Craig’s evil nature is beginning to bloom. But we won’t go there yet. For now, we are stuck staring at his shaggy 2000s boy hair, rocker tees, baggy jeans, and jean jackets. There he is with Emma too. Man, I don’t like him but I think I would have if he and Emma had gotten together from the start. Oh, what could have been…
I know, right? Where’s the thong already? Sheesh. However, it is worth examining the fact that Craig is FINALLY dressing a bit more interestingly. Kinda like, a low-effort rocker guy. First he wears a floppy jean jacket over a sleeveless tee. Note the baggy(ish) jeans and Chuck Taylor Converse. Then we wears an “I Mother Earth” band tee. Which apparently is a Canadian rock band. And finally he’s in a green tee and just, more saggy baggy pants. But be glad there’s no more brown shirts and that yellow camera strap. Unfortunately we don’t get rid of the confused look in his eyes. No, it only gets worse. (See: Season 3. Hang on tight.)
DTNG FASHION S2E22: Tears are Not Enough, Part 2 Aired: 2003
Okay, I’m here trying to blog like normal on WordPress’s new editor. Hope this turns out okay. We’ve arrived at the star of the episode, Craig. He’s still wearing a bunch of brown and darkness, both at school and his father’s funeral. Such an interesting situation to portray in this episode. Craig is glad his dad is dead, but he’s also completely hurt his daddy is dead. I was reading about this idea of the “mother wound” so I’m assuming there’s a “father wound” too. So like, Craig’s dad did not give him what he needed, but at the same time, Craig still looks to his dad to be that source of what he needs anyway. And of course, there were ways in which Craig’s dad did serve as a father. Food, clothing, shelter, maybe even a little bit of fun sometimes. Perhaps that contrast is what creates the wound. It is so strange to receive both sustenance & love, and abuse & criticism, all from your should-be nurturer. What a curious arrangement we humans live in. ANYWAY, last episode, when Craig finally decides to wear some color (a Hawaiian shirt), he has a breakdown. But the breakdown is the first step to getting better. Sorry I got a little bit off the fashion tracks there!
S2E21: Tears are Not Enough, Part 1 Aired: 2003
Craig’s color story, however boring, is appropriate. Even though he’s got a new life now, his past still haunts him. Also, literally because his dad pulls up at school. Anyway, my point is, his past still haunts him, and his style is still depressing. Ash is intentionally depressing, mind you. Craig is unintentionally depressing, a sad style with no direction. Here he is in a variety of colorless regular boy clothes. The leather jacket is cool though. But generally Craig just perpetually looks like he just rolled out of bed, so I feel no desire to walk through his ensembles piece-by-piece.
Craig is wearing a navy v-neck sweater over a white tee… Then, a grey tee under what looks like a black denim jacket – and don’t worry, his hideous camera strap is back as his most outstanding accessory. In the woods he’s got.. a BROWN tee… under a navy v-neck.. and a black leather jacket. Ugh. I know these things are more accepted as “going together” these days but it still doesn’t feel right. And for the little skit he puts on with Ash, he literally (poorly) dresses like his dad, down to the glasses. Disturbing.