GiltMAN + White Collar Part Two: Caffrey Collection
If you’re going to star as Neil Caffrey in the hit-series White Collar, described as debonair, charismatic, and suave, looking like a schlub off set is probably a no go. No bother for Matt Bomer, though, who’s taking his affinity for bespoke menswear to the next level, designing and hand selecting an entire collection for Alton Lane, including tailored accessories, bespoke suiting, and shirting fabrics. If you’re not familiar with White Collar — first question being: why? — Bomer plays con man Neil Caffrey, and would you believe it, his character knows a thing or two about how to dress. In fact he’s so styling that Gilt wanted in on the action as well. And so it was. Or will be. This Tuesday, January 22nd, beginning at 12PM the “Caffrey Collection” will go on sale for 36 hours, and feature exclusive ties, bowties and pocket squares ($29-69) and the opportunity to purchase bespoke suit and shirt packages. The suit packages ($2,000-$2,995) and three shirt package ($425) will be available for seven days. Separate from the collection, but included in the sale, will be tailored apparel and accessories from like menswear brands including Thomas Pink, Mr. Brown by Duckie Brown, Hickey, and Simon Spurr. But wait, there’s actually more. Gilt will debut an exclusive editorial spread featuring Bomer in select Alton Lane products AND offer a complimentary Alton Lane custom pocket square, designed by Bomer himself, to the first 500 Gilt member who visit the sale. Make that 499, as we’ll like be first in line. Capping off the marvelousness: 10% of the sale proceeds, as well as from customers who make an additional purchase from any of Alton Lane’s stores in New York, D.C., and Boston, will go to Project A.L.S., a national organization which Bomer is closely involved, funding research for what many know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To put this all in perspective: Matt Bomer is styling, and now you can look, err, dress like he does, at a discount (thanks Gilt!), all the while making a charitable donation. Is it Tuesday yet?