My New Favorite Menswear Trend

Although I have never blogged about menswear before, I am highly interested in it and I have actually designed quite a bit of menswear. When I watched the 2013 Grammys, I was instantly intrigued with Fun’s front-man, Nate Ruess. I became infatuated with his style the first time I saw them perform “We Are Young” at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. I remember, to this day, loving the aesthetics of his look. I was then reminded at this years Grammy’s performance when he rocked a muted-silver, pleather, button-up and navy blue capris. Yes, I just said capris…on a man. I LOVE IT. I instantly fell in love and, of course, have been nagging my boyfriend non-stop to mirror this same look and, with much apprehension, he is coming around to the idea. Since then, I have seen this trend everywhere and it makes me very happy. So ladies share this link with your boyfriends, and gentlemen take notes because this is a perfect effortless look for spring and summer.

Below is the video of Fun’s Grammy’s performance.

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Nate Ruess Style

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These dudes, all three of them, are positively ones to watch for style.

Here are some collages I’ve created to illustrate this look, with places to purchase below.

FUN Band Fashion

White Stephen Schneider Tailored Shirt

Light Blue Gio-Goi Symondo Shirt
Bravesoul Gallaghere Printed Short Sleeve Shirt

Gap 1969 Chambray Mini Checkered Shirt

Adidas SLVR Short Sleeve

KENZO Short Sleeve Shirt

YMC Printed Silk Shirt

Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus Short Sleeve

H&M, Forever 21 Mens and Urban Outfitters are also more affordable places to shop short-sleeve button downs for men.

FUN pants

Barbour Men’s Brenton Chino- Camel

Rag & Bone Rb7 Jean

TOPMAN Burgundy Polkadot Skinny Chinos

Browns Poplin Chinos

Witchery Washed Chino

Browns Soft Cotton Chino

LANVIN Tapered Chinos

A.P.C. Cotton Chino Trouser

H&M and ASOS are other affordable places for Chinos.

fun shoe fashion

Ted Baker JAMFRO Suede Derby Brogue

PUMA MMQ N-Eva Derby Sneaker

Paolo Vandini Mens Blue Suede Contrast Sole Shoe

Peter Werth Mens Navy Nesbitt Derby Shoes

Mark McNairy Contrast-Welt Suede Derby Shoes

Common Projects Derby Shine

FORZIERI Two-Tone Wingtop Derby Shoe

Frank Write Canvas Derby

Derby shoes can be found everywhere right now. My favorite ones are made by Common Projects and Ted Baker, I also really like the idea of a Derby-Sneaker blend. They can be found at ALDO, Nordstroms and even H&M.

Hope this proved useful!

Until next time,


About ChelseyA

Hi there:) I'm Chelsey Ann and I am currently a Fashion Merchandising and Marketing student at The Art Institute. I am extremely passionate about music, writing and art, as well as fashion so this job is a perfect outlet for me. I am constantly exploring new ideas and I love to experience weird, and unpredictable things. I think that this will really shine through on my articles, hope you enjoy! Follow me on Twitter @chelseyannFCF or Instagram Chelsey__Ann (double underscore)