Glossary of terms used on this site
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Raffia - Raffia comes from the Raffia Palm, a genus of 20 species of palm native to tropical regions of Africa, especially Madagascar.
Raglan sleeve - A raglan sleeve runs all the way up the collar of a coat, rather than attaching to the body at the shoulder, as is normal in shirts or suit jackets. It allows more movement, and is therefore more sporting. Named after Lord Raglan because of the coat he wore while commanding his troops in the Crimea in the 1850’s.
Rand - A leather strip attached to the back of a shoe sole to level it before the heel is put on.
Romper - An all in one shirt and short combination. Brings to mind people in skates but has found prominence in London's more trendier circles.
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Rosso Link Toe - This is a type of sock finish which when closing the two ends of the sock is simply sewn across leaving a ridge above the toes.
RTW - Ready To Wear. Also known as Off-The-Peg'. Meaning clothes that are completely finished when you buy them.