Unique Japanese cotton seersucker in midnight black with white spots. A lightweight tightly woven fabric in soft 100gsm cotton. The term "seersucker" comes from the Hindi word "sīrsakar" that had itself been borrowed from the Persian compound "shīroshakar" (meaning "milk and sugar"). When seersucker made its way to the United States, it gained popularity right away, especially with Southern gentleman who preferred a light fabric for their region's heat and humidity. Seersucker was used for summer service uniforms of the first female United States Marines.