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JT Yorke Fashion 2.19

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S2E19
Fight for your Right
Aired: 2003

JT wears his usual formula – backwards hat, chain necklace, shirt with flames, baggy pants, and chunky shoes. And as always, I’m here for it.

 

Sean Cameron Fashion 2.14

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S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Sean is wearing the world’s most impractical basketball outfit – thick heavy wide-legged carpenter jeans complete with a chain, and no shirt. Gotta love it though. If only he was old enough for a barbed-wire tattoo. Aw, I wish they would have given him a tattoo storyline. You know Tracker would have allowed it. Anyway, we also see him shirted and jacketed afterwards, in the usual of course.

JT Yorke Fashion 2.14

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S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

JT is giving me watermelon vibes in this admittedly extra ensemble of a lime green tee, a red patterened Hawaiian shirt, a chain, and a backwards hat with like, stickers or patches all over it. Then he’s seen here in class in a blue tee. And lastly, another open shirt over a red tee, accessorized with spiked hair and his chain.

Sean Cameron Fashion 2.13

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S2E13
White Wedding, Part 2
Aired: 2002

First Sean is hangin with Tracker, checking out Sunshine Girls and wearing a tight-fitting white tee with dark wash baggy pants and a chain. He puts on a sick leather jacket too, I’m not sure why, maybe to go riding. And then, he shows up at the wedding after being invited, uninvited, and reinvited. And, yes, every man I know hates dressing up and would love to wear this to a wedding, but someone somewhere would have stopped them along the way. Someone would have prevented this. He wears a white button down untucked and dangling over those dark wash wide leg jeans (complete with the chain) and a poorly-tied tie flapping in the wind. Also, this scene is painfully cheesy. To have been my first episode of Degrassi that I ever saw, I also kind of hate it.

Sean Cameron Fashion 2.12

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S2E12
White Wedding, Part 1
Aired: 2002

Sean is giving off these mysterious loner-ex-boyfriend vibes. First he wears a grey shirt, baggy pants, and a chain, and then a black shirt, baggy pants, and a chain. As you may recall, the poor dear keeps getting invited and uninvited to Spike and Snake’s wedding. Little does he realize, weddings aren’t even fun.

JT Yorke Fashion 2.11

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S2E11
Don’t Believe the Hype
Aired: 2002

JT’s B-plot to compliment Hazel’s “hiding who you are” concept involves his gender-based shame about being good at sewing. First he wears an orange and navy ringer tee oddly matched with a Joey Jeremiah Hawaiian shirt, a chain necklace, and spiky hair. Then he wears a light blue tee with a dark blue overshirt and a backwards cap. His last shirt is an orange and blue tie-dyed tee.

Actually, you know what? I feel like this plotline didn’t reach its full potential, just like Terri’s body confidence story. The only resolution at the end of all this is that JT is ultimately “the winner” despite Sean & Toby’s jeers, because he gets to measure Emma & Manny? I wish somewhere someone could have at least stated or come to the conclusion that sewing is actually not just for girls (and neither is cooking or cleaning for that matter). Like maybe Toby or Sean could have ripped their pants or lost a button and felt like a helpless moron because they can’t even perform a simple repair on their own clothing? I wish we could have seen some kind of leveling of the playing field. I mean I think it’s great their home ec teacher was a dude and everything, but all this episode really did was touch on gender roles/stereotyping and what it does. It did not show any evolution of thought, didn’t show JT really owning his talent, and didn’t even really flat out state the truth. The truth that sewing is not just for girls. 

It would have been nice to maybe show JT take pride in the skill and develop it, maybe mention it again once or twice in the show. Maybe he could have continued to have a side hustle of skirt-making.

The “resolution” to this plot was kind of sexist in itself. “Yeah I know how to sew but I get to wrap my measuring tape around girls’ hips, so there!” Reminds me of the way we try to justify men cheerleading “Well they get to grab girls’ thighs all day so who’s the real winner?” It shouldn’t be about that! Physical closeness with women shouldn’t be what makes a “female” activity cool for a male to do! Dudes should have SIMPLE PRIDE in PRACTICAL SKILLS, in being SELF SUFFICIENT. These are modern survival skills. Although I know they’re just like 13 years old and it’s a little early for such wisdom… but still. All this kinda grinds my gears. That no one actually said words to the effect of “It would be great for everyone to have these skills.”

I know Degrassi was never made to tie everything up in a nice bow, but this topic is one that I feel strongly about as a woman who was trained with basic life skills and sees men everywhere who don’t know how to make themselves a grilled cheese sandwich or clean the stains from under the toilet seat often times as a direct result from residual societal programming of outdated gender roles. Let’s all please start speaking about sewing, cooking, cleaning, DIYing, fixing, repairing, etc. as basic life skills and not gender roles. Ok thank you!

We will now resume the usual fashion-based programming.

Sean Cameron Fashion 2.10

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S2E10
Take my Breath away
Aired: 2002

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Sean is spotted wearing a Canadian tuxedo and a chain, passing by with Craig. It’s a shame, did these 4 even ever get to go on a double date together?

JT Yorke Fashion 2.9

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S2E9
Mirror in the Bathroom
Aired: 2002

As always, JT is looking fly. Today he wears a green button down over an orange tee, with a navy hat.  Next, it’s more of the same formula but in shades of beige and black. I also got a shot of him in the background of Toby’s workout to show off those baggy baggy jeans. Next, another tee and another backwards hat. Omg, that tee says “Up 2 no good”. haha. That’s how you know, these kids weren’t dressing themselves. And finally, he wears a tee with flames all over it, and a blue overshirt.

Dean Walton Fashion 2.8

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S2E8
Shout, Part 2
Aired: 2002

We have to look at Dean’s despicable face again. In Paige’s nightmare, he’s wearing a tee with like, little sleeves, idk what you call that, and a chain necklace. Then at the battle of the bands, he wears a dark long sleeve with the same chain. Enough of him, let’s move on.

Jimmy Brooks Fashion 2.5

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S2E5
Weird Science
Aired: 2002

LOL, Jimmy actually looks really cool with these slick shades, this chain, red backpack and blue tee. He’s come into puberty quite elegantly, while Spinner is over here getting spontaneous boners in his grimy sweatpants. And the next day he wears a blue and red plaid shirt. This is an uptick in his style, adding in some color, variation, and accessories finally.