With Facebook‘s stock down 29% from its IPO price a year ago, it’s clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg needs to change something. He could start with his wardrobe. Just as Steve Jobs famously favored black turtlenecks, Zuckerberg is known for donning dark-colored hoodies and gray-t-shirts over jeans, even at important events like his own company’s initial public offering.
While Wall Street suits panned his casual attire as “a mark of immaturity,” it’s become his signature look — and certainly nothing he’s embarrassed about. In one of his first TV interviews after the IPO, Zuckerberg told the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, “I wear the same thing every day… My drawer is about 20 of these gray t-shirts.” He’s so busy that wearing the same clothes every day just gives him “one less thing to think about,” he explained to Facebook interns in summer 2011.
While you may have seen photos of him wearing his trademark tee at various tech events, do you remember when he wore it while riding a water buffalo in Vietnam? NewsFeed decided to round-up the best pictures of Zuckerberg in his gray tee, whether he’s rubbing shoulders with celebrities or taking a stroll à Paris.
Dressed from head to toe in gray, Snoop Dogg must be doing a Zuckerberg impersonation! The Facebook CEO hung out with the hip-hop artist (center) and Napster creator Sean Parker (right) at the Celebration of Music festival in San Francisco on September 22, 2011.
Speaking of Zuckerberg impersonations, you’ve got to watch the one Andy Samberg did at the 2011 f8 conference in San Francisco. “Under this t-shirt are rock-solid, cut and greased abs,” the Saturday Night Live star joked.
Zuckerberg is again spotted wearing a gray t-shirt while strolling along the world famous Rue de Rivoli (home to the Louvre in Paris) on May 25, 2011, a couple of days before he went to the G8 summit in Deauville and gave a talk about the dangers of government regulation of the web. For that occasion, he wore – gasp! – a suit and tie.