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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Guest on

A suit jacket with shorts is only okay if you are age four and under.

Peachy on

Not good……

bitsy on

He looks ridiculous! Don’t care for him anyway so this made my day. He is way too old to pull off that look.

Stacey on

No. No, no, no. And no.

Mark Wrendell on

I am trying to recover from him in general……he is a liberal puke and needs to take his bare head and bare legs to a retirement home.

guest on

Just no.

wwtpgirl on

Ewww.. I wish that I could just unsee the whole thing.

Sacré on

That’s uh, no. Just no.

JML on

Unless you are in Bermuda this is just not acceptable.

sylvia on

Matt’s legs are prettier than Savannahs.

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