Join Haspel, The Originator of the Seersucker Suit, and Jolie & Elizabeth at Virgin Hotels New Orleans for cocktails, music, food & and interactive activities.
Thursday, June 8th, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Virgin Hotels New Orleans - Dreamboat Poolside Lounge
550 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA
Wear your seersucker and come celebrate with us on National Seersucker Day, championed in U.S. Senate by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), announced that National Seersucker Day will be held this year on Thursday, June 8. This marks the 10th year that Cassidy has led National Seersucker Day since he revived the tradition in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sen. Bill Cassidy knows a thing or two about the persistent southern heat. You would, too, if you grew up in on the banks of the Mississippi in Lousiana’s lower half.
The South is stubbornly heat tolerant, with southerners coping by saying “it’s not the heat that will get you, it’s the humidity,” and by maintaining an ever-ready pitcher of sweet tea or Cheerwine. Southerners know that there’s no sense in trying to beat the heat (This North Carolina reporter will tell you, you simply can’t).
Cassidy entered the below statement establishing June 9, 2022 as the ninth annual National Seersucker Day into the Congressional Record.
"Mr. President, today I rise in recognition of seersucker manufacturers and enthusiasts across the United States. I wish everyone a Happy National Seersucker Day. This uniquely American fashion has a storied history dating back to 1909. The first seersucker suit was designed by Joseph Haspel at his Broad Street facility in New Orleans, LA. Louisiana is proud to have played an important part in introducing the country to seersucker apparel.
This lightweight cotton fabric, known for its signature pucker, has been worn and enjoyed by Americans across the country during the hot summer months. Mr. Haspel said it best: “Hot is hot, no matter what you do for a living.”
In the 1990s, Seersucker Day was established by Members of this Chamber to honor this unique American fashion. I proudly resumed this tradition in 2014 in the U.S. House of Representatives and continued this tradition in the U.S. Senate. This year, I wish to designate Thursday, June 9, 2022 as the 9th annual National Seersucker Day. I encourage everyone to wear seersucker on this day to commemorate this traditionally American clothing."