michael thompson for details magazine
02/10/2005 at 03:00 PM EST
Kevin Federline has cleaned up his look for the cover of Details magazine, and Britney Spears's hubby says his newly revealed style will help the public get to know him.
"This is to let people get to see the real me," Federline, who married the pop princess last September, tells PEOPLE.
Federline, 26, is known for loping alongside his pop star wife in frayed baggy jeans and tank tops, but for the March cover of the men's magazine he's dressed in a Sean John Collection suit and holding the couple's chihuahua Bitbit. That last touch was Britney's idea – she was by his side in December during the Manhattan photo shoot.