Everyone instantly recognizes seersucker, but these entertaining and interesting facts about seersucker give you some talking points at the next crab feast.
1. Word Origin: According to Merriam-Webster, seersucker has an interesting word origin.
Origin of SEERSUCKER
Hindi śīr-śakkar, sīr-sakkar & Urdu shīrshakar, literally, milk and sugar, from Persian shīr-o-shakar
First Known Use: 1722
2. Seersucker in Song: The Rolling Stones reference seersucker in their song Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man.
3. Seersucker in Print: Seersucker is mentioned in the book If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss in the sentence, "And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo, And Bring Back an It-Kutch, a Preep, and a Proo, A Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too!" Of course, you and I know that seersucker has always been here.
4. Congressional Seersucker: After a brief hiatus, seersucker boldly returned to Capitol Hill in 2014 after a proclamation from Rep. Bill Cassidy. Senators and representatives donned their coolest seersucker stripes for this special occasion. Seersucker is a logical choice in the swamp-like conditions during the summer in Washington.
5. Easy Seersucker: If you're looking for a fabric that is practically maintenance free, select clothing made with seersucker. During the weaving process, seersucker bunches the fabric together, improving air circulation and eliminating the need for ironing.