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26-05-2005
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Seersucker = A light thin fabric, generally cotton or rayon, with a crinkled surface and a usually striped pattern. The way to give the fabric that crinkled look is to weave together fibres that shrink differently.

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26-05-2005
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In England, the women who serve school-dinners always wear seersucker. Not sure why.

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26-05-2005
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i googled seersucker and got this little tidbit...
SEERSUCKER

A lightweight fabric with a crimped or puckered surface.

The trend-spotting notes in my daily newspaper recently reported that seersucker was the fashionable fabric for the coming summer. This is despite clothes made from it looking as though they had been badly ironed or that the wearer had slept in them. (I am told that the way to give the fabric that crinkled look is to weave together fibres that shrink differently.) Nick Foulkes wrote in the Sunday Telegraph recently that British wearers intend the seersucker suit to convey “a dashing transatlantic look that is a little bit George Plimpton and a touch F. Scott Fitzgerald”. Or perhaps Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. For me the seersucker suit evokes a world-weary foreign correspondent in some tropical clime, suffering from heat and excess alcohol. Originally, in the eighteenth century, seersucker was striped Indian cotton, the stripes being the identifying feature. You can tell that from the original name, the Persian shir o shakar, literally “milk and sugar”, in reference to what we would now call its candy stripes.

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26-05-2005
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thanks travis and tott...
i just learned something...

and i will say it again...
i seersucker...!

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26-05-2005
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haha. travis i was abt to post tht !
i have a lovely pink & white seersucker jacket !
love it !

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An attorney came into my office today in a baby blue seersucker suit....it didn't look bad at all! Similar to this:

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I love seersucker because it looks good, AND IT DOESN'T NEED IRONING! Not that I usually iron a lot, but it's nice to have a built-in excuse!

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wonderful....
thanks to all....
i'm learning so much with you all around...!

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not sure if this is the right spot...feel free to move it, if not....
but prompted by the discussions in the designer/collections section...

this is the first time i have heard of these cruise/pre-fall collections...
what exactly are they...?

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26-05-2005
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i thought a mock turtleneck is when a turtleneck is without sleeves?

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You might be thinking of the mock-neck, which I think was those faux turtlenecks where it was basically a bib w/ a turtleneck I think that's what they were called. People would wear them under crew-necks so they didn't have to have another layer of clothing. Anyone know what I'm talking about??

I think a turtleneck w/ a BODY and no sleeves is just a sleeveless turtleneck, correct?

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yup, that's just a slvls t nk...
mock t nk is the one that doesn't fold over...

it makes sense if you just think about it for a minute...
mock means fake or make believe...
so it's a fake t nk...
because a t nk fold over and this one doesn't...


curious...
the word you are looking for is a 'dickie'...

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28-05-2005
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Could anyone tell me what a "Tolstoy blouse" is?

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Quote:
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curious...
the word you are looking for is a 'dickie'...
Yup, that's it!! Thanks

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29-05-2005
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What is avant-garde? I should know this, but I don't...

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