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Rhythm And Blue Denim Skirt

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Item #: 536210

You won’t believe it’s denim. It’s that soft, and that drapey — thanks to tinting, sandblasting and specially washing the lightweight cotton denim. Double godet insets. The indigo colorways feature goldenrod topstitching. 33.5" length. Machine washable. Imported.

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Runs large .. but LOVE this Skirt!

After reading reviews I ordered the smallest size available (size 4), in lt indigo. I am 5'6" and very slim with measurements 35-27+ waist-35 hips. This skirt is quite full, and does run a little more than one-size large; but I personally don't like anything digging in at the waist. This skirt rides a little lower than my waist, and feels great. And looks great. It is constructed well. I washed in cold and dried til just slightly damp before wearing. Didn't notice fading with wash. Don't have any trouble with the hem furling up, as others have mentioned. I ironed it, though it wasn't that wrinkled after washing and drying. I could have used size 2; but LOVE this skirt, anyway!

9/29/2014

Donna

Anthem, AZ

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sizing issues

I ordered the darker indigo color in a size 12, and the lighter vintage color in a size 14. They are exactly the same size. I haven't worn either one yet, except to try them on. When I found they fit the same, I laid them out and measured them. They are exactly the same in every dimension. I am not sure if the 12 is a 14 or the 14 is a 12....

4/21/2014

msw

New Orleans, LA

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The Best Denim Skirt Ever!

Slimming, graceful line, easy care denim ... This is the prettiest, drapiest, best denim skirt ever! I do not ever wear pants or shorts, but still I needed an every day practical pair of "jeans" that I could dress up or down, preferring longer length skirts. This one fits the bill so perfectly that I ordered a second one right away! FYI - it comes to boot length on 5'4" me, which may be too long for some ladies or those preferring a shorter length. Best to order the same size in petite. I'm going to order a 3rd one & stash it away in case TTA stops carrying this item!

9/21/2013

Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry

Anaheim, California

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Best Denim Skirt Ever!

This is the BEST denim skirt ever- lightweight and feminine! Since I never wear pants or shorts, I needed an everyday skirt that could be dressed up or down with accessories. This skirt runs true to my size 12. Will be ordering another one in the dark indigo color...already have the light blue. Thanks Territory Ahead!

8/11/2013

Kuzzin Kerri

Anaheim, Ca

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a wardrobe staple

You will easily get your cost-per-wear from this denim skirt. It swishes nicely when you walk and is so comfortable. Like the Serenade Dress, I wear this constantly in the summer.
Yes, get a petite size! I'm 5'3" and the petite 16 reaches just above my ankles.

6/30/2013

BostonTerrier

West Michigan

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Still hoping...

I am still hoping they will offer the shorter length! It was so cute!

6/21/2013

Amy

Magnolia, TX

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A wardrobe essential!

I held off buying this because a few of the reviews were all over the map, plus when the skirt is shown just as the skirt, it isn't very inspiring, and when it's shown on your models, whom I swear must be at least 6 feet tall or more, it looks an awkward length. Well, I finally decided to get it on one of the 20% off deals, and I am delighted. I am also 5' 7"", and for me, it falls just above the ankles., and love the way it swirls. Does not emphasize my hips (a must when you're size 16), and looks great with long-sleeved knit tops, and surprisingly with some of the long linen tunic style shirts I've purchased from here. I would consider buying in corduroy, but the colors are so hard to match they won't go with most things. Give it to us in black, charcoal, or a chocolate brown, and I guarantee it will fly off the shelves!

11/2/2012

dmontgom

Valdosta, GA...or wherever I happen to be

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Love this Skirt.

I purchased this skirt in the light blue and black. I'm 5'8"", and the length was perfect, not too long, not too short. The black runs more true to size, the light blue was slightly larger in the waist. It hangs really nice, very comfortable for the summer, but would also work for all seasons. The material in the blue skirt was softer than the black, but both are a really nice quality fabric. I love this skirt, am considering trying the shorter version.

