Missouri Senator Tries to Ban Seersucker

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Seersucker suits are a polarizing force in men's fashion. Not really, but Missouri senator Ryan McKenna feels so strongly about the fabric that he proposed a statewide ban on it for anyone over the age of eight.

“Any person living in this state aged eight and under may wear seersucker suits at their leisure. Any person over the age of eight living in this state may not wear seersucker suits because adults look ridiculous in seersucker suits,” the (handwritten) amendment to a higher education bill reads, according to the River Front Times.


McKenna later withdrew the amendment, claiming he stuck it in there mostly as a joke. But, he also went on to say that about half of the Missouri state senators are proponents of the seersucker suit, and they wear them on Wednesdays. Which is so Mean Girls. Maybe they're like "You can't sit with us," and he's just mad about it?

Anyway! Missouri folks and their seersucker suits, amirite? (No, seriously. Am I? I'm going to turn this one over to our office Missourians, Lindsay and Caitlin M.)

Me: Is seersucker a thing in Missouri?

Lindsay: No. However...

Caitlin M.: It's a Southern thing, and some people in Missouri want to be from the South (in my opinion).

Me: Ohh, interesting.

Caitlin M.: I've seen plenty of seersucker.

Me: Where?

Lindsay: Cut-off-sleeve tees, Affliction shirts, and cargo shorts are some SERIOUS offenses. Personally, I would have like to have seen legislation passed on that. Lost efforts. Also see: True Religion jeans for men.

Lindsay: I did, I guess, see Seersucker on frat boys who wanted to be, uh, fratty, though.

Caitlin M.:
I've seen seersucker at my prep school (mainly from one guy who was from the South) and then at college, when the frat boys got excited we moved to a Southern conference.

Me: Seersucker what?

Caitlin M.: Pants.

Lindsay: Shorts.

Me: Southern conference?

Caitlin M.: Haha, we moved from the Big 12 to the SEC (for sports).

Lindsay: Sports...

Me: Wut

Lindsay: We play southern teams now instead of midwestern teams

Me: Oh!

Caitlin M.: Therefore Missouri frat boys now think they're Southern and should wear seersucker and Sperrys everywhere.

So, there you have it! Seersucker: a fraught issue, apparently.
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