Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ Lyric Video: Look By Look

Welp, looks like Justin Timberlake got us again. In the wee hours of this Thursday morning, JT dropped the full version of his “Suit & Tie” lyric video not even a full day after taunting us with this delicious teaser. We were surprised as it was to see Timberlake actually starring in the lyric video (clad in swoon-worthy Tom Ford BTW), but the full version is way exceeding our expectations. While there’s no Jay-Z cameo (and accordingly, JT would be right to save that for the official music video) nor is there a fitting room montage à la The Sweetest Thing, there are a HEFTY number of outfit changes. Thus, we’re breaking this bad boy down look by look — our first lyric video!

BRINGING FEDORAS BACK

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

DAG NAB IT, JUSTIN. I thought we told you you didn’t need fedoras anymore??? We suppose it’s part of your signature steez, and it lends to the classic Sinatra/Rat Pack thing you’re embodying both with your career and this song in particular, but man… Truthfully, you don’t need them. In the same breath, you’ve definitely done worse, so I guess we’ll suck this one up.

GROOMING GEAR

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

First of all, let’s note that Justin wears a styling cape when he shaves. Preach. Second, even that cape is fly. Church.

S*** TIED

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

FYI: JT has tie options for his lyric videos. *Kanye shrug* JUST SAYIN’.

LOL LOOK

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

You already saw this look in the teaser clip, but we just think the juxtaposition of the lyric “Let me get a good look at it,” and Justin looking quizzically at this old-timey microphone is funny. Also, this is one of the few times you actually see JT’s face in the whole vid.

GEEK CHIC

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

While he doesn’t actually wear these hipster-y Buddy Holly frames in the video, Justin sure makes holding them by one arm look good. He’s an accessories man, for sure.

FANCY FOOTWEAR

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

Afakjfjgl;kd! Justin is dancing in spectator loafers. BRB, I just died then came back to life. ONLY TO DIE AGAIN.

GET USED TO IT

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

Okay, FINE. We’ll reconsider our fedora policy. *sulks* Only for you, JT.

BOW TIE + WEDDING BAND

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

Blink and you might’ve missed it. Timberlake changed into a formal tux look while we were adrenalin shocking ourselves back to consciousness. Unfortunately (for us), he’s snapping with his left hand, flashing his wedding band at the camera which (barring our genuine happiness for Jessica Biel) makes us weep uncontrollably. This lyric video is an emotional roller coaster.

SHOULDER HANG

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

Quick! Everyone send this picture their boyfriends, brothers, nephews, co-workers, male baristas, etc!!! This is what all dudes should dress like. #GQ #peaklapel #hotflashes

CONVERTIBLES AND CHECKS

A still from Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records

There’s something about rocking a tailored vest, especially in this kind of gray Prince of Wales check, that will always scream “JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.” Or maybe that’s just us screaming? Watch the full “Suit & Tie” lyric video for yourself and let us know what you hope to see in the OFFICIAL music video in the comments below!

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