Seersucker Thursday in the Senate: A thing of the past?

June 20, 2013

Well, at least someone wore seersucker today: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), who lightened and brightened the immigration debate by wearing the genteel, summer-weight cotton onto the Senate floor. (Thanks, C-SPAN!)

(Courtesy of C-SPAN)
(Courtesy of C-SPAN)

But he appeared to be alone. For several years, it was a regular thing for senators to don seersucker suits on the third (or sometimes fourth) Thursday of June — a lighthearted tradition started by Trent Lott back in the ’90s. But it was quietly discontinued last year, out of concerns that dress-alike day might seem too frivolous. A petition drive to reinstate the quirky custom seems not to have made a ripple. But there was one man, anyway. Any other senators kick it seersucker-style Thursday? Let us know at

Senate Seersucker Thursday in 2011. (Bill Clark/ Roll Call via AP)

More Reliable Source: Joe Kennedy III; Sarah Wayne Callies; Alice Munro; James Gandolfini; Rove and Brazile; Paula Deen; Michael Collins; Strauss-Kahn house; Josh Duggar; Newt Gingrich

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