DTNGFASHION S4E7: Time Stands Still, Part 1 Aired: 2004
Yeouch, what a post to come back from vacation with. Sooo yeah, this is Rick before the world is changed forever. First he’s wearing a freaking beret – you may know how I feel about those – with a messenger bag and just a lot of grey. Again, STILL don’t know why he came back to Degrassi all hunky dory, and DO NOT know why he’s smiling right now. The fact he keeps crawling back to each new day thinking things are going to go differently astounds me. Next he’s in a tan shirt over a brown long sleeve and khakis. Hard to imagine he’s about to break.
Okay, and you know what? My fashion commentary is actually appropriate here because this suit, makes me feel. I don’t know WHAT it is about him getting dressed by his mommy in this oversized, clunky, boxy navy suit that makes me want to cry. No one else is dressing up for trivia night – but this is super important to Rick so he’s dressing for it like it’s freaking church. But, he doesn’t fit well into the suit. He doesn’t really have a sense of style. The suit is like, not cute – if I recall, no one would be wearing a navy suit about this time period. But, this was his dad’s suit so it’s extra special. Damn, which makes it hurt even more when the suit gets covered with paint. But let me back track and just say, when someone dresses up for anything, I just feel kind of sad. It’s their way of wearing on the outside how they feel about something on the inside. And aside from all of Rick’s problems, both in his brain and with his social existence, he was excited about trivia and put on this giant dorky suit expecting the best. Maybe that’s why dressing up gets me – they’re expecting the best, ya know? Dressing up looks like hope, like confidence. And to see it all come crashing down, is a little sad on almost anyone. I empathize with Rick, a LITTLE, but don’t excuse anything of course.
DTNGFASHION S4E6: Islands in the Stream Aired: 2004
I must admit, Rick sure is hopeful. Or is a better word shameless? He’s going around really thinking he can get girls to kiss him. Um, Rick, have you not… READ THE ROOM!? He is wearing his classic look – the glasses, the messenger bag, the open shirt over a tee shirt, and the baggy pants.
DTNGFASHION S4E5: Anywhere I Lay My Head Aired: 2004
Not only does Rick have the audacity to return to Degrassi, he also has the audacity to pull up to this car wash. Seriously, Rick, sometimes I wonder if you’re sabotaging yourself. Anyway, he’s seen wearing what he always wears, sticking by the formula.
Oh, lame. I forgot we have to talk about Rick before we’re done with this episode. I have so many mixed feelings here. But what I will say is that 1) Rick should NOT be here, and 2) there is no reason why Rick would “like it at Degrassi”. The end.
His first fit is seen briefly, a checkered shirt open over a tee. Then, he enters school and has the audacity to say hey to all his old buddies. Oof. Gotta admit, he was ballsy. He really tried to play all this off, didn’t he? Relocate yourself Rick. Anyway, he wears these Airwalk-looking shoes, casual khakis, and an open plaid shirt over a tee. Also a messenger bag. Also his flowing hair and his round glasses.
Next he goes to The Dot and KEEPS saying hi to all the people who hate him, and he wears more of the same but with a grandfatherly zip up cardigan. He proceeds to get his glasses smashed and his gut punched, and returns to school in, well, more of the same again. Except for some substitute glasses from the 6th grade.
DTNG FASHION S3E17: Don’t Dream it’s Over Aired: 2004
Rick is monochromatic and boring me in various shades of tan and brown. Literally from head to toe. Maybe it’s to imply she seems harmless. Maybe it’s to imply he comes from a background devoid of love or expression.
DTNG FASHION S3E10:Never Gonna Give You Up Aired: 2003
Rick. He definitely has a certain silhouette. Baggy pants, an open overshirt blowing in the wind (along with his hair), and that messenger bag across his body. He’s also got a pretty predictable color scheme, muted ‘masculine’ colors, and khakis and denims. No need to break down any individual ‘fit. Plus, how many of us really want to sit here and look at him longer than we have to? Even before any abuse began, how likable was he? Not very.