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01:13 pm - Seersucker Suits Invade Capitol Yearly

Caption: Talking up their stylish suits, from left to right: Senators Gordon Smith, R-Ore.; Ben Nelson, D-Neb.; Kit Bond, R-Mo.; Trent Lott, R-Miss.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

Our nation's senators might not be able to come together on immigration or energy, but when it comes to wearing thin, striped, wrinkled-looking suits, there is consensus.

"It's the first day of summer, and the Senate needs to lighten up and loosen up," said Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., sporting bright pink socks that accentuate a striped suit on Seersucker Thursday 2007.

When asked the origin of the tradition, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said, "It comes from watching Lott preening on the floor."

"Seersucker is the South's fashion gift to the nation to help cope with the heat and humidity of D.C. summers," said Lott spokesman Nick Simpson.

Full article: Seersucker-Suited Senators Dress for Success

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Date:April 21st, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Amen to that opening sentence

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