Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the Street….The Bicycle Thief, New York


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  1. justine a.

    September 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    love it!

  2. Branco e Rosa

    September 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    White socks?

  3. JustNorman

    September 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    cool kids I tell you.

  4. Luthfi

    September 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Hahahahaha this picture is comical!!!

  5. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Elvis Costello.

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

  6. shelby levesque

    September 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    hah! i love the white socks!

  7. a Broad

    September 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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

  8. Anna

    September 15, 2010 at 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!

  9. Louise

    September 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I love his expression!

  10. Pence Riche

    September 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    haha thats awesome. looks like someone i know

  11. modern viking vixen

    September 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    it looks like something from an old comedy haha:)

    such a big fan of your work!

  12. BobKentNoVa

    September 15, 2010 at 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!

  13. Kevin

    September 15, 2010 at 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.

  14. Could I Have That?

    September 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    sneaky sneaky – love his hat

  15. the red bungalow

    September 15, 2010 at 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 @

  16. Tiffany's Small World

    September 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    very cute!love this pic!


  17. Mademoiselle Antonova

    September 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm

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

  18. akane

    September 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    But I could use the bike:))

  19. Yevgeniya Yelkina & Peter Stevens

    September 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    precious! love it
    cuteee angle

  20. Shane Bailey

    September 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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

  21. Francesca

    September 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    this picture is so cute. love his shoes

    F <– TExas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  22. Gimmy

    September 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Funny and nice overall look but….white socks?

  23. Emom

    September 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Is that Groucho in disguise?

  24. Moyra

    September 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    what a great photo!

  25. SarahPeslar

    September 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    It's trash bag chic!

  26. Jin

    September 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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

  27. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

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

  28. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    so cute,love it!

  29. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    September 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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

  30. Blissitydoodah

    September 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Pee Wee Herman!!!

  31. Roychelle

    September 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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

  32. Anonymous

    September 15, 2010 at 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."

  33. Grumpy Typewriter

    September 15, 2010 at 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.


    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Love his facial expression! Great photo. x

  35. - GraceCarolina

    September 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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

  36. CoudreMODE

    September 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    For a split second I thought he was Elvis Costello.

  37. businessgypsy

    September 15, 2010 at 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!

  38. The Coastal Chicster

    September 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

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

    this photo is perfection. :)

  39. Hilary

    September 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    What a moustache!


    September 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    such a good hat!

  41. Catherine

    September 16, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Great look with funny situation.

  42. Laurita P

    September 16, 2010 at 12:20 am

    the bicycle thief is looking fresh!



  43. Jose Camacho

    September 16, 2010 at 12:23 am

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

    Jose C.

  44. Swan

    September 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

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

  45. Ko

    September 16, 2010 at 1:32 am

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

  46. jimjims

    September 16, 2010 at 1:44 am

    The socks are white. Awesome!

    Great suit and hat.

    Bike seals the deal…!

  47. Mani

    September 16, 2010 at 1:57 am

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

  48. Raquel Em.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:01 am

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

  49. trendyguy

    September 16, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Hipster. BLAH!

  50. The Hype Around...

    September 16, 2010 at 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!

  51. Middleseason

    September 16, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Elvis Costello strikes back?

  52. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 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!

  53. .

    September 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

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

  54. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 3:18 am

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

  55. A Lot Like Fashion

    September 16, 2010 at 3:44 am

    What a nice, candid picture! :)
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  56. SabinePsynopsis

    September 16, 2010 at 4:57 am

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

  57. Dutchie

    September 16, 2010 at 5:06 am

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

  58. Eilish

    September 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

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


    September 16, 2010 at 5:32 am

    love it!!!

  60. Baltics

    September 16, 2010 at 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:)

  61. Cindy at LottieBird

    September 16, 2010 at 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.

  62. Felix

    September 16, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Thank god there's a police man around.

  63. P

    September 16, 2010 at 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?

  64. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

    love the spaced out buttons on the cuff

  65. Christelle

    September 16, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Is he Elvis Costello? looks like him.

  66. C.Markell

    September 16, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Hey thats my bike!

  67. Megan

    September 16, 2010 at 7:44 am

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


  68. Petey

    September 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

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

  69. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 10:12 am

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

  70. Angel

    September 16, 2010 at 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..

  71. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

    How do you get garbage bags look cool?

  72. Rosa&Carlotta

    September 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    ahah cute : D

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  73. Read

    September 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

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

  74. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

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

  75. davidsl

    September 16, 2010 at 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.

  76. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    a reference to the film? Great movie

  77. Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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

  78. The Prestige

    September 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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

  79. nadya

    September 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

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

  80. Dlife

    September 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    a very extravagant thief….an artist

  81. A

    September 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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

  82. Yuliya (China, Shanghai)

    September 16, 2010 at 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 :)

  83. el chico bonito

    September 17, 2010 at 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.

  84. Stephanie

    September 17, 2010 at 12:29 am

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

  85. sartoriography

    September 17, 2010 at 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.

  86. Jay Rowden

    September 17, 2010 at 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

  87. L'imposteur

    September 17, 2010 at 6:09 am

  88. Anastasia

    September 17, 2010 at 6:30 am

    What a fascinating man!!

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


  89. Anastasia

    September 17, 2010 at 6:32 am

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

  90. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 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?

  91. Peace in a Time of War

    September 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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

  92. Peter Miszuk

    September 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    or perhaps I am just insane!!!!

  93. Violetta E.

    September 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    amazing :D

  94. jenea

    September 18, 2010 at 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…

  95. Boner

    September 18, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I knew this had to be Pete Miszuk!

  96. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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

  97. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Oh my god, it's Elvis Costello!

  98. Anonymous

    September 20, 2010 at 12:53 am

    auuuugh! the bike is buuurning my eyezzzz!

  99. Raban

    September 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I adore it.

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

    Great shot!

  100. kay avery-stallion

    September 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

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

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