Apparently, Elle is the most beautiful woman Chuck’s ever seen. Personally, I think Blair beats this Beauty and the Geek reject any day.

I also think Blair would know not to crowd such a small neckline with heavy jewellery.

 

Chuck is as radiant as a man can be in his purple pinstriped suit, lilac shirt and lavender paisley tie – the variation in shades creates a gorgeous contrast. His double-breasted overcoat is wonderful too, and the black leather gloves are Bogart to a T.

 

He even has classy robes. While cross-robing suits some people (i.e. Chuck in Blair’s robe is a total turn on), Elle is bedraggled and unspectacular.

 

The base tones of this suit are deep navy and beige, but the burgundy accents in the plaid and in the tie make it look less austere. The pale lavender of Chuck’s shirt pops, as does his pink pocket square.

The leather gloves return! They’re accompanied this time by an incredible wool coat, made of patchwork grey, blue and cream. Who could turn down that coat face?

 

But Elle turns down Chuck and a life with him in South America (bitch). She successfully clashes shades of blue and purple in her scarf, gloves and purse, and but that lovely well cut cream coat is a little too bulky to flatter her shape.

 

Speaking of turning down Chuck, it’s Bart Bass!

Or not.

Chuck calls on an old family friend to find out more about his Eyes Wide Shut experience. Are we to assume the Basses have a Gordon Gecko-esque dress code? The Wall Streeter white collared blue shirt, the gold tie with blue and white accents, the smarmy grin…

 

I rest my case with Carter Baizen: high on charm, short on ability to wear anything but grey, white and blue. Carter sends Elle packing and pokes Chuck’s heart in a more suitable direction –

 

Dorota.

Just kidding. Still, Dorota is a safer option for a life partner. You’d never be left out in the cold with that snuggly pink robe up for grabs.

I rest my case with the delicious specimen that is Carter Baizen: high on charm, short on ability to wear anything but grey shirts and white and blue shirts. Carter sends Elle packing and pokes Chuck’s heart in a more suitable direction –

 

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