Refers to stainless steel that consists of 18% chromium and 10% nickel content. Chromium helps increase hardness and nickel provides a bright, silvery finish that resists corrosion.
The plastic sheath at the end of a shoelace which makes the lace easier to thread through the eyelet holes of the shoe.
A reptile hide featuring a wide, boxed print.
Representation of time by position on a dial on a clock or watch.
This type of watch possesses a dial and hands.
A cuff on a dress shirt with an angled outer top edge.
A type of leather in which high quality hides have been treated with aniline dye to create a delicate, soft, supple finish. Aniline dye colors the leather while keeping the natural variations blemishes on the surface visible.
A strap attached at the rear of the shoe that encircles the ankle. Usually features an adjustable buckle or elastic.
A type of leather which is dyed a darker color over an existing lighter color to create a contrasting, rubbed-off, and artificially-aged appearance. This is also referred to to distressed leather.
The APMA stands for the American Podiatric Medical Association. It is comprised of America's Premier Foot & Ankle Physicians. The seal was created to inform both physicians and consumers about products whose quality, safety and effectiveness allow for normal foot function and promote good health.
The high, curved part of the sole of the foot, located between the ball of the foot and the heel. This term can also refer to the raised area of the insole of the shoe, which is meant to pad and provide support for the arch of the foot.
A bottom hem that is longer on one side and shorter on the other.
Athletic-inspired, trendy footwear meant for casual, urban wear.
Athletic footwear meant for performance of a specific sport. Basketball, crosstraining, golf, hiking, running, tennis and walking are some examples.
(Atmosphere) Unit of pressure used in watch making to indicate water resistance.
A water-resistance of 3 ATM is equivalent to 30 meters or 100 feet, 5 ATM= 50 meters or 165 feet, and so on.
This is a measurement of pressure to determine water resistance of watches. Each ATM is equal to 10 meters of water pressure.
Also known as self-winding movement. A mechanically powered watch that is wound by motion of the wearer's arm rather than through turning the winding system. Most automatic watches have up to 36 hours of power reserve. If the automatic watch is not worn for a day or two, it will wind down and need to be wound by hand to get it started again.
Automatic watches do not require batteries or manual winding. A weight within these watches turns with the natural movement of the wearer's arm, thus keeping the watch wound.
The vertical seam at the center of the back of a shoe or boot.
A cloth or leather bag held to the back with double shoulder straps. Originally designed for a functional purpose, the backpack has now become a fashion item as well.
The padded area of the foot between the big toe and the arch of the foot.
Tight-fitting shorts for sport use (cycling) that have a chamois (padding) built into the crotch for comfort.
A set-in sleeve with gradual width added throughout the length. The fullness at the end of the sleeve is set into a cuff.
A shoe construction featuring two side flaps of material that are joined across the foot with lacing.
A straight, wide-cut neckline from shoulder to shoulder. Also called a "bateau neckline."
A short jacket that is open in front and ends above the waist.
A style of footwear extending to the height of the anklebone and above. May extend as high as the thigh.
A collar that features a bow.
A box-shaped handbag, typically of a hard material such as plastic or wood. Features a handle at the top and latching hardware.
A type of leather that is dyed on the top layer of the leather only and coated with polyurethane to create a finish that is resilient to spills from liquids.
BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical used in manufacturing polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin for items such as water bottles, baby bottles, food containers, and many more household items commonly used. Recent studies have found that exposure to BPA is linked to a number of diseases and health problems as BPA interferes with the body’s hormonal system.
A device used to measure the length and width of the foot in order to ensure proper shoe fit.
The natural crease created across the vamp of the shoe from everyday wear.
A heavy oxford-style shoe featuring pinked and perforated detailing.
A skirt that bubbles out and tapers in closely at the hem, resembling a bubble.
A large, bucket-shaped bag of cloth or leather. Typically features a single shoulder strap.
A clasp at the end of a length of fabric or leather that joins one end of the material to the other.
A type of leather where the top surface has been removed using abrasion. This type of leather is often referred to as suede or nubuck.
