Seersucker Unbound Jacket
You know the law of supply and demand, don’t you? “Supply ordinary, easy-to-make stuff and that’s what they’ll demand.”
Let’s skip a thousand examples (TV programming, variety of apples on the market, etc.) and get right to seersucker.
Certain forces want you to think seersucker is always white with a blue stripe, even though it once came in innumerable colors and textures.
I was lucky enough to find a mill that still makes this wonderful example (just as you can find, here and there, ancient gnarled trees bearing Cox’s Orange Pippins and fragrant Lady Apples).
It has a refreshingly different light tan on beige stripe. The cotton is substantial, the rows of crinkles are broad and extra crinkly — at least twice as interesting as typical seersucker.
I’ve had this non-mass-market fabric tailored into a summer suit that ensures you won’t run into yourself on the Cliff Walk. Another stake through the heart of the Seersucker Cartel.
Seersucker Unbound Jacket (No. 2236). Single-breasted jacket with notched lapels, double back vent, seven pockets (four inside). Cool rayon blend lining. Imported.