Seersucker suit guide part 1

Seersucker suit guide part 1

Seersucker is a puckered fabric. Traditionally, this kind of suit comes striped in light blue and white. Its original color combination was sugar brown and white. The huge advantage is that it is made of cotton and very lightweight and therefore, it is very popular during the summer time. The crinkling effect is achieved by bringing tension on the yarn, because of that, it is very easy to maintain because you do not really need to iron it and it does not wrinkle very easily. It is a great summer fabric due to its light-weight. Even though stripes are traditional, you can now also find solids and checks.

Seersucker suit, materials:

The original seersucker and the one most often used is made of a 100% cotton without any additions of polyester, but sometimes, you can also find linen blends or even silk, added to the fabric of a seersucker suit. When looking for original seersucker, you can take the fabric and look at it from an angle, and you should see little waves and crinkles, and that means it is an original seersucker. If you do not see little weaves and crinkles, do not buy it and go for a quality suit.

History of a seersucker suit:

The origins of seersucker are in India. The words "Sheer" means milk and "Shukkar" means a brown version of cane sugar. So from Sheer, Shukkar, it turned into Seersucker. It was first mass-produced in New Orleans by Haspel who still is very famous for seersucker suits today. In the beginning, it was a "poor man's suit" but in the 1930s, students in Princeton picked it up. Eventually, Life magazine deemed it acceptable to be worn at the office and the Duke of Windsor famously wore it during his assignment in the Bahamas during World War II.