A painful swelling at the base of the big toe, frequently leading to permanent enlargement of the toe joint.
The process of buffing the surface to achieve an antiquing effect on the leather.
A collar with points that are fastened to the shirt by buttons.
Used to indicate a smooth, round or oval convex shaped polished stone.
Leather created from the skins of very young cows. Calfskin is typically very supple and soft.
A firm, rough patch of skin that develops from overuse or irritation.
A durable, breathable, synthetic material that helps wick away moisture and gives added warmth.
Form-fitting shorts that are worn by athletes to promote blood flow and prevent muscle strain and fatigue during activity. Often made from a spandex material.
An insole that molds to the shape of the foot.
Features a wrist or shoulder strap that may be removed or hidden.
Leather from a horse's posterior. When tanned it becomes a rich black cherry color; so it has evolved into common usage as a color name.
A small, hard formation usually found on the toe. A corn is usually the result of continuous friction or pressure in one place.
Corrected Grain Leather
A type of leather that has been buffed to remove any blemishes, then covered with an artificial grain using finishes such as pigments, embossing, antiquing, buffing, waxing, waterproofing, etc.
A stiff piece of material placed at the heel of a shoe between the lining and upper in order to retain the shape of the shoe.
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Soft, bias-cut neckline, draped in the front or back. Similar to a loosely draped turtleneck.
A loosely draped circular neckline that resembles a draped hood.
A crude natural rubber with a crinkled texture, used in shoe soles.
A half-moon shaped bag, often with a top zipper and single shoulder strap.
Round, banded neckline that fits close to the base of the neck. Commonly seen on sweaters and T-shirts.
Also known as the winding crown or winder. The knob of an analog watch used to set the time.
This is the transparent cover that protects the face of the watch. The three most popular crystal types are acrylic, mineral and sapphire.
The application of chemicals to animal hides in preparation for the tanning process.
Padding on the insole or outsole of a shoe for added comfort and stabilization.
A style of pump featuring one or both sides cut-out.
A shoe or sandal style that has a woven rope or similar material covering the wedge or sole.
A hole through which a lace is threaded; may be reinforced with a metal ring or grommet.
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".
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.
A lapel on a blazer that resembles a fish mouth. A fishmouth lapel has a rounded collar edge with a pointed lapel.
An asymmetrical hem that looks reminiscent 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.
A pocket with an outer flap overlay.
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.
A turned back cuff on a dress shirt with holes to allow cufflinks to be worn.
A neckline that is edged with ruffles.
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.
A neckline that surrounds the neck and extends to the top of the neckline.
An individual's style of walking.
Waterproof (typically rubber) overshoes or boots meant to protect the foot and footwear from inclement weather.
Pronounced "gil-ee", this is a style of footwear in which the laces pass through fabric or leather rings or loops attached to the front opening of the shoe, rather than eyelets.
The circumference of a shoe last measured around the ball of the foot.
Using Aniline-dyed leather, this type of leather is polished to a high luster by passing through greatly-pressured glass or steel rollers to create a smooth and shiny finish.
A very soft leather such as lambskin which is typically used for gloves.
Leather made from the hide of a goat.
A layer of gold pressure-bonded to another metal. Not to be confused with "gold plated" , Gold filled jewelry is more valuable and tarnish resistant than the latter. It will not rub off, tarnish or turn colors like some gold plated jewelry might over time. Gold filled jewelry is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as rhodium (a member of the platinum family), brass, and sterling silver.
Sterling silver coated with 14 carat (58%) gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must also be at least 10 carat (42%). Sterling silver covered with another metal cannot be called vermeil.
A base metal (usually copper) with a thin layer of gold on the surface.
A shoe construction in which the upper and sole of the shoe are stitched together, resulting in greater durability. The resulting seam is visible and runs around the outside of the shoe, where the upper and outsole meet.
An elastic panel stitched into either side of a shoe's vamp in order to make it more comfortable and easier to put on and take off.
A waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane designed to protect against the elements to keep you dry and comfortable at all times.
