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Where New Orleans - - THE GUIDE -

With tem­per­a­tures ris­ing, seer­sucker sea­son is fast heat­ing up. The word seer­sucker de­rives from a Hindu cor­rup­tion of the Per­sian phrase “shir sakkar,” mean­ing “milk and sugar.” The fab­ric’s slack-ten­sion weav­ing leaves half its stripes smooth as milk, the oth­ers lumpy as sugar, cre­at­ing pock­ets of cool air that are per­fect for bat­tling New Or­leans’ high hu­mid­ity. Perlis (p. 30) and Ruben­stein’s (p. 30) are the lo­cal stan­dard-bear­ers for seer­sucker suits, while the na­tion­ally ac­claimed, lo­cally made Jolie & Elizabeth line of women’s seer­sucker is found at Hat­tie Sparks (p. 29). For the tiny trend­set­ter, NOLA Kids (p. 32) of­fers seer­sucker hats, sun­dresses, jumpers and shorts sets.

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