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 😉
Posted in Gentlemen, Jackets, Pants, Suits
Tagged Balboa, Charleston, clothing, dance, jacket, Lindy Hop, pants, seersucker, suit, Summer, swing
This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
Embrace your inner southern gentleman by purchasing one of Jos. A. Bank’s deeply discounted seersucker suits in blue, tan, or taupe – only $129.00 if you buy it today, marked down from $395.00. That’s right, you’d save $266.00. 🙂 Where would you wear it? Where wouldn’t you wear it! Seersucker is a lightweight cotton fabric, perfect for summer dances, outdoor events, weddings, and courthouses. I love, love, love that they have it in tan and taupe – one of the most beautiful color combinations I have seen is a tan seersucker suit with a coral shirt, brightly printed tie in coral and blue, and leather and linen oxfords. You can do this, gentlemen!
To get the $129.00 price, you have to purchase via Brad’s Deals, so use this link: http://www.bradsdeals.com/deals/jos-a-bank-seersucker-suit-129-p72957.html#instructions
Posted in Jackets, Pants
Tagged Balboa, blue, Brad's Deals, gentleman, Jos A. Bank, Lindy Hop, sale, seersucker, southern, suit, swing dance, tan, taupe
This post was written by Lindy Dandy.
Seems like Memorial Day Weekend is the weekend to shop.
Have you heard of Martin + Osa? Basically, it’s Abercrombie and Fitch’s answer to J.Crew and Banana Republic. I’ve always liked the store, but usually found it outside my range of affordability. This weekend, though, their entire stock is 50% off with free shipping on orders over $100. Footwear is also on sale including Converse Jack Purcells, Sperry Top-Siders and Havainas flip-flops. Like J.Crew and the like, their stock has a preppy American aesthetic with slimmer fits.
There are lots of summer fabrics here: cotton, linen, seersucker, gingham, chambray. They’ve got polos, sport shirts, western shirts, chinos and nice, trim shorts.
SLUB COTTON MILITARY POLO
BROKEN-IN BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR GINGHAM SHIRT
GARMENT-DYED LINEN STRAIGHT COLLAR SHIRT
TOOTHPICK STRIPED SHORT
I’m buying a couple linen shirts; they’re my favorite for afternoon dances.
Ladies, like I mentioned, their entire stock is on sale.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged cotton, gingham, Lindy Dandy, linen, Martin + Osa, preppy, sale, seersucker, shirts, shorts, Summer
Snatch these up before the auction ends today – the price is right!
Black and white seersucker dinner jacket - perfect for a summer dance!
Three piece suit in a unique color blue, with a check!
Posted in 1930's, 1940's, Jackets, Suits, Vests
Tagged dinner jacket, eBay, jacket, seersucker, suit, three piece suit, vest