The inherent surface pattern of leather, differentiated by the animal from which it came.
Fleurville brand fabric made of environmentally friendly PVC-free polyurethane laminate which provides moisture-repellency, UV resistance and durability.
GSM stands for Grams Per Square Meter. GSM is typically used to determine the thread count on plush/thicker items such as towels, bath robes, and jersey-style sheets. To determine the GSM for such fabrics, you first multiply the length by the width (in meters) to get the square meter. Then take the weight of the item (in grams) and divide it by your square meter. The number you are left with would be the item’s GSM. Like standard thread count, the higher your GSM number is, the softer and more plush the item is.
A hanging flap on the right-front shoulder of a trench coat.
Angled flap pockets on the sides of a suit jacket or blazer. These were angled to make it easier to reach for items while riding on horseback.
A garment that wraps around the neck, leaving the shoulders and back bare.
A condition in which the toe is bent in a claw-like position, occurring most frequently in the second through fifth toes. Hammertoes are usually caused by an imbalance of muscle tissue, but can also be aggravated by arthritis and poorly-fitting shoes.
A bottom hem on a dress or a skirt that has draped points resembling a handkerchief.
"Heel" can refer to both the rear, padded area of the underside of the foot, as well as the solid part of a shoe that supports the heel cup. The standard measure for heel heights is as follows: an 8/8 (low heel) is 1" high; a 16/8 (medium heel) is 2" high; and a 24/8 (high heel) is 3" high.
Types of shoe heels include:
Baby Louis - The same shape as a Louis heel but a 12/8 or shorter.
Built Heel - Created from layers of leather or fiber with contrasting tones.
Continental - A higher heel with a slightly curved back and flat front.
Cuban - A thick, stacked heel with little or no curvature and tapered at the bottom; usually medium in height.
Louis or French - Features a curved back and ranges in height from 16/8 to 24/8.
Stacked - Similar to the built heel but typically can be created from synthetic and leather materials. Often found on spectator shoes.
Wedge - A heel of any height that is as wide as the shoe itself and follows the shoes contour from toe to heel.
The forward-facing side of the heel.
Heel height is measured on a vertical line at the breast of the heel, and goes from the bottom surface of the sole (where it meets the heel) to the floor. Heel height is traditionally measured in increments of 1/8th inches, so for example an 8/8 heel is 1" high.
The part of the shoe directly below where the heel of the foot rests, and where the sole and the heel are joined together.
Soft deposits of calcium that grow on the "plantar fascia", a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, and are typically very painful.
A scoop neckline with a button-front placket.
An elastic panel at the front of a shoe that is covered by the shoe's tongue and provides added comfort.
Running Barefoot is the oldest form of exercise. Minimalist shoes allow for a barefoot-like experience, with some protection from the elements. Natural running does just that − allows your feet to work naturally, while strengthening your muscles.
A lightweight, synthetic lining. It is backed to an open cell foam rubber to provide a trimmer fitting lining that still provides warmth to the wearer.
A shoe in which the bottom is a single piece of leather, stitched around a last. The vamp is usually attached by whip stitching to the bottom of the shoe so it encloses the foot. Also known as Tru-Moc construction.
A high funnel style collar that is lower than the turtleneck and does not turn down.
A bio-based fiber made from the cellulose of beech trees. It's dyeable, resistant to shrinking and fading.
Motion Control shoes are for runners who generally have a low or flat arch and are moderate to severe overpronators. These shoes employ extra support devices on the medial side to slow excessive pronation and tend to have wider and flatter outsoles. Heavier runners who need extra support and durability may also want Motion Control shoes.
Designs or devices found in athletic shoes that control the inward rolling (pronation) of the foot.
A type of leather which displays the leather's original grain.
Neuroma (Or Morton's Neuroma)
A benign, soft tissue mass which forms on the nerve which runs between the metatarsals, in the ball of the foot. When two metatarsal bones are squeezed together, they pinch the nerve that runs between them. This squeezing together of the metatarsal bones is usually a result of narrow shoes, high-heeled shoes, injury, or a biomechanical defect of the foot (such as loose ligaments, pronation, or arches which are too flat or high).
