Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)' Music Video: Look By Look

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Justin Timberlake is almost too smooth for his own good. His moves (both of the dance and business variety) are so slick that in retrospect, you think you should have seen them coming. Like, of COURSE, we should have known that JT would release the official music video for his comeback single "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" on VALENTINE'S DAY, ensuring his title as the best Valentine a bajillion humans have ever (EVER) had. The video, which (!!!) features a mostly-seated Hov, may be in black-and-white, but rest assured, the grayscale does not inhibit either of these dudes from racking up an impressive amount of outfit changes. Thus, we're breaking them all down for you look by look. Happy V-Day, y'all!

UNDER WHERE?

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

JT lets us start the day with him, sitting at his grand piano, plunking out a few chords in a crisp, white suit shirt. It's completely unbuttoned, showing off his ribbed tank-style undershirt. We're simultaneously FLIPPING OUR ISH and lulled into a (false) morning calm.

YES, WE CONSIDER THIS A LOOK

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

AFKLDFKLAGJDF. It only happens for a few seconds, but we just had to include this shot of Justin shirtless getting a massage. It's a wardrobe change in the sense that he has no wardrobe...? IDK, but happy holidays, everyone!

BLACK PIECES, WHITE SOCKS

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

First, Timberlake gets pushed into a studio space while lounging on a four-post bed and flipping through his iPad. Next thing we know, he's playing chess with a scantily clad model on the sidelines. Also, he's looking put-together but still relaxed in a white button-up with the sleeves rolled up, extra-light khaki trousers with the front crease, black oxfords, and pristine white socks. Try to hold your swoons, guys. You haven't seen anything yet.

BASKETBALL AND BROMANCE

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Enter Jay. In the last casual scene of the video, Jigga appears perched on the couch wearing a color block polo, loose tartan pants, and very light lensed glasses. Justin eats cereal behind the counter in a gingham shirt. They're both watching basketball. I want to go to there.

NONCHALANT SATIN DETAILS

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Then, the verse drops (yep, we haven't even reached the meat of the song yet - I TOLD YOU THIS WAS IMPRESSIVE), and Justin slides into an old-timey standing mic wearing the first of his two stage numbers. Actually, the looks are essentially the same thing, but in this more intimate setting, he opts to keep his shirt and bow tie undone from the get-go.

STUDIO SUITING

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Even in the studio, directing the horns, he's fly. This tailored vest steez will forever remind us of his "SexyBack" days. We're brimming with nostalgia for this comeback STILL — even after an entire month of playing this song on repeat.

DANCE SOLO SPECTATOR SHOES

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

His formal stage look appears to be the EXACT same Tom Ford outfit he wore performing at the 2013 Grammys just days ago, textured suit jacket, boss-status over-sized bow tie, satin cummerbund, spectator loafers and all!

SIT-DOWN FLOW

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Then comes Jay's verse. He spits it (seated again) in the studio with a stoagie in hand and a matching Prince of Wales check vest and trousers set.

SHADES ON STAGE

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

On one stage, he wears black-rimmed aviators with an unbuttoned shirt and draped satin bow tie (to match Timberlake, of course).

TIME FOR TUXEDOS FOR NO REASON

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

But on the formal stage, all bets are off. Hov gets out of his seat (per Justin's wishes) and is styled to a T with a cross-hatch basketweave textured blazer, an almost arrogantly large bow tie, and an accent cummerbund to boot. Preach.

FLOATING GINGHAM NECK NUMBER

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Finally, JT ends the vid with one last wardrobe quick-change: a gingham patterned long neck tie. And he's floating. Fin.

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Justin Timberlake - "Suit & Tie (ft. Jay-Z)"


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