Missouri Senator Ryan McKenna added an amendment to an education bill to ban anyone in the state of Missouri over the age of eight from wearing seersucker suits.
McKenna added the following language to Missouri Senate Bill 437:
“Any person living in this state aged eight and under may wear seersucker suits at their leisure. Any person over the age of eight living in this state may not wear seersucker suits because adults look ridiculous in seersucker suits,”
While the Esquire blog in which this item first appeared has its own theory on the proposed ban, I’ll add mine here. It’s already started to get quite warm in the south, and perhaps by banning comfortable clothing Sen. McKenna was hoping to get the GOP-controlled body out of town earlier before more damage could be done. The 2013 session of the Missouri legislative assembly is scheduled to end May 17.