• Fri, Apr 22 2011

Poll: Would You Wear A Short Suit?

Alexi Lubomirski shot Erin Wasson for an editorial called “Chic, Easy Pieces” in the May issue of American Harper’s Bazaar. Wasson looks great, unsurprisingly, traipsing around the sand in a minimalistic-Real Houswife kind of way. As I was looking over the images, I started to think I liked the idea of pairing a giant, fuck-off, metal statement necklace (by Chloe) with a simple white suit; it feels very chic and cerebral and Calvin Klein Collection. By which I mean: if I actually tried to wear this outfit, I’d put irreparable coffee, rain water, mud, liquor, and Coke Zero stains all over it in five minutes flat. But conceptually I like it and it sure photographs well.

…These were my thoughts exactly until I scrolled down and saw that this simple, beautiful white suit was in fact…

a short suit. By Bottega Veneta, I believe.

Though the wise women at Go Fug Yourself have informed us time and time again that formal shorts are the worst… every so often I think it kind of works.

What about you? Is this just silly looking, or is it a nice option for warmer weather while still looking sharp?

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

(image via Fashion Gone Rogue)

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  • Sendra

    I think it is still beautiful and perfect for summer. But only when you have the legs to pull this off.

  • Hannah Beth

    A French Connection catalogue/announcement bit came to my house this weekend. My sister said she liked their short white suit “for luncheons.” I expressed my differing opinion, and asked my father, who runs a law firm, what he thought. His response? “If someone came into my office wearing that, they’d be fired immediately.”