9/7/2012

PennyLane61

Michigan

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A-W-F-U-L

After lusting after this skirt for several years, I was tickled to get it on sale, but that's where the thrill ended. Size-wise, many reviews said it ran large, and since I'm a 6-8, I ordered a 6. I was also hoping it might sit below the waist a little, since I've gotten so used to that cut. I actually found the overall fit to run true-to-slightly-smaller, but it is cut to sit AT the waist, and thus not very comfortable. It also wasn't long enough for me. I'm 5'7"" and it came to only halfway between my knee and ankle. I prefer long skirts to run 3-4"" longer than this in order to look fluid and pretty, expecially with the flared hem. At this length, the flared hem looked bulky instead of pretty. The bigger issue is with the overall look. I am average sized but this made me look enormous. Even though the fabric is thinner than typical denim, there's a lot of it! It looks bulky off AND on. Between the cut, lack of comfort, length, and overall appearance, this was truly the saddest-looking denim skirt I have ever tried on. It's going back, and I'm annoyed that it cost me $6.95 just to try it (return postage). Oh well. Live and learn.

8/4/2012

CCNC

Central NC

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Nice skirt but runs large

I waited all summer for this skirt to go on sale. After reading reviews I used chat to check on the length. I'm 5'7'' but I ordered a petite and the length is mid-calf. I ordered one size up because it was petite and it is too big. The waist sits on my hips which is OK but the hip flair is in the wrong place and it ruins the line. I may have to exchange it for a smaller size. Wish the size chart was more accurate. Love the skirt though.

8/3/2012

ccdb

Sautee Nacoochee, GA

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Perfect fit - love it!

Bought on sale, it is the right price and a good value. It fit perfectly, albeit a little longer than I might have wanted. But given that I am just over 5' it was fine. Will work with boots or sandals. Not tight in the butt - and I have one. Also fit nicely on hips, somewhat slimming. And even the waist was fine - mine is fairly small. (pear shape). I am so pleased that I might even be able to wear a tucked in shirt with this skirt for a more tailored look than I can usually wear. ONLY issue is I bought the dark indigo and it is not all that dark -- more of a medium color, regular blue jeans color.

7/22/2012

petitelady

Florida

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Comfortable but short

I had been looking at this (long version) skirt for a year, and finally decided to buy it on sale. I read all the reviews, and ordered accordingly. It does run big; I ordered a size down and it's perfect. However, I am 5'9"" and usually wear a 34"" inseam. This skirt is NOT long. It is below the knee, but it falls between the knee and the ankle. Great for summer, but I am not sure it's long enough to go over boots. It is very comfortable and a perfect weight for hot days.

7/17/2012

Davey

Hudson Valley, NY

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love the blue denim

love the weight and style of the blue denim; ordered the black, and am a bit disappointed that it's more a light charcoal and much lighter fabric with a different fit and drape. read some reviews online, and will return it for exchange in hopes of the next one fitting more smoothly (like the blue that i wear so often now). would like to purchase more skirts in this overall shape and length.

5/30/2012

wolfster

florida

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Great skirt!

I love it! I'm glad that I read the other reviews before I ordered this skirt. I got the petite and a size smaller than I normally wear and it fits perfectly. The material is very nice and drapes well. I got mine in black and may order one in another color.

5/30/2012

Purl

Florida

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Fantastic purchase!

I love this denim skirt. It goes with so many blouses, sweaters,and jackets. It, also, stays nice all day. I have received many compliments on it.

5/30/2012

Retiredteacher

Lakewood, CO

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Wonderful Skirt

The ONLY thing I didn't like is it doesn't have pockets. When will designers realize women need pockets too? Other than that, it is flattering, comfortable, soft, flattering, beautiful ... did I say flattering? I love it. I got the darker denim and the white. I may have to add the black next time they are on sale!

5/30/2012

DoctoralStudent

Albany, NY

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Rhythm and Blue Denim skirt is perfect!

