Ali Karim, What Are You Wearing?

Courtesy of Ali Karim.
If you've spent any time dancing in clubs around town, you've surely seen Ali Karim in his signature specs and cardigans.

The all-around cool dude got his start in the mid-'90s promoting record labels with DJ Bigie-Meanmugg. Since then, he's coordinated hip-hop shows, charity events, and weekly dance nights like Burning Bridges at Philthy Phil's.

We caught up with the networking guru (check him out on to see what he was wearing.

(This interview may or may not include sea-foam green trousers. Find out after the jump...)

What are you wearing right now?
A Bigie meanmugg exclusive T-shirt, black Dickie shorts & leather Nike Cortez with a black/white huff ball cap. It's summertime in PHX fool.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?

A pair of seafoam green Levi trousers. Like me, they're very simple and [have] a splash of color that's easy on the eyes.

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?

A St. Croix multi-colored, multi-pattern cardigan. It always reminds me of my years in the late '80s and early '90s watching the Cosby show.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes:
Growing up, I never had many clothes at all -- just enough to last one solid week. Those I wore to school and those I wore after school. On the weekend it was cut-off pants, no shirt, Rude Dog slip-on shoes and a big stick to fight off dogs and bullies in my neighborhood. As you can tell, there was not a huge emphasis on clothing as a kid.

Name five items every man should have in his closet:
A black button up dress shirt, a black or white tie, black dress shoes, a sport coat-blazer, loosely form fitted jeans.

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage:
For men, Jeans (of course). For women, below-the-knee dress.

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used:
Underwear, of course.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Fashion is nothing ... self-preservation, love for all, knowledge for self and knowledge in general should be our focus, "PHX". Fashion should be at the bottom of the totem pole of life.

On that note, always be aware and confident of your body. Everyone can have their own look that makes them look & feel fresh as Fucc no matter your shape weight or size. Love the way you look.

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