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March 28, 2013 3:15 AM   Subscribe

What Ali Wore A delightful single subject tumblr.
posted by k8t (39 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well this guy just became my new fashion icon. I sorta feel like one of the chief perks of growing old is that the rules of style relax for you, and it's much easier to pull off looking like whatever the hell you want for the day.
posted by Soultron at 3:32 AM on March 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I wanted to be the guy who goes: "So, what's so special about a fashion tumbler", but I can't.

I mean, I can: how can any one man own so many outfits?

But I won't. It is delightful.
posted by Mezentian at 3:34 AM on March 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


My god, that man has Style.
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:38 AM on March 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


This post is just great. I'm going to dress more like Ali.
posted by bystander at 4:16 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Soundtrack
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:35 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was expecting Muhammad Ali.
posted by jonmc at 4:38 AM on March 28, 2013 [13 favorites]


This proves beyond a doubt that style is about a lot more than age or body shape. It's about attitude and class and putting things together that rock. All apply to this guy, plus tax.

Thanks for this! The world needs to see Ali.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:03 AM on March 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Finally, a reason for Tumblr to exist.
posted by unSane at 5:05 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Very nice.
posted by OmieWise at 5:13 AM on March 28, 2013


tumblr goes crazy for a sharp dressed man
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:17 AM on March 28, 2013 [21 favorites]


Love this. And I love the sudden apple orchard inserted into the middle of the series. And how is damn outfit is perfect for the orchard! Mad skills.
posted by cavalier at 5:20 AM on March 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Hey, I live there. right around the corner.... Can't remember seeing Ali though, ill have to keep a lookout for him!
posted by ts;dr at 5:29 AM on March 28, 2013


I think Ali has 18 children because his innate sexiness, even in his 70s(?), has the power to impregnate through nothing more than eye contact.
posted by drlith at 5:37 AM on March 28, 2013 [10 favorites]


I was expecting Muhammad Ali.

I was expecting Ali MacGraw.

This is much better.
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:46 AM on March 28, 2013


Ali makes me want to dress better.

Mine would just be jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, jeans, t-shirt, plaid coat, stamping on my fashion face forever.
posted by sonascope at 6:05 AM on March 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


That is one sharp fellow.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:50 AM on March 28, 2013


He dresses up for apple picking, even!

The most amazing thing about this is that Ali never, ever, changes his expression. Even on the wallet picture from way back when.

Also, how many people can say that they were a doctor and now they are a tailor?
posted by beagle at 7:11 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I absolutely love this.
posted by creeky at 7:18 AM on March 28, 2013


I want to be Ali when I grow up.
posted by VicNebulous at 7:45 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been trying to finds the time to create a single-use Tumblr devoted to one man's outfits, but haven't gotten to it yet. If you have the time, please immortalize Detective James Martinez, Chief of Fashion Police.
posted by yerfatma at 7:47 AM on March 28, 2013


Totally awesome style. I like how the blogger is loving to Ali, gets to know him and communicate him to us. I wish we knew more. A Turk living in Berlin for 44 years, working as a doctor and now a tailor. Man must have some stories. Also he seems so content, what's his life like?

Except.. why don't his clothes fit better? He works as a tailor, he cares about how his clothes look, and yet he's poochy around the tummy. And not just in the difficult pinstripes. I'm not trying to be mean; I've got somewhat the same body shape problem and am always struggling to find stuff with style and that fits. So I'm discouraged that this man with amazing taste and the skills to make clothes fit doesn't have stuff that sits right.
posted by Nelson at 8:08 AM on March 28, 2013


Delightful. Was this featured in a local paper or something?
posted by bq at 8:26 AM on March 28, 2013


Brilliant. Great post. Thanks.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:31 AM on March 28, 2013


Excellent post.

I wonder how much, if at all, knowing he will have his picture taken has affected his day-to-day dress.
posted by I Havent Killed Anybody Since 1984 at 9:10 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, that certainly reminded me that I have the dress sense of a drunken scarecrow. What a dude.
posted by Decani at 9:12 AM on March 28, 2013


In a contest between Ali and Buzz Bissinger, ALI WINS
posted by Lucinda at 9:36 AM on March 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Aw, he looks like my pop-pop but way, way better dressed.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:40 AM on March 28, 2013


Also, how many people can say that they were a doctor and now they are a tailor?

And possibly some kind of soldier or spy.
posted by Nomyte at 10:11 AM on March 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yeah. I'd consider leaving Dr.Enormous for him.
posted by zizzle at 11:33 AM on March 28, 2013


My new hero.

Also, how many people can say that they were a doctor and now they are a tailor?

One of my Vets used to be a lawyer, he was moving on to work for the GBI and was interested in the Secret Service. Or else he was a spectacular con man. Either way, I salute him.
posted by bongo_x at 12:12 PM on March 28, 2013


At first, the way he presents himself at the camera, with that little lean forward and to the left, was a little bit strange. But after a few pictures, it becomes kind of an interesting bit of personality.
posted by A Fine Mess at 1:46 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dude's got duds.
posted by 3.2.3 at 1:47 PM on March 28, 2013


dear mefi

plz rethink your policy on fedoras

kthxbai
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:59 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh no, this is exactly my policy on fedoras. A fedora is a fine hat, but a man must live up to it. Ali certainly does.
posted by Countess Elena at 4:18 PM on March 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Awesome. I have been trying to dress better myself, and this post is quite the encouragement. Thank you for sharing!
posted by Vindaloo at 7:28 PM on March 28, 2013


He just does it RIGHT. Colour, cut, character and confidence...
posted by Callicvol at 2:01 AM on March 29, 2013


Love the guy's outfits! Actually, I think in his case, the 'flaw' works for him. Gives him character.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 3:55 AM on March 29, 2013


Oh, and it made me look up a recipe for lahmacun. Been looking for a no cheese pizza like thing! I am sure Mr. Roquette will also be happy!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 4:06 AM on March 29, 2013


Adorable. But I have a hard time believing that he's not being dressed up by someone else. Some of the outfits just don't look natural on him. Or maybe it's because I wear the same pair of jeans nearly every day and have no idea what style looks like.
posted by yossarian1 at 8:27 AM on March 29, 2013


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