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Odd fashion trends are nothing new when seen on a model walking the runway at a New York fashion week show.

But when the styles hit the street, such as when “mustard” was the chosen color of fall 2012, it can turn some heads and raise some eyebrows.

And one trend in men’s fashion is doing just that – suits with shorts.

Perhaps it was when Pharrell Williams wore a tuxedo with shorts at the Oscars in March 2014, or maybe it is a desire by men to have more wardrobe options.

Whatever the reason, short suits have arrived.

According to a Business Insider interview with the creative director from retailer Jay Hilburn, short suits are particularly popular among the younger generation.

So just what makes a suit with  shorts such a desirable outfit?

Perhaps it’s the ability to show off one’s toned legs, as this fitted, mid-thigh black number does.

(credit: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

(credit: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Maybe it’s the freedom to accessorize with sporty head and footwear, as this athletic number demonstrates.

(credit: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)

(credit: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

As this ensemble shows, it certainly adds for a more casual look while still being professional. The jacket paired with the turtle neck shows conservative professionalism, while the boxer-esque shorts allow for a more playful look.

(credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

(credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

It could be that it’s easier to add a splash of color. After all, a red pants suit could be considered just a bit too much.

(credit: STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Or maybe it’s yet another example of the millennial generations desire to maintain and air of youth in all they do, as seen in this funky number with fierce patterns.

(credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

(credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Whatever the reason, suits with shorts are here…for the time being.

So, will you join in on this fashion trend? Or wait until winter when pants are more appropriate?

And for those needing some inspiration, check out more suits with shorts photo gallery.

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