Ian Somerhalder and Penn Badgley at 'Cosmopolitan' magazine's Fun Fearless Males of 2011 in New York on March 7, and Matt Bomer at PaleyFest's 'White Collar' event in Beverly Hills on March 7.
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Out with the ties, in with the chest hair! Last night, the lads couldn't wait to bare it all, and Ian Somerhalder, Penn Badgley, and Matthew Bomer proved that showing some skin can DEFINITELY lure us in (heh. *motorboat*). Vampire Diaries stud, Ian, smoldered in a shiny black suit, white popped-open shirt (peep the VERY proper peek of cuff at his sleeves), and unlaced combat boots; Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley wore head-to-toe black suit, shirt and shoes, which accentuated his burly chest hair (and his tousled mop; meeeeeow!); and White Collar's Matt Bomer skewed casual in a blue unbuttoned shirt, brown suit coat, dark denim jeans and slip-on black shoes. All three gents get two thumbs-up for their A+++ facial scruff, but since this IS a style showdown, we're going with Penn's long, lean, and luscious look. Don't worry—Ian's alabaster sternum pulled him in at a close second. There's always next time, pal.
+ Who bares their chest the best—Ian, Penn, or Matt?