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On the Street....The Bicycle Thief, New York


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the Street....The Bicycle Thief, New York

Comments on "On the Street....The Bicycle Thief, New York"


Blogger Fábio S. Branco said ... (6:47 PM) : 

White socks?


Blogger JustNorman said ... (6:49 PM) : 

cool kids I tell you.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Hahahahaha this picture is comical!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Elvis Costello.

Great look, and I'm glad he finished it with a great pair of shoes.


Blogger shelby levesque said ... (6:51 PM) : 

hah! i love the white socks!


Blogger Notes From ABroad said ... (6:56 PM) : 

Cute ! wicked smile, dapper suit, great hat .. the bike , eh ~


Blogger Anna said ... (6:57 PM) : 

A divine pic from tip to toe.

And. Gotta' love a bicycle whose (leather?) seat is held on by a bungee cord!


Blogger Louise said ... (6:59 PM) : 

I love his expression!


Blogger Norwegiantage said ... (7:11 PM) : 

it looks like something from an old comedy haha:)

such a big fan of your work!


Blogger BobKentNoVa said ... (7:14 PM) : 

Scott, most photographers go far out of their way to never show the trash that is stacked up everywhere in New York. This pic is bubbling with authenticity regarding America's most populated metropolis. Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 PM) : 

Suits + cruisers. Always.

And Scott, I always look forward to your NYC photos. For me, Italy is the most inspiring, but NYC is the most...transferable.


Blogger Samantha Hutchinson said ... (7:24 PM) : 

sneaky sneaky - love his hat


Blogger the red bungalow said ... (7:25 PM) : 

This is too funny! Those white socks kill me. Does anyone else think he kind of looks like Santino Rice? maybe just a little :)

Bre @


Blogger Tiffany's Small World said ... (7:28 PM) : 

very cute!love this pic!



Blogger Alisa said ... (7:28 PM) : 

he really does look like a bike thief... which doesn't mean he doesn't look amazing...


Blogger akanée said ... (7:33 PM) : 

But I could use the bike:))


Blogger Yevgeniya Yelkina said ... (7:39 PM) : 

precious! love it
cuteee angle


Blogger Shane B said ... (7:50 PM) : 

Haha! Try riding with it. It's gonna HURT~~


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (8:03 PM) : 

this picture is so cute. love his shoes

F <-- TExas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Blogger Gimmy said ... (8:26 PM) : 

Funny and nice overall look but....white socks?


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:29 PM) : 

Is that Groucho in disguise?


Anonymous Moyra said ... (8:45 PM) : 

what a great photo!


Blogger SarahPeslar said ... (8:47 PM) : 

It's trash bag chic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:49 PM) : 

You caught the moment Scott!
(Streetstyle from Hong Kong)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 PM) : 

The hat, the sunglasses and the socks, in my opinion, make the whole outfit work. Awesome!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

so cute,love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:21 PM) : 

funny guy and this white socks, just perfect! ;)


Blogger PCovi said ... (9:45 PM) : 

Pee Wee Herman!!!


Anonymous Roychelle said ... (9:51 PM) : 

The rusty bike just completes the whole ensemble. I wanna lick his shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 PM) : 

Sorry, MK's bags don't do it for me at all; the best I can say for them is that they are unaffected, as in "I need these bags and don't care how they look with my outfit."


Anonymous Grumpy Typewriter said ... (10:47 PM) : 

Yes, I'd like to reconfirm this as an Elvis Costello v.2.0 look as noted by a previous poster (mind you I love EC and have seen him in concert half a dozen times).

Must say I'm a little over Ray Ban Wayfarers. Personally I prefer Persols for a similar look with I think, a bit more style.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (10:58 PM) : 

Love his facial expression! Great photo. x


Blogger Grace Escudero - The Afeminada said ... (11:05 PM) : 

I love the comments on his white socks..he looks like the typical bike thief :)


Anonymous CoudreMODE said ... (11:10 PM) : 

For a split second I thought he was Elvis Costello.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:29 PM) : 

Appreciate the Vittorio De Sica reference, but this stylish prankster would definitely be out of place in that gloomy masterpiece. Dude, oil your chain - that old beauty has earned it!


