jan 4


NYT Styles: "If absinthe were a band, it would be Interpol, third-hand piffle masquerading as transgressive pop culture. If absinthe were sneakers, it would be a pair of laceless Chuck Taylors designed by John Varvatos for Converse. If it were facial hair, it would be the soul patch. If absinthe were a finish on kitchen and bath fixtures, it would be brushed nickel."


If absinthe were the styles section of a large metro/national newspaper...

posted by Brian Van at 4:49 PM on January 4, 2009

If it were a piece of clothing, it would be a skinny Chuck Bass-style scarf from the John Varvatos store that opened on the site of the old CBGBs.

posted by Ryan at 5:32 PM on January 4, 2009

If absinthe were a reality tv show, it would be NBC's "Superstars of Dance." Or maybe the outfit the Russian judge is wearing. This show is awesome.

posted by Rachel Sklar at 9:18 PM on January 4, 2009

Is it ok if my Varvatos Converse had laces? And it was a couple years ago?

posted by i hope my ip is different from last time at 12:05 AM on January 5, 2009

What if a newspaper thought it was the arbiter of "styles" but nobody read it for a variety of reasons (mostly obsolescence) and it went bankrupt? It would be worse than absinthe, because at least absinthe would have survived.

posted by Karl K at 6:01 PM on January 6, 2009

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