Men's Style Terminology

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Lengthwise threads of a woven fabric.

Water Resistant

A fabric finish that allows the garment to resist the penetration of water. This finish is commonly found in performance garments. Ken's carries a modern brand Salence that adhers to this theme.

Weft or Fill

Thread that is woven across the warp at a right angle.


A pattern of thin lines forming large squares on a background of a different color. Windowpane was a very popular pattern at the height of Savile Row style and is very common today for men's suits, trousers, and sport coats. A raised window pane can be felt when placing the fingers across the hand of the fabric.

Windsor Knot

The Windsor knot, also referred to as a Full Windsor or (misleadingly) as a Double Windsor to distinguish it from the half-Windsor, is a method of tying a necktie. The Windsor knot, compared to other methods, produces a wide symmetrical triangular knot. The Windsor knot is especially suited for a spread or cutaway collar that can properly accommodate a larger knot. For correct wear, the tie used for a Windsor knot should be about 1.6 inches longer than a conventional tie.

Windsor Spread Collar

A conservative spread collar appropriate for any occasion.

Wing Tip

A wing tip shoe has a decorative toe cap that is usually perforated and covers the toe of the shoe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.


A fiber obtained from the fleece of a sheep. It is a resilient and wrinkle resistant fabric. Wool can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. A great fabric for keeping warm in the cold winter months. Ken's sells wool socks in the fall and winter for this reason.

Worsted Wool

A carded, combed, tightly twisted yarn that produces crisp, smooth woolens.

Wrinkle Resistant

Treated to resist wrinkles. Although not non-iron, these treated fabrics will keep you looking polished all day long.