Men, Are You Ready for the “Short Suit”?

Trendy short suits

A new menswear fashion trend is coming to high end boutiques and retail stores in your city. The cutting-edge “short suit” was tested quietly in J. Crew stores. And now Topman, Asos, and Barneys are among the retailers selling the short suit.

Rappers Sean Combs, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams helped popularize this look.

The trendy short suit look features a long sleeved sports coat over a button down shirt and sometimes a tie. The jacket is paired with shorts rather than long pants. There is also a short sleeved suit jacket version.

Designer short suit

As Businessinsider.com explains the new suit is not a risky business decision for retailers who prefer high-volume brands that focus on staples. “Staples generally don’t go out of style and thus don’t need replacing that often.”

“It’s an easy and affordable way to kind of be in step with what’s going on,” Patrick says. “It’s also a merchandising play, because guys will come in and buy ties and shirts and a bunch of other stuff.”

Reiss khaki short suit

The U.K.-based fashion brand Reiss sells a pair of khaki suit shorts for $130. “Ensure that even on warm days your style remains sharp,” reads the retailer’s product description.

Reiss recommends pairing the shorts with a plain black crew-neck T, suede driving shoes, and a pair of aviator glasses for a look that says “smart and informal.”

Barneys NY Comme des Garcons short suit

For a less traditional look, Barneys New York carries a $859 Comme des Garcons short suit trimmed with chiffon panels.

Businessinsider.com has more pics in their gallery.

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    • lilern

      like it with the SHORTS but the skirt is NO BUENO!

    • Who Dat

      Men, Are You Ready for the “Short Suit”?
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      I am so sorry. I thought this read…

      Man, Are You Ready for Your Short Suit.

      He was born’ed ready was first thought.

    • rockstar

      This look is not hot. This is like wearing sandals with socks on. Why are they always trying to pimp feminine looks to men?

    • sassyshe

      Wtffff?

    • Who Dat

      Rappers Sean Combs, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams helped popularize this look
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Sorry but Boyz II Men did it first almost 25 years ago.

    • bama_n_jersey

      So y’all just told us that they can’t wear jean shorts and now this…. :shrug: I am so confused

    • Beta

      Hideous

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :facepalm:

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Throw on a baseball cap and they’re Boyz II Men circa Motown Philly… doom doom doom da da!

    • SOTHERNGRL

      This is fine if you are 6yrs old or less. A grown azz man :nono: And what is that black thang some sort of mourning kilt?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      Sorry, I guess I will never be hip. Saw an old Easter pic of me, and my mom had me on a :cuss: short suit. I was 6 though.

      And a short sleeve suit coat looks like I said fvck a dry cleaner and threw that shyt is washa machine. :shrug:

      This shyt is for the birds. ESPECIALLY that ruffled monstrosity!!! :huh:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      SOTHERNGRL says:

      This is fine if you are 6yrs old or less.
      ____________________________________

      Same page Sothern. Same page. :yes:

    • Struggleisreal

      :newbie:

      Not really feeling this skort for mens.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      :huh: Do that fool in the last pic got peek-a-boo lace hanging from his sleeve?

      :cuss: all over again!!!!!

    • kamadiva

      Nah..for a boys…I could see it…but grown men :nono:

      BUT…is it hidden racism that the suit at the top right states: Ludlow short suit in Japanese chambray and has an Asian male wearing it???

      Back to :lurking:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Rappers Sean Combs, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams helped popularize this look.
      ___________

      Short suits are not new or even new trends. Women borrowed them from the boys and they have been steady for years now. By the time Daddy Diddy wears something its mainstream! :lol: I will give you Ye and Pharrell but not Diddy I still wear All Jordan warmup everything Combs. :nono:

      Please broaden your horizons. This is why everything is gloom and doom for you. You need to get out of your box. *boom hands*

      jk. Kinda. :eek:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Throw on a baseball cap and they’re Boyz II Men circa Motown Philly… doom doom doom da da!
      —–
      :rofl:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      :rofl: at shorts being the topic of the day

    • OutsidetheBox

      Wait how is a suit ever feminine? When we wear suits we try to exude power, a masculine trait. :huh:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      Carrington says:

      Throw on a baseball cap and they’re Boyz II Men circa Motown Philly… doom doom doom da da!

      ______________________________

      :rofl: :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :hahaha: BoyzIIMen was on Bachelorette. I used to be such a fangirl for Wanya! :ashamed:

    • http://www.allthingsfabandfly.com All Things Fab and Fly

      I actually like the look. And driving shoes would be a much better look than dress shoes! Great post Sandra!!