I purchased the darker denim and loved the fit as it has a slimming effect! Which is wonderful! I purchased the Black denim and then purchased the lighter blue denim. They look gorgeous on and are very light weight and well made. You can dress them up or be more casual. I do both! Also, they can be worn all year long, dress up with boots or wear with sandals in the summer. Cooler than denim jeans and will never go out of style. A great investment! Easy to wash and dry! They look and feel wonderful on. I feel feminine as well as comfortable in this hot Texas weather with my gorgeous Rhythm and Blue Skirts! Thank you Territory Ahead for making these beautiful skirts available. I am 5'3.5'' and purchased a medium petite; fits perfect!

5/30/2012

HappyinKaty

Houston Texas

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Classic skirt

This is a classic denim skirt to wear dressed up or down. Looks great with boots or sandals, funky jewelry or scarves. I owned this skirt for about five years and lost weight, so ordered a new one. Love it.

4/28/2012

Suz009

Portsmouth, NH

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Absolute Perfection!

After reading several other reviews on this great denim skirt, I took their advice to order a size 6 in petite (in all 4 colors!) - a very wise choice for a 5'3"" person like myself. The slimming fit is perfect, the skirt is well-made, and I really love the material's design and feel. It drapes well, and provides just enough ""swing"" when I walk. I have received many compliments. Whereas the regular blue denims are the most traditional choices, and most versatile, do note, however, the white's fabric is a tad stiffer, and the black is not a true black, but more of a dark gray. All-in-all-these are wonderful skirts!

4/27/2012

PenPo

San Diego

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Well designed skirt

I was looking for a denim skirt that would look good on a mature person without looking frumpy. Reading the reviews helped greatly. The fabric is light weight but that makes it perfect for summer. Wish the DK Inidgo was a darker color but the reviews prepared me for this. I ordered the 8 petite. The skirt is 34 inches long with a 30 inch waist. The quality of the fabric and workmanship is good but not great and that is why I rated it less than a 5. The design is what is great about this skirt.

4/20/2012

jett

Missouri

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Love These Skirts

I love these skirts. I got all different colors for me and my sister. Only thing I didn't like was the White color skirt didn't have Territory Ahead logo on it and it fits little different. Anyway, overall I really like these skirts

4/13/2012

NYVee

NY, NY

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Glad I found this skirt

It is so hard to find a long petite skirt that actually looks good. This one is just right because it is fitted around the waist and hip area but flares out at the bottom. It is a slenderizing cut. Looks cute with just about everything. The only reason I did not give 4 stars is because it is 100% cotton and a bit of stretch would be nice. It did not shrink much at all but does require a bit of ironing. I am 5'2"" and 120 lbs and ordered the 4P. It fits great. Ordered the darker blue and went back for the lighter one as soon as they went on sale. Good deal at full price because I will wear this so much. I probably did not need another one, but I could not pass it up while it was on sale! The lighter blue will be nice with pastels sweaters and summer shirts.

4/11/2012

mel2

USA

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Great skirt but the sizing isn't consistant

From my experience with this one you need to order a size smaller in the black wash--The light denim size 6 was true to size--the black jumbo in the hip-butt area. After a frustrating round of returning/re-ordering I finally have 2 that fit and they are the best skirts ever!!!

3/28/2012

Yikes

Metro Detroit

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I've been wanting this skirt for years and finally bit the bullet and got it during the 15% off sale. I feel it is pretty pricey for a denim skirt, but I know that I will wear it a lot for a long time.

3/27/2012

happymama

Montana

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true blue

Representing the throat chakra, blue encourages spiritual communication. This bluesy skirt opened up many lines for me! I can be comfortable when I am leading a Faculty Meeting, on the queue at the health food store, or teaching the preschoolers a new song. I should have paid attention to other reviewers, though, regarding sizing. It does run large, and I will need to do something about that. I love this skirt!

3/27/2012

suli

'burbs outside NYC

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3/27/2012

millieann

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Skirt -- feminine, but needs ironing

Lovely shape, and practical. Definitely order in petite unless you want an ankle-length skirt (I am 5 ft 5). Also, skirt needs lots of ironing to keep the hem from curling up.

3/25/2012

phillygal

Philadelphia PA

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Inconsistant sizing between colors

Ordered 2 skirts a light blue and the black--Blue fit perfectly--Black fit in the waste but was huge in the hip/rear area--Great skirt though --will reorder

3/24/2012

Yikes

Metro Detroit

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Not what I expected

This skirt was very cute but very heavy and too stretchy. I could have easily gone down another size. Just too much skirt.

