New Girl star—and InStyle‘s April cover girlZooey Deschanel gets a lot of attention for her feminine fashion statements. But we think her handsome co-stars, Max Greenfield and Jake Johnson, look just as stylish—and according to Johnson, that’s thanks to Greenfield’s willingness to dish out his style tips. When we caught up with the boys at PaleyFest, they broke down their style bromance for us, and it’s a world of awww:

Jake Johnson: “Max gives me advice. He’ll tell me what to wear and what not to wear. We’ll be in wardrobe and they’ll give me three options, and he’ll pick my shirt—I don’t do anything.”

Max Greenfield: “He just needs a little help. Sometimes he’ll just come in with some cutoff corduroys and a tank top, and I’ll say, ‘That’s not only inappropriate for work but for life. You’re an adult man, you know? You’re not the Big Lebowski.’ I will say this: he’s a great student. Look at him tonight, he looks fantastic.”

Johnson: “I’ll tell him not to wear something, but he’ll wear it anyway and everyone will be like, ‘Your cardigan looks so handsome!’ I’ll be, like, ‘Dude, those jeans look too tight, don’t wear them,’ and everyone else will be, ‘Great jeans!’ This whole world confuses me.”

At least you’re trying, Jake—and looking good, too! Check out New Girl Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX. Plus, get the inside scoop on Zooey’s cover shoot for InStyle’s Annual Color Issue in the behind-the-scenes video by clicking below.

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— Nicola Jones