Wednesday, October 25, 2006

People - gentleman salesman. Seen at the Greenmarket in Union Square, Joe Ades. As I was crossing the street, my eye caught this gentleman sitting on a small stool in a cashmere v neck, wearing an impeccably cut tweed jacket and corduroy pants, the perfect Saturday morning attire, selling vegetable peelers with a slight English accent. Vanity Fair magazine, dedicated five pages to Mr. Ades, calling him the The Gentleman Grafter. He is well know for his double lifestyle. When he is not selling his wares on the street he retires to his Park Avenue apartment and at night he can be spotted with his fourth wife, drinking champagne at Cafe Pierre. When I tried to interview him, he told me that he couldn't speak as he has to make a living, and carried on with his fascinating sales pitch.
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