Matt Lauer Wears a Shorts Suit. How Are We Handling This News?

06/20/2014 at 11:21 AM ET

We’ll confess: We like to keep the office TV tuned to the Today Show most mornings, just to see the wacky antics Al and the gang get up to. (And also to cheer on our contributing editor Jill Martin, of course!) But nothing could have prepared us for what we saw today. And that is: Matt Lauer’s bare legs.

Matt Lauer shorts suitMike Coppola/Getty

Oh, sure, we’ve seen him in a one-piece red swimsuit before, so we knew he had some nice stems. But we didn’t really see the news anchor as a paragon of trendy style, so his choice of a very fashion-forward shorts suit was a shock before we had our coffee.

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To be fair, Lauer was just demonstrating the latest in guy style (see Willie Geist in Pitbull pants, below) but he really did commit to the look for the whole morning — and seemed to genuinely enjoy the breeze on his knees. And who came blame him? From his normal perch, Lauer just looked like he was wearing a very stylish suit. But the side shot, also below, shows that there was much more happening below the desk.

Lauer’s Today costar Natalie Morales promised us we’d never be able to unsee this look, and we think she just might be right. Tell us: Are you still recovering from the sight of Matt Lauer in a shorts suit, or do you love this look on him?

–Alex Apatoff

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Guessed on

Savannah is pregnant, so maybe give her a pass. Fluid retention, etc.


If anyone can pull off that look, it’s him!

susan G on

My brothers wore short suits – but it was the 60’s and they were making their first communion!

Zeze on

Sorry, but nothing will make him likable.

ginny on

Luv that Matt’s a good sport, looks great from the waist up!!

Jodie on

Well I must be in the minority but I thought it looked just fine! Perfect for summer! I especially liked the cool loafers he wore w/it but I also happen to be a Matt fan so might be a bit biased. Was certainly not offensive to me in any way!

Ivixen on

Apparently he has better legs than Samantha does.

Life goes on on

In the Bermudas, if you have a nice tan, you can do this. But not in NYC.

guest on

His legs look better than hers.

Jess on

unless you are Angus Young or under 10 years old no man should wear shorts with a suit jacket!!!!

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