Matt was featured on E! News yesterday to promote The Caffrey Collection on Gilt.
Thanks to ilabach for the video!
Neal is an exceptionally dapper guy. Has playing such a sharp dresser impacted the way you dress off camera?
Absolutely. Before this job started I think I just saw a suit a something you wear when you dress up. Once we started having conversations about the style and sartorial influences behind the character, I realized you could use a suit for so much more, in terms of self expression, using things like pocket squares and tie clips to express your personal style.
How about vice versa – has any of your personal taste made its way into Neal’s repertoire?
It’s definitely become more symbiotic over the years. There have been times when I’ve used some of my own wardrobe on the show, and there’ve certainly been times when I’ve worn Neal’s wardrobe in public.
Give me an example of a Neal piece that’s made its way off the show.
There’ve been quite a few over the years [laughs]. I certainly borrow more than I contribute.
I’ve always felt that Neal’s success as a con man is, in some small way, testament to the power of a great suit. Do you agree?
I think when you’re operating in the upper echelons of society the uniform is very important. It tells people a lot about you in a very brief period of time, and if you’re trying to con somebody in the white collar world, you’ve got to come correct in the wardrobe world. One thing I notice is, when we started doing the show and I’d be so dressed up, when I’d go to get coffee, or to a restaurant, for lunch, I found that I was treated differently than when I wore my flannel shirt and jeans [laughs].
You can read the rest of the interview here.
I added photos of Matt at The Creative Coalition events from January 21st and 22nd.
Thanks to my friend Crayen for donating them!
Update: Thanks to Laura for letting me know about the 2 photos of Matt and Simon as well!
Thanks to Laura for sending me the video links I missed!
PS: Sorry about the delay! I was out of town for a couple of days and will catch up on the site soon.
As White Collar protagonist Neal Caffrey, actor Matt Bomer is one well-dressed man. And now you can channel his style: Head to Gilt.com/Neal on Tuesday to shop the Caffrey Collection, a Bomer-designed selection of ties, bow ties and pocket squares by Alton Lane priced from $29 to $69.
The sale coincides with the return of the show at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network.
A portion of the sale proceeds will go to Project A.L.S.
Source: USA Today
Update! Here is another article, which features an interview with Matt.
In order to curate the collection, which involved selecting suit and shirting fabrics, Bomer channeled his character’s retro aesthetic. “Neal Caffrey’s look was the brain child of [White Collar creator] Jeff Eastin; he had this whole idea of the character having a fedora and his look being inspired by the Rat Pack so that’s what we worked off of for the pilot,” the actor said. “Every season, we create a board of looks I like and draw inspiration from everything from the Rat Pack to Cary Grant and Jack Kerouac. We did Harry Belafonte when we started getting into the summer months. [For the Caffrey Collection], we basically went through the wardrobe archives and found looks that we liked.”
You can read the rest of the article here.
Here is one more article: First Look: Matt Bomer x Alton Lane for Gilt Man.
A rich gumbo of A-list celebrities and star athletes will gather together in New Orleans, home of Super Bowl XLVII, to compete in the Seventh Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 2. The game play will take place in DTV SuperFan Stadium (at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World) on the world’s largest indoor beach comprised of more than a million pounds of freshly poured sand.
The DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, which is free and open to the public, has become the must-attend event of Super Bowl weekend attracting thousands of spectators who flock to the event every year to witness Hollywood’s biggest stars compete against former NFL greats in a wild flag football game where anything can happen.
For those watching at home, the pre-game show, game and post-game musical performance will begin airing live at Noon CST on DIRECTV’s Audience Network, NBC Sports Network, all of DIRECTV’s Regional Sports Networks (Root Sports Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as internationally on DIRECTV’s Pan Americana and DIRECTV Puerto Rico outlets.
Celebrities and athletes scheduled to take part in the game include rapper Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Maria Menounos (host of EXTRA and New York Times bestselling author of “The EveryGirls Guide to Life”), Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen and Hannah Davis, Kevin Frazier (omg! Insider anchor), Rocsi Diaz (Entertainment Tonight), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), actress, author and talk-show host Jenny McCarthy, Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), comedian Artie Lange (The Artie Lange Show), NFL Hall of Famers Deion Sanders and Warren Moon, former NY Giants Jesse Palmer and Amani Toomer, Heisman Trophy-winner and NFL great Eddie George with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
The fun begins at Noon CST when Dan Patrick and former New York Giant Michael Strahan host the pre-game show, presented by SHOWTIME®. Then, at 1 p.m. CST, celebrities and athletes will take to the field. The matchup, which is played over four 10-minute quarters, will be called by Patrick and Daryl “Moose” Johnston, entertainment reporter Erin Andrews and sideline reporter Tony Siragusa. Immediately following the game and trophy presentation, fans will fill the beach for a concert by international superstar Pitbull.
Source: The Futon Critic (Thanks Chie for the tip!)
I added 4 photos of Matt at the event last night.
Thanks to my friend Claudia for donating 3 photos!
Reminder: Matt will be appearing on Live! with Kelly and Michael on January 17th.
I added 61 captures and a video of Matt presenting at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.
You can also view Matt’s interview on the red carpet here.