Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Angus, originally uploaded by Cohabitating_Closet.

I was inspired by E. from Academichic, who said last week that she was interested in a shorts suit. Since I hacked up these pants to be teaching appropriate, and it's supposed to be 70 degrees today, I thought I'd give it a go. I thought I'd look serious yet nonchalant. But after looking at the photos, I think the monochromatic look is more reminiscent of Angus Young, of AC/DC.


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We've even got similar length hair. But hey, he's a real rock icon, so if I can unwittingly channel a famous musician dude's most famous costume, that's just might be a fashion win.

Blazer: Esprit
Shorts: Dillard's, tailored and shortened by me
Belt: Gap
Shirt: Uniqlo, thrifted
Shoes: 9West, 2004


  1. Um, I am in LOVE with this! You look so so so good! I am totally going to try this look this week!

  2. I LOVE this post. Short suits are awesome. Macys had a bunch for men in their windows last season and I was SO bummed when it was time to take them down.

  3. Seriously. You're totally rocking it! I think it would've been adorable with knee high socks :D

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  4. If you wanted to do something a little less "Angus" in the future, you could try doing a more feminine top. You're rockin' it!

  5. i think you look WAY cooler than acdc. i love the shorts suit look and it is eminently flattering on you.
    and thank you so much for those lobster print fabrics--they are just TOO funny!

  6. LOL, hilarious. You look way better in the "short suit" though...maybe you should take up the guitar!

  7. I always thought a shorts suit would look too school boy but the AC/DC comparison is too funny. You are wearing it way better than Angus or Little Lord Fauntelroy ever could. Not at all boyish because of those gams and the sweet shoes. I bet this would also look awesome with a pair of killer heels, but only if you don't have to walk anywhere.

    And I am jealous of your shorts-friendly weather. It's snowing where I am.

  8. Thanks for the lovely compliments, bloggy friends.
    RK and DM: I think the next time I wear this, I'll do more femme shoes but wear a tie or something. It just seems necessary.
    Ikke: acting like my dirty uncle-in-law, are wel?
    JAO: I'd like to see you in a shorts suit. I bet you'd look awesome too.
    Elaine, knee socks next time too!

  9. Oh, I love this! I think Angus Young is a fabulous style inspiration; this makes me want to try something similar.