Suit and Tie
Husband of the year Mr. Justin Timberlake seems to have another
love to marry, the fashion one. His new collaboration with
Tom Ford is well represented in his video “Suite and Tie”.
Last year, Justin Timberlake wore a Tom Ford tuxedo to his recent surprise wedding
to actress and longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel. And he was one of the best-dressed men
at Jan. 27’s SAG Awards, again wearing the designer’s elegant menswear.
We’re talking head-to-toe Tom Ford at the SAGs: a notch-lapel silk/linen slim hopsack
suit in a black, brown and gray check pattern; a pale brown gingham shirt; gray knit tie
with a gold collar bar; black leather loafers. The coup de grace? A brown-and-white silk
pocket square. And in Timberlake’s new music video, “Suit & Tie,” he’s also seen wearing
Ford’s designs, from shoes to suits, glasses to cufflinks, tie tacks to pocket squares.
The video has a moody, ultra-cool Sinatra-esque vibe, with Justin getting painstakingly
groomed and dressed, driving in his car and smoking while sitting at a piano.
But the music video definitely feels more like an extended luxury fashion ad. Especially
when Timberlake blatantly flashes a Tom Ford necktie label. And even more so when
Jay-Z (also singing on the track) mentions Ford, designer Alexander Wang and
the high-end, hip All Saints boutique. Jay-Z raps: “This is trouble season. Tom Ford
tuxedos for no reason. All Saints for my angel. Alexander Wang, too. Ass-tight denim
and some Dunks. I’ll show you how to do this young.”
And there’s more fashion to come. Timberlake and Ford have collaborated extensively
on the style of Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, which drops on Mar. 19.
According to the official announcement, “Ford worked closely with Timberlake and his
team to provide made-to-measure tailoring, including evening wear, suiting, shirting,
ties, shoes and accessories that will be a focal point of the The 20/20 Experience.”