Come on, admit it, we all love a theme day. But don’t worry. Opposite sex dress up day isn’t what we are talking about here. On June 11th a group of United States Congressmen will revive the sartorial tradition of National Seersucker Day and they invite all members of Congress, as well as those not on Capitol Hill, to wear the famed puckered fabric. Bring on the mint juleps!
This is not a new phenomenon in DC. In the days before air conditioning, seersucker was a stylish necessity to battle D.C.’s summer heat—and political hot air. That tradition waned, but in 1996, Mississippi Senator (R) Trent Lott initiated an annual tradition in Washington to honor a simpler time when there was more charm and playfulness in Washington attire. For the better part of two decades, members of the House and Senate dressed in their best and brightest seersucker and gathered for a photo to kick off the summer. That tradition was shelved during the economic downturn but it’s coming back next week so dust off that summer suit and bring out your best bow tie.
To celebrate National Seersucker Day, Seersucker champs Haspel (who we covered here) invite you to don your best and brightest seersucker. The brand will be hosting multiple seersucker giveaways via their social media channels in the days leading up to June 11, and they encourage everyone to participate in the summertime sophistication of wearing seersucker.
For further information on National Seersucker Day and Haspel’s #seersuckerday giveaways, you can visit them here.
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