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cclesiastes Chapter 3 teaches us, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven” — To which The Byrds, added, in the title of their 1965 song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” This raises a fundamental question: When is the season for seersucker? Put another way, when can I take off this hot, itchy wool and put on my cool, comfortable seersucker? There is general, although not unanimous, agreement among seersucker aficionados that seersucker is not a year-round fabric. By definition, it is a warm weather fabric, and even in this era of global warming one doesn’t wear a seersucker suit to Thanksgiving dinner in Richmond, nor does Santa Claus come down your chimney wearing red and white striped seersucker on Christmas Eve, even in Miami Beach.

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