Justin Timberlake in Comme des Garçons in Miami

Posted on August 16, 2013

We’ll enter into the record that we really like the t-shirt, but then we’re recusing ourselves from hearing or opining on this case in fashion court.


Justin Timberlake arrives in Miami on a private jet wearing a Comme des Garçons Play t-shirt.

Comme des Garçons Play Logo Print T-shirt


Because all we want to do is roll our eyes, make wanking gestures, and dub him Douchus Magnificus. Then Timberfans yell at us for being mean.

You guys do it. Talking Points:

Are porkpie hats just automatically douchey?

Does hanging a ballcap on it make it not a purse?

That t-shirt costs 130 dollars.


[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, farfetch.com]

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  • Diego!

    I could care less about his look since I can’t stand him, I don’t know why, but I just can’t. Next!

    • fursa_saida

      Me either. I need him to go the hell away for a while.

  • Latin Buddy

    Same. I can’t stand him…so my opinion is inherently biased. Those hats are tacky and the shoes paired with those jeans are soccer dad (not that there is anything wrong with that…)

    • 3boysful

      Ditto. I thought “$130 tee with dad jeans?” Kinda weird to wear those jeans with the other stuff. Maybe they were the only clean ones.

  • up with pod people

    He looks like a Care Bear.

    • (giggling so hard right now, I may need my asthma inhaler)

      • up with pod people

        “Mirror Bear?” “Sync Bear?” “Slack-jawed shock at wardrobe malfunctions Bear?”

        • Hipster Bear.

          • charlotte

            Married to Booms Bear.

        • RebeccaKW

          Suit-and-tie Bear

    • Karen Belgrad

      And… you win. No further comments will be necessary. Thank you all for playing.

    • Douche Bear.

      • Eric Stott

        He looks somewhat snuggly, but I doubt he’d remember my name the next morning.

        • formerlyAnon

          good call, I think

    • sugarkane105

      Now I want the shirt.

    • marlie

      Definitely the comment of the day!

    • DamH

      THANK YOU. It makes my day!

  • valerie saenz

    Leave the hat alone!

  • Nothing says “I love my wife. Really.” like a giant heart T-Shirt. Oh, and not being caught getting into a limo at 2am with a woman who is not your wife. Thank goodness he has the T-Shirt.

    • Fordzo

      Whatwhat? Did I miss some news?

      • I think my reply is stuck in moderation – I should know better than to try to include a link – just yet another rumor and pics of him leaving an after party with an unidentified, face hiding female. It just broke this week, I think he was even wearing the doofus hat. But the timing of it plus Heart shirt are cracking me up.

        • fursa_saida

          I saw that, and there’s speculation that she’s a friend of his wife’s? Which really doesn’t clear suspicion, but. There’s that.

  • DTLAFamilies

    That t-shirt is so twee I wouldn’t buy it for my 6-year-old son.

    • fursa_saida

      Honestly, I think it’s butt-ugly to begin with.

  • charlotte

    “That t-shirt costs 130 dollars.” Thanks for clearing that up. I was thinking about how ridiculously expensive the t-shirt probably is while scrolling down.

    • Fordzo

      Me, too! He’d never wear a cheap t-shirt from Five and Below (which is what that shirt looks like from where I’m sitting), so I knew it had to be a little pricey, but $130 for something Jessica will shrink in the wash? Pfft.

      • marlie

        As if Jessica does the laundry. They have “people” for that.

  • Chartreusite

    Can’t stand him, but props for wearing Commes des Garcons. If you’re gonna wear over-priced designer stuff, it might as well be fun over-priced designer stuff.

  • alyce1213

    Unless he’s being monumentally ironic, this is total douchery.

    • Little_Olive

      I don’t think it’s ironic. He’s sporting the “Please, people, I have things on my mind” frown (a.k.a. the Goerge Constanza method for having people believe you are busy dealing with Important Stuff).

    • fursa_saida

      JT wouldn’t know self-awareness if it hit him in the face these days. When he’s done SNL and similar he’s fine, but the homeless video at the wedding, the non-apology apology regarding it, the People cover after, the ridiculous response to inquiries about why he titled a song Take Back the Night, the “I’m A Serious Actor” thing, and the massive self-importance of the way he’s rolled out the new albums…no. No thank you.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t hate the shirt, jeans or tennis shoes. The hat is the douche-maker.

