DTNGFASHION S4E8: Time Stands Still, Part 2 Aired: 2004
Welcome to part 2 of Time Stands Still, where shit really goes down. First here’s Alex looking all smug in the classroom thinking all she played a hand in was embarrassment. She wears a brown tank, sunnies tucked in to the front. And the next shot is when she’s realizing something bad is happening. We see her full outfit includes her cross-body bag and some baggy casual khakis. Strange that Alex never spends much time talking about her role in all this. Ya know? I wonder how much guilt she REALLY carried.
DTNGFASHION S4E7: Time Stands Still, Part 1 Aired: 2004
Poor Toby, man. He’s sandwiched between bullying and his best friend who is a murderer. He wears one of those polos with the horizontal chest stripe, baggy casual khakis with skate shoes, his usual spiked hair and tiny glasses. He’s also seen afterwards in a red tee and a greyish overshirt.
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
A new episode, and we start off featuring scary, scary Alex. Her hair is jet-black as ever. First we see some casual khakis, with a black tank and of course those exposed bra straps. Ohh man look at these nails! Square-shaped French manicure. She wears her giant hoops, and her tinted shades tucked into her grey fitted tee. We get a brief moment of color here with this green tank and jeans, but then it’s on to this awful brown movie theatre uniform. Gotta hand it to her for adding so much personality to it, though, with the giant hoops.
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.
This whole us vs. Rick storyline is interesting because you don’t really know who the main force is here. I mean Emma seems to be the focus of this episode but she very quickly backs out of the war. Paige seems to be another focus, though we’ll understand she’s not the most aggressive in the bunch, she’s just the most affected perhaps.
On to the fashion – Paige is known to adventurously take on some of the strangest silhouettes of the 2000s. This first shirt is like, a pink cowl neck that hangs all the way down to the bellybutton. Shoutout to the casual khakis! Next is a pink ruffly blouse that ties at the waist. Also enjoy this pink holo messenger bag. Her hair has product piled on which adds a lot of texture – I don’t hate it. And her pants are kinda wide-legged, as they were back then. The next shirt – that green shirt. Wow, or is it a tunic? Regardless, it’s weird. It’s ruched and tight and baggy and short and long, everything all at once. Sadly it looks like something I would have worn, maybe to the bar in college. She also has a thick chain necklace and her signature “P” necklace. And the last outfit is an elasticized, peachy floral top that we only see in passing as Paige intentionally ignores Emma.
We are in this new episode, Mercy Street, which should really be called Merciless Street. Alex is stoked to be able to jump on the bully bandwagon. First she’s in a black ribbed tank. The next outfit is just… horrible? Or is it awesome? Monochromatic af in baggy casual khakis and a brown tank. And finally, a white tank and some work pants. Each ‘fit comes accessorized with exposed bra straps, big hoops, crossbody bag, and sunglasses tucked into her shirt throughout.
Oooh, Alex is FEISTY in this episode! Can’t you just see it in these stills? First she’s in a white tank with her black bra straps hangin out all classy like, her shades tucked into her shirt, baggy mechanic pants, and white shoes. Next shes’s in some casual khakis and a cropped dark tank, with a cross body bag. Oh and we can’t forget those giant hoops. And the bra straps are sparkly because they’re supposed to show! Haha, I love the 2000s. And for the presidential debate, Alex’s style is again, mechanic-chic. She wears a white tank under what looks like a work shirt all tied up, and some black baggy pants with those white shoes.
DTNGFASHION S4E2: Ghost in the Machine Part 2 Aired: 2004
Spinner is turning into a total douche bit by bit. First he’s wearing a brown ringer tee, baggy pants, and skate shoes. His hair just lookin’ a mess. Oh yeah, I also got a shot of those like, boxers hanging up over the pants. Do people still do that? The next school day, he’s got on khaki cargos, his skateboarding shirt, and a zip up hoodie.
DTNGFASHION S4E1: Ghost in the Machine Aired: 2004
Spinner, boyfriend of the year. Okay, he was like, an ALRIGHT boyfriend right here but his downward spiral is soon to begin (in terms of boyfriend performance). Well, his hair is still looking gross and shaggy. Oh yeah, I also got this second picture to show his tongue ring. Spinner gets his red car, wearing a ringer tee and big gray pants. For the drive in he adds a zipup hoodie and a beanie. He helps Dylan move in to the dorms with basically more of the same. And back at school his hair looked freshly washed and he sports some casual khakis with the tee and zip up hoodie. Oh yeah, and the last outfit is his attempt at dressing nice for court.