Blogger Lisa D. said ... (11:36 PM) : 

a bike thief? one of my worst nightmares -- i love my bike!

this photo is perfection. :)


Anonymous Hilary said ... (11:50 PM) : 

What a moustache!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 AM) : 

such a good hat!


Anonymous Catherine said ... (12:19 AM) : 

Great look with funny situation.


Blogger Laurita P said ... (12:20 AM) : 

the bicycle thief is looking fresh!




Blogger Jose Camacho said ... (12:23 AM) : 

this is just beyond amazing.. i mean the bike and all :)

Jose C.


Anonymous Swan said ... (12:51 AM) : 

isn't that the guy who ties ladies to railroad tracks? does he live in nyc then?


Blogger Ko said ... (1:32 AM) : 

The combination of hat and glasses is great!!
Street snap VIDEO.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (1:44 AM) : 

The socks are white. Awesome!

Great suit and hat.

Bike seals the deal...!


Blogger Mani said ... (1:57 AM) : 

I love this shot, he's pretty well-dressed for a thief!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 AM) : 

This is so spirited! I wonder what he was thinking when that was taken?


Anonymous trendyguy said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Hipster. BLAH!


Blogger TheHypeAround... said ... (2:31 AM) : 

Praise the Lord! He's not wearing vans and riding a skate board! It's so good to see a man sport a pork pie hat and shades and and actually look cool!


Anonymous Middleseason said ... (3:02 AM) : 

Elvis Costello strikes back?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:09 AM) : 

Mr. Schuman--
Clearly the perp can be identified from your most excellent photo. No doubt you have contacted the proper authorities.
White socks? And it's after Labor Day! A criminal offense.
Oh yeah, BTW, I wondered who stole my bike!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 AM) : 

That looks like a very old suit from the seventies...when people were a tiny bit shorter than now. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 AM) : 

His expression is the perfect accessory for that outfit. Wonderful photo!


Blogger For The Love Of Fashion And Other Things said ... (3:44 AM) : 

What a nice, candid picture! :)
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Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (4:57 AM) : 

ha ha, and in front of the police man. so blues brothers!


Anonymous Dutchie said ... (5:06 AM) : 

Oh no! He's not REALLY stealing it riht? I hate it when pretty bikes gets stolen :(


Blogger Eilish said ... (5:29 AM) : 

haha, he's rad ! love the socks :)


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (5:32 AM) : 

love it!!!


Anonymous Baltics said ... (5:42 AM) : 

I really love your pics and blog, since I have not been in NY yet, everybody says that fashion trends from NY reach us only a year after, so this blog gives me the opportunity to verify if it's treu or not and to follow-up what's trendy in NY right now, what people are wearing at that particular day. So I feel more up-to-date now for sure, and this is amazing:)


Blogger Cindy at LottieBird said ... (5:56 AM) : 

The white socks are a great addition because the rest of his look is so stylish. It wouldn't translate to the average joe.


Anonymous Felix said ... (6:03 AM) : 

Thank god there's a police man around.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:31 AM) : 

Great shot love the smart threads/battered bike look especially the seat:

Anna yes leather Bicycle seat most probably Brooks, make amazing leather seats/goods v popular on the fixie bikes here in London and MCR.

NYC too?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:41 AM) : 

love the spaced out buttons on the cuff


Blogger Christelle said ... (6:47 AM) : 

Is he Elvis Costello? looks like him.


Anonymous C.Markell said ... (7:15 AM) : 

Hey thats my bike!


Blogger Megan said ... (7:44 AM) : 

Oh New York, gotta love the garbage on the street.



Blogger Unknown said ... (8:20 AM) : 

I love a photo where you can actually hear the laughter!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Are the socks white? They look subtley lemony to me. Which would be wonderful.


