SCHMOOZING: SEERSUCKER SIGHTING

Haspel Seersucker Day
by Karen Alberg Grossman

Do you know why Senator Dianne Feinstein wore a seersucker jacket to yesterday’s James Comey hearings?

Of course you do!  It was National Seersucker Day yesterday, and everyone knows that wearing seersucker clothing is the best way to beat the heat while looking stylish and smart!

A bit of background: Back in the day before air conditioning, when D.C. summers became unbearable, U.S. Senators would wear seersucker to stay cool. American menswear brand Haspel, founded in 1909 in New Orleans by Joseph Haspel Sr and now under the direction of Laurie Haspel, was famous for seersucker clothing and ultimately helped establish the second Thursday in June as a holiday in the U.S. Senate.

In celebration of this important day, Haspel hosted an elegant press gathering at Michael’s in Manhattan, where guests looked ultra-cool and comfortable in their fashionable renditions of seersucker. According to the Haspel team, the spring ‘18 Haspel seersucker collection (using all Italian fabrics, in fabulous colors, sold and priced as separates) is already being booked by top menswear stores across the country.

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