Potent Potables

Argh! Some other quotes that are too good to resist repeating.

thoughts on Tommy Hilfiger, from Pattern Recognition by William Gibson:

“My God, don’t they know? This stuff is simulacra of simulacra of simulacra. A dilute tincture of Ralph Lauren, who had himself diluted the glory days of Brooks Brothers, who themselves had stepped on the product of Jermyn Street and Savile Row, flavoring their ready-to-wear with liberal lashings of polo knit and regimental stripes. There must be some Tommy Hilfiger event horizon, beyond which it is impossible to be more derivative, more removed from the source, more devoid of soul.”


“On his left sits Dorotea Benedetti, her hair scraped back from her forehead with a haute nerd intensity …”

And here’s a good one from The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher:


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