Matt Bomer in Alton Lane

Posted on January 23, 2013

Darlings, here’s your Pretty of the Day. If you’re in work right now, please try not to sigh or moan too loudly.


Matthew Bomer attends The Creative Coalition: Night Before Dinner in Washington, D.C. in Alton Lane.

Y’know, it’s about time we gave the man some props. We’re always so distracted by his looks that we fail to give him the praise he deserves for being so damn impeccable 98% of the time. This is a guy who could easily rest on his genes and “pull a Jolie;” meaning he could get away with practically no effort at all just because of the way he looks. But no, here he is once again in a beautiful suit paired with a beautiful tie, shirt, and pair of shoes.

Suggestions, though, O Your Perfection-ness? One: that hair is insanely high. Two: you need to have a heart-to-heart with your makeup people because whatever’s going on your face for public appearances is just a bit too pale-making. Not that we think you should slather on the tanner; just that we think whatever they’re using is a shade lighter than your own skin.

But man, does he look fantastic or what?


[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Ashleigh Boutelle

      I’m going to copy you:
      Y’know…I like the “high hair”. It’s just kooky enough to add some realism to the perfection.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        High hair + fivehead is the only thing I can find wrong with this man.

    • formerlyAnon

      A well-dressed man, indeed. There isn’t a rule, though, against brown shoes with a grey suit?

      Heck, I am very, very fond of grey pinstriped suits, so I don’t care.

      Someone does need to have a quiet chat with him about the hair, though.

      • StellaZafella

         Why a quiet word? Just walk over and run their hands through it…and then giggle and sigh for us all.

        • formerlyAnon

           The direct approach could work, I guess. If only you could take the job on yourself!

        • lovelyivy

           Yes! I volunteer!

      • Deac82

         I love a good grey/brown combo, so I vote firmly in the “it works” category.  Then again, I think that I own that exact pair of shoes and I wear them with practically everything: jeans, blue suits, brown suits, grey, khaki slacks.

        • formerlyAnon

           There are just so many things for which I was taught hard and fast rules that just aren’t so anymore, that I can’t keep up!

          Plus, there are rules that don’t apply to experts.

        • fursa_saida

          Meh, those things are all neutrals. Putting neutrals together is hard to screw up too badly (though it can be done). This is why I’ve never seen anything wrong with gray and brown, black and blue, etc.

        • Jennifer L.

          Ooh, what shoes are they? The hubby would love them. 

      • out for a walk

        I might be very confused, but I actually thought that brown shoes were the standard choice for a grey suit.

        • Jecca2244

          Not that he is a total style guru, but my fiance does the grey suit and brown shoe a lot. He’s a lawyer but reads a fair amount of GQ lol. 

      • TRSTL

        Brown shoes with gray is a fantastic look.  I have always preferred brown with gray of black with gray’ it’s a warmer, richer look to me.

      • formerlyAnon

         Thanks for bothering to reply, all. Consensus is that grey + brown is o.k. and my dusty or mistaken “rule” need not apply. Now I just have to pay attention to how to do it. (that is, which greys with which browns).

        • sweetestsith

           Warm greys look great with moderately cool tan/brown shoes, but really cool browns (imho) need black (or cheeky blue) shoes.

    • Lara Lutrick

      Oh my he is yummy. I love a well put together man. 

      • Carla Axtman

        He’s so pretty that he makes me weak in the pixels.

      • Kristin McNamara

        And in case any of the BKs hadn’t seen it yet….. our man here makes an appearance as an ex-boyfriend of a character in “The New Normal” Season 1 Episode 12. And he’s shirtless. And sweaty. In almost every scene he’s in.
        ETA: There’s also a hanging-upside-down situps situation. Where he’s wearing short-shorts.

        • Heather

          I don’t think I could handle that right now.

          • Mink Carlyle

            Worth trying to find out though, no?

        • misstressofsylar

          thanks for the tip. just done downloading that episode. i’ll be in my room, in case anyone asks :D

          • Kristin McNamara

            HAHA! I love it. And you’re welcome!

            • misstressofsylar

              so i just watched it. and there’s this line:
              “I’m sure people tell you this all the time but you are very good looking. And yes, I know you’re gay. My point is, this is a very confusing moment for me.”

            • Kristin McNamara

              RIGHT?! hahaha

    • The Hilariest

      Love the shades of purple with the grey. Not a big fan of the shoes, however. But still – dreamy sighs abound.

    • Kevin VanOrd

      I’m sorry, what? I was too busy gazing into Matt’s gorgeous eyes to pay any notice of his hair. Once I stop swooning, I might be able to appreciate those wonderful shoes and that great purple tie. But the swoon continues unabated.

    • hughman

      “The hair is fabulous, sweetie. Don’t change a thing” – Patsy Stone

    • Jennelle Soikkeli

      Involuntary sigh just slipped out… he is suited man perfection:)  Not loving the brown shoes though..