A Neutral Cushioning shoe is best for runners with a high arch who do not pronate effectively. These shoes do not have medial supports but are more concerned with midsole cushioning. The midsole will provide the extra shock absorption that the lack of pronation is missing. Along with a runner who does not overpronate, Neutral Cushioned shoes also work well for midfoot and forefoot strikers.
A lapel that has a cut "V" in the lapel creating a notch.
Lightweight, supple leather used on the upper of the shoe. Buffed to a suede-like appearance.
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Oil Tanned Leather
A type of leather that is tanned using oils creating a soft and pliable finish.
An orthopedic insole designed to cushion and stabilize the foot.
The bottom outer sole of a shoe.
A traditional term describing a low shoe laced or tied over the instep.
An extended waistline that stands up or folds down and is scrunched around the waist resembling a paper bag.
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A pocket that is basically a sewn outer patch with a top opening. Commonly used as a chest pocket on dress shirts.
A glossy leather that has a shiny appearance. Patent leather is typically created from cattle hide.
A luster that develops on quality materials due to natural aging.
A lapel where the line is broken by upward protruding points.
Peau de soie
A soft satin weave of silk or rayon, with a grainy and dull luster.
An embossed-leather grain finish that resembles a pebble surface.
A slip-on style shoe with a slit over the instep where a penny traditionally was placed for good luck.
A draped extension from the waistline and drapes around the hips. It is commonly seen as an extension from the waist of the bodice or as an extension from the waistband of a skirt.
A pattern of small holes punched or bored into the trim of a shoe, for the purpose of decoration or ventilation.
Peter Pan Collar
A woman's or children's collar that has rounded ends at the front.
Phthalate is an organic compound commonly used as plasticizer for plastics to increase the softness and flexibility. It is used and found in common household items such as children’s toys, shower curtains, liquid soap, food containers and wrappers. Research has been conducted to study the effects phthalate has on carcinogenicity, environmental effects and estrogen mimicking.
Leather made from the skin of pigs.
Saw-tooth shaped edging applied to the trim of shoes for decoration.
A decorative, narrow strip of leather that typically follows the seam of a shoe.
The angle of the back part of the heel where it meets the sole, compared to the front part of the heel where it meets the sole. On a high-heeled shoe the pitch should be at a larger angle, in order to stabilize the heel.
A style of shoe featuring a thicker sole at the front; the heel is typically high to accommodate the higher height of the sole.
A branch of the medical profession dealing with the prevention and remedy of foot diseases.
A collar that has pointed ends and leaves a narrow opening between the collar points.
A ribbed collar commonly seen on a polo shirt that has a partial placket.
A synthetic material frequently used as an alternative to leather in the manufacturing of footwear. PU is light, flexible and durable.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
A semi-rigid plastic material, often used in heel counters and outsoles for added support.
A general term referring to a handbag with a framed closure. May come in a variety of sizes with a variety of straps.
Also known as foundation primer. A cream or liquid that creates an invisible barrier between your makeup and skin, helping the foundation to go on more smoothly and last longer. There are different formulations for different skin tones available.
The inward rotation of the foot as it strikes the ground, causing shoes to wear on the inner line of the outsole.
A short sleeve that looks rounded and puffed because it is gathered at the scye and the cuff.
A type of high-quality, stretched leather that has been treated with oils, waxes, and dyes to create a finish that is lighter in the stretched areas.
A low-cut women's shoe, typically moderate in heel height.
The rear portion of a shoe, covering the heel and sides and often joined at the back seam.
The lining of the rear part of a shoe, typically made from leather or fabric.
When a movement of a clock or watch is regulated by a quartz crystal battery, it is a "quartz movement" watch.
It differs from a mechanical movement watch (also known as "automatic movement"), because the watch does not stop functioning when it is taken off by the wearer.
The battery in a quartz watch generally needs to be replaced every 1 1/2 years- 2 years.
