In 1909, Joseph Haspel Sr revolutionized menswear in the United States with his seersucker suits. Based on a beloved British cloth used in sweltering India, the company's signature suits garnered much love and attention, especially in Haspel's hometown, New Orleans.
Today, Haspel continues to perfect the look of 'the southern gentleman' with its smart garments. The cool people at ACE Hotel have teamed up with this true American icon to create the Haspel x Ace Suit. Made out of a non-traditional navy and black seersucker, this cotton three-button suit is lovely for travel (it comes with its own drawstring bag.) The suit boasts a simplified construction with a lightweight jacket that feels more like a shirt than a cumbersome blazer; the trousers feature a slightly dropped crotch, pleated front and tapered leg to complete the smart-yet-relaxed feel.
Both pieces can be purchased online.
Jacket, $695. Pants, $295.