Summer Styles

I don’t usually have much to say about the men’s wardrobes on this show, aside from the overabundant use of Club TBD Burgundy, because it’s usually pretty standard and inoffensive. But I used to celebrate this occasion with EJ, and now I’m doing it with his younger brother.

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Chad is actually dressed in something that a normal guy in his mid-20s would wear during the summer! I realize that, to outsiders, this might seem like an odd thing to make a big deal about, but this is a young man who tends to wear suits to sit around the house and chase his ex-girlfriend around the park (without giving much indication that he’s been to or headed to any kind of office), so it seems noteworthy to me.

Zoe, meanwhile, is going to a picnic but seems to think she will be a contestant on The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Pussycat Dolls’ Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, or whatever that short-lived CW show was called.

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Subtle!

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24 Comments on “Summer Styles”

  1. underyourwing Says:

    please….do not forget that ‘few straight men would wear’ tight ombre pullover brady was wearing towards the end of the show….(or that is just when i saw it)…..also, yea! chad seems to be the only dude in that town who doesn’t shave his chest and beyond!! i knew i liked that guy….

    • mykleraus Says:

      LOL, they’ve had him and Paul in some absurdly tight sweaters. Maybe there’s something in John Black’s genes…

    • otherweb1 Says:

      It was hilarious though seeing Ben and Chad standing side by side shirtless at the lake. Billy Flynn must have been cringing with feelings of male inadequacy being that glaringly compared to Robert Wilson! Billy is totally hot and in great shape, but when you put him next to Robert ….

      • mykleraus Says:

        I was actually thinking that RSW’s body is a little much now. He’s in fantastic shape, but it’s oddly not sexually appealing at all. There’s something very Ken-doll about it.

      • otherweb1 Says:

        Agreed. Robert’s body is so perfect that it’s borderline unattractive. And he’s definitely a Ken doll, with a plate for a hairdo.

  2. marypickford Says:

    The animal prints on the women in this show! Serena was wearing another hideous number earlier this week. But Zoe’s … words fail.

    I like Chad’s look. Dimera casual.

    • mykleraus Says:

      OMG, Serena’s blouse… I screamed when it appeared onscreen. It was weirdly matronly but also boobalicious. I swear I’ve seen both Marlena and Maggie in the same one.

      • otherweb1 Says:

        Never mind the sweater, its hideous print, and the fact that she was all bundled up in it on the 4th of July … but what about the pants???!!!! They looked like polyester elastic waistband Kmart slacks!

      • mykleraus Says:

        Ahahahahaha! It was horrible.

  3. Jamie Says:

    Damn it! And here we are without a beach! Billy Flynn is the kind of guy that beaches were made for!

  4. Dan Says:

    I loved Zoe’s outfit. She has actually been a fun addition to the story. I’ve really started liking the Ben / Abby / Chad triangle and have even started to like Ben. I also thought it was telling that, when Abby returning, she was wearing a more revealing bathing suit herself.

    Chad’s daywear was nice. It’s a shame they don’t dress down more of the young men in a more natural manner. Everyone looks like they were rejected from a Macklemore video.

    On a minor note, it’s interesting that they’ve called this the Salem summer picnic. We’ve pretty much had this every year around the 4th. Last Monday, Maggie said it was a Wednesday, so these episodes were originally set to start off the week with the picnic starting the Monday after the 4th. I think the taping schedule is why the show avoids writing in holidays. They are always off.

    • otherweb1 Says:

      I like Zoe too. Grant it she’s a fake gold digger, but it’s so refreshing to see another woman introduced into Abigail’s selfish little fantasy world…especially a strong and mature woman. I’d love to see Zoe torture Abigail!

    • mykleraus Says:

      I like Zoe. She has a different energy, which is nice. I also just appreciate that there’s another young woman in that sphere right now, though of course everyone ONLY has eyes for Abigail…

      LOL about the Macklemore video.

