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York Times and Garden and Gun. He lectures around the world on history and literature, particularly the history and literature of his native South. He is the “curator of vibe” for the BB King Corporation, leading blues clubs in Nashville, Memphis, Orlando and Los Angeles. He is an art collector (listed among Art & Antiques’ top 100 collectors in America), and he has produced and served as curator for major exhibitions at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. He is a public-spirited, ubiquitous figure in Nashville, and is known as Music City’s Master of Ceremonies. And he is serious about seersucker. “I wear it every day from Easter to Labor Day,” explains Hicks. “But it’s more than just something I wear. It really is at the center of so much of my life.” For Robert Hicks, seersucker is about tradition and history – his own family history as well as the history of the South. “The reasons seersucker matters to me is because of tradition,” he explains. “My grandfather wore it. My father wore it, and I wear it.” Hicks’ seersucker suits are not just a connection with his own family history. His seersucker suits have the extraordinary

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