We've never seen a hot dude we didn't like wearing a white shirt on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Justin Bieber graces the cover of Rolling Stone for the second time, and he looks pretty spicy for its August issue, if we do say so ourselves. But as he leans ever-so-casually against that wall, muscles ripping through that white tank top, we can't help but think two things: 1.) We'd really like to be reincarnated as that chain necklace when we die, and 2.) We're feeling some definite déjà vu. It's all so FAMILIAR: The hot dude in a white shirt has become Rolling Stone's leitmotif. We have to give credit where it's DUE: It works.
Here's a chronological list of some of our favorite famous hot guys in white shirts on the cover of Rolling Stone. Just-in case (GET IT?) you don't believe us.
+ Justin Timberlake, August 2001 Rolling Stone cover: Here, we have a vintage shot of a Caesar-cut Justin Timberlake, taking a break from his days donning matching denim with Britney to slip into a white tank and smile for Rolling Stone. Here, he's shorn his signature curls and boasts Just-in-ough (GET IT? JUST ENOUGH?) facial hair.
+ Usher, May 2004 Rolling Stone cover: Perhaps Bieber's tank top moment is an homage to his mentor Usher, referencing Ush's white top and ripped muscles. We love that Usher's giving us a boxers cameo, as well. Hot.
+ Justin Timberlake, Rolling Stone September 2006 cover: Justin Timberlake, we HAVE GOT to stop MEETING like this. I've professed my devotion to you (see: here). And yet, this shot of you hosting a wet T-shirt contest for one makes me want to invite you to a very private foam party of TWO.
Check out more hot dudes in white shirts on the cover of Rolling Stone after the jump.
+ Zac Efron, Rolling Stone August 2007 cover: A chiseled Zac Efron not-so-accidentally showed off his best asset on the Aug. 21, 2007 issue of the magazine. Also, he was wearing a white T-shirt. Barely, though.
+ Jonas Brothers, Rolling Stone July 2008 cover: Joe Jonas kills us softly with a white V-neck that showcases an impressive pectoral preview, while Nick wears a sexy crisp white shirt. We can't see what Kevin's wearing under that leather jacket, but we can guess.
+ Jonas Brothers, "Rolling Stone" July 2009 cover: I KNOW! You couldn't handle the suspense of what color shirt Kevin wore, so Rolling Stone made sure to ADDRESS that the very next year by cloaking all three Jonai in soft white tees and killer coifs, with Kevin and Nick in brown leather jackets and a smoldering Joe in the center. They're giving us a little "Grease" throwback, and I like it. Better shape up, cause we need a man and our hearts are set on JONAS BROTHERS. Well, the two still on the market, anyway.
+ Justin Bieber, "Rolling Stone" March 2011 cover: Like I said, this isn't Justin Bieber's first Rolling Stone rodeo. A slightly slighter Justin jauntily rocked a leather coat that fell off one shoulder just so on the March 2011 cover.
Can't wait for the next Justin Bieber Rolling Stone cover. And I've got a feeling I know what he'll be wearing...
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