Nick Jonas reveals his greatest fashion regret and the accessory he can't live without

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For 22-year-old Nick Jonas, style has been an integral part of his ­trajectory, especially as he matured from a purity-ring-wearing Jonas Brother to an abs-fabulous pop heartthrob in the mold of Justin Timberlake or a young Mark Wahlberg.

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"I like classic elements but with bolder statements," says the ­youngest of the Jonas juggernaut, whose career as a solo artist has taken him to new heights -- and new venues, from the unveiling of a Lord & Taylor holiday window to a gay club in New York's Hell's Kitchen. "Your clothing and approach to fashion are the visual statements you make as a performer or a songwriter."

It doesn't hurt when reaching out to new fan bases either. Since going solo, Jonas has sold 388,000 albums (according to Nielsen Music) with "Jealous," the second single from his eponymous sophomore album, hitting No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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While his looks vary from the maroon plaid suit he wore at the iHeartRadio Awards to the silver bomber jacket and ripped black jeans he sported at the Billboard Music Awards, Jonas has no trouble ­deciding what to wear at home. "In my ­apartment by myself, it's usually just me in my underwear," he says. (For the record, he prefers boxer briefs.)

Fashion Faux Pas

"Bow ties are great, but there's a time and place for them. Bow ties for everyday wear is maybe not the best move, and I was doing that for a minute."

Trend He's Trying

"I've been getting into the fancy sweatpants trend -- the sweatpants-you-can-wear-to-work kind of vibe. Public School is doing a very cool job with that."

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Every Guy Should Have

"A classic black leather jacket. Mine is Margiela and I take it everywhere I go. If it's a two-day trip or a two-month trip, it's with me."

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This story originally appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of Billboard.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Musician Nick Jonas performs onstage at the Wiltern Theatre on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: Nick Jonas attends the 2016 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 13, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist/actor Nick Jonas performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09: Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2015 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 18: Singer Nick Jonas attends the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Of The American Diabetes Association's Father of the Year Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Nick Jonas performs during a surprise visit at Westfield London on April 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Jonas, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey, Luke Wade -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Nick Jonas attends the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals - Day 1 on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: Nick Jonas -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Nick Jonas arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Sill, Chris Jamison, Nick Jonas, Damien Lawson, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 716A -- Pictured: (l-r) Craig Wayne Boyd, Taylor John Williams, Ryan Sill, Chris Jamison, Nick Jonas, Damien Lawson, Matt McAndrew, DaNica Shirey, Luke Wade -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Nick Jonas performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0171 -- Pictured: Singer Nick Jonas on November 26, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 26: Nick Jonas sighting on November 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Singer Nick Jonas performs during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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