New Orleans celebrates National Seersucker Day with Sen. Cassidy

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) invites Americans from all over our country to show off their warm weather finest on this National Seersucker Day.Seersucker suits became popular among New Orleans businessmen in the early 20th century. The tradition of Seersucker Thursday. Was brought to Congress in 1996. However, it was unobserved in 2012 and 2013. Cassidy revived the holiday in the US House of Representatives in 2014 and has continued the tradition in the Senate ever since. Cassidy entered the below statement establishing the seventh annual National Seersucker Day into the Congressional Record. “Mr. President, today I rise in recognition of seersucker manufacturers and enthusiasts across the United States. I wish everyone a Happy National Seersucker Day. This uniquely American fashion has a storied history dating back to 1909. The first seersucker suit was designed by Joseph Haspel at his Broad Street facility in New Orleans, LA. Louisiana is proud to have played an important part in in troducing the country to seersucker apparel. This lightweight cotton fabric, known for its signature pucker, has been worn and enjoyed by Americans across the country during the hot summer months. Haspel said it best:’Hot is hot, no matter what you do for a living.’”

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) invites Americans from all over our country to show off their warm weather finest on this National Seersucker Day.

Seersucker suits became popular among New Orleans businessmen in the early 20th century. The tradition of Seersucker Thursday was brought to Congress in 1996. However, it was unobserved in 2012 and 2013.

Cassidy revived the holiday in the US House of Representatives in 2014 and has continued the tradition in the Senate ever since.

Cassidy entered the below statement establishing the ninth annual National Seersucker Day into the Congressional Record.

“Mr. President, today I rise in recognition of seersucker manufacturers and enthusiasts across the United States. I wish everyone a Happy National Seersucker Day. This uniquely American fashion has a storied history dating back to 1909. The first seersucker suit was designed by Joseph Haspel at his Broad Street facility in New Orleans, LA. Louisiana is proud to have played an important part in introducing the country to seersucker apparel. This lightweight cotton fabric, known for its signature pucker, has been worn and enjoyed by Americans across the country during the hot summer months. Haspel said it best:’Hot is hot, no matter what you do for a living.’ ”

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