Justin Timberlake in New York City, Shooting a Video

Posted on July 19, 2013

This really isn’t working for us. Someone tell Justin he needs to scrap the whole concept because T Lo are concerned.


Justin Timberlake sports a new haircut on the set of his latest music video in New York City.


We can’t quite single out any one reason, but head to toe, this is not working for us at all. We suppose we could forgive the bottom half, but we’re seriously not liking his hair right now, and the shirt, while interesting, doesn’t look like a style – vaguely androgynous/vaguely Euro – that suits him at all.

Besides, it gives off this weird priest/dentist vibe.


[Photo Credit: Ordonez/INFphoto.com]

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  • veleri

    I don’t know, he reminds me of Brandon Walsh.

    • Sobaika

      Not a good thing, imo.

      • veleri

        yeah. precisely.

    • rage_on_the_page

      Pshh that’s a GREAT thing. Quel hunk. 😉

      • veleri

        ehr 😀

    • Gigi76

      I was getting a strong David Silver vibe..so I guess we are all on about the same page….Beverly Hills 90210 original sauce wannabe.

      • veleri

        I’m glad I’m not alone. 😀

      • Amy Wilson

        Yes! My mind immediately went to David Silver and I wondered if there was something wrong with me. Then, I find that one of my fellow Bitter Kittens mentioned it too and all was right in the world.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      I’m getting a Hugh Jackman vibe, which puzzles me, to say the least.

      • veleri

        uhm. I guess a Hugh Jackman when he gets dressed by his wife. not a wolverine-jackman, huh?

  • “a weird priest/dentist vibe.” Not a promising start to Sausage Friday.

    • StellaZafella

      … trying to give confession with a mouth full of Novocaine.

    • SugarSnap108

      YES. In several shots, he could either be receiving Holy Communion or coming at you with a dental dam.

      • demidaemon

        These images scare me, especially if you think of them all at once.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Aww, I love his hair.

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s like he couldn’t decide which haircut to get so he has two at the same time…

  • OhSayNow

    Yeah, he looked better dressed as a big block of tofu on his last SNL appearance.

    • imspinningaround

      “You kicked me right in the croutons!”

  • Diego!

    What an ugly shirt!!! And that haircut must go! Justin pay attention!

  • JuliaInBlack

    The shirt’s either too long altogether, or the black panels are ending in a bad spot. Either way it looks like a peplum, which I doubt was the hoped-for result. The hair, I actually kinda like but that’s probably just because it reminds me of David Beckham.

  • imspinningaround

    You don’t like this because it looks like Justin Bieber’s idea of formalwear, and JT is too old for that kind of look.

  • What is with the Zack Morris hair? Justin, you were around for the 90s! You don’t get to go back!

    • FashionFollower.com

      Also, we know he has naturally curly hair. I wonder how much he spends on blow-outs every year?

      • I know! As a fellow curly soul, it makes me sad. I love men who own their curls with pride.

    • Little_Olive

      THAT’s what the hair is! thank you! Although to be fair, Zack Morris’ hair could fall to the side, allowing him to flip it. JT here… I can’t even think of the amount of product going on.

      Also, the darts on the back of the shirt concerns me. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that shirt on Shopbop.

    • veleri

      yeah. that’s hard. Saved by the bell vs Beverly Hills 90210.
      we should start a poll

    • mlurve

      It reminds me of Jimmy from Boardwalk Empire’s haircut

  • Catiline

    Man-bib! Is he eating a delicious lobster in this video?

  • PaperPusher2

    this is so joey fatone.

    • AmandaCathleen

      HA! Nailed it. I was wondering why this was giving me flashbacks to the late 90’s…

    • MemHey

      Yeah, reliving the boy band glory days… Unless it’s classy the first time around, certain styles are really only okay once in your life.

      • NC_Meg

        Let’s be honest, nothing any member of a boy band wore in the late 90s should be repeated.

  • Lori

    For some reason it’s cracking me up the he’s a wedding ring fiddler. Based on the men I know who do that we should start a pool about how long it’ll be until he loses the ring & has to get a new one. We’ll know when the pool closes because he’ll be photographed without the ring and at least 3 tabloids will announce in 48 point type that the Biel-Timberlake marriage is On The Rocks!!!11!!!!

