Neil Patrick Harris styles himself as ‘the grey Simon Cowell’

Neil Patrick Harris often compares his own personal style to that of Simon Cowell.

The How I Met Your Mother actor has a very different sense of style to his husband David Burtka and likes to keep timeless pieces in his wardrobe that don’t go out of fashion.

“I tend to wear grey a lot. It’s my favourite colour so I have all kinds of grey pants, grey V-neck T-shirts. I’m like the grey Simon Cowell in my own mind,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “My husband is much more Mr Porter – much classier. And so, we’ve just gone from T-shirts to Gucci, which is lovely.”


Harris is also a big fan of trousers that give him a four-way stretch, because he “jumps around a lot” being a father to his nine-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon.

“Otherwise, if I’m dressing up, I like to dress a little bit timeless, so if God forbid I see a picture of myself five years in the past, I don’t cringe,” the 46-year-old shared.

And the star is well-known for getting into the holiday spirit, and goes all-out celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving. However, it’s Christmas that Harris is especially excited for, and he and Burtka like to dress the part.

“We really live it up. The fourth quarter is very exciting in the Burtka-Harris household… I’m excited by the holiday sweaters, because usually, we buy new ones every year just so we’re not having to dig out mothball-ridden things from the past,” he added.