    • makeityourself

      Yes. The only porkpie I like is worn by Walter White.

  • Shawn EH

    Only problem I have with this look is the dad jeans.

  • MilaXX

    I can forgive all but the porkpie hat. That doesn’t make him less of a douche.

  • Kristalbailey

    I think this is a clear sign that he’s just embraced his doucheness. and I kind of love it.

  • Rand Ortega

    When did JT get so…thick?

    • alyce1213

      I’ve noticed a lot of men put on about 10-15 lbs in the first year or so of marriage. Not that I expect that the wife’s a great cook, it may just be a laying back, a complacency thing. Even in show business. It doesn’t look bad on him, but those clothes . . .

  • Judy_S

    That tee would look great on Katy Perry.

  • Zorkness

    Hey, Give the guy a break, he is carrying his own water!

  • marlie

    Not gonna lie, I love JT. But yes, porkpie hats will always make a guy look like a douche.

    Private jet, people.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    It’s not the hat, it’s the overall look. Just douchy. It’s like a grown-up version of the douchiness on display in the One Direction post a couple of days ago.

  • Laur.

    The TINY Fiji water?! OY VEY! That is two swallows! TWO!

    • marlie

      maybe that’s what they give out on the plane? Though you’d think that on a private jet they could spring for regular-sized water bottles.

  • sugarkane105

    I’ll always love him, though I do wish his love affair with those hats would end. They look good on no one.

  • Beardslee

    I love hats and wish more people would wear them. It is hard to take a grown man seriously if he is wearing a preschooler’s T shirt.

  • demidaemon

    I’m a bit mesmerized (and not in a good way) by his jeans. They look like my dad’s, who has taken to holding them up with a twistie tie. Does JT do the same, I wonder?

  • Eric Stott

    If you’re going to wear a Stingy Brim Porkpie you have to go the whole Sinatra route.

    • MoHub

      Timberlake hasn’t the class for that. Sinatra is doing 1,000 RPMs in his grave.

  • Almost too douche-y to function. (That was my opinion even before I scrolled down and saw yours.)

  • sockandaphone

    fedoras are always automatically douche-y
    i dont care that he carries a manpurse, also hes coming from a flight
    $130 lord have mercy

    ps. i would still do it.

    • That’s not a fedora. Porkpie is different. Fedora’s can look great, depending on the wearer. Porkpies are always douchey.

      • AmeliaEve

        I’m confused. I would call that a trilby. My understanding is that a porkpie hat has to have a flat crown. Walter White’s Heisenberg hat is my idea of a true porkepie.

        • The only reason I know this? I used to design brochures/catalogs for a hat store. The porkpie has the brim rolled up all the way around. A fedora or trilby (basically the same hat) usually has the front down-turned. There are, of course, exceptions. I love hats, so I’m a bit of a hat geek. I have several in rotation for warm- and cold-weather seasons. Sigh.

          • formerlyAnon

            I love this site. Thanks so much for the porkpie/fedora differentiation tutorial.

          • My job here is done!

          • AmeliaEve

            I can imagine few jobs more delightful than designing hat catalogues. Thank you for the insight.

          • MoHub

            You would love Victor Herbert’s Mademoiselle Modiste. One of the best songs is “Hats Make the Woman.”

          • Not familiar with this. I’ll have to check it out.

          • MoHub

            “Large hats, small hats, flat and very tall hats
            Play a part in history for good or ill.”

      • sockandaphone

        well i guess you learn something new everyday! i assumed porkpie was just another name for those type of hats.

      • MarTeaNi

        I think that whatever douche-physics are involved in the original iterations of pork pies and fedoras (I find the former situationally douchey and the latter situationally acceptable), this unholy cross takes the most douchetastic parts of both and makes the ultimate Bro Hat.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I’m just finishing up the Harry Potter series (yeah, I know, a decade behind the times) so I love your Douchus Magnificus phrase (sounds like a spell that would transform someone into a douche).

