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Style Dictionary

One of the things that can be confusing about the world of style is all the unfamiliar terminology and jargon that gets tossed around.

What's the difference between bootcut and straight leg? What do houndstooth and herringbone look like? What the heck is corduroy anyway?

We answer all those questions and more in this Style Dictionary, which lists dozens of the most commonly used mens style and fashion terms. If there's a definition that's missing from the dictionary, just contact us, and we'll be happy to add it to the list.

Full List of Fashion Terms

Style Definitions

The following are definitions for general style terminology:


The following is a collection of terminology related to pants:


The following is a collection of terminology and jargon related to jeans:


The following are different categories and terminology for sunglasses:


The following are the names for common textile patterns:


The following are terms for different materials used in clothing:


The following is a list of colors often encountered in the world of style: