares out at the bottom leaving more material at the back. 
Flap Pocket
A pocket with an outer flap overlay.
Flat Foot
A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and the entire foot rests on the ground.
Fold Over Clasp
This type of watch clasp utilizes a hinge to fold over itself and is locked into place using a pressure tab.
Fold Over Clasp with Push Button
This type of watch clasp utilizes a hinge to fold over itself and is locked into place using a pressure tab. For added security the clasp can only be released by depressing a push button.
Fold Over Clasp with Safety
This type of watch clasp utilizes a hinge to fold over itself and is locked into place using a pressure tab. For additional security a safety flap is closed over the end of the clasp.
Another term for insole.
The area of foot between the ball and the toes.
A strip of rubber joining the upper and sole of a shoe. Typically found on canvas sneakers.
French Cuff
A turned back cuff on a dress shirt with holes to allow cufflinks to be worn.
Frill Collar
is a neckline that is edged with ruffles.
Frill Sleeve
is a ruffled short sleeve.
Full Grain Leather
The most genuine type of leather which has not been altered beyond removing hair. This type of leather retains all of the leather's natural texture and markings.
Funnel Neckline
is a neckline that surrounds the neck and extends to the top of the neckline.
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