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Fashion tips and tricks gleaned from Out's Neil Patrick Harris cover shoot

Inspired by Out's new September issue featuring man's man Neil Patrick Harris on the cover, we thought we'd take the opportunity to give you a few quick tips for brilliantly butching up your closet.


All photos by Nino Munoz

Not everyone looks as comfortable and sexy as Steve McQueen in a pair of leather pants, but somehow Neil Patrick Harris does just fine. The key is that they need to have that weathered and worn look, which gives the impression that they've actually ever seen the back of a motorcycle. These brown and dusty A|X Armani Exchange riding pants do just the trick.

Although American classics never really go completely out of style, the jean jacket does seem to have its high and low points. This dark-rinse jacket by Diesel appears classic but its detailing -- like seams and pocket placement -- are entirely new and fresh.

Nothing finishes off a basic white T-shirt and jeans outfit better than a little attitude, a great walk, and a fantastic pair of John Varvatos brown leather zip-up boots.

Finally, don't be afraid to do denim on denim -- just don't overdo it by getting all matchy-matchy. A little variation in rinse and color or an entirely contrasted combination can break up the look just enough.

To see the full Neil Patrick Harris cover shoot, head over to Out. com or hit up your favorite local bookstore.

-- BRENT COOVER

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