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="linkClick(this.href)">lab coats, shirts, buckwheat hull pillow cases, bathrobes and chef coats. Blue and white are the most common colors found in seersucker; however, it is made in a wide variety of colors, generally alternating color and white stripes which are somewhat wider than traditional pin stripes, but also can be plain, plaid, gingham (small checks), and a variety of printed designs.

History

Seersucker was very popular during the British colonial period in the tropical climates, and was used to make many different garments when it was first introduced in the United States around 1907. It was regarded as a summer foundation for a gentleman’s attire, particularly for men’s summer suits in the Southern climates where they favored the lightweight fabric during the hot and humid summer season. This was particularly true before air conditioning was introduced in the 1950s.

In the 1920s, poor people commonly wore seersucker, and many undergraduate students started wearing clothing made from seersucker in a way of being sympathetic towards them. The American writer Damon Runyon said that his practice for wearing clothes made from seersucker was "causing much confusion among my friends. They cannot decide whether I am broke or just setting a new vogue."

During World War II, the first female United States Marines wore seersucker for their summer service uniforms. Captain Anne A. Lentz, one of the original female officers chosen to head the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (USMCWR) was the one who made this choice.

In 1996, Republican Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi began the tradition of Seersucker Thursday, where members of the
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