Well, it appears like summer has taken hold in Portland! (Cue someone to tell us: Summer doesn’t start until July 5th.) This HOT weather has gotten us thinking about the ultimate in hot weather fabric: SEERSUCKER.
What’s that, you ask? Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The idea is that only half of the fabric is touching your skin, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It was very common for summer wear in the earlier part of the 20th century, but not so much now.
And luck would have it: Our Seersucker Social for 2019 is just around the corner!
Our Seersucker Social will happen on Sunday June 23rd, during Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual month-long festival of bike fun. We’ll meet at 11:30 AM by the Green Zebra Grocery in Lloyd District, 808 NE Multnomah St. Stock up on vittles inside, we depart at noon for a 6-9 mile leisurely cruise to a mystery park for a picnic! Bring your picnic basket and blanket and some lawn games. Dress up in seersucker, linen, or your finest warm-weather dressy clothes!
You still have about ten days to hit up shops and/or thrift stores to get an outfit. Need some inspiration? The best examples of seersucker (both the fabric and the ride) are found in the rides put on in Washington DC by Dandies and Quaintrells.
See you Sunday June 23rd!