WHO WORE IT BETTER : Gwen Stacy vs. Mamoru Chiba [aka Tuxedo Mask]?
As it turns out, one of my first fictional crushes totes raided Gwen Stacy’s closet.
While the pop culture analyst in me would love to believe that Naoko Takeuchi made a strategic/symbolic choice to stylize Darien’s* signature civvies after Gwen Stacy’s most famous outfit (especially in terms of his role within the context of a group of superheroines) I’m pretty definite that this was just a mere coincidence.
Regardless, they’re both iconic ensembles, and now that I own a basic black turtleneck, I’ve felt inclined to coordinate it with green and purple myself. :)
Side note: I originally explored this epiphany on Livejournal last Summer, but this was just too important not to share on Fashion Tips From Comic Strips.
* Yes, I insist on using the English dub names. With pride.