“What Ali Wore” Tumblr photo blog features sweet portraits of a dapper older gentleman in Berlin


posted Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM EST


Ok, this is officially my favorite Tumblr photo blog. "What Ali Wore" features photos of an extremely dapper 83-year-old tailor of Turkish descent in his outfit of the day. The photos are shot by Zoe Spawton, who spotted the stylish Ali walking by the cafe where she works in Berlin, Germany, and decided to record his smart, ever-changing ensembles.

Here's how Spawton explains it in the caption to the first photo she captured of Ali in August 2012:

"Ali walks past the cafe I work at in Berlin every morning at 9:05am. I’m not sure where he is going, but we always say hello to each other. He always wears such great clothes. I don’t speak much German and he speaks a little bit of English, but I managed to ask if I could take his photo. He gladly accepted."

Yes, Spawton's blog is a take-off on the popular Sartorialist street fashion blog by Scott Schuman. While I like Sartorialist, I find "What Ali Wore" to be less pretentious, and a little more in line with the Humans of New York photo blog I've written about before.

Check out some of Spawton's photos of Ali below and visit her blog here.

(Via DPReview and Kottke)