Out of the Box: Look of the Week

12 Apr

This is a new feature where I pick some of my favourite looks from this week of television. There isn’t a set list of requirements when it comes to picking a winner; it might be because I appreciate how a characters costuming reflects a storyline or simply down to how striking it is. This week’s inaugural picks are for a variety of reasons and the winner is a character whose costuming I admire on a weekly basis (if you’ve ever read my Twitter feed when I’m watching Parks and Recreation this will be very clear).

Winner: April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation “Animal Control”

April look of the weekApril Ludgate is still the dry, sardonic character that we met at the start of Parks and Recreation but it would be boring if this was all she is and this character has come far since her intern days. April prefers animals to people (“I hate people”) and so the decision to utilize this into her career progression is a smart move as we still get to see the April who gives Jamm a threat to “train a crow to fly up your butt.” The eye rolls are still there, but they have a clear purpose now. April’s clothes have also undertaken change as we have been seeing more shirts and skirt combos this season; they’re still not the pantsuits that Leslie favours (“I don’t know who Ann Taylor is but I hate her and want to kill her”). My favourite mustard hoodie still makes regular appearances and April is on the more casual end of office wear; but her evolution in terms of costuming and April’s importance to the success of their department is enough to warm the heart of even a “dark tortured genius.”

Runner Up: Nick Miller in New Girl “Bachelorette Party”

NG_ep221_sc1_0613Nick decided to his dead dad pass on New Girl this week which meant that he spent the entire episode in this wonderful orange tracksuit that belonged to his recently deceased father. Schmidt said he looked like a “homeless pencil” but that was not enough to deter him from wearing it. This is the guy who spent a whole episode wearing a woman’s coat. It might not be as alluring as his suit from last week, but he still somehow manages to pull it off.

Runner Up: Stan Rizzo in Mad Men “The Doorway”

Stan's beardOne of the most stylish shows on TV returned this week so it would be remiss to not mention Mad Men and particularly Stan and his new amazing beard. Stan has competition on the facial hair front (Ginsberg and Abe have moustaches, Harry and Pete have sideburns) but nothing beats this grizzly look. Stan is as far removed from his predecessor Sal in terms of styling as you can imagine (we still miss you Sal).

Who would you choose as your look of the week?

 

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