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Seersucker Day? Jeez …

SOUTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS PAY HOMAGE TO SOUTHERN FABRIC …  || By FITSNEWS || So it was “Seersucker Day” at the S.C. State House this week, meaning the Palmetto State’s political elite dressed up like a bunch of metrosexual fraternity boys trying to channel their inner Gregory Peck.  Or Matlock. Nothing…

SOUTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS PAY HOMAGE TO SOUTHERN FABRIC … 

|| By FITSNEWS || So it was “Seersucker Day” at the S.C. State House this week, meaning the Palmetto State’s political elite dressed up like a bunch of metrosexual fraternity boys trying to channel their inner Gregory Peck.  Or Matlock.

Nothing like dumping billions of tax dollars down the drain in comfort, coolness and style, huh?

Yup … it’s all about getting a good slack tension weave to facilitate the fabric’s bunched threads, which of course permit air circulation and heat dissipation in the always humid air of the S.C. State House.

“Seersucker fabric was originally worn by laborers,” writes Susan Langenhennig of The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. “It was designed to keep them cool in factories.”

She’s right … it only became a hit among the upper class in the 1920s, part of the era of “reverse snobbery.”

“The cotton weave is said to have been inspired by a similar silk version popular in India during British colonial rule,” Langenhennig adds.  “The name ‘seersucker’ is derived from the Persian ‘shir o shakar’ or ‘milk and sugar’ for its contrasting smooth and rough striped texture.”

Anyway, enjoy your leaders (left to right Senators Kevin Johnson, Katrina Shealy, Thomas McElveen and Kevin Bryant) … all “shir o shakared …”

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seer sucker

(Pic: Provided)

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18 comments

Halfvast Conspirator April 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Every other day they wear moneysucker suits

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Words That End In Sucker April 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

I was thinking of a different kind of sucker suit, one that would be more USC friendly.

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RogueElephant April 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Seersucker always reminded me of a shyster lawyer or politician. Never owned one or had the desire to. I normally wear coveralls when I do real work.

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The Colonel April 14, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Owned 3-4 of them over the years – you don’t know what you’re missing if you have to “dress up” for work. You need a pair of bucks to go with them.
Also own four pairs of overalls in various states of decay and two pair of coveralls

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Rakkasan April 15, 2015 at 7:14 am

Can’t believe you responded to Rogue throwing down the MAN CARD, boss.

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The Colonel April 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

No ” man card” involved here, just a simple “don’t knock it till you tried it”. I worked for “Big Blue” here in town for 7-8 years and had to wear a suit and tie. Easter to Labor Day, the seer sucker was sported quite frequently, it’s just too damn hot to wear wool.

Haven’t had to wear a suit much in the last fifteen years but I still have a standard blue and white one hanging in the closet.

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Rakkasan April 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

You left Big Blue to go take it from Big Green? My, you are man of many colors. What’s next?

RogueElephant April 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

Over the last twenty years I have dabbled in politics and had to” dress up” on many occasions. I prefer a black or brown pin stripe suit. It look more mature and serious than the seersucker. RR had a thing for brown pin stripes. My favorite also. No matter if I’m in coveralls or a tux, I always wear black Justin cowboy boots. That’s just me. On June 26, 1970 I took off my combat boots and threw them in a dumpster in Denver and haven’t laced a boot since.

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The Colonel April 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

Justin’s are now pretty much my standard “dress up shoe” though mine are brown.

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shifty henry April 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Wife – “Honey, you bought a new pair of shoes. They look so cool! Where did you get them?”

Hubby – “I bought them from my drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day!”

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Rakkasan April 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

Cue Tim Allen grunting (from Tool Time). REAL MEN do REAL WORK in REAL MEN’S CLOTHES with REAL TOOLS, grunt grunt.

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CNSYD April 14, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Obviously an extremely slow news day.

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Mom April 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Palease don’t try to pull off a seersucker suit if you are over 30!!!

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Taos April 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Why? Who made you God of all things aesthetic? I suppose Gregory Peck or Matlock, referenced above, were just faux iconic to you. Here’s an idea, sign up to be a sandman in some kind of Logan’s Run futuristic world.

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Bible Thumper April 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm

If T-Rav could carry off a wearing a white suit and bow tie, he could wear seersucker.
https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/10/28/thomas-ravenel-nsa/

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mamatiger92 April 15, 2015 at 8:46 am

Don’t tell Ben Matlock.

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shifty henry April 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Today, April 14, is officially—– RUBBER ERASER DAY

Scrabble Day

14 Ex Spouse Day

14 International Moment of Laughter Day

14 Look up at the Sky Day – don’t you have anything better to do?

14 National Pecan Day

14 Reach as High as You Can Day

15 Rubber Eraser Day

15 Titanic Remembrance Day

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ELCID April 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

KISS OFF!!

I’ve worn it for years and it’s a great look.
Especially with 2 toned black and white shoes.
I get numerous complements on it when I wear it.

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