Reinforcement stitching in a tight zigzag repeated several times to fortify stress points in clothing.
A protective overall for dirty work.
Durable cotton piled fabric with vertical ribs.
A course, durable weave of cotton fabric.
Double & Twist Denim
To resist shrinkage, yarns are doubled and then twisted before weaving.
From the French word for denim.
Denim trousers with a bib and straps.
Collarless denim jacket with a bandless bottom.
Coined by Levis for they bib overalls.
Denim is graded by its weight per yard, so if a yard of denim weighs 13oz, it is considered to be a 13 oz denim.
Trousers made from denim.
The fabric used by British Army Regiments in the 1880s of a closely twilled cloth of linen or cotton and named in the colour of the fabric.
Levis or 501s
Trademark name of denim trousers by Levi Strauss Co.
A heavy, durable cotton fabric.
Usually referred to in the plural, like a pair of trousers. Denim trousers with a bib piece held by straps covering the chest. The shirt and trousers are made in one piece to cover over clothing.
An outfit comprised of overalls and a matching jacket.
The tightly woven edge of a fabric. It prevents the side edges of the fabric from raveling or fraying.
Three rows of detail stitching/topstitching.
A diagonally woven fabric.
Warp and Weft
The two directions that the yarn runs in weaving; in denim the warp run longways with the selvage and is dyed indigo blue and weft is across the fabric from selvage to selvage and is underfeed.
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