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some sort of … cloth.” No doubt about it, that cloth should have been seersucker. The evidence is not clear whether it is a legal case of art imitating life or life imitating art, but there is no doubt that a seersucker suit is the wardrobe of choice of lawyers not just in the South but all over the country. It is indeed “the perfect law suit.” In Knoxville, Tennessee, United States District Judge Pamela Reeves wears black robes in her courtroom. It’s her uniform, of course. But when she is not on the bench on summer days, Judge Reeves loves to wear seersucker. Her favorite outfit is an orange and white seersucker jacket with a matching skirt. She loves the colors because they are the official colors of her

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