Not the usual single-breasted, blue and white stripe combination that most of us probably think of, but a double-breasted model from 1935.
Well, darn it! I missed it as usual. National Seersucker Day was yesterday, June 13th. It was quite chilly and rainy here in Mid-Michigan, so definitely not seersucker weather even if classes were still in session, and I had the occasion to dress in a somewhat more pulled together fashion than my more relaxed summer attire mentioned here on several occasions. Still, it was fun to root through the folders on my computer desktop this morning after a check-up for our two cats at the veterinarian to dig up this old illustration.
As for me, I've got a vintage blue and white striped, single-breasted seersucker suit that enjoys a few outings in late August and early September at the start of each fall semester when it is usually still quite warm. Topped off by my panama hat, it certainly stands out, once in a while even getting a compliment or two from students , staff, and/or faculty around campus.
As I've written here before, compliments and favorable comments from others are not why I dress several rungs above the sad, pathetic average, but it certainly adds a spring to one's step when someone is nice enough to say something favorable about an item of attire sported by someone else. Kind words from strangers, you are probably well aware, have become about as rare as dressing presentably in 2019.