    • San ah make ya dance

      This for DTTS :ghost:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Nah..for a boys…I could see it…but grown men :nono:

      BUT…is it hidden racism that the suit at the top right states: Ludlow short suit in Japanese chambray and has an Asian male wearing it???

      Back to :lurking:

      ____________

      Jokes right? *scratches space between eyebrow and eyeball* :eek: :lol:

      JK…if you were. :grin:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      When we wear suits we try to exude power, a masculine trait.

      __________________

      *good point*

      I actually don’t mind these short suits. I :love: bowlegged men

    • San ah make ya dance

      Lil Boys do wear stuff like this for Easter :hahaha:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I actually like the look. And driving shoes would be a much better look than dress shoes! Great post Sandra!!
      ____________

      I like the Granpa’s in the first shots. Drivers would be nice too. I don’t like the tasseled loafers. It should be like a mullet. Business in the front party in the back.

      Business up top, porty down below. :dance:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      And a short sleeve suit coat looks like I said fvck a dry cleaner and threw that shyt is washa machine.
      ______________________________

      :rofl:

    • khandi25

      I kind of like it .. Not for a day at the office, but a business casual day party I can see a man wearing this without the tie ..

    • San ah make ya dance

      For a less traditional look, Barneys New York carries a $859 Comme des Garcons short suit trimmed with chiffon panels
      ————-
      :ghost:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      Now that skirt WITH those slouch socks :nono: I wouldn’t recommend that skirt for NO ONE – Male or female :nono:

    • OpinionHated

      I like this look for me – I don’t like it for any male over 4 years old.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      Who Dat says:

      Men, Are You Ready for the “Short Suit”?
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      I am so sorry. I thought this read…

      Man, Are You Ready for Your Short Suit.

      He was born’ed ready was first thought.
      ———–
      :wail:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Throw on a baseball cap and they’re Boyz II Men circa Motown Philly… doom doom doom da da!

      =============

      True Story.. but they did cardigans and shorts. Totally different look…

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      Auntie – What color you getting one in? I could see you rocking it. I think that Japanese chambray would set your curls off nicely :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Ain’t a jean suit in the bunch :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      So why didn’t they iron that man’s suit having him look like he took it right out the dryer? (the grey one)

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      :facepalm: Now yall got that song stuck in my head

      :headphone:

      Motown Philly’s back again
      Doin’ a little east coast swang
      Boyz II Men going off
      Not too hard, not too soft

    • OutsidetheBox

      I see im gonna have to leave.. *sniggles hard to keep quiet* :lol: :rofl: :tape:

      My new ofc mates make me want to quit. How is my typing loud. Cot damn. :shank:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      VDot says:

      Now that skirt WITH those slouch socks I wouldn’t recommend that skirt for NO ONE – Male or female
      ——-
      Not even with the white church socks trimmed in chiffon or satin?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      That hairy leg mista in the tan is showing way too much of his business. I feel harassed, embarrassed, and slightly warm. Close your housecoat sir!

    • MamaSaba

      From a fashionable point of view: I like the short suit look although I can’t help but get distracted from how swagger-licious some of these men look by thoughts of just how cute my two and a half year old son would look rocking this trend. He’d be too cool for school. lol. I’m THAT mum.

      From a practical point of view: if I walked into a board meeting or any other formal meeting and was confronted with a room full of guys wearing this here attire, I’d be distracted to say the least. The meeting would not go my way. I’d be in a constant state of staring or near giggles. I’m shallow aren’t I?!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      How is my typing loud
      ———
      when you don’t have rubber keys :(

      :hug:

      They’ll be alright, if not ask them to provide you with a more silent keyboard

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      :rofl: @VDot! :rofl: :kona:

    • The Pearl!

      This looks silly. Let these men keep their calves covered. if you’re gonna be all suit and tie up top, why short-change yourself on the bottom half? It’s incongruous and plain dumb.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      Missy he’s fantabulous.. you see he got his murse going on over there.

    • Bootcampgirl

      Y’all so gotdamn mean :wail: I guess you got to be part of the “O” to get questions answered around here :kona:

    • OpinionHated

      OutsidetheBox says:

      I see im gonna have to leave.. *sniggles hard to keep quiet*

      My new ofc mates make me want to quit. How is my typing loud. Cot damn.
      ——————————
      OMG is this pick on folks typing day my coworker just said the same to me talking about who you cursing out typing all loud – I was like you I ain’t hit send yet….

