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truly is a young, hip town and, in recent years, it has become a seersucker town! Chynna Pope is a twentysomething Bostonian who is leading a seersucker wave in New England. A former professional figure skater and ballerina, Chynna studied art history and architecture at Boston University and then attended the School of Fashion Design in Boston on Newbury Street. She is now a leading Boston fashion designer through her company, The Beacon Hill Bow Tie Club. Beacon Hill Bow Ties are enormously popular with the college and preppy crowd in Boston and, not surprisingly, among the most popular Beacon Hill Bow Ties are the ones made of seersucker. “New Englanders in general, and young New Englanders in particular, have a kind of love and respect for seersucker,” explains Chynna. “Seersucker is in the classic old Brahmin style. It’s kind of Old English, and it’s really preppy. We New Englanders believe that wearing a seersucker suit or seersucker anything is a connection brought back to that kind of lifestyle.” And it’s not just the New Englanders who have embraced the seersucker lifestyle in Boston. “Boston is a cos-

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