Seersucker: What It Is, Why You Need It | FASHIONBEANS | MAY 2018

Seersucker: What It Is, Why You Need It | FASHIONBEANS | MAY 2018

May 09, 2019

In 1909, it was introduced to the sartorial world by specialist American seersucker makers Haspel as the ultimate summer suit fabric. Born out of the New Orleans jazz movement, it became a look synonymous with the hazy southern states. Its Crescent City style was best captured by Miles Davis who personified this look on his At Newport 1958 album cover, demonstrating how to wear a soft-shouldered Italian-cut jacket with nonchalance. It was a heyday moment for the fabric and his louche approach is still a style cue worth noting t...

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