An insole that provides thermal reflection to keep your feet warm and cozy.
A style of sleeve that has a diagonal seam on front and back, extending from the neckline to the underarm.
Fleurville brand fabric made by processing recycled plastic water bottles combined with nylon and polyester, to make a lightweight, environmentally friendly fabric.
A boot designed specifically for equestrian activities. Usually knee-high with goring and a low heel. This term can also describe boots that are designed to look like riding boots.
The part of the shoe where the foot enters. Another term for collar or top line.
Round Bertha Collar
A bib style collar made of a large round cut piece of fabric that is overlayed and draped around the neckline creating a half-moon shape.
A cuff on a dress shirt with a round outer top edge.
An oxford-style shoe featuring a saddle across the vamp, often in a contrasting color.
A shoe or boot designed specifically for wear in an industrial setting. This style of shoe often includes protective features such as steel-toe reinforcement and waterproof and oil-resistant materials.
A form of footwear, with an open toe and open back, that is held to the foot by strips of leather or fabric.
A structured handbag with double handles, locking hardware and a wide, flat bottom. May be large or small.
A lower curved neckline.
The embossing of leather to create a heavy, pebbled look.
Shaft height of boots are measured from middle of the arch up the inside of the boot to the top of the boot shaft.
A turnback collar that follows the opening of the garment.
Sheepskin or lambskin with the wool still attached. Used often as a lining for shoes and boots.
Skin from sheep, either with or without the wool attached.
A loose-fitting dress with no waistline seam or darts, also known as a chemise.
A diagram depicting the parts of a shoe.
A curved metal or synthetic device used to aid in slipping the foot into a shoe.
A variation between full sizes is one-third of an inch, while the difference between half sizes is one-sixth of an inch.
The width of a shoe is typically measured in letters (AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, EE, EEE, EEEE) and refers to the width of the shoe last as measured at the ball of the foot. Widths are defined in increments of an eighth (1/8) of an inch.
Leather from the sides of cattle, divided by the backbone.
A slippery polymer material used to waterproof shoes. Silicones are also used as sealants, lubricants and insulation.
A specific, razor-cut pattern in the outsoles of the deck shoes that help to disperse water and prevent slipping.
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The Sky Effect System is a special insole that possesses all of the characteristics of a normal Primigi insole as well as some unique features such as: flexible, lightweight, shock-absorbing, breathable, and anti-bacterial.
A straight-cut neckline that is cut from shoulder to shoulder.
A term used for a garment with no sleeves.
A shoe featuring an open toe and open back with a band across the toe. Can be flat, mid-heel or high-heeled.
A shoe held on the foot with a strap at the back of heel. The strap is typically elasticized or buckled for adjustment.
A simple way to make shoes in which the last is forced into the upper and then stitched to the sole.
A style of footwear which is simply slipped on to the foot with no further adjustment.
A flat shoe that is easily slipped on, usually meant for indoor wear and lined for comfort and warmth.
A sleeve with a decorative slit.
Any leather that is smooth on the surface, without pebbling, or noticeable grain.
Leather made from the skin of snakes, with a rough, scaly texture.
A men's shirt collar with two tabs that fasten at the spread, to hold the collar in place when wearing a tie.
An athletic shoe, typically made of canvas with a rubber sole. The term "sneaker" comes from the wearer's ability to walk in the shoe without making noise.
A sock liner is the insole in the interior of the shoe that the foot rests on.
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The bottom part of the shoe, not including the heel.
Any heavy leather (usually cattle-hide), used for the soles of shoes.
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A shoe design that is characterized by 2 materials, often of different colors or materials, with an edge of the dominant color having a pinking edge exposed, and a perforated design on the toe.
A type of leather used in shoes that is made from the lower layers of a hide that have been split away from the upper or grain.
Typically used in the form of suede, split leather is made from the lower layers of the hide which have been split away from the upper grain layers.
A men's shirt collar that leaves a wider opening between the collar points.
Square Bertha Collar
A bib-style collar made of a square or rectangular cut piece of fabric that is overlayed and draped around the neckline.
