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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



JABOT: A frilled or ruffled necktie. Shown below, a ladies' jabot by Marc Jacobs. 

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JACKBOOT: A low heeled, square toed, over-the-knee riding boot. 

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JACQUARD: A weaving method involving a loom that creates intricately woven fabrics. 

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JAFFER: A woven cotton fabric with the warp and weft in different colors. 

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JAMA: A full sleeved men's outer garment, similar to a robe, gown, or coat. 

Shown below, the man of this group wears a jama. 

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JAMDANI: A style of muslim cotton brocaded with a floral design. 

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JANGHIA: A style of men's shorts that originated in India. 

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JASPE: A woven fabric featuring faint stripes formed by weaving different shades of yarn.  

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JEANS: Casual pocketed pants, typically made of denim, most frequently available in blue and black. 

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JERKIN: A sleeveless outer garment, in fashion with the ladies of England during the early 17th century and, more recently, in American fashion. 

Shown below, an amazingly well preserved 16th century buff leather jerkin. 

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JERSEY: A resilient, crease resistant, flexible stretch fabric, usually made from wool or cotton.

Jersey cotton is often used for making tee shirts, like the one shown below.  

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JEWEL NECKLINE: A high, round neckline, set just below the base of the neck.  

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JHABBA: A loose, tunic-like Indian garment for men or women. 

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JHULA: A type of blouse originating in India, traditionally worn by children. 

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JHUMB: A simple garment made by knotting one end of a sheet, and wearing it over the head so it trails down the back.  

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JUMPER: A casual dress that is pulled on from the ankles up, often featuring shoulder straps. 

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JUMPSUIT: A one-piece, full body outfit consisting of pants with an attached top. 

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JUPE: A style of underskirt. The term formerly referred to a type of jacket. 

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JUSTAUCORPS: A knee-length men's coat with a tight fitting upper portion, and flared from the waist down. The justaucorps was a popular men's fashion in 17th and 18th century Europe. 

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JUTE: 1. A coarse, strong thread made from plant fibers. 2. An American fashion magazine. 

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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style


Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33   

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41


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Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten


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