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Joe Manganiello, Ryan Phillippe take time out for Joseph Abboud watch launch

June 17, 2011 |  1:52 pm

Ryan Phillippe and Joseph Abboud director Bernardo Rojo

A little rain couldn't keep the boys inside Thursday evening: A slew of good-looking dudes, including Ryan Phillippe and Joe Manganiello, turned up at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood for the launch of Joseph Abboud Watch Collection. 

The fete, hosted by Esquire, lured Ryan Phillippe (rocking major curls) after dinner at hotspot Craig's with pal Jesse Bradford. Clad in a grey sweater, Phillippe perused the watches with the help of brand creative director Bernardo Rojo.

He also mingled with "True Blood" actor Manganiello (clad head-to-toe in Abboud), Joe Jonas, Colton Haynes, "Vampire Diaries" actor Steve McQueen, Trevor Donovan and Rich Sommer.

Yet there were still more men: "Twilight" guys Xavier Samuels and Alex Meraz waved hello, as did chefs Curtis Stone and Todd English.

English, dapper in a sharkskin suit, chatted with the Ministry about his longtime admiration of Beso restaurant partner Eva Longoria and mentioned he might be expanding his television presence on Bravo.

Among the evening's hosts who were on hand: former NBC honcho Ben Silverman, "Entourage" executive producer Rob Weiss, photog Randall Slavin and PR guys Brad Zeifman and Shawn Sachs


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Ryan Phillippe, left, with Joseph Abboud creative director Bernardo Rojo. Credit: Seth Browarnik /