    Take away the hat and he would look passable. The hat just looks stupid.

  • Vanja

    He looks like a hat prisoner. I do like the Car Bear T-shirt (thanks @UWPP:disqus , I cannot unsee it now).

  • R.A.

    It’s still a purse.

  • NoveltyRocker

    The hat is weird with the basketball shoes but an ordinary guy would just grab a hat on a whim and not coordinate it with the style of his shoes. But a guy who pays $130 for a t-shirt, steps off his private jet and loads his designer luggage into a brand new Escalade probably thinks about it. Did he think about what an ordinary guy would do?

    I honestly don’t know what outfit a porkpie coordinates with. If high-top sneakers as street wear are coming back in, I’d rather see them worn with slimmer fitting jeans like his though, so kudos on that. Getting a Martie McFly vibe I can dig.

  • Tanya Wade

    Uh hunty. No on the murse, European man satchel, whatever you are calling it.

  • In_Stitches

    He’s always been my irrational celebrity hate (although i can rationalize it if you give me time). This certainly isn’t swaying my opinion one bit.

  • formerlyAnon

    In reverse order:

    Cannot start worrying about what rich people pay for their casual wear and do this job, fellas. It’s to your credit it still crosses your minds, but that way lies madness.

    Ball cap changes nothing but I see nothing wrong with him carrying any variety of functional not-blingy black bag, satchel, murse or purse he wishes. Key words: “functional” and “not-blingy.”

    Pork pie hats are played out, not automatically douchey. He’s old enough to know they are played out, at this point it’s a weird sartorial comfort blankey on his head.

  • Mitey Yarivitz

    …that t-shirt! All I can see is what looks like an evil little red Vermicious Knid on JT’s chest.

  • gabbilevy

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Stupid.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Blech. Maybe someone can pull off that hat, but he (and Matthew Morrison, for that matter) should give it a rest. Also, I don’t care what you hang off the purse – it doesn’t make it any less a purse. My first reaction to him is always “Douche!” – I call it The TimberBiel Effect.

  • PeggyOC

    That’s yes on one, no on two.

  • majorbedhead

    That t-shirt is $133.46, to be exact, and that fact alone makes him Douchus Magnificus. Jesus fuck, who pays that much for a t-shirt?? I don’t care if you can afford it. That’s a STUPID price for a cotton t with a logo ironed on it.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah, but we just happen to know about it in this case. I am certain that if every celebrity post included the price of everything they are wearing or carrying, by that metric most of them would be branded douches within their first two photos. There are some things I just don’t want to know.

  • Julie Chase

    I hope Heisenlake enjoys a nice bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos.

  • MzzPants

    Love the new album. Hate this look. Still trying to figure out if he’s hot or not.

  • Constant Reader

    Yes, porkpie hats are always douchey. They help the rest of us to know what we’re dealing with before we have any interaction, so that’s a plus.

  • If you can afford a private jet, you can afford to replace the hobo jeans and the shrunken hat, DM. UGH.

  • amber.

    justin timberlake occasionally makes me want to vomit. i love him, but sometimes i just want to spew chunks at his attempts to be “original”. go home. i miss his william rast days.

  • Maggie Smith

    I think he would look totally fine if he wore boots or some other less obnoxious shoe with the whole thing.

  • Lori

    -Pretty much


    -Oh for gawd’s sake

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    As a big fat hairy gay bear, if I wore that shirt I’d look like Christina Hendricks.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      yeah for big fat hairy gay bears! yeah!

  • Anne At Large

    Nothing makes that not a purse. But is there a lady version of that shirt?

  • Belvane

    On an episode of Frasier, his son wanted a toy called an Outlaw Laser Robo-Geek. That’s kind of how I think of Justin Timberlake — he combines several elements that shouldn’t work together but somehow do. Hipster Sexpot Boyband-Geek. He’s goofy and not ashamed of it. That doesn’t read as douchey to me, unlike almost everyone else on earth who wears a porkpie hat. He just seems comfortable in his skin. (Or carrying a purse.) But yeah, that’s a ridiculous price for a T-shirt.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’ve been using Douchus Magnificus far too much, but I’d say that it definitely fits here.

