We've never seen a hot dude we didn't like wearing a white shirt on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Justin Bieber graces the cover of Rolling Stone for the second time, and he looks pretty spicy for its August issue, if we do say so ourselves. But as he leans ever-so-casually against that wall, muscles ripping through that white tank top, we can't help but think two things: 1.) We'd really like to be reincarnated as that chain necklace when we die, and 2.) We're feeling some definite déjà vu. It's all so FAMILIAR: The hot dude in a white shirt has become Rolling Stone's leitmotif. We have to give credit where it's DUE: It works.
Here's a chronological list of some of our favorite famous hot guys in white shirts on the cover of Rolling Stone. Just-in case (GET IT?) you don't believe us.
+ Justin Timberlake, August 2001 Rolling Stone cover: Here, we have a vintage shot of a Caesar-cut Justin Timberlake, taking a break from his days donning matching denim with Britney to slip into a white tank and smile for Rolling Stone. Here, he's shorn his signature curls and boasts Just-in-ough (GET IT? JUST ENOUGH?) facial hair.
+ Usher, May 2004 Rolling Stone cover: Perhaps Bieber's tank top moment is an homage to his mentor Usher, referencing Ush's white top and ripped muscles. We love that Usher's giving us a boxers cameo, as well. Hot.
+ Justin Timberlake, Rolling Stone September 2006 cover: Justin Timberlake, we HAVE GOT to stop MEETING like this. I've professed my devotion to you (see: here). And yet, this shot of you hosting a wet T-shirt contest for one makes me want to invite you to a very private foam party of TWO.
Check out more hot dudes in white shirts on the cover of Rolling Stone after the jump.