andrew clothes

andrew and nicky bond over clothes alright
  • more specifically: neil’s clothes
  • even more specifically: buying clothes for neil
  • bc the both hate neil’s non-existing wardrobe
  • andrew rather secretly so but when nicky asks if he can get a ride to the mall to get him some stuff bc fuck if he has to see that shirt one more time, andrew just does it and even gets out of the car to lead the way in
  • nicky doesnt dare pick another store than the ones andrew strolls into
  • but oh does he pick clothes
  • pants, shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, chinos, shorts, gloves, even some decent socks
  • nicky buys some underwear too but not when andrew is with him because nicky is very specific about what pretty boy neil should be wearing but he doesnt think andrew would approve of him picking them out
  • he approves the other things tho
  • they develop a System™
  • bored, slightly raised eyebrows, a no
  • but a shrug Nicky definitely takes as a yes
  • so he picks out stuff he thinks neil might actually put on without being forced
  • and things that he himself think are way too boring but he needs andrew’s approval so he doesnt think hot pink dress vests with poka dots will suffice just yet
  • not even colour
  • so nicky doesnt even try with those
  • orange is fine, its given but other than that, neil gets a lot of black and gray
  • rarely white, but sometimes
  • but then one day
  • one day
  • nicky pulls up a cobalt blue shirt with a print on the front, just for fun and he gets a shrug
  • a shrug at a cloured shirt and nicky almost shits his pants because maybe that means he can finally get some interesting things for neil
  • it turns out, andrew approves on a lot of colours and nicky kicks himself for being so stupid that he never even tried to get neil some of these before
  • so he tries a couple of flannels
  • no problem
  • so nicky goes bold
  • he starts with leather pants
  • shrug
  • fuck
  • off he goes, with a lavender pullover with yellow cuffs, a piratey silk shirt, a turquoise velvet jacket, prints, prints, prints, colours, colours, colours
  • and there’s so many shrugs
  • nicky’s in heaven
  • (neil freaks out when he opens his wardrobe)
  • (bc he’s still not used to draw attention to himself)
  • (but andrew seems to like it when he’s wearing the things he’s bought, so neil just goes with it)
  • (nicky gets super many followers on ig bc he uploads outfit pics of neil all the time and nowadays that boy is clothed awesomely if nicky can say so himself)
  • they dont schedule shopping sprees really
  • they just do it
  • and as time passes, because lets face it, neil will never learn how to shop and doesnt understand why anyone likes it, andrew becomes slightly more involved in the actual shopping
  • he’ll say “in green” when nicky picks a blue sweater
  • and then that one time he’ll thumb at a tee with a small fox print
  • not taking it with him bc nicky ruins it by saying it’s a nice one
  • but nicky sees their laundry bag one night
  • and if thats not two of those fox prints shirts (one a size or two smaller than the other) he’ll eat his left toe and delete his instagram
  • (and we all know that will never happen)

graaaace  asked:

hiii!!! i absolutely adore your blog!! xx your writing is amazing and you always develop such beautiful headcannons! ok so like, hc where andrew wears neil's clothes all the time and they're too big for him but he literally doesn't care. the foxes all notice and nicky is the only one to say anything but andrew just stares him out of it and doesn't reply. neil kinda wants his clothes back but he much prefers andrew wearing them! just andreil sharing clothes hc because it's so fucking cute

Thank you!!! So much!!! Honestly the fact that you like my writing means the world to me! I changed this up a bit (only a little bc it was so perfect Ily) but it was such a pleasure to write honestly I’m sorry it’s so short but I think it works.

  • Neil’s clothes are ratty and too-big and they’ve got tons of holes
  • He doesn’t really look in the mirror that often and even if he did he’s that kid who just throws on random shit and goes out without brushing his hair or spending more than two minutes on his appearance
  • So in no way is he paying attention to his appearance at all
    • Aside from the part of him that is constantly nagging him about being recognizable and looking so much like his father and telling him that his scars ruined his face and how could Andrew love him when he looks like that?
    • I promised not to be angsty with this damnit
  • But Allison was that girl who stayed up late perfecting different ways to do her eyeliner okay so she takes this as a personal slight
    • Andrew was the kid who always looked fine as shit and wore a lot of navy blue and he had a scarf phase you can’t deprive me of this
  • So she invites everyone to a bonfire and Neil is calm until he realizes she’s pouring gasoline on his clothes and then it’s too late
    • Nicky thanks her
  • The next day she takes him out shopping and they don’t come back for the majority of the day
  • At first, Neil tries to just wear the clothes he was wearing at the bonfire out of spite, but it mysteriously disappears while he’s in the shower
    • Who would do such a thing??? Certainly not a short blonde criminal justice major! No sir.
  • And that’s when it starts
  • Neil’s new clothes are soft and contain a reasonable array of colors
  • And they also include quite a few new sweats, comfortable yet still stylish
  • Of course, Neil gravitates towards those, but he soon runs out of clean sweatpants
  • There’s literally one left before he has to do the laundry again
  • But that??? Goes missing as well???? And Andrew had put their clothes in the wash apparently so Neil is stuck with really tight-fitting jeans and yoga pants
  • He walks out with the latter clinging to his ass and sees Andrew walking on the hems of his pants
  • He can feel Andrew’s gaze on him
  • Safe to say, no one else sees Neil in the pants or Neil at all for the rest of the day
  • But Andrew actually really liked wearing Neil’s clothes
    • They’re really comfy okay???
  • And Neil finds that he really likes Andrew in his clothes, so it’s a win-win situation
  • And so Andrew ends up wearing one of Neil’s sweatshirts to the foxes’ weekly movie night
  • It would hardly be noticeable really, because as of right now his sweatshirts are just everyone’s generic “I-have-the-name-of-a-state-you’ve-never-been-to-printed-on-me” sweatshirts
  • Except it’s a couple inches too long and a couple colors too bright for Andrew to wear
    • (I know it’s ooc but you will have to pry Neil in pastels from my cold, dead hands okay fight me)
  • Nicky look’s like he’s about to burst into flames he’s so happy his kiddo is growing up and wearing colors but Andrew fixes him with a pointed glare and just rolls up his sleeves to display his armbands
  • So Nicky, in a rare moment of self-preservation, shuts up
  • It’s Allison that says anything really, and it’s to brag about her clothing choices being “boyfriend approved”
  • Andrew flips her off and Nicky is crying this is a beautiful moment
  • I’m crying you’re crying we’re all crying
  • Let these kids be happy

