Two boys, one Huxtable.
If you're wondering why they're dressed so nicely for the date, it's because they both joined the Huxtables at church this morning. This is the first overt indicator of religion we've had on the show: while it's assumed that the family is Christian, we've never actually seen them celebrate a holiday or heard them mention their faith in any way. I'm not making anything of that, but it's interesting to note.
Starting with Tyrone on the left there: he's got solid instincts, but he needs to refine them. When you're wearing a black jacket, you have a great deal of leeway in where you can go with your shirt and tie, and I would definitely steer anyone seeking advice toward livelier hues and prints. That said, you can't just throw any two candy-colored pieces together and hope for the best. The point at which this stops working is really the scrubby pattern on the tie. If it served up only purples and blues, then he might get away with it, but I'm seeing a whole rainbow in there, and it's messy. Also, that blazer doesn't fit at all; I assume it was purchased as a "he'll grow into it" item.
Aaron's blazer reminds me of the one Russell often wears, and also of the one worn by the dude hitting on Clair in episode #2.9, but it's more gray than either of those garments. I guess this was a popular style of jacket in the '80s. Anyway, he looks a little more pulled together overall: the navy establishes coherence between the sweater and tie, the accent colors complement each other nicely, and it's hard to go wrong with a crisp white Oxford shirt. He'd be the clear pick for Vanessa's dating future if he wasn't so obviously crushing on Tyrone.
He bothers literally every person he talks to.
More of an appetizer than a main course.
Growing up, sassing out.
Adolescence is a rough time.
We are so in a fight right now.
Why do I adore this yet loathe Theo's look?
Jesus is apparently not having it with the zany knits.
And now, your favorite: HOW ARE THEY HIDING PHYLICIA'S (recent) PREGNANCY THIS WEEK?
No one has ever been happier to turn off a lamp.
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