So you’re probably wondering how you can sell 4.75 million albums worldwide as the #1 best-selling recording artist for the year, get nominated for 5 People’s Choice Awards, be named the GQ Man of the Year JUST in time to strike out on your world tour covering roughly 70 of the largest venues in the US and Europe, AND look incredible doing it? Easy. Be Justin Timberlake.
JT’s popularity has always been substantial, but he’s definitely hit his stride in 2013. And the fact that he’s striding in a black tie tuxedo and bow tie is good… no GREAT news for the formal wear industry.
Tuxedos are cool. They’ve always been cool. From the Rat Pack to the Tennessee Kids, a classy tuxedo doesn’t get old, stale, or irrelevant. Black tie is timeless. It’s masculine. It’s awesome. But somewhere around the 90’s, a rumor got started that tuxedos were out. It was a nasty rumor that took FAR too long to die, but JT’s World Tour of “The 20/20 Experience” is finally putting the last nails in that slanderous coffin.
Not only is he wearing tuxedos throughout his tour, all of the musicians and dancers on stage are wearing tuxedos. And not only are they wearing tuxedos, they’re wearing custom Tom Ford tuxedos. And not only are they wearing custom Tom Ford tuxedos, they’re singing about tuxedos too in JT’s hit song “Suit and Tie.” JT is at the top of his game and he’s bringing classy back.
Tom Ford, one of the biggest celebrity formal wear designers around, has collaborated with JT on his world tour, providing roughly 600 pieces of distinct, custom-made formal clothing and accessories. Tom Ford was recently asked about his involvement in the tour and had this to say:
“Justin has great personal style and knows what he wants which makes designing for him an absolute pleasure. He is a tremendous talent and has a kind of effortless cool that makes classic menswear tailoring modern. “