Garden & Gun - Celebrate National Seersucker Day
This year, June 13 marks the official date when U.S. Senate leaders set aside political differences for a more perfect sartorial union.
Though popularized beginning in 1909 by New Orleans merchant Joseph Haspel, the seersucker suit has also long been closely associated with another Southern city: Washington, D.C. The puckered, lightweight cotton fabric—which derives its name from “shir o shakka,” Persian for “milk and sugar”—possesses qualities that are tailor-made for politicians, whether they’re on the campaign trail or enduring swampy capital summers. It’s naturally rumpled and helps repel humidity.
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The Archival Collection is comprised of five different styles of suits and five coordinating woven sport shirts. A highlight of the collection is a double-breasted, side vented jacket with a modern pleated pant and side tab waistband. The shirt styles consist of solids, patterns and floral prints that all work back to each suit. Suits will retail for $695 and shirts for $125, both found exclusively on Haspel.com.
“The vintage Haspel signature fabrics and years of creative advertisements inspired us most—particularly those from the Sixties and Seventies when Haspel was the ‘go-to’ suit for summer,” explains Will Swillie, EVP and Managing Director of Haspel. “These classic styles are still relevant today and updating them seemed like a fitting way to celebrate the brand’s tremendous legacy.”
Iconic American Brand Haspel Celebrates A Momentous 110th Anniversary.
Contrary to popular belief, seersucker is not just about casual outings in the summer. Nowadays, American men realize that everyone has their own personal definition of seersucker style, whether it is for business or for pleasure. Seersucker can be worn many ways. It is a style concept and an experience, a moment as well as an evolution. Seersucker is the merging of well-spirited fashion with modified reality. In short, trust me, you can wear seersucker now. More importantly, I can assure you that once you start wearing seersucker, it will become a staple in your wardrobe.