Alii Muhammed, 25, went from being a ‘chubby shabby dresser’ in high school to starting a fashion page at university – after he realized ‘it’s okay for men to like going shopping’.
‘People used to come up to me and ask me about the clothes I was wearing and where I got them from – there were no male fashion bloggers in my university at the time, so I decided to have a go!
The blog started from way back in September 2014 when he had first joined university and now he runs it full time and has more than 40,000 people following his page and checking it out every week.
Alii Muhammed went from wearing the clothes of local, relatively unknown designers, to wearing some of the world’s biggest brands in just a few years. He says he keeps doing it because men deserve to know they can all look good – they just need to wear the right clothes.
‘I am not the tallest or fittest, which means I have a lot of work to put in all the time, but that doesn’t matter because you don’t have to be a tall, blond man to dress well and care about how you look,’ he said.
‘I look back now and see how I dressed as a teenager – oh my goodness, I was so shabby. My best advice is for men to look after themselves – keep themselves well groomed and wear a well-fitted suit. At the end of the day if you look good, you feel confident.
Four years on, the blogger – who has a bachelor and masters’ degree in marketing – is wearing clothes he ‘could only dream of’ during his time as the only male intern at a fashion magazine.
‘But I don’t just wear the designer brands – you can look good on any budget, it doesn’t matter if you are in a pair of jeans and a Zara T-shirt.’
Alii Muhammed’s’ favorite moment from his last few years running the blog came in January when he was invited on a press trip to Cairo, he flew first class for the first time.
It was such a crazy, euphoric feeling. Seeing a new country and one of the oldest ancient wonders of the World. Taking photos and videos honestly don’t justify how wonderful the experience was. Alii got to stay at the best of hotels thanks to his collaboration with Marriott Middle East.
The self-made blogger has achieved a lot of things during his time creating content digitally. Alii’s biggest fan base is from all parts of the world, with about 10,000 people turning to his site for advice every month. More than 40,000 people follow the young lad on Instagram, where he hands out fashion advice and posts photos of outfits from all his experiences, you can find him on AliiMuhd.
We wish Ali the best of luck and can’t wait to see what more he has in store, you can check his instagram out on @AliiMuhd