Seersucker: It’s a staple of the Southern gentleman’s closet, worn by everyone from Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. These days, it’s hard to imagine seersucker being worn by anyone besides the most dapper of dressers, but the fabric, which was first popularized in colonial India, was used in the early 20thcentury in America as a uniform for laborers working in hot conditions, like, say, a factory in New Orleans.
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