Typically impeccably coordinated, their wardrobe synchronicity in From The Heart found the pair just slightly out of sync, much like their relationship throughout the film, expertly reflecting their emotional states as well as emphasizing the extent of the growing distance between them, only resolved once their relational issues were addressed.
To best tell this story requires we first look at Shane and Oliver individually.
We first encounter Shane rocking a super sophisticated black and cream look that is reminiscent of Oliver's classic style adapted to our classically modern tech genius. And the look seems to fit, particularly given the nods to Oliver's grammar, Yoo Hoo consumption and even his sometimes accidental cynicism throughout this Valentine's eve.
Clearly hurting from Shane's apparent rejection, Oliver's wardrobe choices have him back in gray and blue solids from head to toe, even his pocket square is without pattern. Interestingly, though, it's crimson color could very well be a representation, of sorts, for his no doubt bleeding heart.
Take, for instance, Oliver's more modern blue plaid suit and Shane's more classic black and cream look in the early minutes of From The Heart as an indication of how they have grown to adopt each others habits in both overt and, like through their wardrobe, more subtle ways.
Yet as Shane and Oliver's relationship starts to deteriorate, they slowly fall out of sync, and, consequently, revert back to old wardrobe habits.
On Valentine's Day, Oliver's suit is distinctly demure, and Shane is slipping back into her zippers, brighter colors and more modern prints.
The pair shares a superficial, but waning, wardrobe connection through the blue hues each wear. An argument might even be made that Oliver's patterned pocket square and the pattern in Shane's blouse could connect the two, despite each of them being distinctly different in both pattern and color scheme.
Other than that, Shane is donning that electric blue dress with a black blazer, both of which include distinct leather trimmings of one kind or another, and Oliver is back to his distinct, but neutral, tones. The distance between the two couldn't be any more visually apparent.
With the resolution of their misunderstanding came a resolution of their wardrobe conundrum as well. Once clashing patterns and fading hues gave way to perfectly paired solids appropriate to each Shane and Oliver.
Cursory review of the above photo demonstrate how Oliver's pocket square pops in such a way that its pattern, and the colors therein, seem to compliment Shane's tailored, tea-length pink gown in just a way that signals a clear connection between the two absent much of the installment.
At the same time, the two are engaged in candid conversation and, not long after, share a dance, which, as we know, requires flawless synchronicity to execute. With heart, mind and wardrobe in sync, Shane and Oliver are free to pursue their relationship wherever the journey may lead.
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