Stability shoes are for runners who have normal or medium arches who are mild to moderate overpronators. These shoes have some medial support and good midsole cushioning. Because normal or medium arches are the most common foot type, most runners will need Stability shoes.
Boots and shoes are rated SD Type 1 to protect against the hazards of static buildup in the workplace. Static dissipating shoes regulate the buildup of electrical charge in a person's body. Static dissipative shoes are commonly used in manufacturing of computer components, solvent based paints, explosives and plastics. Static dissipating products reduce the risk of static shock to people and to the manufactured product.
Steel toes are most frequently found in industrial-style footwear that is meant to prevent injury in the workplace. Steel toes are tested by the A.N.S.I. (American National Standard Institute) for their ability to maintain a minimum clearance when compressed by different weights.
A bottom hem commonly used on a men's polo shirt where the front hem is short and the back hem is slightly longer, resembling steps.
An alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. Typically, a branding of the numbers "925" is stamped somewhere on the metal to indicate that it is sterling silver.
A type of last used to create a very straight shoe that helps to prevent severe pronation.
Leather with a soft napped surface.
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The outward rolling of the foot while walking. The opposite of overpronation.
A luxury brand name of precision-cut lead crystal glass and similar products. Daniel Swarovski was born to a glass cutting family in Austria.
A neckline that creates a rounded "V" at the bust. The front silhouette resembles a heart shape.
Materials other than genuine leather, but which are designed to look or function like leather. Also known as man-made materials.
The process of converting raw hides or skins into finished leather.
The attachment of a leather or metal partial sole over the existing sole of a shoe.
A rope and knot ornament typically found on the vamp of a loafer or moccasin.
A cellulose fiber made from wood pulp that is environmentally friendly to produce. This fiber offers comfortable, soft wear and has ideal moisture wicking properties.
Thermoplastic Rubber (T.P.R)
A plastic material used by many manufacturers in the injection molding process.
Thermoplastic Urethane (T.P.U.)
A plastic material that gives support through the midfoot or medial side of a running shoe.
A sandal featuring a v-strap that connects to the sole of the shoe between the big toe and second toe and at the sides of the foot.
Thread count is the number of threads, both vertically and horizontally, that are found in one square inch of fabric. If a one square inch piece of fabric used for sheets has 100 threads going lengthwise and 100 going widthwise, then the thread count for those sheets would be 200.
The main opening of a shoe extending from the vamp to the ankle.
A small pocket above the right flap pocket on a suit jacket, blazer or coat. This pocket was originally used for carrying tickets.
A neckline that has an attached tie at the front.
Tiered Bottom Hem
Contrasting cut lengths of fabric creating a layered tiered look at the bottom hem
An additional piece of leather covering the toe of a shoe. May be in several different shapes or patterns. Also known as a Cap.
A strip of leather or other material sewn into the vamp of a laced shoe and extending to the throat of the shoe.
May refer to the design of a shoe's sole or the way in which a shoe's sole is worn.
A shoe in which the bottom is a single piece of leather stitched around a last. The vamp is usually attached by whip stitching to the bottom of the shoe so it encloses the foot. Also known as moccasin.
A cuff on a dress shirt that folds back towards the sleeve.
A high turned-down funnel collar that comes up to the top of the neckline. Turtlenecks are commonly seen on knitwear.
A neckline that is shaped like an "U". Also referred to as a "horseshoe neckline."
A single shoe bottom made from a mold of rubber or plastic. It includes the sole, platform heel or wedge.
The upper part of the shoe, not including the sole. May be made from leather, fabric or synthetics.
Any leather used for making shoe uppers. The principal leathers used for shoe uppers are calf, kid, horsehide, goat, sheep and leathers made from the skin of reptiles. All of these may be made in a wide variety of finishes, such as smooth, suede, patent, embossed and glossy.
A neckline that is cut in the shape of a "V".
The front part of a shoe upper that covers the toes and part of the foot.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
A type of leather which has been tanned using natural materials such as bark or other plant-based components rather than chemicals.