      I noticed that thing about the “summer picnic” not being set on the 4th, too. I remember the past two years, it was a big deal that everyone was going to the “beach” for the 4th of July. Possible preemptions really screw them up as far as trying to time holidays, I’d imagine, because of the huge tape-to-air lag. I wish they would let that close up a bit!

      • otherweb1 Says:

        I was just thinking that last week too. If we don’t include Theresa (and of course Paige doesn’t count), is it just me or is Abigail the ONLY young female on the show? We used to have Stephanie, Melanie, Chelsea, Gabby, Abigail, and Belle like ALL AT ONCE at one point, no? Now it’s just Abigail?! It would be nice if they made Bev more of a character. Or at least aged Sierra, or hell even Allie?

      • Dan Says:

        Theresa should be in the younger group, but, for better or for worse, they have played her with the older crowd.

        We never had that set of females together. Belle, Stephanie, and Chelsea were together with Morgan Hollingsworth, Stephanie’s sorority sister who worked at Tony and Anna’s advertising agency. Belle left first (June or earlier), then Melanie arrived (July), and then Morgan left (September). So we had Melanie, Stephanie and Chelsea, but Melvin was on the last legs of her contract so Chelsea did little. They hinted at a Chelsea / Max romance with Stephanie acting as a spoiler, but it was a C-story at best. They even introduced Arianna, who was originally intended for Max. So, at one point you had Arianna, Melanie, Chelsea, and Stephanie. Then Chelsea left in May to tend to Billie who had been in a car accident in London and returned in June/July to escort Darrin Brooks off the canvas. Once Felisha Terrell was fired, they downplayed the Melanie/Arianna friendship, but it would be used every now and again.

        During this time, you also had Taylor Spreitler’s Mia, but Mia was more of a teen with original flavor Gabi, Gabriela Rodriguez. It really wasn’t until MarDar did the two younger groups merge when Melanie started dating Chad and then later Gabi’s romance with Nick.

      • mykleraus Says:

        I had forgotten that the original Arianna had been brought on for Max. I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of story they would have told with those two…

      • mykleraus Says:

        Also, I liked the brief tease of Theresa/Nick that they did. I wouldn’t hate the idea of exploring Theresa/Chad, either. Brady’s nebulous age kind of fouls everything up!

  5. otherweb1 Says:

    Ironically, one of the things I was going to rail on for last week was Chad’s shirt! It was so bad it made me wish he was in the TBD buttondown! It was WAY too 20-something-clueless-metro-boy for me!

    Next, how can it be the 4th of July BBQ when Paul and Derrek are walking around shirtless, Abby is in a bikini, Theo is being spun around in an inner tube in the lake, AND Paige is rubbing ice on her face complaining how the AC is broken … yet on the VERY SAME DAY, Hope is wearing a LONG-SLEEVE CASHMERE V-NECK???!!! Serena is wearing a LONG SLEEVE TOP, Marlena is STILL wearing a HEAVY DUTY SWEATER/BLAZER OVER A BLOUSE, and Rafe is wearing a LEATHER JACKET??!!!! Are you friggin kidding me??!!! The producers of the show must be the biggest losers in Hollywood to let this kind of crap happen.

    Lastly, WHY was Ben wearing a dinner plate on his head all week???!!!!! Can we get a screen shot of that disaster???!!!

  6. otherweb1 Says:

    True Zoe was Pussycat Doll chic, but her suit actually did not throw me off that much. I think it fit her character very well and was a matching outfit for the Chad sugar daddy SL. And even though I trashed Chad’s shirt, I have to admit that it too was perfect for his character.

    • otherweb1 Says:

      It’s like Zoe is the young Kate! I could see Kate wearing that suit when she was that age! Even now, as I wouldn’t doubt that Lauren Koslow could pull it off!

    • mykleraus Says:

      The outfit cracked me up when she showed up with the leopard sarong and all manner of skin showing, like she was just walking around town dressed that way. It was fine for the actual beach, though — and she looked good!


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