Matt Bomer: Why I Let My Three Sons Dress Themselves

Celebrity Moms Jun. 15, 2012 AT 8:30AM
Matt Bomer takes his family to the movies in Hollywood, CA on June 12, 2011. Matt Bomer takes his family to the movies in Hollywood, CA on June 12, 2011. Credit: Zodiac/Splash News Online

It's not easy dressing three boys under the age of 10, but Matt Bomer has mastered the task.

"They don't have a whole lot of patience for shopping," Bomer, 34, tells Refinery 29. "I do a lot of my shopping for them on Gilt. It's an easy way to get things, especially with the hours I [work]. I don't have the time to go door-to-door to do their shopping, so I just do it online."

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Bomer -- father to Kit, 7, and twins Walker and Henry, 4, with partner and Slate PR co-founder Simon Halls, 48 -- adds that he "absolutely" lets his sons select their own outfits. "I want to let them cultivate their own sense of expression in the world, and style is a great way to do that."

In fact, Kit has drawn inspiration from his father's character on the USA series White Collar (which returns for a fourth season July 10).

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"He has this fascination with ties. . . we'll say we're going out for dinner and he'll come down in a polo shirt, a tie, blue blazer, shorts and black skinny loafers," Bomer says. "We just embrace it and say, 'You look fantastic.' It's incredible. If that's what you wanna wear, do it."

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Bomer -- who also stars in the upcoming male stripper movie Magic Mike -- adds that he's looking forward to a low-key Father's Day. "The kids always do something really nice for us: a book of photos or a picture frame of them, which is great," he tells Refinery 29. "But to me the most important thing is to spend time together: a BBQ out back, spending time in the pool. It's awesome."

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