Seersucker

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

I do love a man in seersucker – there is something so refreshing about abandoning the typical dark male color scheme in favor of bright white, a touch of color, and some usually bright male accessories. It is such a stark contrast that I am afraid it has been relegated to dandies, preppy frat guys, and Southern lawyers (in my experience – if you go to the courthouse in July, you will be in the minority if you are not wearing seersucker, at least in my jurisdiction!) – which is a shame, because it’s a really versatile fabric.

One of the big complaints I hear from the gents is that jackets are so heavy and cumbersome to dance in – here’s a lightweight, time-tested alternative, so maybe give it a whirl? Seersucker is also fairly easy to care for and is usually wash and wear, no ironing necessary, due to the fabric’s puckered texture.

You don’t have to don wingtips and a boater to pull off seersucker – here are some ideas from eBay for seersucker garments to try to work into your wardrobe:

Your standard blue seersucker suit – 42R on eBay, bidding at $20.50!

I always like finding non-traditional seersucker colors – here’s a pair of trousers in gray and white seersucker

There are a bazillion of these JoS A. Bank trousers on eBay in every size, $50 including shipping

Red seersucker trousers – I would ditch the shoes and the shirt, but I do like the red belt with this

This Stacy Adams blazer has a slightly different take on the seersucker stripe – subtle, but with more color

Black and white seersucker suit – not sure if this looks too “train conductor”…

American Apparel short sleeve seersucker shirt – definitely an upgrade from a tee shirt 😉

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