  • MarTeaNi

    I’m going to call it a douche hat if only because it looks like the unholy cross between a real pork pie and a fedora, the official hat of douchebags.

    • imakeart

      Don Draper wears a fedora, does he not? That alone knocks it out of a douchey category.

      • MarTeaNi

        I enjoy Don as a character and have a great time watching him, but he is still most decidedly the 60s version of a douchebro.

  • conniemd

    I don’t think hats on men are douchy. I love them. Does anyone look better in a hat than Matt Bomer? Timberlake I could not care less.

  • boweryboy

    Talking points:

    1 – In this case yes, but not always. A rare few have a PhD level ability of pulling off a porkpie hat. I’d like think I’m one of them. I’ve owned one in some form or another since the late ’80s, but that’s just me being nice to me.

    2 – No, but if you’re a bro you do it so the other bros think its a gym bag.

    3 – For a T-shirt!? You can get something similar or even cooler over at threadless for less than $30.

  • surfergirl70

    That shirt is ridiculous, and he looks ridiculous in it.

  • Monabel

    Lester Young can wear the porkpie hat.

  • kimmeister

    I think porkpie hats are douchey by default, but they could be uplifted by a rare man of extreme awesomeness.

    • housefulofboys

      I’ve seen men of extreme awesomeness and you, JT, are not one of them.

  • stubbornthoughts

    TLO, we share the exact – EXACT – same opinion on Timberlake. And I’m pretty sure JT only wears those hats when he’s off stage so people won’t think of him as the typical caucasian man that he is.

  • Leah Elzinga

    It kind of looks like he’s filled out a lot lately and doesn’t have a clue how to dress himself now that he’s not twink-thin.

  • YoungSally

    What is it about young people who can’t tie their shoes? (full disclosure I am 49) Is it because they all grew up with those velcro training sneakers??

  • nannypoo

    I don’t care what anyone says, I think he’s adorable. Except for the hat, which is the very definition of douchiness.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    wait…he had to carry his OWN BAG?? oh the horrors…the total horrors…

  • uprightcitizen

    Porkpie hats can be cool, if they’re the right size and worn properly (down onto your face so the top of the hat is flat on top, not sitting on the back of your head). This hat is too small. I can only guess that the people who can’t stand him don’t watch SNL. When he hosts on it, he is one of the most talented, funny, charming and self-deprecating hosts they ever get. Agree about the Care Bear shirt here.

  • msdamselfly

    He looks really good here–he’s filled out nicely

  • Imasewsure

    I would pay $130 for that shirt. The rest is douchery unfortunately

  • Warrior89

    No to the hat, forever.

  • jjfg

    About the only nice think I can say about JT is that I like his self-deprecating schtick when he guests SNL. Otherwise I don’t get him. And porkpie hats do indeed automatically indicate douche.

  • Rachel Sawyer

    Are porkpie hats just automatically douchey?

    That would be yes.

  • librarygrrl64

    “Are porkpie hats just automatically douchey?”


  • RuthGo

    Those jeans look acid-washed. I just can’t even concentrate on anything else. And yeah, he doesn’t do it for me either. Feh.

  • Douche clothes for a douchey guy. DOUUUUCHE.

  • guest2visits

    Yes, look away ground crew guy, look away. Try and ignore the over hyped, high maintenance goober in the embarrassing clothing choices. Everything together is so damn celebrity self aware.
    I don’t actually hate the hat. But the shirt is to be scorned by the entire universe.. And unless that’s a baby bag… it’s a purse.

  • NO can we stop hating on fedoras/men’s hats? Hate the man, not the headwear. My boyfriend looks great in hats but refuses to wear them because of the douche connotations and it makes me so sad because I am a hat girl.

  • the guy is a hell of a musician, though. anyone who doubts that look on the internet for him playing the grand piano in a duet with T.I. on dead and gone. killer song about gun violence. could change your mind about rap, too.

  • MegaeraThe3rdFury

    Yes. No. Wowza.

  • Fannie Wolston

    Looks likes he mumbling about someone taking his purse for him, and the overhyped high maintenance goober (LOL) should be wearing raffia on his pinhead not black felt!