Seersucker season has come and gone, but it's never too early to start thinking about next year. Today's focus is on the company considered the King of Seersucker: Haspel. In 2009, Haspel will be celebrating its 100th birthday. The century-old company has been producing fine quality seersucker suits since 1909 when Joseph Haspel started making them in New Orleans, responding to a genuine need for lightweight clothing that satisfied the problem of maintaining one's style in a warm climate before the days of air conditioning.
Today, the Haspel line boasts well-made suits of linen, madras, poplin, pinfeather, silk and, of course, original seersucker. They're still based in Louisiana, just a short drive away from where the original Mr. Haspel began the seersucker revolution.
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