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effect of connecting others to their own family history. “It really is remarkable,” observes Hicks. “I’ll be wearing my seersucker suit and total strangers will walk up to me and start telling me about someone in their family — a father, an uncle, a grandfather — who wore seersucker. Seersucker has this great ability to create a memory for people.” As an historian, Hicks regards this as seersucker’s greatest trait. Robert Hicks also believes that seersucker projects the perfect image for a leader in any walk of life. “Seersucker just has a great crisp, clean look about it,” says Hicks. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone who looks bad in seersucker.” It is indeed the unofficial uniform of Music City’s master of ceremonies. Seersucker is also the fashion foundation of Robert Hicks’ renowned philanthropic efforts. Over the years, he has raised millions of dollars in support of the arts, historical preservation and education. And Robert Hicks knows how to use seersucker to make such efforts successful. Each year in August, Robert Hicks hosts a very serious philanthropic event in Franklin, Tennessee. It is called Seriously

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