July 21, 2010

You've got to pick a pocket or two.


Well, they seem to have the art of stealing hats down properly.

Chicago, IL
1903
from American Memory

10 comments:

May said...

You don't fuck with a man's hat. At least not one of these guys'. Damn, they are so comfortable in their toughness, aren't they?

downtown guy said...

Especially Mr. No Tie in the middle.

Ms. Moon said...

Okay. Now THIS is not a short story. THIS is a long, long novel. And I want to read it.

downtown guy said...

Pickpockets will never not be interesting.

B.E. Earl said...

I've owned a few hats like those and I've never been able to pull them off. These kids pull them off in style.

downtown guy said...

You might actually have to be a young Chicago thug to pull it off.

jdg said...

and I thought the kids today who flaunt the "no sagging trousers" rule at the mall were tough. . .

downtown guy said...

I think these kids are actually best referred to as "toughs".

Steph(anie) said...

Sweet Juniper commented on your blog! Cool.

I like the black guy the best. I make this look good.

downtown guy said...

He's the one who was teaching the other guys "the art of picking pockets".