Missouri State Senator Ryan McKenna proposed that seersucker suits be prohibited garb for anyone over the age of 8. His amendment was to SB437 seeking to modify the way the state funds public institutions of higher education by creating a new model for calculating institutions’ state funding.
Reportedly, while the senator’s amendment was in “jest,” it was a response to a trend among Missouri legislators wearing seersucker suits.
The United States Congress has its own tradition of “Seersucker Thursday,” adopting the Southern style lightweight-weight fabric as summer begins in June.
[image: Seersucker Thursday in Senate,2006, via]