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.

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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
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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. 

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