The only statue to honor a thrifter (from Boston no less) shows Giuseppe in a frock coat and a pair of cavalry twills he found for $6.84. The smaller statuary represent the Salvation Army (left) and any Episcopal Church with a thrift shop in the basement (right). In the crook of the left arm is the thrifter's Holy Grail, a used Henry Poole Covert Coat from Savile Row circa 1967.
Following the afternoon's unveiling I was able to chat with the great man himself over an adult malt beverage at a stylish midtown brasserie. Looking dapper in a free shirt and and .99 cent tie -- Giuseppe was clearly humbled by New York's recognition.
"To tell you the truth, I hate New York and all the jerks in it but they sure know how to make a guy feel at home. I mean, what are the chances of me ever getting a statue in Boston?"