Neil Josten sometimes confuses his and Andrew’s underwear and puts on Andrew’s boxers, which are a size too small for him and at least 3 sizes too small for his ass, and walks around the house wearing nothing but that and Andrew’s PSU hoodie, completely oblivious to the fact that his barely concealed junk and obscenely Voluptuous™ ass are giving Andrew a possessive/hate boner.  

ok…. but please consider the foxes all having to match for a banquet/press thing

  • they all wear the same color (i saw a post that said they wear all white to combat the raven’s all black but i cant find it now but this is a continuation of that)
  • of course, like, nobody has a full white suit or whatever
  • so
  • foxes go on a shopping spree 
  • allison spends the money so all the guys can have perfectly tailored suits
  • DAN IN A SUIT OK OK OK OK
  • allison in a fitted and flawless dress and renee in a super flowy one
  • nicky actually probs is just in nice white slacks and a white button up with the sleeves rolled
  • neil’s brain stops working when he sees andrew all dressed up
  • “don’t look at me like that” says andrew and neil says at the exact same time “you look so good holy shit”
  • when they arrive, the ravens/literally everyone else are so intimidated because the foxes look like gods
  • wymack: “andrew, please don’t murder someone tonight, and if you do just don’t stain the damn suit”
  • a photographer is there (for some reason, let me have this) so they request to get a group pic of the foxes
  • they all look fly as hell so they agree
  • short ones in the front and tols in the back, and the height difference would be comical if the short ones weren’t so terrifying
  • neil and andrew stand right next to each other
  • close enough that all the foxes notice, but people who don’t know wouldn’t suspect anything
  • so anyway
  • they do a couple pics, the photographer tries to get one with everyone smiling but andrew doesn’t smile, so they also do Serious and Intimidating pics
  • one of the the intimidating ones ends up on the cover of a really popular exy magazine
  • the team buys a hundred copies
  • kevin is thrilled
  • dan emails the photographer to get a copy of the original image
  • he sends it to her immediately, so she prints it out and hangs it in the lounge with the rest of the pictures she’s taken over the years, as well as giving each fox a copy
  • neil gets his framed
  • “junkie” -andrew, probably
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When we are first introduced to Andrew Neiman he is seen wearing white. By the end of the film he is dressed in head-to-toe black. Obviously this can be seen as a symbol for loss of innocence, the more corrupted he becomes. But it can also be seen as Neiman channeling Fletcher’s character, who always appears in complete black when conducting.

Neiman mostly appears in white and shades of blue and green through the film, with this white t-shirt becoming the closet thing to a ‘signature look’ this character has. When he wears a black t-shirt it is with jeans. Even when performing in a black suit he still keeps a white blouse. But the final concert marks the first time the audience sees Neiman in a completely black ensemble, very much in the style of Terence Fletcher. While there is room to point out that black is the most frequently worn colour of concert musicians, the majority of Fletcher’s JVC band retains white somewhere in their stage outfits, while Neiman nonetheless takes the stage in streamlined black, a la Fletcher.

This particular colour progression in film costumes is often an obvious literal metaphor for when a character ‘goes over to the dark side’, and this certainly holds true for Andrew Neiman and his arc. But given how this look is such a noticeably signature choice for Fletcher, the reading can be taken a step further. There has been much debate over the ending of the film, and if it is a victory for Neiman or for Fletcher. But it’s interesting that Neiman was so completely fitted-out like Fletcher. Costuming Neiman explicitly in the style of his conductor shows that he has become a product of Fletcher’s philosophy. And despite a triumphant finish, dressing him like his conductor shows that no matter who cues who, from an audience standpoint, Neiman now represents Fletcher’s methodology, and is a visual extension of Fletcher’s conducting.