Seersucker Casual Blazer

01-08-18

Albam Seersucker Casual Jacket

Seersucker fabric was invented during the colonial period of India where it grew rapidly in popularity among the British expatriates. The name originates from the Sanskrit 'shir o shekar', meaning milk and honey - a reference to contrasting smooth and coarse nature of the stripe pattern. The bunched thread and crinkled finish meant the fabric mostly held away from the skin, giving better air circulation in the humid climates of South Asia and, more importantly, requiring less ironing.

The first seersucker blazers were a blend of cotton and silk, the latter shrinking when the fabric was washed to create the puckered finish. Our iteration makes use of the more commonly used slack-tension weave. A technique that skillfully alternates between tighter and looser warps in the cotton. This makes the Seersucker Casual Blazer durable, crease resistant, and ideal for travelling.

Shop coats & jackets

next prev