We have never been ones to complain about Ian Somerhalder’s style. As Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, he is usually donning a t-shirt and jeans — and that’s definitely OK by us. Not only do we love to see Ian when he’s dressed down and casual, but we are usually pretty receptive to when he’s looking like a sharp-dressed man on a red carpet too. How does Ian describe his own style?

“For day to day looks, my style is themed around effortless comfort. I’ll often hear ‘Beauty is pain’ and that couldn’t be further from the truth for me!” Ian dished to Annex Man Magazine. “If I enjoy the texture and I connect with the story behind the piece — be it sustainable harvesting, manufacturing, distribution, or a 'giving back' component from that company, I will feel confident and comfortable wearing that item.”

Leave it to Ian to even think intensely about what he’s putting on his body. If he doesn’t cure cancer or bring about world peace in his lifetime, we’re officially giving up hope. But let’s also remember that Ian is a studly man and there is one outfit that he feels best in.

“But face it,” Ian continued, “I’m a dudes-dude who likes easy comfortable jeans and t-shirts to keep an otherwise and increasingly more complex world a bit simpler.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Ian. You keep on doing you.

What do you think about Ian’s personal style? Hit the comments and let us know!

The Vampire Diaries returns with all-new episodes on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: Annex Man Magazine via Just Jared

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!