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39/365 - MOP - Clothing

2011.02.08
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Sweet PO-TA-TO Pie Here!
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This is a picture taken last fall on Broad Street In Philadelphia. It is my favorite "photo street" because it has so much to see and snap! This man sells sweet potato pies daily on Broad Street. He has a wonderful collection of suits and hats. I don't know if his dress style helps to sell his pies - but I guess it can't hurt! I guess!?!

Lesson Learned: Dress in a way that that makes you feel comfortable - but not so well that it makes one wonder why you are dressed so well.
24 Comments
????? So interesting and unusual potato seller! Never seen before :) I think your fashion lesson is quite right ;)
????? · 2011-02-07: 17:24
beeacooker You're so right..and not sure what the draw is, but I would buy a pie from this guy!
beeacooker · 2011-02-07: 17:26
joycephotography Now that is something you would not see in Marshall, MN, cool post.
joycephotography · 2011-02-07: 17:37
Jarvo What a dapper chap. Great lesson there Dan.
Jarvo · 2011-02-07: 19:15
lookagain Cool capture, Dan! Oh, yeah...I love sweet potato pie...I'd buy one from him! If nothing else, he probably just attracts more attention that way therefore sells more pies. We have a person in a chicken suit that stands out by the highway holding a sign for "Wild Wings." I'd rather buy food from a guy dressed like that than from a human chicken! ;)))
lookagain · 2011-02-07: 19:26
photodeclair sweet potato pie !!!!!!!!!! i never see that . your photo is very nice !!!!!but i am not sure i want to taste that lollll
photodeclair · 2011-02-07: 19:56
NellyBly He probably sells more dressed in unusual, attractive ways..gets the attention..I love sweet potato pie, I would try one!
NellyBly · 2011-02-07: 19:56
MARETKA88 amazing that sweet potatoe pie would need that much class or ???? never had it...never heard of it...and i'm a neighbor sort of...maybe a steelers thing....kidding ...our browns are great...and the cavs are on a roll too...HA !!!!!!!!
MARETKA88 · 2011-02-07: 20:04
MARETKA88 No class in Cleveland
MARETKA88 · 2011-02-07: 20:06
mrmeliska Great Shot....Love neighborhood shoots...they tell a great story...
mrmeliska · 2011-02-07: 20:43
beth0110 I'd buy some from him. have you? great shot :)
beth0110 · 2011-02-07: 20:44
karmankwarner That is really cool. I love Sweet Potato Pie....I think his dress is a drawing point, it gets the conversation going....then he sells the pie. Maybe he just really likes to be a sharp dressed man....
karmankwarner · 2011-02-07: 22:06
lyricalthoughts Well, it helps to dress well because people tend to look on the outside first;) His clothing looks fancy to me but not as formal. I think he looks cool!:)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-02-07: 23:36
????? haha- I'll have to be careful not to dress TOO well~ I like how you even got the st sign in the pic
????? · 2011-02-08: 01:48
Annbramwell Great character... I'd buy some pie from him...
Annbramwell · 2011-02-08: 02:46
helys Wow !
Lovely character, mouvement, colours, lighting :))
helys · 2011-02-08: 03:19
nasiri6283 Interesting shot and description Dan , I've never eaten potato pie! ;)
nasiri6283 · 2011-02-08: 06:16
jennye This is such a cool shot for the MOP!
Now you've got me wanting a slice of sweet potato pie!!! :))
jennye · 2011-02-08: 07:12
Eiram sweet potatoe pie?! now I wonder what that might be:))

great street photo!!
Eiram · 2011-02-08: 09:26
????? Quite the dandy! I think people are much more likely to buy food from him if he's dressed like that than if he were dressed shabbily. They'd tend to think the food might not be safe.

To those who have never tasted it, it should be delicious. I imagine it's like pumpkin pie (YUM!) but anyway, all pies are not dessert pies. I make something like it without a crust and with a blueberry layer in between which is delicious -- and we serve it with chicken or meat.
????? · 2011-02-08: 11:06
cariad Oh very suave...clean clothes probably think clean food. Anyway if you have style flaunt it I say!! I love the unusual nature of this capture
cariad · 2011-02-08: 12:44
????? great shot! and I love sweet potato pies, and I must confess, I always enjoy the art of street vending! Keep them coming :):)
????? · 2011-02-08: 13:39
honzicek nice!
honzicek · 2011-02-10: 23:19
danrav And again - gracias!
danrav · 2011-02-11: 05:57
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