27 April 2010

Statue For Boston Thrifter Unveiled In NYC

Rains in New York City didn't damper the spirits of the crowds who came out for the unveiling of the Giuseppe statue in Central Park yesterday afternoon.

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?"

Well said, Giuseppe. You would need a great coat, a pair of breeches and a tri corn hat. Not to mention a musket. Prae Omnia Fraternitas

15 comments:

Sy Sperling said...

Looks like he thrifted that toupee...

David V said...

He'd never pay that much for a pair of cavalry twill.
$5.43 tops. And they'd still be NWTs!

longwing said...

PUF daddy

Anonymous said...

I was having a terrible day and then I read this post. Great stuff and thanks for the laugh.

Josh R said...

Noticeably absent from the monument's design is any hint of a Fauvist flash of color or brash, whimsical pattern, long hallmarks of Giuseppe's regular dress.

However, the sculptor has placed subtly clashing bands of marble corbelling in the statue’s column, perhaps a muted tribute to this irrepressible dandy.

tintin said...

Do you own the statue as well, Sy?

David V- That's the frock coat and the cav twills but where does he find it?

lwing- I usually get your esoteric, off center, banging 12 on the koo koo meter comments but you got me stumped with that. BTW, you're roast is next.

Anon- Thanks. Do you have any idea what LWing is talking about?

Josh R- I thought corbelling was type of pork?

Anonymous said...

I'm not only the Hair Club president, I'm also a client!

Karena said...

Too funny, You made my day!

Karena
Art by Karena

Gregorius Mercator said...

Hear, hear! 'Bout time Giuseppe got some recognition for his thrifty ways.

Giuseppe said...

Shucks.

Those Tricks said...

cute post, tin tin!!
mmmmm adult malt beverage.

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Hysterical. I think his hair is real, though.

Cyclo2000 said...

'king good stuff.

Family Man said...

One of your best. Now ADG will want a statue in his honor, too, but it will be condmened 30 seconds after its unveiling on charges of "offending public decency and morality."

Anonymouse,

How nice for you that your hair is always perfect. Can I be you when you grow up?

3button Max said...

tin -this is hilarious..
max