Congressman Bill Cassidy

Representing the 6th District of LOUISIANA

Cassidy Brings Back National Seersucker Day

Jun 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that National Seersucker Day has been formally reinstated. A bipartisan Capitol Hill tradition, Members of the House of Representatives typically wear Seersucker on Wednesdays and Senators wear it on Thursdays. Members of Congress gathered for a photo shown below and attached.

Fmr. Senator Trent Lott offered the following quote:

“Seersucker suits came out of Louisiana, so it’s appropriate that Rep. Bill Cassidy brings back the tradition.”

Dr. Cassidy released the following statement:

“National Seersucker Day is a tradition in Congress and a part of Louisiana’s history. Seersucker suits were invented in New Orleans by Joseph Haspel. Haspel is still based in Louisiana and manufactures its suits in the United States. I am proud to have brought together dozens of Members of Congress, of both parties, to celebrate what is now an American tradition manufactured by American workers. It’s more than puckered striped suits—it’s Capitol Hill camaraderie.”

Photo Credit: Paul Morigi