Okay, okay, I mean, I get that there is one reason why Booth is wearing the three piece suit, and it’s a two word answer. David Boreanaz.
The guy could make anything look good, and I am pretty sure HH admitted that the reason Booth wore fatigues in the season six opener is just because once you see Boreanaz in them…well, yeah!
But on a deeper, Boothy level (I love that level; it’s a very, very good level), I just do not get it.
I was looking back through some of my 100Days posts, and I remember being really annoyed that Booth was wearing these suits in season five.
Again, I’ll reiterate; it’s certainly nice. But it just wasn’t Boothy to me. It could be Boreanaz-esque, but that wasn’t the same thing, and I just cannot ever get to the bottom of why Booth was dressing like that.
I always thought Booth was sort of lying to Sweets when (in Harbingers) he says that what he misses most about his coma dream life was the clothes. To me, it was one of those moments where I imagined a series of making love and kissing and laughing and being married to ‘Bren’ all flashed through his mind, but he couldn’t announce that to Sweets, so he was snarky and said “Clothes”.
And I guess I’ve never every thought Booth (or Brennan) were ‘trendy’. They are just classic. I mean, for Brennan…someone who probably doesn’t read fashion magazines, she does have good fashion sense (mostly!). But Booth?
Booth is totally classic. Tailored white dress shirts. Black leather jacket.
And yeah, that gray 3 piece IS classic looking, but on Booth, it seems trendy to me.
And in the context of TV, where we’ve seen a lot of other male characters wearing vests and such, it felt like trying too hard.
You all know I’m more of the ‘white polo shirt’ kind of girl, and don’t even get me started on THE gray sweater! So, am I crazy? Am I over analyzing it, when I really just should be enjoying it? Thoughts from you?