Like Neal, Mr. Bomer has incredible style. This man always brings his "A" game. I've featured him plenty of times on my Tumblr page (click here) taking on the red carpet in various events and so on. This man has a Texan strut (native of Spring, Texas) that adds to the already alluring character of Neal Caffrey. He's got to be one of the select few American males that carries off sprezzatura like the best in Europe. The 34 year old is pretty well known now (part of the Magic Mike cast) and has played parts in featured films but his fame, obviously, comes from the hit TV show. Neal Caffrey has a signature to his look, for example, he loves fedoras. Even though he doesn't wear a hat all the time on the show, he looks damn good in one and it's always a classic. His suits are a throwback in a sense, unless he's playing a specific alias on the show, to where the cuts and fittings are reminders of the 60s and very "Rat Pack" but, of course, with a modern touch. Narrow lapels, skinny ties, and pocket squares, this man is all about the "3S Effect" (Sexy, Sophisticated, Suave).
|screenshot from season 4 premiere outfit #1|
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|Boss Black - Miles sportcoat|
The blazer on the show was more of a pale blue color but of the same fabric (linen/cotton) with the lapels running down longer. The cut also is quite different with the shoulders being wider and the waist pinches in more creating the "X" shape. But it's a relaxed fit, this is a fine choice nonetheless.
|Charvet - Striped Cotton-Poplin shirt|
|Loro Piana straight-leg cotton and linen-blend|
The trousers are quite simple, look for anything similar. It doesn't matter if it's straight-leg, you can find it in different cuts just make sure it's either cotton and or linen and it's white.
|Loro Piana woven waxed cotton belt|
|To Boot - Barkley leather drivers|
Any type of loafers or driver shoes and even boat shoes in a similar color will do. Any shade of light brown will complete the look. It doesn't even have to be leather, suede is perfectly fine. And remember, no socks. I know what you are thinking, "What about the sweat and foul foot odor?" Simple guys: talcum powder. That's right, the same thing that has kept baby bottoms fresh for ages. All you need to do is purchase some quality talcum foot powder (very affordable) and dab a couple of times inside you shoe. If it's really bad, you can also dab some on your toes before sliding your feet in. Trust me, when you live in a tropical climate like me, it's unbelievably comfortable when there are no need for socks. Keeps your feet cool and fights the odor.
|Alexander Olch contrast-trim linen pocket round|
A tip on the pocket square; although this is technically a 'pocket round', it falls into the category of a pocket square. The only reason I chose this is because it's something new not your average pocket accessory. I still would recommend you get a traditional solid white pocket square (preferably linen) to pull off The Two-Point Fold Neal had in his front breast pocket of his jacket (click here for pocket square folds: Lord Whimsy).
- I've added a couple of items that weren't on Neal down below. -
|Paul Smith shoes & accessories - Burnished leather billfold wallet|
Keep this billfold wallet tucked away in the inside breast pocket.
|Raf Simons Acetate Aviator|
Well, there you have it. A sure winner for a summer look, especially if you find yourself on a gorgeous island. You take this outfit out and you will surely grab the attention of admirers, that's a guarantee. Having looks as good as Matt Bomer? Well, that I cannot guarantee.