For the best intro watch Brandon Bloch's lighthearted video at http://dandiesandquaintrelles.com/
Some of my Takoma Park friends were having an e-mail conversation politely asking, "WTF?" which is a fair question. One speculated that there were leeches involved, so I wrote this primer, which I am reprinting here:
Seersucker is a lightweight striped cotton that was originally used for men's suits in hot, formal places like the South:
Think of it as a chance to see nattily dressed men, which is a rarity here in the People's Republic of Takoma Park.
Yes,perhaps it can be intimidating, or just fun. People don't take themselves too seriously, I think. Here's a pic from 2010
Having fun is really the key. You can go anywhere (or nowhere) with seersucker. Isaac Mizrahi is coming out with wedding gowns that incorporate gingham.
|And here are other stripey things that would be fine, I think.|
As with so much in life, anything goes ladies.