HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM - JUNE 2017
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.
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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.”
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