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      The male flight attendants of Southwest have been rocking the business shorts for ages

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      ——-
      Not even with the white church socks trimmed in chiffon or satin?

      __________

      Is this a trick question? And let me guess, mary janes to go with ‘em? :hahaha:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      (from downstairs)
      this niggaz loins must be perpetually covered in c*m….
      ——-
      :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      They’ll be alright, if not ask them to provide you with a more silent keyboard
      ___________________________________

      Sheeeet! I suggest she get one that sounds like @Man stompin on the blog in his kitten heels over a child support post!
      :wtf: folks do too much :rolleyes: Click-Clack bishes!! :shotsfired:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Whatchu need Bootcamp?

      I saw you posted a querstion loong time ago but I feel like I didn’t have an ansa so I didn’t respond. Ax me agin, I’ll google it fo you

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      I guess you got to be part of the “O” to get questions answered around here

      ___________________

      WHO OUT HERE HAVING ORGASMS WHILE I’M SLAVING AWAY? :cuss: :angry: *turns up Bey’s Jealous*

    • OutsidetheBox

      when you don’t have rubber keys :(

      :hug:

      They’ll be alright, if not ask them to provide you with a more silent keyboard
      _______________________

      :lol: :hug: Yep, that’s exactlywhy. BUT whytf do they expect silence tho? You don’t even get silence in the library. :eek: I think its their white privilege. :eek: And im only kinda kidding. Cause they take calls, have squeaky chairs and everything.

      My boss gave me the option of a new seat and they had the nerve to say to her “Does she not like sitting with us?” when I said GLADLY. WITH STRAIGHT FACES. Where they do that at. In white ppl land. *mind blown face*

    • FuturedocDonte

      Now yall got that song stuck in my head
      :whistle:
      Motown Philly’s back again
      Doin’ a little east coast swang
      Boyz II Men going off
      Not too hard, not too soft
      ——
      :Rachel Jeantel Voice: YESSSSIR!!!!
      :danban1:
      And we got carrington to blame :waiting:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      :rofl:
      Wear would a nigga wear some chit like this and not get laughed and clowned out the place?

      Them shoes is clean tho.
      :coffee:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      Is this a trick question? And let me guess, mary janes to go with ‘em?
      ———

      :yes: Or oxfords :rofl:

    • DYmondgurl

      This shat better not catch on :nono:

      My man can’t even shop at Express no more for his work attire :gay:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      “you I ain’t hit send yet….”
      __________________________

      :rofl: :ghost:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      (from downstairs)
      this niggaz loins must be perpetually covered in c*m….
      ——-

      Who out here running around smelling like bleach? :huh:

    • coco creamy

      its gonna get shorter and shorter, til all men will have on daisy dukes, nothing wrong with the look, but as @SANDRAROSE would say they pushng the gay agenda, men want dresses and women want to put on a helmet :coffee:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Y’all so gotdamn mean :wail: I guess you got to be part of the “O” to get questions answered around here :kona:
      _____________

      :wave: Hit dog hollering here even tho I did ansa You know what I legit think I forgot to hit send. Downsturra right? :rofl: :rofl:

    • Wasting time

      :facepalm:
      Suit shorts and gold cuff links spell troubles

    • Bootcampgirl

      @Missy, I wasn’t askin’ about the free birthday stuff, I remember @Dubb saying something about it, but I know some of these other folks no too :waiting: #meangirls2014 #isitmyfont #iaintaskingtobepartoftherollcall …lol

    • OutsidetheBox

      OMG is this pick on folks typing day my coworker just said the same to me talking about who you cursing out typing all loud – I was like you I ain’t hit send yet….
      __________________

      :ghost: I wish I worked with grownups who would just axe me so I could shade them apropos! :rofl: :rofl:

    • Bootcampgirl

      @OTB :yes: you forgot to hit send :rollseyes:

    • OutsidetheBox

      *turns up Bey’s Jealous*
      ______________

      They sleep, Bew. :love: That’s the best song on the album.

      So where the hell you at? :koolaid: just one shot left of this drink, …in this glass.. Don’t make me break it :blink:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      @OTB Tuh! But why is it any of their business though? :huh: :no: folks.

