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Dad style has always gotten a bad rap—just google “dad jeans” if you don’t believe us. We happen to think that this reputation is both unfair and unfounded—a few unfortunate pairs of denim can’t hold back the world of stylish fathers out there. With Father’s Day fast approaching, we wanted to pay tribute to the ones who get it right, starting with actor Matt Bomer.
Bomer, our June style Influencer, has an illustrious career on-screen. His USA show, White Collar, was recently renewed for a sixth season, and he currently appears alongside Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts in the powerful HBO movie The Normal Heart. But he’s certainly more than just a pretty face. The actor, along with his husband Simon Halls, is a dad to three boys.
“I feel like I learn more from our kids than I could ever hope to teach them,” Bomer told The Window. “I love the rare quiet moment of spoken or unspoken love at the end of a great day, and knowing that no matter what, you will always be there for each other.”
Bomer will be spending Father’s Day with his husband and boys in L.A., swimming and barbecuing—but don’t count on catching him in those dad jeans. “My appreciation for fashion has grown a lot over the years,” he said, naming Calvin Klein, Zegna, Todd Snyder, Band of Outsiders, and Rag & Bone among his favorite labels. “[Fashion] is reflective of society—where we’ve been, where we’re going—and it is a great means of personal expression. Not to mention immensely informative and helpful as an actor in creating a role.”
We asked Bomer to share the pieces on his current wish list. Consider it one small step for dad style everywhere.
RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL Silk Peaked Lapel “Anthony” Tuxedo
PAUL SMITH The Byard Suit
PRADA Slip-On Sneakers
RAG & BONE Straw Fedora
RAG & BONE Cotton-Linen Denim Jeans – IVORYBONE
TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION Drawstring Shorts
ADIDAS Rod Laver Sneakers
RAG & BONE Seersucker Phillips Jacket
RAG & BONE Seersucker Phillips Pants
VINCE Plaid Shirt
SAINT LAURENT Suede London Ankle Boots
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Rose Skull Jacquard Tie
SAVE KHAKI Stripe Chambray Shorts
BARNEYS NEW YORK Apron-Toe Penny Loafers