Photos of National Seersucker Day, with a local take on the suits from Carriages

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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