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Whether it’s insurance adjusters, WWII-era engineers, or just plain old WASPs, designers are always looking out for the next look they can make their own. And with white suits popping up more and more often as a summer staple, we have a suggestion that may surprise you.

Mormons.

Think about it.

Beyond the obvious white suiting, there’s a whole world of Mormon fashion lurking just under the mainstream radar. From the creative underwear (it’s like briefs for your whole body!) to the strangely enduring commitment to knee shorts, Mormon fashion offers a completely untouched world just waiting to be coopted by a clever young designer.

Big Love was only the beginning.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom