A seersucker suit is too often thought of as a one (or maybe two or three) trick pony. In other words, an option for very specific situations, and usually some type of event. Think race-day attire at the Kentucky Derby, a summer wedding on the beach, or maybe a period event like the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Think outside of that box a little, and you’ve got a great warm weather suit for work.
| WEARING | Seersucker suit c/o Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus shirt (similar HERE), Gitman Bros. tie (similar HERE), Kenneth Cole tie bar (similar HERE), Drake’s pocket square, Timex watch, Sunglasses c/o Persol, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
If you read the first paragraph and thought your classic blue seersucker suit might not work at the office, you’re probably correct. Blue seersucker does tend to carry around the baggage of being pigeonholed like that and can seem costumey if taken out of those contexts. And if you tried to wear that into the workplace, you’d likely get more than a few comments you probably wouldn’t care to hear all day.
Luckily, seersucker does come in different colors than blue, and if you want to get more out of a seersucker suit, you might consider a light tan, grey, or even black stripe. I love getting maximum versatility out of most pieces in my wardrobe, and this was definitely my thought process when I had the opportunity to go through the Made to Measure program at Saks Fifth Avenue recently for this suit.
Do you have a seersucker suit in your collection? Tell me about some of the ways you like to style it.