Remember when Justin Timberlake made music? I do. Futuresex/LoveSounds kind of rocked my world (and still does from time to time, when I need to zone out during a run…I love how the songs lead one into the next without stopping; that’s my 5mi/hr pace j-a-a-a-m, y’all).
Know what else rocked my world then? JT’s wardrobe. He kept showing up to promote the album looking super sharp in variations on a vest theme:
I mean, look at these pictures; you’d think they were pulled from the pages of this week’s People, showing the former *NSYNC’er promoting The Social Friends with Benefits Network SNL finale or some such non-singing project.
But no. They’re all circa the album’s release…in 2006. Wow. Yeah. Sit with that for a second. I know. I KNOW.
I think Timberlake ’06 should be an inspiration to Timberlake 2012, and to all of you – more singing, more vests. Well, maybe not more singing. Because apart from just looking cool, when done right, vests do pull double duty, making your chest look bigger and your waist look smaller. (Yes, you’re just like girls in your body issues. Deal with it)
My suggestion: buy the third piece of a three-piece suit. If you’re ever feeling super fancy, you can wear it all suited up. Til then, you can wear it separately. Try keeping the suit pants but swap out the blazer for a leather jacket (a slim one, nothing bulky). Or with dark rinse jeans and an oxford shirt.
As for the neckerchief, well, you can try that at your own risk.
See earlier: A Vested Interest