Chasing The Green
Alright, l'm going to go ahead and get this out of the way. While the #menswear purists may argue otherwise, seersucker season doesn't have a strict start or finish date. Seersucker is perfect on a day where the temperature is warm because the woven wrinkles in the fabric prevent it from sticking to your body. This gives it a light-weight, breathable quality. Good quality seersucker is typically made from cotton, and even though you can find it in synthetic fabrics like rayon, I personally would not recommend going that route.
Now to drop a little knowledge garnered from the great "innanets". Seersucker was originally developed in India and eventually became really popular in the warm temperature of the South. The name "seersucker" comes from the Hindi term "sirsakar", which had been borrowed from the Persian compound "shiroshakar", meaning 'milk and sugar'. This was due to the resemblance of the fabric's smooth and rough stripes to the smooth surface of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar.
Seersucker fabric varies between a tight and losse yarn in the warp, which gives it the signature crinkled look. As your wardrobe evolves beyond the basics, a well-tailored seersucker suit in a basic light blue or grey pattern could be a very nice addition. When wearing seersucker pants by themselves, stick with a great fitting dress shirt as a t-shirt does not pair well with the dressier look of seersucker pants. White is definitely always a great go to, but a light pink or pale yellow could work just as well.
Navy Jacket x JCP, White Oxford Cloth Button Down x Stafford, Red Seersucker Pants x Banana Republic, White Chuck Taylors x Converse, Random Pocket Square, Weekender Watch x Timex, Glasses x GANT by Michael Bastian.
Made to Measure Suit & Shirt x Tom James, Knit Tie x Polo, Pocket Round x The Tie Bar, Socks x English Laundry, Tassel Loafers x Zara, Datejust Watch x Rolex, Cufflinks x Joseph Abboud, Glasses x Gant by Michael Bastian.
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out" - James Bryant Conant. This blog is documentation of my journey, sticking my neck out to pursue my passion for men's style and tailoring.