i went to the legends of summer show last night in chicago. it was amazing. seeing jay-z in concert was a bucket list item for me. he’s a legend. i’ll be the first to admit that it took several appearances on snl for me to warm up to justin timberlake. his association with the early 2000′s boy band movement should have relegated him to music purgatory, but the dude climbed out of it just fine. he killed it last night; he’s a true entertainer. consider me a fan.
one thing i took away from the show was jt’s summer concert look. i’m not saying you or i could pull off this look (because we’re not famous entertainers that sell out stadiums), but it’s definitely worth noting. to open the show, timberlake wore a white short sleeve shirt buttoned all the way to the top and a fitted pair of black shorts that hit right above the knees. he topped it off with a black tribly hat and a custom pair of air jordans (that he later gave away via instagram). the shirt and shorts were tailored perfectly – which got me thinking: the more i try to understand what style is the more i realize it’s all about the fit. and you don’t have to be jt or jay z to get that right. guys, make sure your clothes fit.
it was truly a memorable evening. i hope you get a chance to catch one of the remaining shows. i’m already trying to figure out how i can score tickets to see jt when he comes to nashville in a couple of months.
neil barrett shirt (in case you were curious)