As the designers are getting to work at Parsons, Nick describes the fabric that he is using for his design for Daniel. It's Italian cashmere. He seems to be really thrilled with it. Now Santino's interviewing that Nick's fabric is too feminine and shiny. I'm beginning to sense that we're supposed to think that these guys don't like each other. Without Andrae's glue, it was bound to fall apart. Nick's wearing a shirt that reads, "Nicotine, Vodka, Caffeine." It's either a priority list or a grocery list. Since vodka is second, I'm going to assume it's a grocery list. Nick quickly dresses his mannequin with the pattern for the suit. He interviews that making a suit jacket, slacks, and a shirt is pretty ambitious, but he has a "secret weapon." Uh oh, this might be the vodka talking. Oh, it's that he has done menswear before.
Nick tells Chloe that the vest that she makes for him should be tight. She's really surprised by this, and chalks it up to her not knowing anything about menswear. I actually think they are having a difference in tastes. I'm starting to agree with the judges a bit about Nick's taste level. It seems like a lot of his ideas are just a little too much. Just too much…flair? Too shiny, too busy, et cetera. Chloe interviews, cool as a cucumber, that she has absolutely no idea how to do the work involved in this challenge. She doesn't even know how to put her garment together because she never does menswear.
Everyone is impressed by how quickly Nick is progressing with his design. We see Daniel modeling the mock-up of the slacks. Looking pretty scrumptious. Nick doesn't think his speed is impressive. In fact, he thinks that everyone else needs to "catch up."
As the night grows older, Daniel introduces a little game of "Would you rather…?" He gives two options, and people have to say which of the options they would rather "do." Okay, this is kind of juvenile, but I still love it. Things like Daniel's love of Santino's Tim Gunn impression, and this, make me really like him. He is interested in other people and their creativity. That would seem to bode well for his future, not only as a designer, but also as a person.
Daniel's first "Would you rather...?" is "…have sex" or "…make love." Chloe is in the "…make love" camp. Santino votes "…have sex." Didn't see that one coming, did you? Daniel explains that "the Q and A doesn't just have to happen on the runway. It can happen in the workroom as well."