Prepare To Be Sold



A  video of the dapper-suited, Manchester-born street seller extraordinaire Joe ‘the Gentleman Peeler’ Ades doing his thing at New York’s Union Square in 2008.

Such was his charm* that, for sixteen years, peelers funded not only his trademark bespoke suits but also a three-bed apartment on plush Park Avenue.

Since his death in 2009 at age 75, Joe’s daughter Ruth Ades-Laurent has taken his place.

(* We’ll take the five…)

(Photo by Trevor Little)


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