Darren Criss Parses Style Choices Of Blaine On GLEE
Parsing Blaine's sartorial choices Criss shares, "I loved the very first outfit we ever saw him in outside of the Dalton uniform. I'll never forget it, it was in the "Blame It on the Alcohol" episode in season 2, when Blaine went with Kurt to Rachel Berry's party. He had this rockabilly-hipster thing going on, complete with a cool necklace and looser hair... it was really cool! I was excited to see where his wardrobe would develop from there outside of Dalton Academy. Well, I guess that particular look must have been a one-party-only thing because after that, Blaine mainly showed up as this bow-tie sportin' preppy leprechaun... not that I have anything against bow-tie sportin' prepprechauns, it just was not what I had initially expected after that first outfit! But hey, I guess that's high school right? One year you dress one way, the next, another- all part of growing up and finding yourself I suppose. Blaine just must have really found himself loving bow ties and tight fitting clothes."
Additionally, Criss astutely states, "I've loved a lot of the outfits though, some sweaters and jackets that I especially think, "man, I would have bought this for myself had I seen it outside of work." I also tend to be partial towards the more comfortable ones, like when we're doing some kind of workout scene and all I have to do is get into a really comfy pair of sweatpants and a tshirt!"
The official description of GLEE's "Tested" is as follows: "Blaine discovers his newfound love of "cronuts" has the residual side-effect of weight gain - namely, the dreaded "Freshman Fifteen." Combined with witnessing a more physically fit and self-confident Kurt's star rapidly rising at NYADA while his simultaneously wanes, the increasingly pudgy former dreamboat begins to suffer a Crisis in confidence... leading to some uncharacteristic behavior. As "Film School Artie" enjoys a success with the ladies that "High School Artie" never could have hoped for, he is quick to avail himself of all opportunities presented him. However, he soon discovers that his Casanova's ways come at a price, one which may preclude him from making the one special connection he truly desires. As roommates Sam and Mercedes explore being a couple, she confesses that she is still a virgin and is not sure when (or if) she will be ready for them to make love for the first time. While the smitten Sam agrees to wait as long as she wants, he nevertheless tries to do everything he can to prove his worthiness and expedite the process... while she seeks outside advice from several sources."