Whether he’s stepping out in a camel suit and matching turtleneck for a TV appearance or sitting front row at Fashion Week in an aviator jacket, Matt Bomer rarely puts a foot wrong in the fashion department. But thanks to social distancing, his style’s looked somewhat different this year.
“I spent the first couple of months of the pandemic in athleisure wear 24/7. I just wanted to feel comfortable. Outdoor Voices, Vuori, ATM — the softer, the better,” the “Doom Patrol” star, 42, told Page Six Style.
“But then we started doing everything via Zoom and it was a great reason to dress up a bit, even for a workout class. It was nice to be held accountable.”
These days, Bomer is stepping up his work-from-home uniform. “I try to dress a bit nicer during the day, even if I’m just writing, before I settle in at night so that I feel like I have some sense of structure,” he said. “I love the knit polos and pique polos from Todd Snyder, and the camp shirts from Onia. They’re one of my favorite summer brands. And living in LA, I go on (socially distanced) walks every day, so I never leave the house without a pair of sunglasses that I like.”
And thanks to his new collaboration with fellow actor Ashley Benson for Privé Revaux, Bomer’s got plenty of eyewear options to choose from.
“My all-time favorite sunglasses shape has to be a pair of aviators,” he said, naming the “Cliffs” ($39.95) as his favorite style from the collection. “They’re flattering on just about anyone’s face, and they’re timeless. You can also play with the color of the frames and the lenses to make them your own. They’re practical and stylish. And even though they were developed for pilots, they have a long history in Hollywood as well.”
And because Bomer and Benson’s shades are gender-neutral, they’re perfect for sharing — something the “White Collar” star says happens often in his own home when it comes to clothing and accessories.
“We have five boys in our house, so between my husband [Hollywood publicist Simon Halls] and our kids [Kit, 15, and twins Henry and Walker, 12], pretty much anything is up for the taking — especially since our oldest son is essentially the same size as me now,” Bomer said, adding that he’s used to loaning pieces from other folks’ closets.
“When I was a young actor in New York, I didn’t have nice clothes. I used to borrow from friends for certain auditions if I needed to ‘look the part.’”