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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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jackie on

In Bermuda, the businessmen wear them all the time, however, he should’ve had on knee length socks to wear it properly. That’s how we do in Bermuda….#bermudashorts

yasemina on

Gross. He’s looking very geriatric now. Hard to imagine all the women who felt like they had to sleep with him to get to the top wanting him after seeing this. And I don’t like to say anything bad about pregnant women, but Savannah could do with some solid colors,

kathy on

GROSS….. And they let him on like that no wonder their ratings are going down the drain they are getting what they deserve

yasemina on

Gross. He looks so geriatric. It’s hard to imagine all those co-anchors who felt they needed to sleep their way to the top wanting him now. He’s so pompous and doesn’t deserve that ridiculously huge salary. While Ann Curry was a wrong fit for Today, I hope she looks at this and laughs. And put some solid colors on Savannah, that dress isn’t flattering on anyone!

Emily on

Pretty bad. His wife should burn it before he wears it again. A little too old there Matt.

Shauna del Villar on

And they picked on Anne Curry’s style choices????!!!!

Rita on

It should have short sleeves too!

Guest on

Looks terrible.

Sdubb on

He looks radiant. Also savannah is pregnant,
Give her a break. (eye roll)

Katie on

One of the main reasons I don’t watch Today!! What happened to his hair? Guess it’s been a while since I surfed by that show!

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