“V Wars” Star Ian Somerhalder Models Sustainable Fashion for Men’s Health Magazine

Posted on January 16, 2020

In the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Men’s Health, 41-year-old actor and climate change activist Ian Somerhalder helps show off 4-ways to sport sustainable style through recycled materials, waste-mitigating manufacturing, and clothes meant to last and last.

Plus – Somerhalder reveals a bit about his “Steve Jobs-ian” attitude of clothing-as-uniform and how it helps him streamline his wardrobe, buck trends, and devote his decision making to more important endeavors.



On his sense of style and typical wardrobe: “Because life is so insane and I’m just a dude, the simpler the better.” For Ian that means jeans and t-shirts, the latter of which he buys 75 at a time from Alternative Apparel’s Eco line (which makes use of nearly 1.8 million recycled plastic bottles annually.)

On starring in, producing, and occasionally directing Netflix’s “V Wars,” a medical thrilled involving a vampiric uprising: “Not to sound like a douche, but the last two shows I was on were these tentpole watercooler shows. I’ve learned enough that I don’t have any desire for the show to not have that same impact on an audience.”


[Photo Credit: Allie Holloway/Men’s Health Magazine]

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