Matt Bomer's recent filmography got us used to seeing him wearing close to nothing rather than sharply tailored ensembles (evidence here
and here). Not that we were complaining, but it's a nice change to see the openly-gay actor suitting up to introduce a special sale in favor a non-profit, with the help of clothiers Alton Lane and online retailer Gilt.com.
For his first foray into fashion, Bomer selected a range of fabrics and accessories inspired by the style of his character Neal Caffrey on the USA Network series White Collar
. The "Caffrey Collection" will go on sale next week, coinciding with the airing of the last six episodes of the show's fourth season, in which Bomer exclusively wears Alton Lane outfits.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to the non-profit Project A.L.S., an organization that funds research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, it is a neurological anomaly that causes one to lose the ability to move and breathe properly.
The sale will feature a selection of ties, bow-ties and pocket squares ($29-$69) designed by the actor, as well as bespoke suit ($2,000-$2,995) and shirt packages ($425) customizable with the fabrics he hand-picked. The offer will also be available at Alton Lane stores in New York City, Washington D.C. and Boston.
The "Caffrey Collection" goes live on Gilt.com Tuesday, January 22 at 12pm ET and will run for 36 hours. The first 500 Gilt members who visit the sale will receive a complimentary Alton Lane pocket square. A new episode of White Collar airs on USA Network on January 22 at 10pm ET.