Blogger Angel said ... (11:03 AM) : 

hahaha.. thats so funny!! you know, there is this video out there showing how know one cares if they see someone steeling a bike.. its so funny.. The guy takes out a power saw and cuts a lock in Times square.. and nothing happens..This picture reminded me of it.. haha..


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (11:03 AM) : 

How do you get garbage bags look cool?


Blogger Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said ... (11:06 AM) : 

ahah cute : D

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Anonymous Read said ... (11:10 AM) : 

I guess that's the best place to find authentic vintage bikes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 PM) : 

Aha! So that's what bicycle thieves look like...


Anonymous davidsl said ... (12:20 PM) : 

you can tell he's disreputable: he's wearing white socks with dark trousers and black shoes. it's a dead give-away.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 PM) : 

a reference to the film? Great movie


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

I think this photo is magic, he really looks the part. I doubt he'd get through that lock though.


Anonymous The Prestige said ... (2:57 PM) : 

I donno about the socks but its a very comical post lol. Like the hat too


Anonymous nadya said ... (3:45 PM) : 

haha, he is really looking like a thief.
i like it.
i love it.
this is a gentleman


Blogger Heavycats said ... (4:48 PM) : 

a very extravagant artist


Blogger A said ... (6:06 PM) : 

Patrick Dempsey + Elvis Costello = this guy. And I like it.


Anonymous Yuliya (China, Shanghai) said ... (8:36 PM) : 

If I hadn't have read above that it's Elvis Costello, I would have though it's a regular Italian guy :)


Anonymous el chico bonito said ... (12:23 AM) : 

oh no... it's so very funny hahahahaha

but.... he's fashion so gorgeous

clothing balence... so great.

socks, hat, suits... it's so veryvery nice.


Anonymous Stephanie said ... (12:29 AM) : 

Straw hat, brown suit, white socks and an old, rusty bike. I love it all!


Anonymous sartoriography said ... (1:28 AM) : 

Best dressed bicycle thief I've ever seen! Digging the hat w the perfectly fitted suit. And the white socks give this whole chic look a bit of gooberosity that makes him fun.


Anonymous Jay Rowden said ... (4:22 AM) : 

Fantastic look. He looks like he's straight out of a Fellini film!!!
I wish I could wear a hat with as much panache as him....

Jay Rowden


Blogger L'imposteur said ... (6:09 AM) : 

Beautiful pic!


Anonymous Anastasia said ... (6:30 AM) : 

What a fascinating man!!

Mr Schumann, you captured a moment in time, this is one of your great captures!



Anonymous Anastasia said ... (6:32 AM) : 

And the antithesis between the movie of Vittoria de Sica and today's image is really great!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 AM) : 

Is this guy setting the bike up to be taken to the trash, or is he resurrecting the bike from sure death? The white socks kill it for me...this guy could do better, but he chooses not to. Can't he find another pole to harass with his bike?


Blogger Peace in a Time of War said ... (2:11 PM) : 

I'm not so sure about his white socks. Threw me off a lil to much.


Blogger Peter Miszuk said ... (6:46 PM) : 

or perhaps I am just insane!!!!


Blogger Violet E. said ... (7:10 PM) : 

amazing :D


Anonymous jenea said ... (7:10 AM) : 

he knows this kind of bike is perfect for styling these days...I am looking for it hard,and he got it...


Blogger Boner said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I knew this had to be Pete Miszuk!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

He looks great! Top to toes! Love his smile...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

Oh my god, it's Elvis Costello!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 AM) : 

auuuugh! the bike is buuurning my eyezzzz!


Blogger Raban said ... (12:05 PM) : 

I adore it.

Love the guys facial expression, the bike and of course his wonderful clothes.

Great shot!


Anonymous kay avery-stallion said ... (7:44 AM) : 

what a great picture - full of sneaky fun and fashion flare!


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