In a 2006 cover story, we boldly predicted that Cosby sweaters would be the next ironic fashion trend to infiltrate hipsters' closets. Unfortunately ( really unfortunately), skinny jeans stole Cosby's thunder--but that hasn't quite taken the color out of the collective Coogi. Case in point: a Seattle Weekly-sponsored happy hour tonight at Spitfire, where attendees are encouraged to wear ugly/Cosby sweaters and buy a bunch of Ciroc vodka drinks, as $1 from the price of each cocktail featuring that particular brand of liquor will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
"I was being ironic all along. Did that not come across clearly?"
Why the sweaters? While "why not?" or "because they're awesome" would certainly suffice as answers, turns out whoever has the first, second and third ugliest sweaters will receive gift certificates to the likes of Bai Tong Thai, the Vera Project, and PCC. And why the Arthritis Foundation? They put on the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, which takes place December 12 at 8 a.m. at Westlake Park. So drink up, wait a week, and then sweat out the toxins; it's rare life gives you such opportunities to rationalize functional alcoholism.