There is no point in forcefully trying to make this look harmless, it isnt. Both Nicole and Destery hoard tons of nerd shit and swim in simp/groomer money, with which Destery could easily replace it, but he didnt. Owning it, in a sense of keeping
it is already one thing, maniacly wearing that shit close to every day for years in every social media post all over
is another. sorry, no chance this is not intentional. besides, this beanie is not easy to get aside obviously used ones, it doesnt get manifactured anymore since 2016, so they exist in limited amounts as it was just a one time series.
It's not even the same as keeping/ wearing stuff from a friend you no longer know, they dated and hooked up for years (so they are exes) and Nicole trashed his ass on twitter and he STILL clings onto that beanie for dear life. of course he is signaling shit and using it to manipulate potential partners besides nicole.
Narcs dont work like that, it always has an agenda. The narc guy i know irl dyed his hair the exact same, very specific style as his former gf he threw away fucking 5 years ago and posts this sick shit all over his socials, all in an attempt to make her hopefully see it or hear about it and provoke her enough to seek out contact again, be in her mind, arise questions in others about her, destabilize his current insecure hook up or whatever the fuck powerplay he's after this time.