28 June 2014

Carolina Day - 2014

Carolina Day parade, Charleston, S.C.
New rule - seersucker suits for everyone on Carolina Day! To be accurate - seersucker suits & sun dresses. No exceptions. Start planning your wardrobe for next year.

Since Carolina Day is always on June 28th, it is usually on a work day and I miss this colorful photo op.
Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. On this day forces under Colonels William Moultrie and William Thomson repelled assaults by the Royal Navy and the British Army. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the Palmetto Society and the South Carolina Historical Society continue the commemoration today.
More photos here: Carolina Day 2014 


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  2. I believe that in addition to seersucker, the Charleston Tuxedo should be allowed. Blue blazer, khaki slacks and a white or blue oxford button-down shirt. And a tie. I have both.

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    1. There were quite a number in that outfit as well. Between the two you are pretty well set for any occasion.

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  3. Seersucker seems a lot more sensible in the South Carolina summer than those - though pretty - long, heavy dresses or the (woolen?) uniforms and boots!

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    1. It was pretty warm and muggy for any kind of suit. The ladies had it better in sun dresses and hats.

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  4. That might be the first time I've heard the term seersucker. Good shots!

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    1. Ohhhhhh William! It is the state outfit in S.C. in the summer.

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    2. Karen Snyder6:24 PM

      Gracious! Even we northerners have been known to wear seersucker on occasion. :) I can recall summer shorts and rompers when I was a very young girl (many, many moons ago), although I don't see it so much in kids' clothing around here these days. That's a shame, too, because it's pretty comfortable when things get sticky.

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    3. I have some pants but might be a little too casual for work. They look more like jeans. I need a nice seersucker sun dress.

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  5. Those seersucker suits just smack of the Old South. Snappy.

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    1. I like them. I've even looked at a seersucker suit myself.

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  6. I'm in the market for a blue and white seersucker jacket, myself. Not for a parade... just for fun. 8-)

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    1. Get one! I've tried on a jacket.

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