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Not surprisingly, the most recent winners were lawyers. Eighty-two-year-old Robert Green was named Mr. Seersucker, and a much younger Claire Cissell was crowned Ms. Seersucker. Cissell told the Memphis Commercial Appeal that being named Ms. Seersucker was “my finest hour.” The Seersucker Flash Mob is one of many seersucker celebrations held across the country. In Washington, D.C., one of the biggest parties of the year is the annual Seersucker Social. Held in June, it is sponsored by a fun-loving group called Dandies and Quaintrelles. Seersucker Social day begins with a lawn party at the National Museum of African Art featuring music, picnic lunches, and some not-so-serious games of croquet. The fun continues into the evening with a Seersucker Social bike ride through the streets of our nation’s capital, ending with a post-ride party at Mal Maison. The picnickers, croquet players, and bike riders all wear — what else? — seersucker! (In the fall, Dandies and Quaintrelles sponsor the Tweed bike ride where the riders are adorned in autumnal fabric. It’s not nearly as impressive or comfortable as the Seersucker Social bike ride, but the tweed can keep the riders warm on a brisk fall day.) Each year in early May, the Phoenix Club of Jackson,

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