    • Excellent idea. Theirs is a hookup/marriage that I just do not understand. If the rumors are to be believed, it’s probably a subconscious check to make sure he put it back on.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Well, the shelf life of most celebrity marriages is pretty short. I fiddle with my wedding band throughout the day though, and my marriage is fine.

      • Lori

        The people who I know who fiddle are also happily married, but they’ve all had to buy at least one replacement ring because they dropped or lost track of the original while playing around with it*. I know one guy who is on his 3rd wedding band and his wife has declared that if he loses this one they’re not wasting the money on replacing it because it’s pointless.

        *One literally rolled down a sewer grate & couldn’t be retrieved. One was lost somewhere in the couple’s house and has yet to turn up again. Another is presumed to have been lost somewhere at the guy’s office, but it’s never turned up either.

        • formerlyAnon

          My ex lost one in a semi-tropical river in another country, sent another down the laundry chute with some bloody scrubs in the hospital. We decided we couldn’t afford to keep replacing them.

          In my case, I perhaps should have taken the difficulty in hanging onto the ring as an omen.

  • Emily Giovanni

    that is serial killer hair right there.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    He looks like George Michael.

  • AlisonS

    Where’s my bleached out, curly headed, denim wearing JT from the ‘N Sync days?! I miss him so….

    • DinnerIsServed1972

      I blame Biel.

      • Me too, this is totally Biel’s revenge. 🙂

      • AlisonS

        She’s crafty. She gets to see him naked so to make sure no one else does she dresses him the exact opposite of the way a sex symbol should. Bitch.

        • DinnerIsServed1972

          I miss the Britney era.

          • AlisonS

            You and me both.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I can’t give a shit what he’s wearing because he’s a terrible person.

  • Dawn Sinclair

    because he looks slightly to old to rock the nerd chic, some guys can rock it until they die. Mr Timberlake, unfortunately, isn’t one of them.

  • Kate Andrews

    It looks like he has on a bulletproof vest! And the hair is a crime.

  • clevRcat

    “priest/dentist” Nailed it!

    • Folk Devil

      HA! My first thought was hipster priest, but it also very dentist-y.

      • pookiesmom

        It’s not nearly cool enough to be hipster. My first thought was “Vatican gets a boy band in the 90s.”

  • Tonia682

    I miss the curly hair

  • FashionFollower.com

    I’m getting a Chess King vibe here.

  • Nan

    His hair is vaguely Macklemore-ish.

    • rajf

      And you (JT) sir, are no Macklemore.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Maybe the shirt should be tucked in…or the pants should be white…or something.

  • MilaXX

    Irrational hate list. I just want to smack him every time I see him.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Yep. Same here. I can’t pin-point it, it’s just a natural feeling. The guy is super talented, but I don’t even think JT can deny how often he dabbles in douchebaggery and hogging the spotlight.

    • Jessica Freeman

      This. And this rolled-up-hem-bib-shirts continues to justify his douche factor for me.

  • smayer

    Almost anything is better than his look in “Rock Your Body.”

  • frannyprof

    Unless he’s doing a parody of a dentist from the 90s who’s pretending to be a priest who secretly wants to be in a boy band, this is just BAD. Like Color Me Badd bad.

  • JasmineAM

    I HATE his straight hair. Stahp JT.

  • poggi

    The hair and the shirt make him look like a priest, that is probably not the look he was going for.

  • stubbornthoughts

    That hair is full of gel and regret.

    Also, there’s no reason for his shirt to be THAT fitted. I’m a woman and none of my blouses are that gloved to my body.

    • Kristin McNamara

      This. I was going to say…. the back view of that shirt looks precisely like how my WOMEN’S button-ups are cut/seamed in the back.

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        I said ‘woman’s shirt’ the moment I saw the back shot. And why is he channeling Jude Law from 1997?

  • GorgeousThings

    Definitely – the first picture I burst out (in my head) “He looks like a priest!”

  • Poeta Paz

    Yeap, a priest that wants to look cool with his tennis shoes. Not my cup of tea; I don’t find him attractive at all, but he’s a good entertainer.

  • Mrs. Julien

    it gives off this weird priest/dentist vibe

    Somewhere out there, someone with an especially specific fetish is having a really good day.

    • demidaemon

      Scary, yet oh so true.

  • NOLA_gal

    Wherefore art the curls? I miss them. Are they gone forever?

