On June 8, all eyes were on former FBI director James Comey as he testified before the Senate intelligence committee in one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in recent history. The day also marked another important event in D.C.: National Seersucker Day (also known as Seersucker Thursday).
The annual tradition is celebrated by senators in the U.S. Congress, who wear clothing made of seersucker, the light, cotton-based fabric that's associated with summertime attire. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein kept the tradition alive during Comey's hearing, sporting a blue seersucker suit.
“National Seersucker Day is June 13 and what other brand can actually say that they own a holiday?” said Aronson.
In the past 110 years, there’s been no shortage of legendary figures wearing the suits, from Hollywood stars and political icons, to presidents of the United States. It’s a style that’s gone national and started in Louisiana.
“Louisiana is our home and we are very, very proud of that,” said Aronson. “Haspel clothing are clothes meant for a good time.”