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Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker

Seersucker was originally worn by the poor in the U.S. until undergraduate students in the 1920s, in an air of  reverse snobbery, began to wear the fabric. Damon Runyon wrote that his new habit for wearing seersucker was “causing much confusion among my friends. They cannot decide whether I am broke or just setting a new vogue.”.    Yeesh.

Beginning in 1996, the US Senate held a Seersucker Thursday in June, where the participants dress in traditionally Southern clothing, but the tradition was discontinued in June 2012.  Good decision.  Let’s focus our attention on putting the people back to work!  It is Labor Day you know.

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