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like the clothes, but not the hair.

  • Lady Orwellian

    Isn’t it for his video? I suppose either way.

  • Paula Pertile

    The hair has a creepy Nazi vibe. Its all ‘ew’.

  • ampg

    I’m getting “post-shift cater-waiter.”

  • titaness25

    Am I the only one who misses his ramen hair? Also this look is tragic.

  • Hannah

    I like his hair. He looks a lot like the great silent star, John Gilbert.

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  • largishbearishAtlish

    “on set for a video shoot”- I hope there is some specific ‘get’ in the video for this look…
    and ‘creepy dentist’ nails this….eeeeeeek….

  • VicD

    When did Justin go to work at a trendy hair salon?

  • Jessica Vann

    The hair is Jimmy from Boardwalk Empire for sure.

  • Looks like he’s wearing the front half of a bulletproof vest over a white shirt. Not a look to be embraced by anyone outside law enforcement. And I hate how the transition from his sideburns to his beard has been shaved….really, who wants an “X” on each side of his face?

  • Lotus Baby

    he just got weird-looking. he has more of a bird-nose now, and he looks like he smells like sauerkraut

  • andreawey

    that shirt is a girl’s shirt, look at the feminine darting on the back, it took me a few seconds to realize that he wasn’t in the process of dressing up like a priest

  • PrunellaV

    What a dork.

  • He kind of looks like the poor man’s Gary Barlow.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    This the kind of outfit idea I expect from Barney Stinson: a funeral bib.

  • Anniebet

    After looking at a batch of his pics, it seems to me that anytime he has a mustache his nose appears wonky, like it’s dipping down. Adding that hair you get a seriously unflattering look. Add the shirt and it’s time to slink back to your stylist and rethink your image.

  • That hair is the worst thing I’ve seen in a very long time. Words fail me.

  • guest2visits

    Could have tolerated the pretentious shirt but the scroll down revealed pretentious rolled up legs. Why ever? – So he can show some ankle…? odeargodnoplease.

  • mickiemonkey

    Priest/dentist on the front and diner waitress from the back.

  • Contralto

    That haircut is unfortunate.

  • bellafigura1

    That’s lady shirt.

  • fursa_saida

    He’s turning himself into a clone of Robin Thicke. That is the problem.

    • Diogo Carneiro

      Both cannot sing, so I guess it’s okay. lol

  • formerlyAnon

    IMO, he rarely seems to get it right, just more or less close to right. (I know no one agrees, there’s just something about him that rubs the wrong way.) That said, I forgot all my quibbles when I first saw him and Fallon giggling uncontrollably. Throw in a couple of plausible dance moves and I’ll watch the video, whatever it is, perfectly happily.

  • Joanne Abrams

    nothing is right with this look.

  • MannahattaMamma

    OMIGOD he’s going to Miley Cyrus’s barber!!

  • Michelle Wilson

    He looks more and more like Robin Thicke.

  • calimon

    Justin, that’s not your look. Give it back to Michael Score (Flock of Seagulls)!

  • judybrowni

    Doctor/Brother Cockatoo.

  • ballerinawithagun

    You read my mind, priest/dentist was the first thing that popped into my head…

  • I think it’s the bullet-proof vest of tuxedo T shirts. Also, he looks like Ricky Gervais.

    • hi sixgables: he does look like ricky gervais! good to see your cute avatar again.

  • i don’t mind the hair so much. he’s giving leonardo di caprio/howard hughes here. except that is one well trimmed beard, not something howard was known for. however, that “shirt” (read BLOUSE) is just atrocious. and the rolled up cuffs are very austin scarlett. all he needs are a pair of sparkly pumps. what a look of confusion!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I’m just so confused. But I like that he’s waving to the photographer/paparazzi

  • AnnPopovic

    I love it. LOVE it! It’s interesting, it’s young without looking stupid and vapid, and I LOVE THE HAIR! LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair! It’s all very hinting of the 80s and yeah. I LOVED the 80s. So I’m gonna disagree and says it works, head to foot and back up again!

  • Hm.

    That’s a Macklemore haircut.

  • kalisa

    Okay, but let’s talk about how FOCUSED he is on the work he’s about to do…and then how kind his face is when he greets someone with that little wave. What a pro. What a guy.