With all eyes on Washington Thursday for the hearing of fired FBI Chief James Comey, a more lighthearted holiday, and lightweight fabric, is on display as well.
Today is #NationalSeersuckerDay.
Air conditioning wasn’t installed in the U.S. Senate buildings until the 1950s, making senators swelter in their formal attire during the muggy Washington summers. According to the Senate Historical Office’s website, “senators from the South had much to teach their colleagues from other regions about proper attire." The site goes on to explain, “as spring merged into summer, southern senators shed their heavy-wool black frock coats for lighter linen and cotton garments.”