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was more popular than ever. It is worn by lawyers in rural southern courthouses and bankers in urban skyscrapers. It is worn on Wall Street in New York and on King Street in Charleston. It is worn on formal occasions and fun occasions, at elegant dinner parties and backyard barbeques. It is worn in churches on Easter Sunday and at weddings. It is worn by coffee-sipping business leaders at corporate meetings and by mint-julip drinking spectators at the Kentucky Derby. You can even see revelers in purple-and-white seersucker outfits in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras. Seersucker is a wonderful combination of both the elegant and the casual. And it isn’t just worn by millions of well-dressed Americans. It is celebrated for its comfort, its distinctive appearance, and how it makes folks look and feel. It is literally cool.

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