3/21/2012

mitz

WI

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Love this skirt!

I ordered the Rhythm and Blues Skirt in my normal size, 12, and got a Petite because I did not want it to be near the ground. And it fits absolutely fine. My first time wearing it was out antiquing, wore it with boots, and just loved the swirl of the flared skirt. Traveling from Virginia to San Francisco in a few months and this skirt will definitely be going with me!!

3/4/2012

Mountainlady

Floyd, Virginia

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lovely skirt in darker denim color

Thanks to the other reviewers who warned me that women shorter than five foot six should consider ordering a petite so the skirt won't extend to the ankles! I ordered this in petite, and it's long! So do be forewarned. Great shirt to wear with knee-high boots, and the dark denim color really isn't that dark. I'm glad I went with the darker color, as I like that faded denim look but don't look good in a very light denim color.

2/7/2012

suso903

Orange County, California

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My 2nd R&B Skirt!

I really like this skirt. I've purchased both the light and dark blue denim. It's very flattering and washes well. I always enjoy wearing it.

1/27/2012

DLatr

Monroe, LA

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I Have Two of These Skirts

This skirt fit so well and was so comfortable that, after wearing it a year, I bought a second skirt in a different color. When told on two different occasions that I looked slimmer, I had to give credit to the lines of the skirt. I live in the NE and have worn it with boots in the winter and sandals in the summer and it goes well with both. Order a size down as it runs large.

1/26/2012

TheRock

Midcoast Maine

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Fabulous Skirt!

I have been eye-ing this skirt for some time and did wait for it to go on sale. It is a great foundation piece to any wardrobe. This skirt has a flattering shape and drape, can be dressed up or down and can be worn nearly year round in our Midwest neck of the woods. Just an all around FABulous skirt! Can't wait for another sale to nab the knee length, too!

1/26/2012

Leggy

Midwest

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I bought this skirt in black and absolutely love it - perfect with boots. Wish it came in a brown wash as well.

1/23/2012

WayToGoMizzou

Kansas City, MO

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  • ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.
  • ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.
  • ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.
  • BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.
  • BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce is at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).
  • BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.
  • BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.
  • BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.
  • BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.
  • BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.
  • BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.
  • BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.
  • CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.
  • CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.
  • CASHMERE - The fleece comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).
  • CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.
  • COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.
  • CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.
  • COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.
  • CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.
  • DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.
  • DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."
  • DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.
  • FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.
  • FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.
  • GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.
  • GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.
  • GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.
  • GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.
  • GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.
  • GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.
  • GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).
  • HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.
  • HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.
  • JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).
  • JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).
  • KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.
  • LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.
  • MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.
  • NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.
  • OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.
  • PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from The Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing.
  • PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.
  • PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.
  • POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.
  • PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.
  • RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.
  • RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.
  • REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.
  • RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.
  • RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")
  • SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.
  • SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.
  • SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).
  • SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.
  • SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.
  • SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.
  • STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.
  • TENCEL? - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength, and easy care.
  • VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.
  • WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.
  • WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.
  • WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.
  • WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.
  • WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.
  • YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.
  • YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

WOMEN’S SIZING

All of our women’s clothes are designed to fit true to size.

REGULAR

X-Small

Small

Medium

Large

X-Large

Size

2

4 6

8 10

12 14

16

Bust

321/2

331/2 341/2

351/2 361/2

38 391/2

41

Sleeves

30

301/2

31

311/2

32

Waist

24

25 26

27 28

29 301/2

32

Hips

341/2

351/2 361/2

371/2 381/2

391/2 41

421/2

PETITES

P

SP

MP

LP

XP

Size

2

4 6

8 10

12 14

16

Bust

32

33 34

35 36

371/2 39

401/2

Sleeves

281/2

29

291/2

30

301/2

Waist

231/2

241/2 251/2

261/2 271/2

29 301/2

32

Hips

34

35 36

37 38

391/2 41

421/2

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