Justin Timberlake took the number one spot on GQ's Top Ten Most Stylish Men in America, which included his friend TI and Kanye West. In the interview, he scoffed at a question on whether he looks to Jessica Biel for outfit approval, revealed his style influence, and had some high compliments for Kate Moss. Here are some highlights:
- On his step-dad's style influence: "Nobody dressed like my dad. When he worked at the bank, he looked like Richard Gere in Gigolo. And he would do it all the night before, laying out the suit he’d wear the next day. Even on weekends, if he had to go into the office, he’d wear a trouser pant with a V-neck sweater and tie. And I was like, I want to dress like that! He was just so cool."
- On where he got his manners: "[My mother] always said to me, 'Just because you do this one thing really, really well, it doesn't make you better at everything. It doesn't make you a better person.' The values my mother taught me were like, If you’re going to do something, don't half-ass it. I remember her literally saying that to me. Like the first time I ever heard the term half-ass was coming from my mother's lips. I was probably 8 or 9. If you're going to do something, go ahead and throw 115 percent at it, and if you get 100 percent back, well, there you go — you're perfect."
- On who he considers a style icon: "Kate Moss. She looks good in anything. She would look good in one of your t-shirts, in her t-shirt, in a man’s suit, in a huge gown. She looks amazing naked. She even makes nude look stylish. That, to me, is a style icon. She could put a barrel on and it would be some sort of statement."
After a successful runway show last night, Justin can continue sharing his love of fashion with the world. We also might be seeing more of JT in the Big Apple since he and Jessica are supposedly moving to NYC.