A Man of the Woods is dropping in early Feb, but his new outerwear game—all eight of them—has already been unleashed.
Justin Timberlake’s last two albums have featured the singer wearing what he wears best: suits, and lots of ’em. His most recent release, 2013’s The 20/20 Experiencehad an actual hit single called “Suit & Tie” and before that, his 2006 record Future Sex / Love Sounds practically ushered the era of the cool guy black suit to the masses (not to mention wearing three-piece suits with white tennis sneakers). But for his latest release, the just-announced A Man of the Woods, Justin Timberlake appears to be getting his grizzly on.
The announcement video for A Man of the Woods shows Timberlake (with cameos from wife Jessica Biel and son Silas) embracing the outdoors like an #influencer on holiday break. We’ve got strolls through cornfields. We’ve got dips in a placid lake. We’ve got a bonfire atop a rolling hill. And JT’s got an arsenal of outerwear for every moment—and then some. By our count, we spotted eightjackets in the 59 second clip. There’s a BASC (that’s Big-Ass Shearling Coat), a macho canvas number, two different leather jackets (one of which has fringe!), a couple of plaid shackets, and even one cozy ass big blanket in there for good measure. It all adds up to a look that’s part outdoorsman, part music god getting back to his roots (he is from Tennessee), and all, actually really, wearable.
Even the brands behind many of the jackets are heavy on some all-American vibes. Though the fringed leather jacket is likely from Saint Laurent, the other, more distressed motorcycle jacket he’s sporting is by the GOAT American menswear label Ralph Lauren, while the blanket he’s donning in one shot is by Pendelton, which of course hails from Portland, Oregon.
His new laid-back Ron-Swanson-with-a-black-Amex look is also more than likely a hint at what Timberlake’s about to put out musically as well. The snippets in the background of the clip sound like a little bit country, a little bit pop, and a little bit R&B, something that makes a whole lot of sense when you see the album is being guided by superproducer (slash style icon) Pharrell Williams. So while we have to wait another month to hear the pop legend’s new music, the best time to cop one of his new favorite jackets for your own—and, considering it’s sale season, on the low—is right now.