Charming Tumblr Shows Us "What Ali Wore"

This is Ali. He lives in Berlin. He walks past photographer every day while she works, so she started to keep track of his amazing outfits.


First photo! 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.


Ali seems to remember if I have already taken a photo of a particular outfit, and doesn’t usually let me do repeats. This is the first appearance of this brown velour jacket.


Recognise that moustache? That’s Ali on the left.

I ran into him on the tram on the other side of the city one evening last week and we finally had time to have a chat (in my very limited German and with his handful of English words)

Three things I gleaned from this encounter:

Ali has lived in Berlin for 44 years.
He is a retired doctor but now works as a tailor
He has 18 children
What an amazing life. Can’t wait to learn more


Today I went apple picking with Ali, his boss and his boss’s daughter. The day started off with a Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza) before we ventured out to an orchard about an hour outside of the city.


Today was my first day back at work after two weeks and I think Ali and I were equally excited to see each other. We’ve seen this suit before, however the way he is working that coat (and a new pose!) is just wonderful!


I don’t believe I’ve seen this particular suit before. A very real possibility, seeing as Ali apparently has over 80 suits!

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