Tuesday, June 10, 2014

National Seersucker Day is back, at least semi-officially

PHOTO courtesy of Ralph Lauren.

The big day is finally back. Tomorrow is National Seersucker Day.

The celebration of all things seersucker will happen after Bill Cassidy, a Republican member of Congress from Louisiana, unveiled a congressional proclamation declaring: “With a rich history dating back to 1909, seersucker clothing is a unique American fashion. I encourage everyone to wear seersucker to commemorate this iconic American clothing.”

Of course, this is simply a proclamation — it doesn’t carry the force of law — by a single congressman who just happens to be from Louisiana, the home of Haspel, the suitmaker best known for seersucker.

Seersucker day was a weekly tradition for some on Capitol Hill until it fell by the wayside back in 2012. 

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