Senator Bill Cassidy took to the Senate floor to proclaim June 13th as National Seersucker Day.
“It is a bipartisan tradition, celebrating an American tradition that started in New Orleans,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Wearing a seersucker suit makes a summer stroll outside enjoyable no matter how warm.”
U.S. Senators, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) took official photos in celebration of National Seersucker Day.
The seersucker suit was created in Louisiana by Joseph Haspel. Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) started the tradition of celebrating this puckered print in Congress in 1996. The tradition was briefly discontinued in 2012, before Cassidy renewed the tradition in the House of Representatives in 2014 and the Senate in 2015.
Will Agurrie from Carriages in Baton Rouge spoke with Brian about National Seersucker Day and why folks in the south like seersucker so much. While the seesucker suit may not be to Brian’s taste, Agurrie listed many benefits and reasons that the suit’s tradition has carried on.
Hear the full interview here!