Music's Men of Style: Fall Out Boy on Dressing Like Danzig and Why Pharrell Williams Is a Fashion Inspiration
On "Uma Thurman," Fall Out Boy's most recent hit single, which reached No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band samples the theme to The Munsters, the playfully macabre '60s sitcom that one could also compare to FOB's darker approach to style. "I wear head-to-toe black all the time; I dress like Danzig," admits guitarist Joe Trohman, 30.
Currently on the Boys of Zummer Tour with Wiz Khalifa, the members of FOB like to hit boutiques in NYC and Tokyo together for their streamlined looks. But it's bassist Pete Wentz, 36, who can be found wandering through the women's department. "I saw the Richard Prince Louis Vuitton bag," he says, "and had to get it for my sister."
The Everyday Upgrade
"I wear black tees every day but learned not to buy cheap ones. I'm not scraping together change just to buy a three-pack of Fruit of the Loom shirts anymore. Now I'm into AllSaints," says Trohman.
"Pharrell Williams," says Wentz. "His style is almost like a character in a film: Japanese, bohemian and streetwear all mixed together. He has always challenged the notion of what someone in hip-hop should look like."
Fashion Faux Pas
"[Throughout] the early half of the last decade, I was wearing all over print hoodies and lots of crazy sneakers," says lead singer Patrick Stump, 31. "They didn't really work for me, but I was just excited about them."
This story originally appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of Billboard.