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," Mr. 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 Mr. Hamm, 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 Mr. Timberlake's ode to old Hollywood glamour with his latest hit, "Suit & Tie," is the ultimate compliment for Mr. Hamm.
"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 Mr. Timberlake, Mr. 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," Mr. Hamm said with a smile, referring to Mr. Timberlake's all-denim ensemble at the 2001 American Music Awards.