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More World Barista Championship Street Style With Joanna Han


Sprudge contributor Joanna Han scouted the Washington State Convention Center throughout the 2015 World Barista Championship tournament, on the lookout for fashion-forward attendees. In a sea of brew bros in blazers and classic-fit slacks, these fashionable coffee denizens stood out in fine style. 

Tim Wendelboe, owner of Tim Wendelboe, Oslo, Norway


Shirt: I can’t remember— I have so many that are similar. I’ve had this one for a year or two.
Pants: I’m not sure of the brand, but I got them from a shop in San Francisco near Ritual Coffee’s outdoor kiosk.
Shoes: Wolverine 1000 Mile.
Bag: I bought this in Rome. I used to have another bag but my girlfriend told me it was so ugly so I had to buy a new one.

How would you up your style in a few words? Old man in a young body?
Who are you rooting for? I came to root for my fellow Norwegian Alexander Hansen, but I also support Kalle Freese and Charles Babinski!

Dima Hamati, corporate chef at Muddle Me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 


Shirt: Pull & Bear
Coat: Massimo Duti
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Nike Frees
Sunglasses: Warby Parker

How would you describe your style? I like timeless pieces—pieces I think I could wear in 25 years. I don’t want my future kids to look at pictures of me now and think I look dated. I also don’t like anything too tight—I like loose, casual clothing that are well-fitted in the shoulders.

Who are you here to support? “Dima” Griekhov. 

James Hoffmann, co-owner of Square Mile Roasters and author of The World Atlas of Coffee, London, UK


Shirt: I can’t remember!
Jeans: Nudie
Shoes: Clarks
Glasses: Bailey Nelson

How would you describe your style in a few words? Reluctantly grown up.

How are you rooting for? Oh, it’s gotta be Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood. For my country, Maxwell, but also, Charles—he’s a fantastic friend, he’s supported me, he’s hosted me, he’s given me whiskey. Maxwell and Charles!

Klaus Thomsen, co-owner of The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen, Denmark


Shirt: Norse Projects
Jeans: Weekday
Shoes: Adidas
Tote bag: The Coffee Collective, printed in Copenhagen by Trykkertøsen

How would you sum up your style in a few words? Danish—but not New Nordic.

Who are you rooting for? Babinski!

Sara Ziniewicz Michelman, relationship coffee manager at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers


Dress: Topshop
Tights: Target
Shoes: Nine West

What’s one word to sum up your style? Classic.

Brice Sturmer, roaster at Luna Coffee, De Pere, Wisconsin


Shirt: Goodwill
Jeans: Taylor Stitch raw denim. I’m pretty proud of these—I’ve had them for over a year and I’ve only washed them once.
Boots: Timberland
Hat: Old Navy

Describe your style: Practical. I dress for what I do for work. 

John Letoto, USBC Judge and barista at Blacksmith Coffee, Houston, Texas


Shirt: Kamakura Shirts
Jacket: Suit Supply
Jeans: Roy Denim.
Shoes: Paolo Scafora
Pocket square: Vanda Fine Clothing
 General Knot
Tie clip and pinky ring: Antique sterling silver demitasse spoons

How would you sum up your style? I like everything to have a little bit of a story.

Who did you come to support? Charles.

Hidenori Izaki, 2014 World Barista Champion, Nagano, Japan


Shirt: Paul Smith
Vest: United Arrows
Jacket: Simplicite Plus
Tie: United Arrows
Pants: Paul Smith
Shoes: Hamada Youfukuten
Watch: Nixon

How would you describe your style. I love mixing Italian and Japanese styles.

Who are you rooting for? Sasa Sestic!

Tyler Bruno, head of coffee culture development, Wilbur Curtis Co., Los Angeles, CA 


Shirt: Topman
Sweatshirt: Mad Cap Coffee
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: New Balance
Backpack: Toffee, from Melbourne

How would you describe your style? Professional but comfortable. I travel a lot for work so everything has to be comfy and easy to take and wear on an airplane.

Brian Jones, editor of Dear Coffee, I Love You and design director of Supersonic Coffee, USA / Scandinavia


Jacket: Apolis
Hat: Norse Projects
Jeans: 3sixteen
T-Shirt: Supersonic, made by Alternative Apparel
Watch: Uniform Wares
Bag: Tanner Goods
Shoes: Adidas ZX-850s

Describe your style. I like casual, functional, and comfortable clothing, and I like layering.

Who are you rooting for? I should probably be being more diplomatic, but…Team Babinski all the way.

Joanna Han (@joannakarenina) is a contributor based in New York City. Read more Joanna Han on Sprudge.