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Rich: The seersucker suit and the Book of Life
(An Easter column)
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From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy. Once Tink saw a friend of ours, Jon Rawls of Oxford, Miss., wearing one in light blue finished off with a bow tie, he said, “Baby, I have to have a seersucker suit.