Friday, May 29, 2015

5 Fun Facts About Seersucker

Now that summer is almost officially here, it's time to push your sweaters to the back of the closet and bring out one of my favorite fabrics, seersucker!

5 summer seersucker picks lilly pulitzer j crew boden preppy
Bikini Top  //  Bikini Bottom  //  Skirt  //  Bag  //  Espadrilles  //  Dress

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.


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.

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