It is growing warmer by the day and looking at the calendar, I see that Easter is ever so close. That means it is almost seersucker time. Seersucker is one of my favorite summer fabrics. It carries a casual yet elegant appeal at all times if worn properly. The fabric comes in various colors, but I suggest sticking to either blue, gray, or tan. Now, after saying that, I admit, I own a seersucker suit in red. To the eye, it appears pink and it has a certain Gatsby appeal. Also, I spied a couple photos from one of my favorite fashion heroes the Sartorialist. The first is the picture above, and the gentleman demonstates how to add flavor to a subtle tan seersucker suit. Seersucker suits look great with white bucks and saddle shoes, but brown dress shoes with a worn panache can look equally elegant. I usually pair mine with bucks for more casual settings, and sport my spectators or slightly worn brown Ralph Lauren wingtips for dressier occasions. I have also included a photo of traditional blue, and a risky color, green. I usually would not even consider a green seersucker, but the gentleman from Sarts blog seems to pull it off. I think his choice of shoe, shirt, and tie is what makes the look work. It is not a classic color, but the gentleman somehow maintains a classic appeal.
Finally, when can you break out the seersucker? Well, I use the climate as my barometer. If it was 90 degrees tomorrow, I would consider seersucker. I also think it is appropriate for Easter. Some say one has to wait until Memorial Day, but I disagree. I may have just opened Pandora's Box.