Business casual and having casual days at work has always been a hot topic at every workplace, even the Senate. US Senators all wish to sometimes lighten up the strict dress code they have to adhere to and luckily, Thursday was just the day to do so. Embracing Seersucker day to the fullest, US Senate members honored the white-and-blue and puckered fabric.
Of course, Seersucker-inspired attire clearly show that a hot summer is on its way, Rep. Bill Cassidy notes. But it wasn’t just Cassidy that chose to embrace the holiday. Sen. Roger Wicker and Sen. Thad Cochran also wore blue-and-white suits to celebrate Seersucker Day.
Granted, the fabric isn’t the trendiest, however Seersucker has been a top choice for Southerners forced to wear suits during hot summers.
“Seersucker is more than fabric — it’s a symbol of American made products that create manufacturing, shipping and sales jobs across the country,” Sen. Cassidy notes.
The tradition of Seersucker Day began in the early 90’s on Capitol Hill, when Chamber members attempted to properly celebrate American fashion. But seersucker represents much more than just a comfortable summer fabric, it also highlights the proper melding of elegant, formal attire with a comfortable feel.
And in all fairness, one can’t be all-too-mad at Senate members such as Majority Leader Mich McConnell when he’s dressed in the iconic material.
Despite the tradition’s 2012 hiatus, Sen. Cassidy wanted to make sure that in 2014, the tradition is respected.
Seersucker is practically the only way in which men and women going to the office can actually wear a suit or a jacket and trousers without having to sweat an entire day long. Because of the clever texture, there is less of the material actually lying next to the skin.
Though first invented in Louisiana, seersucker is now an American symbol and Senate members such as Cassidy are proud to respect the tradition.
In the past, seersucker was only associated with a slouchy, overly large look, however that isn’t the case anymore. The material can be properly manipulated to become darker, more tonal. Nowadays, the material can be used in order to construct regular suits which are lighter and breather better.
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