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andrzej61

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A kind of t-shirt
« on: March 24, 2019, 11:29:08 AM »
 :) Hello. I am a new member here.
    I have a problem. Could someone explain me what is "T-Shirt with Wrap Step Hem". I am not an English nor American. Also many Englishmen don't know what is it.
So please, please, explain me this phrase.   :)

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 11:43:30 PM »
Sorry but that description means nothing to me.
It sounds like a bad google translation. The kind where you translate something more than once.

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 01:16:52 AM »
No terri, I looked it up. Its probably a trade description of a t-shirt with an assymetrical hem.

https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-t-shirt-with-wrap-step-hem/prd/8840733

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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/red-pleat-wrap-step-hem-shirt-dress-8538584?dual_run=monty&

Effectively a spiral hem +/- split side seams.

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 02:07:01 AM »
Looks like I said the same thing in my answer in the "Intro" section.   I should have read this thread first. :)

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 08:59:29 AM »
Sorry TnT, I equally didn't read the other one. ;p

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 09:37:03 AM »
Same answer as in your previous question on the intro page, look it up in Google, there are plenty of results there.
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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 01:21:23 AM »
You are right, Hutch, I just went and took a look.  To be completely correct, to this English speaker, the T-shirt has a wrap feature plus a step, or high-low hem.  Some of what I saw on Google had the high-low stepped hem but no wrap and others had both.  Interesting how a description will get picked up and passed around.  The wrap seems to be "in fashion" right now.

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 08:01:39 AM »
Looks like a load of fashion rubbish to me. Hems like that have been around for ages and I don't know of them ever being called that. Plus the actual hems are just made like any normal hem.

Such twaddle.
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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 10:43:55 AM »
Henry - its all about internet searches - which, of course has little to do with actual knowledge or expertise.

While I can understand wanting to limit a t-shirt search to a "wrap style", the addition of "high/low hem", is twaddle (I LOVE that word BTW!). What will it accomplish? Not much.

I truly pity any man or restaurant server that needs/wants to order a "button down shirt" these days. Entering the correct terminology into any search engine will return any and all shirts that button in the front - not just a true "button down" with a collar that buttons at the points.  The internet has completely destroyed that particular terminology. "Button down" and "Button Front" are interchangeable synonyms.

As much as I enjoy the existence of forums such as this - and cooking information,etc - the internet has created massive amounts of twaddle.

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 08:14:08 PM »
The word Twaddle stands next to Piffle and Twat, in terms of the pinnacle of English expression.

On the other hand I do love Atrocious.

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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 05:33:10 AM »
This has become abysmal and preposterous.

I recently discovered that one of my favourite words: poppycock, comes from Dutch 'pappekak'. You don't want to know what the latter means. :-X
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Re: A kind of t-shirt
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 12:11:20 AM »
II'ved used atrocious for years. Probably even used it to describe my sewing teacher's abilities in highschool. (I quietly taught the class when her back was turned!)

Can't say that I'll use "twat" on this side of the pond. It sounds just like our word, "twot" - which is slang for a certain lower part of the female anatomy. I suspect "pappekak" may involve anatomical references as well -or perhaps boddily functions? - or both?. ;D

But, I'm REALLY likin' "Twaddle".  It's so fun to learn new things on the net! :D