The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman Thinks the Recession Helps People Reinvent Their Clothes

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Name: Scott Schuman
Age: 41
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Occupation: Fashion photographer and creator of street-style blog the Sartorialist. His new book of the same name is out this week from Penguin.

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Ralph Kramden from The Honeymooners.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
The chicken enchilada at Rocking Horse Cafe.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I take photos of whatever cool, interesting characters I run into on the streets of whatever city I am in that day — Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, or New York.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Wicked, with my kids.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Definitely not.

What's your drink?
Don't ask.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Not often.

What's your favorite medication?
Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Nothing; I don't have a sofa.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$40.

When's bedtime?
11:30 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old Times Square.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Nothing.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The cashiers at grocery stores.

Who is your mortal enemy?
I have no mortal enemies — that I am aware of.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Last weekend, to Montauk.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I think it's helped in a small way; people come to my site to find inspiration and ways to reinterpret the clothing they already have.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
The Post, because of the sports section.

Where do you go to be alone?
It used to be the Krizia store, because there was never anyone in there — so now I guess I will have to find a new spot.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
When they remember what "that" place was four restaurants ago.