Spinner is the pariah of Degrassi. Not really sure what Darcy saw in him, ya know? Did she feel sorry for him? Did he seem like a good candidate for Jesus? Or did she like, just think he was cool? Anyway, he still dresses in this skater-chic style. Minus the chic! Haha. Spiky hair, wristbands, ball bearings, and piercings. And of course, Casual Khakis.
DTNGFASHION S5E3: Death of a Disco Dancer Aired: 2005
It’s so weird – Peter looks way more like a “Peter” than a “Jamie” (the actor’s real name). He’s sitting here in detention, because apparently you only get detention for distributing you-know-what in 2005. He wears a bright yellow polo as if it can hide his devious nature. And check out that shell bracelet! lol.
INTRODUCING Peter Stone. Wow. Well, here we are folks. Look, not gonna lie, Peter was kinda cute at the beginning. In this like, overprivileged preppy boy way. I think he was well-cast. I don’t know how they let him turn into such a slobby looking guy later. But anyway, I also have huge issues with this character, besides the obvious. First of all, he’s one of the most inconsistent characters ever on this show. But let’s get into this current Peter. Umm, like, can we explore why we never get the REASON for his bizarre actions? Why exactly is he doing this? I do love the whole “creepy-guy-who-likes-to-photograph-beautiful-women-as-if-he’s-collecting-their-souls” thing. I know some of those guys in real life. It’s a thing, and it’s perplexing. They should have played into that more – and I’m glad that he did it again for consistency’s sake. And yeah, Peter being a pervert is totally believable – but even then, they didn’t really depict that as being the reason for his “movie”. And we also aren’t really shown answers. WHY leak the video? What was the thought process behind that? What was he trying to gain? WHY no repercussions? WHYYYYYYY did everyone just brush it off and decide Peter was fine? That’s insane. But yeah, when I watch early Peter, I wonder, “what’s his deal?” and I can’t figure out an answer.
Ugh, I could go on about this forever. But let’s move on. Peter is riding the last wave of spiky hair being acceptable on men (RIP). He dresses in button downs, polos, and casual khakis, just looking like a total prep!
We wrap up West End Girls with Toby, wearing a maroon tee and his usual glasses. But his hair is kinda spiky, and that’s cool. We briefly see him at the dance being kinda rapey… I don’t know why the writers did that. I mean, you gonna make Toby a creep or not? Pick one.
Rando time! First we have these girls who are doing a great job of pointing and staring at Sean. They must be theatre majors! Some noteable fashion moments here include that hair clip that stowawayed over from the 90s, as well as that nice cross-body bag with the cell phone pocket. Next is this weird shadowy group therapy session shot which doesn’t actually feature much fashion detail. But then we land in Wasaga Beach!! Check out this cool dude in Hawaiian swim trunks with spiked and frosted tips! The only thing we are missing is a barbed wire or belly button sun tattoo! I’ve also spotted Snooki here at Wasaga, looking like the ultimate 2000s hottie while shopping for beach towels. And finally I have a couple more shots from school again. We got a dude with super baggy pants, and a journalist in a brown suit. Aaand, two other girls probably talking about Sean. Check those highlights!
DTNGFASHION S4E8: Time Stands Still, Part 2 Aired: 2004
Poor Toby. I hate that we the audience never really get to explore inside Toby’s mind, ya know? Like we are hardly ever in his room. We never get to unpack his trauma. We never get to know his deepest feelings. He’s treated like a prop, even now, being so close to one of the most important storylines of the show. Justice for Tobs! He’s got his spiky hair, his rectangle glasses, and his sling from being beat up for being friends with Rick. Ugh! Also, why tf did Toby never like, get revenge on Spinner and Jay? At the very least like, I wish karma could have struck. Well, did it? I mean Spinner went through some terrible shit. But Toby still has more terribleness awaiting him so keeping karma score will be a task. Anyway, he wears red and an overshirt and, just.. poor Toby.
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
Random person roundup! Okay, first is Joey’s realtor who, honestly, dresses nothing like anyone we’ve seen on the show. I guess she dresses like the 80s tbh. A shoulderpadded suit, a neck scarf, and big hair. She seems nice enough but she and Joey were really not meshing. Next is this Quest for the Best host — lol wait, I think this is called Whack Your Brain. Come on, seriously, could they not give us ONE little nod to the original?! Sheesh. Anyway, his suit is ALL brown. Then an array of students in the audience, wearing things like puka shells, track jackets, and spiked hair.
DTNGFASHION S4E6: Islands in the Stream Aired: 2004
Toby is definitely giving off vibes of wisdom in this episode. Toby is confident in who he is, yet he knows his place. It’s a stark contrast to starry-eyed Rick who thinks anything is freaking possible for some unknown reason. Toby’s self-awareness is actually probably part of what gets him way more kisses in the kissing contest. Toby dresses comfortably – kind of nerdy but also kind of normal. It’s a very balanced style. Polos, baggy jeans, glasses, etc. But the spiked hair makes him seem just a little less nerdy. As if to suggest “I’m a nerd by choice but I don’t have to be”.
Side note, this little kiss-collecting competition reminds me of one my friend and I had in grade 7. We started taking a poll – I think we either asked everyone “which one of us is prettier” or “which one of us do you like better”. Sadly my friend was widely disliked so I won by a landslide, and she was shocked and surprised by it. I am historically friends with extra annoying or very disliked people. I don’t know what that’s about, but it’s worked out fine.