12/23/2012 01:14 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2013

Blair Underwood Designs Clothing Line For K&G

At first, the idea of Blair Underwood having a clothing collection took us off guard.

The actor who's had a successful 27-year career is known for his debonaire roles and smooth swag, but we never knew he had an eye for fashion. "I would say my [personal] style is traditional with flavor; classy, confident and cool," Underwood told us in the exclusive interview. "This is not something I need to do, but something I want to do." The son of an interior decorator and brother of a painter does realize that art naturally flows from him. So when K&G stores approached him, Underwood gravitated towards the idea of making affordable menswear for the style-conscious man.