Via one of the areas I am involved with this subject has come up recently more and more frequently and I am always being asked what is the difference between Heimish and Yeshivish etc.
Having spoken to many Rabbonim,Shaddchonim and various other people this is what I gather
Mainstream American Orthodoxy whereby the parents did not go to Yeshiva or Sem but have sons that have gone to yeshiva and the daughters will wear a sheitel have moved on to become Yeshivish. Some of these families have moved on to a yeshiva style shul as oppose to a large congregational shul with a YU trained rabbi but a shul where they have a Rav. (Hope I've explained well enough here). The father now goes to a regular shiur.
These references are not necessarily correct in relation to how religious a person is. I know some very religious people, the women wear pants and don't cover their hair and the men have not been to yeshiva. They may not be yeshivish, they may not be black hat and they are not heimish but 'frum' they are.
Black hat refers to those whereby the father and sons wear a hat weekday and shabbos and possibly lead a more learned life.
Heimish refers to those families who have a history having gone to yeshiva and sem. The fathers, granfathers went to solid yeshivas and the girls went to sem from whence sem was applicable.
Heimish refers to familes that do not include Baalei teshuva but have a solid background.
I do not want to start talking about which families possibly would have a t.v or go to the movies etc and I don't want to talk about anything more contraversial.
The above is an indicator.
If you have specific questions that I have not been clear on above, please post them and I would be happy to answer them to the best of my written ability