It’s safe to say Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way. In terms of fashion, that is. From an awkward alien teen in 3rd Rock from the Sun to a young head-over-heels-in-love professional in 500 Days of Summer to a suave agent in Inception, he’s dipped his toes in a variety of roles and styles. And emerged as the guy to watch.

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To snag one of his signature looks, try these simple steps:

1. Ditch the classics for this one. Grab a pair of slim leg pants in grey or black (treat it like a neutral) or dark straight-leg denim (a JGL staple).

2. Pair with a plaid shirt. Give it a tuck all around for a polished look. Then, unbutton the top two buttons and haphazardly cuff the sleeves. No undershirt.

3. Add a black leather belt and corresponding stainless steel watch. Casual cool? Mastered.

Now practice Joseph’s charming grin and you’re good to go.

For more inspiration, head to our Leading Man: Get Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Look Boutique, opening Monday, July 28, at 11AM ET.

By Natasha Iwanow, Copy Intern

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July 27, 2014

Make room next to Nana’s photo on the fireplace. MIX NYC, a nonprofit media-arts organization, is auctioning off 150 celeb-signed disposable cameras full of never-before-seen personal photos taken by actors, photographers, directors, and models. (Yes, really.) And with quirky contributors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Cera, James Franco, Julie Bowen, and Rider Strong, frame-worthy gems are pretty much guaranteed.

As for all of us non-bidders? Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the winners share their spoils online.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 13, 2014