Originally Posted by SVS
I'm spending the summer just outside of Baton Rouge and New Orleans and need some southern clothing. Are seersucker suits and white bucs really common? What do I need?
Are seersucker and white shoes common? Absolutely not. If you want to wear them fine, but if you're doing it to fit in or just not stand out - forget about it.
Cotton or linen would be fine as long as you stay with neutral colors (tan, khaki, light grays, etc). High super # wools work too.
White shoes? Not a good idea IMO unless you want to stand out loudly.
The bottom line about the south in the summer is that it's hot and humid no matter what you wear. You won't escape that.