    • Nicholas

      Maybe he thought the hair was cool, after Chris Colfer did it. As someone with receding hairline and very high temples, I don’t think high hair for the two is the way to go.

      Unless you’re the lanky lead singer in a rock band, maybe.

    • sablehunter

      The hair just looks like bed head, which is perfectly fine with me.

      • terpsichory

        Either you mean “hollywood bed head” (that elusive, ephemeral construct, carefully touseled for maximum sex appeal)
        or you have the best hair ever and I envy you.

      • foodycatAlicia

         I was thinking more There’s Something About Mary, actually. Anything he does is fine with me but the hair could be better.

    • Eovaai

      This is just so perfect that I have nothing to say other than that this is just so perfect.

    • Caterina Maria

      He not only looks fantastic, by all accounts he IS fantastic. So there’s that air of “I’m a decent person” about him to make him prettier.

    • Steph Foster

      I was at work when I saw this. And I came. Hard. 

      • formerlyAnon

         Gosh. I envy your endocrine system. ;)

    • TAGinMO

      A gorgeous man in a gorgeous ensemble. What more is there to say?

    • StellaZafella

      Catarina Maria: Sort of like when Tom Hanks was a boy. You’re probably too young to remember the 70’s, but Hanks was a stunner in his youth and yet, it was his reputation as a good guy that made him swoon-worthy…Matt B seems to be carrying that into his own tradition.

    • Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      I would like to be his gay….

    • cmb92191

      Anytime I see someone with that type of hairstyle – I think of Morrissey

      • procrastinatrice

        Yes! That might explain why I kinda dug Matt’s high hair! I adore Morrissey.

      • kimmeister

        He is human and needs to be loved . . .

    • Louise Bryan

      *sigh*  (that is all)

    • Nazzzy

      Meh, does nothing for me.

      • Kristin McNamara


      • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

        Me neither, haha.

      • formerlyAnon

         Honestly, me neither,  in “that” way. Too catalog model attractive. BUT I do swoon at how he dresses. It’s – it’s – it’s – just so RIGHT.

    • girliecue

      The prettiness that is Matt Bomer can’t possibly be expressed in a day. He is at least the Pretty of The Next Two Weeks. Even with high hair.

    • prettybigkitty

      And the pocket square!  Perfection.

    • CeeQ

      Best thing I’ve seen today, thanks!!
      Excellent deployment of the sometimes tricky brown shoe. 
      Will be using the office printer to print out colour copies to accidentally on purpose leave on Le Hubby’s desk. 
      A gal has to give her man SOME clues, amirite?

      • foodycatAlicia

         I’ve been having a version of this battle. My husband WANTS brown shoes, but I won’t let him get them unless he also gets a brown belt.

    • David Calder

      I actually did moan. I’m not proud of it, but there it is.

    • sleepycat

      Now to get my hair to do that.

    • Antonia O’Connor Donnelly

      Perfection, except for the hair, as usual.

    • PastryGoddess

      Thank goodness I work from home

      The cats are still in hiding though

    • Annabelle Archer

      I can’t with the There’ s Something About Matty hair.

    • Charlotte

      I can’t decide what’s prettiest, him or the suit.

    • Linderella

      He is so beautiful it hurts.  Add to that a sense of style and amazing high-hair and I am looking at the man of my dreams.  Not sure I’ve ever read an interview with him:  if he’s smart on top of all that, my head might just explode.

      • Mink Carlyle

        He’s smart and articulate and funny and sweet-without-being-cloying. Say goodbye to your head.

        • Linderella

          Kaboom and splat.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      le sigh. you can end every day with him, i dont care. yummo. the men get all the good boys…

    • terpsichory

      I remember when I was watching the first season of White Collar, I was so distracted by his beauty that I had to stop the episodes (repeatedly) just to stare at his face to get it out of my system.

      Haven’t been successful, though. I still have to stare.

      • MilaXX

        Honestly, I only started watching White Collar was because the cute guy who played Bryce Larkin  on Chuck was in it.

      • misstressofsylar

        and I was first in line to watch Magic Mike because of him. Only to be disappointed that his exposure on that film was very limited.

        • terpsichory

           Yeah, I stuck to gifs for that one. I did watch the first fifteen minutes of In Time, though. Curiously, I wasn’t interested in the rest of the movie.

      • MinAgain

        I had the same reaction.  The only other time that ever happened was with Tom Wellling during the first three seasons of “Smallville”.  The camera would zoom in for a close-up on Tom’s face, and it would literally take my breath away.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      For a man who claims to be a blue-jeans type, he can certainly work a suit.  Or many vintage suits given to him by Diahann Carroll, as  he does in White Collar, when he’s not shirtless (which is also a highly valid fashion lifestyle choice).  He seems to be a guy who’s at least putting on a show of liking to dress up.  And why shouldn’t he?  Dressing up is fun, and he now has occasions where he doesn’t look silly doing it.

