CRISPY SEERSUCKER

by egrstyle

Il seersucker nasce in India durante il periodo coloniale britannico.
Il nome deriva dal termine hindi e persiano  shir o shakar, cioè latte e zucchero, riferendosi all’aspetto liscio del latte e ruvido dello zucchero.
È ottenuto montando in ordito  gruppi di fili di cotone tesi alternati a gruppi di fili molto lenti che danno al tessuto un aspetto arricciato. Questa caratteristica fa si’ che il tessuto non resti appiccicato alla pelle, facilitando la traspirazione, la dissipazione del calore ed il passaggio dell’aria.
Fu inizialmente usato negli Stai Uniti dagli operai ma più tardi fu adottato dalle classi più alte e divenne un capo imprescindibile nel guardaroba dei gentlemen del sud.

 Seersucker has born during the British colonial period in India.
The word came into English from  Hindustan and Persian words “shir o shekar”, meaning “milk and sugar”, probably from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar.
Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary.
When Seersucker was first introduced in the U.S. it was used for a broad array of clothing items. For suits the material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South, who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer, especially prior to the arrival of air conditioning.

Gregory Peck and The Duke of Windsor wearing seersucker suits

Quincy Jones and his seersucker jacket 

Cuffed seersucker pants

Fleece cotton jacket by  Roda; Seersucker sartorial pants by Jack Emerson; Suede loafer by Tricker’s; Silk handkerchief by Marinella 

Seersucker jacket by Rugby, ; Pink cotton mended piquè polo shirt by Ralph Lauren; Medium wash denim pants by Uniqlo; Handmade  canvas espradrillas;  Gros-grain ribbon belt by J. Crew; Printed cotton handkerchief 

Vintage  seersucker swimsuit, Faconnable by Albert Goldberg

White/Beige seersucker jacket by Ralph Lauren; spread collar denim shirt by Danolis; White denim pants by Mauro Grifoni, Stretch cotton belt by Orciani; Suede bucks shoes by Sanders ; Pink polka dots handkerchief by Drake’s