Thursday is National Seersucker Day

Published: Jun. 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Don your favorite puckered prints on Thursday. It's National Seersucker Day.

It's a tradition that was established in the 1990s on Capitol Hill. Seersucker Day was established by members of the chamber to celebrate an American fashion.

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) restarted the tradition in 2014. He states in part in a release:

"Seersucker is more than fabric—it's a symbol of American made products that create manufacturing, shipping and sales jobs across the country. It is also the melding of fashion with comfort. Seersucker was invented in Louisiana but now belongs to all Americans. I am proud to further a Congressional tradition."

A part of southern heritage, the original seersucker suit was created in Louisiana. The first seersucker suit was designed by Joseph Haspel at his Broad Street facility in New Orleans.

Seersucker-clad Senators will gather at the U.S. Capital Thursday for an official photograph.

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