Wednesday, May 17, 2006

On The Street…….Carrot Man, New York

I was so surprised to this this guy (that I have shot before) in a big article in a recent Vanity Fair. i think most of his suits are A&S


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  1. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    I hope you bought one of his slicers!

    – desertwind

  2. np0804

    May 17, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    I was wondering for a minute if Abraham & Straus was still around somewhere. Then it occurred to me that maybe we are talking about Anderson & Shepherd (?) Maybe I should start sitting on the street peeling carrots . . .

  3. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    What is he doing with the carrots? Grating them? Why?

  4. argos

    May 17, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    He looks fantastic. Best dressed carrot guy ever.

  5. The G Manifesto

    May 17, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    This guy is a legend, and a master salesman. He was featured in a recent article in Vanity Fair.

  6. tee

    May 17, 2006 at 6:53 pm


  7. AnastasiaC

    May 17, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    What does he make with teh carrots? Juice?

  8. idonothingallday

    May 17, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    definitely, the best slaes guy.

    i should find him and video him for a qvc style show.

    everybody buys from him

  9. Robyn

    May 17, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    CARROT MAN! He is so awesome. I feel bad for not having bought a peeler fro him though.

  10. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    The Vanity Fair article mentions one of his suits as being by Chester Barrie. His shirts are by Turnbull & Asser.

  11. Anonymous

    May 17, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    Huh. Intriguing.

  12. fashmoda

    May 18, 2006 at 3:00 am

    What a picture! Fantastic.

    I am just a bit jalous not beeing in NYC. You find such poeple only there.

  13. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 3:46 am

    Oh my god ! He looks amazing ! I love the whole concept…that kind of stuff only in NY !!!

  14. amillionpieces

    May 18, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Stylish, and showing good cuff!

  15. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Erhm… What’s a carrot man?

  16. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 10:00 am

    This guy looks great — very classy. What does it say about society when the sidewalk peddler is far better dressed than your average lawyer or banker?

  17. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 10:56 am

    Did you mean Anderson & Shepherd? If so I have to say, he really knows how to dress…

  18. Meredith

    May 18, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    He is so great!

    He sells vegetable peelers, guys. More than just carrots.

  19. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Ok. Who is this guy? how come he possesses bespoke clothing? What is his story? etc etc..

  20. Karen Uh-Oh

    May 18, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    A good peeler is hard to find.
    Where does he usually hawk his wares?

  21. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    For us small towners (Chicagoans, haha) who don’t live in a magical land where carrot peelers make enuf to drop 5 large on full bespoke…can someone please tell this guy’s story? Please?!?!?!

    Btw, even aside from the suiting, this guy’s shirts and ties are impeccable. Wow. Makes a big firm corporate lawyer who wears Hong Kong bespoke/MTM want to drop it all and go peel carrots.

  22. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Despite being impeccably put together, this man is the best salesman on earth. I once saw him draw a crowd on a street corner that not only blocked all foot traffic, but that spilled into the street with cabs eking around the outside. He sounds exactly like Patrick Stewart in Dune. And his little peeler jobs really are that awesome.

  23. Anonymous

    May 18, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    Read the article in Vanity Fair. He married money but has worked very hard in his lifetime.

  24. Anonymous

    May 19, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Yes. Sells excellent vegetable peelers for $5 (I do have one), but is also married to a wealthy woman on the Upper East Side. All very weird. He dresses the same to dine at upscale restaurants.

  25. Faith

    May 20, 2006 at 2:41 am

    I think I love this guy! :D

  26. business voodoo

    May 20, 2006 at 3:46 am

    he is beautiful … great photo!!!
    peace & harmony,
    ‘freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!’

  27. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    The guys been peddling stuff on the streets of for 25+ years. He also sells (sold?) 4 childrens books for $5.00, like hotcakes.

  28. Pay Your Fare!

    May 23, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    That’s Mr. Ades (pronounced AD-ease) and there is an article about him at He is certainly downtown’s most beloved street hawker and he sells something that is actually useful.

  29. Anonymous

    December 20, 2006 at 11:45 am

    The most natural salesman I have ever witnessed

  30. Anonymous

    February 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    omg i always see this many on 14th street or in soho he has the most adorable english accent. i saw him 7 times i kid u not!


    February 6, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    The carrot man , Joseph Ades died a few days ago…

  32. Ellitaria

    March 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    He is a true spirit of New York, this guy!

  33. Panu Bu

    February 17, 2013 at 2:50 am

    I lived in New York durug the 80s. And this man has been a street salesman since. Back then he wore no suit. And he sold cheap children’s book, not carrot slicer. He was great.

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