Mad about him: Hamm a fan of Timberlake's style
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, musician Justin Timberlake arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm is going mad over Justin Timberlake's suit and tie, the song and the singer's style. As for Timberlake, Hamm believes the pop star has “always been a very fashion forward kind of guy.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm is going mad over Justin Timberlake's suit and tie — the song and the singer's style.
"I'm a big fan of Justin Timberlake," Hamm said in a recent interview. "I think he's a trendsetter, as they say. But he's always been kind of a natty dresser."
The 42-year-old actor, who says he has an "appreciation for fashion," returns as womanizing adman Don Draper when season six premieres April 7 on AMC.
Seeing "Mad Men" style infiltrate pop culture — from Taylor Swift's mod minidress on the March cover of Elle magazine to Timberlake's ode to old Hollywood glamour with his latest hit, "Suit & Tie," is the ultimate compliment for Hamm.
FILE - In this March 13, 2012 file photo, Jon Hamm, a cast member in the television series "Mad Men," poses before the PaleyFest 2012 panel discussion about the show, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hamm is going mad over Justin Timberlake's suit and tie, the song and the singer's style. The 42-year-old actor, who admitted to having an “appreciation for fashion,” returns as womanizing ad man Don Draper when season six premieres April 7, 2013 on AMC. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
"It's nice that our show has had that sort of serendipitous resonance with fashion," he said. "I think it's great. I think it's really cool."
As for Timberlake, Hamm believes the pop star is "a very fashion-forward kind of guy," although the Grammy winner is guilty of at least one "fashion don't."
"That one unfortunate picture of him in that denim tuxedo excused," Hamm said with a smile, referring to Timberlake's all-denim ensemble at the 2001 American Music Awards.
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