      I don’t mind the high hair too much, but I like it better a little looser.

    • Pamela

      In-SANN-ly hot!

    • Kate4queen

      Lovely :) Thank you. :)

    • UglyCasanova

      I can’t … he’s too beautiful.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This man reminds me that I really should have a bumper sticker on my car that reads:  “I brake for blue eyes”….sigh.

    • MinAgain

      He has beautiful, thick hair, so I think he’s showing off a bit with the quasi-pompadour. It has been my fond hope that Matty will single-handedly resurrect the tie bar and the trilby as masculine fashion statements.

      • formerlyAnon

         The tie bar!

    • MinAgain

      I do wish he’d shave.

    • PaulaBerman

      Actually, it looks like he is paler than the makeup he is wearing, which is more orange than his skin tone. 
      ETA: However, the man underneath the slightly bad makeup job is PERFECTION. Sigh.

    • j_anson


    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Dear Matt Bomer,
      I hear you’re “Family.” GReat. I’m still gonna lust you; it is not like we’ll ever meet for it to matter. You’re a fine lookin’ sample of testosterone-ness, and I appreciate that.  BUT, MaMaBo, just ’cause your hair is closer to heaven, you are not necessarily closer to perfect manhood. The gel, schatzi? It wounds. 
      I still love you though. Kisses.

    • commish24

      He’s trying to rock Matt Smith hair. And only Matt Smith can rock Matt Smith hair.

    • quiltrx

      Man hair can never be too high for me!

    • MilaXX

      Please don’t ruin the pretty by doing weird things to your hair. Redmayne-itus is not a good look.q

    • marlie


    • jw_ny

      Is this not a werq because of his skin tone and high hair?…pretty much perfect imo.   Great suit, I mean, really great…love the tie & pocket square.

    • Sau-Chih Feng

      Instructions not clear enough, moaned too loudly at work, now I have a meeting with HR to discuss inappropriate noises.

    • PrunellaV

      I don’t know, that looks like fooling-around-in-the-limo hair to me.

      • MinAgain

        And I just went to a very happy place.  Thank you.

    • Imasewsure

      He looks amazing but he is also one of those guys who never looks swarmy… He knows how to look gorgeous and elegant but still approachable (not that I could ever manage a sentence looking at him)….oh ya and I love the suit 

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Loves the stripes and the pocket square, hair could be a little lower.

    • Bob Sponge

      Matt, please don’t stare at me like that. I might not be able to take it. (*blush*)

    • fursa_saida

      I figure years of playing Neal Caffrey have taught the man how to dress. Or at least his people have, extremely wisely, taken a cue.

    • Qitkat

      Don’t you just wonder what his parents look like? because, god, he’s gorgeous. 

      • MinAgain

        You could try googling them.  His dad was a Dallas Cowboy, at one time.

    • Verascity

      From the eyebrows down, he looks perfect.

    • MinAgain

      Isn’t Alton Lane promoting a line inspired by Matt’s “White Collar” wardrobe? I could swear I read that somewhere.

    • Howard

      Nice!  “Darlings” is soooo dated .

    • Krysta

      I always wonder how one manages stubble with makeup.  

    • Mink Carlyle

      So, God looked down on Mankind and saw that things were hard right now, and lo, he sent Matt Bomer to cheer us all up with his continual, all encompassing perfection.

    • Liz

      I have been impressed with this man’s face since he was Ben on Guiding Light!!

    • Stella Zawistowski

      He is almost too pretty to do it for me. ALMOST.

    • EEKstl

      It’s sort of ridiculous how handsome this guy is.  Perfection.

    • Howard

      Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner; Dessert; Night Cap; Midnight Snack , did I miss anything?

    • Erin

      He looks so good he’s not even ruining it by keeping his hands in his FUCKING POCKETS.  What IS it with this crop of man-starlets and their pockets?  

    • PeggyOC

      I can’t with the hair.  It’s giving him a fivehead.

    • iCouture

      Love the look, he is adorable.  However, that hair is starting to look like Camie’s in “Theres Something About Mary”.  We all know which part I am referring to….. 

    • Alyssa

      Fantastic, and I adore his hair this way.

    • cowper

      Can we elect a President of Style? Because I’d vote for him.

    • Puckndc

      The higher the hair, the closer to Jesus!

    • guest2visits

      Impeccable suit and fit; gorgeous.

    • librarygrrl64

      He is just too pretty to give me The Feelings, but DAMN, he is a good dresser! That outfit gives me The Feelings, I’ll tell you that much.

    • Lisa Do

      This suit on him reminds me of Christian Grey.. 

    • Vera

      He’s a thing of beauty.

    • drdarke

      Dear Matt:

      Does your husband really let you leave the house with THAT hair?

      A Concerned Fan