charlie essentially lives in the same few pairs of skinny jeans. he prefers looser tops and jumpers, as he’s quite self-conscious about being very slim. he’s most often seen in checked shirts, particularly when he’s younger, but when he gets a bit older, he wears that fur-collar denim jacket literally everywhere. his favourite shoes are a pair of battered yellow adidas originals. he doesn’t really have a favourite brand, and doesn’t go clothes shopping very often (he doesn’t enjoy it) but usually buys his clothes from topman. nick loves seeing him in baggy, oversized jumpers (especially when charlie hasn’t had a haircut for a while, a la the first outfit).
again, he’s 20/21ish here, whereas he’s only 14 at the moment in @heartstoppercomic. all the references are from the urban outfitters website!
“So for the month of December we buy a fake tree, decorate it with lights, sparkly bits of plastic and paper, all because the man in the red suit will bring us presents?”
“Yes. When you say it like that it sounds weird but essentially, yes that is what we’re doing.”
Explaining Christmas to Charlie has been somewhat of a challenge so far but Matteusz had been doing reasonably well, the mistletoe debate had been slightly frustrating but they made it through, although he wasn’t looking forward to the cracker conversation they were bound to have on Christmas day.
“Humans are so strange” Charlie sighed. He’d been assigned the task of sorting the round ornament from the snowflake shaped ones.
“You must have had weird traditions on Rhodia?” Matteusz said while attempting to untangle the fairy lights they’d just brought.
“Nothing like Christmas though. When your entire religion is built around a small box there’s not really much to talk about” Matteusz always knew when Charlie was going to drift off, he got a sad wistful look in his eye and started to grow eerily still. There wasn’t much he could do for him when Charlie got like this, other than distract him and try to keep him grounded. it always made Mattuesz really nervous whenever he did slip away, he wasn’t quite sure that Charlie would always come back.
“Hey look what I found in that charity shop.” Matteusz said, holding up a slightly tacky angel tree topper. “Just like the one my Babcia has back in Poland”
Charlie looked up at Matteusz wide grin and couldn’t help but smile himself, he didn’t quite understand all of these human customs but one thing he could understand was how happy they made his boyfriend so he’d try his hardest to get into the Christmas spirt.
how do i better explain what i mean. dennis has delusions of grandeur because at his core he hates himself but is in denial so he thinks hes hot shit which is very sherlock; charlie meanwhile has all the material trappings and circumstance and relations with his peers as sherlock. like its not a fully even divide, i mean if youre doing an au you’d have to combine charlie and dennis to make sherlock, not just, idk, make one of them someone else entirely