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There is general (but again not unanimous) agreement that part of the allure of seersucker is that one only wears it during the “seersucker season,” whatever that may be. Just as baseball fans in the “hot stove league” spend snowy winter nights by the fire dreaming of sunlit summer days at the ball park, seersucker lovers spend their winters looking forward to donning their wonderful puckered cotton suits at summertime picnics. But if there is in fact a season and a time to every seersucker purpose under Heaven, when can we turn, turn, turn to it? Andrew Thomas lives and writes in what is arguably, next to New Orleans, the greatest seersucker city in the world, Charleston. His blog, “The Pursuit of Civility,” celebrates the importance of courtesy, kindness, manners, and not coincidentally, seersucker! Thomas contends that there are three schools of thought regarding the duration of the seersucker season. School #1: Easter Sunday morning to Labor Day evening. School #2: Memorial Day morning to Labor Day evening. School #3: Whenever weather permits. What school you follow generally depends upon your lat-

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