      I have one of those in my new new office. She think she running things b/c she’s been here the longest… not even prior military and her husband only been in 5 years.. If he was in longer I could see where her entitlement comes from… but shiiid… I can already foresee a bumping of heads…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      “Does she not like sitting with us?”
      ___________________________

      iont like this mess here! if you got a question bout me, ask me, bish. :rolleyes: who the flock is “she” when I’m right there??!!! :eek:
      “check your privilege!” mangy bishes!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      For a less traditional look, Barneys New York carries a $859 Comme des Garcons short suit trimmed with chiffon panels.
      ____________

      WHAT
      IN
      THE
      PHUCK?
      :eek:

      :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Suit shorts

      =============

      He definitely running the streets if he owns suit shorts

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      @Bootcamp

      allonyou dot com

      heyitsfree dot net

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      just one shot left of this drink, …in this glass.. Don’t make me break it :blink: < —- That's brown likka talk! :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :Rachel Jeantel Voice: YESSSSIR!!!!
      :danban1:
      ___________

      This the second time today and I hate you that much more :rofl: :rofl: Her face? ??!?!? :ghost: YESSIR :heart:

      That eyeroll? :crying1: This is why we need a .gif enabled format. Imagine replying to somebody with a Gentle-Jeantel dismissive eyeroll :crying1:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      That last pic looks like a tutu.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      #71 trying to ack like he ain’t trying to flex them lil calf muscles on nem hoes.

      It’s easier access though… just lift up both yo skirt and hern, and get to mushin and pushin. :yes:

    • Bootcampgirl

      @Missy, thanks :waves:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Y’all so gotdamn mean I guess you got to be part of the “O” to get questions answered around here
      *****************************
      @BOOtcamp I saw your question but I’m sorry sugah I aint got no ansa for you. My Bday on the 22 I need free chit my damn self so I hope someone knows and has done the education. :hug:

    • San ah make ya dance

      its gonna get shorter and shorter, til all men will have on daisy dukes,
      ——————-
      :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      women want to put on a helmet :coffee:
      ____________

      Football for girls is gay agenda too? :bite: We cant just wanna participate? We’re helping to further an agenda? :think:

    • OutsidetheBox

      @OTB :yes: you forgot to hit send :rollseyes:
      _____________

      BCG its for the best cause I was bragging about getting stuff for June already. :rofl: :ashamed: So its for the bess! :hahaha:

      You still have time! Go sign up everywhere and say your born day is later in the monf. :yes:

    • OutsidetheBox

      That’s brown likka talk! :lol:
      _____________

      REASONS. :lol: I don’t drank no brown!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      #niggrashat :fistbump: :hahaha:

    • OutsidetheBox

      It’s easier access though… just lift up both yo skirt and hern, and get to mushin and pushin. :yes:
      _____________

      GO AWAY BEBE GIRL :crying1: Mush’n’Push.

      iHollered. :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Y’all see the pics for TLAM 2 premiere :boobs: must have been the theme

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Keri Hilson looked the absolute BEST for the ladies and Michael Ealy stole it for the fellas

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Floyd Mayweather should have worn a Shorts Suit instead of the duracell battery inspired 2 piece he wore :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      Man, those dudes must SUCK in that conference where that girl playing cornerback. Man, won’t nair player ever get drafted outta that division if she makes the team.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      MISSY J

      Where can I see it at?

    • OutsidetheBox

      :eek: The thunder just hit SO loud and one of them yelped yall. :rofl: Why I got up in a huff and murmured I wonder when my new seat is ready :rofl: :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Necole got it up @Man

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      :rofl:
      #teampetty

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :thinking: I forget which island I visited, and the men ALL had on these short suits :rofl: and briefcases :lol:

      Bermuda maybe :shrug: Anybody know? :eek:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      you should exhale loudly each and every time you hear them do anything

    • OutsidetheBox

      Keri Hilson looked the absolute BEST for the ladies and Michael Ealy stole it for the fellas
      __________

      Keri looked good. I loved Regina minus her waist belt. Gabby minus her shoes I think.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8 VDot

      :newpost:

    • pointhimout

      the most ridiculous look. and while we’re at it, can we do away with the ultra tight, short, but long sleeved suit jackets (and high water pants)? tisk tisk.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :Rachel Jeantel Voice: YESSSSIR!!!!

      Why :facepalm:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Man, those dudes must SUCK in that conference where that girl playing cornerback. Man, won’t nair player ever get drafted outta that division if she makes the team.
      _____________

      BOL!!! This is EXACTLY what my daughter said! Was MAD! I had to give her a little feminist lecture. :lol: But I felt her tho! :hahaha:

    • OutsidetheBox

      TEAMPETTY! :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      @MISSY J
      Dang, titties was hanging free huh.
      Kelly lookin worse by the second. And Michelle look likes Cicely Tyson sister. ….older sister.