Timberlake Talks Style With The Gays

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Justin Timberlake recently sat down with Out magazine to discuss the launch of his new fragrance for Givenchy, Play.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On his style icons:
“Early Elvis — not the Elvis of onesies, but with the pomaded hair and big collar, the rockabilly stuff. Also, Sinatra. Johnny Cash. My stepfather was one of my style icons growing up. He was a banker, and I used to love to watch the routine he would go through…. I used to watch him tie his own ties in the morning before going to school. When you go through the ritual of buttoning a collar, tying a tie, spraying on a scent, and picking out the right socks — you walk out a little more confident.”

On his own, personal style:
“I was an ├óΓé¼Γäó80s kid. The ├óΓé¼Γäó80s and ├óΓé¼Γäó90s were trend after trend after trend. In the ├óΓé¼Γäó90s, I had one pair of Girbaud jeans you couldn├óΓé¼Γäót get off me. They still look like cool jeans, though. I think at the end of the day style comes from swagger more than anything. I don├óΓé¼Γäót think you should walk out of the house saying, ├óΓé¼┼ôI am going to try to pull this off.├óΓé¼┬¥ You have to feel completely comfortable in it before you step out the door.”

On his new fragrance, Play:
“I├óΓé¼Γäóm not a cologne freak. I don├óΓé¼Γäót wear it all the time. I├óΓé¼Γäóm not wearing it right now. My issue with cologne is that it makes you smell unlike yourself. Sometimes to be funky, you gotta smell funky. I like Play because it doesn├óΓé¼Γäót take away from how you smell. It just accents it to make you smell a little better.”

Out is on newsstands now.

[Image by Simon Emmett/Out.]

Sep 1, 2009 9:00am PDT

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