What does Mark Zuckerberg’s wardrobe say about him?

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Ever wondered what lurks inside Mark Zuckerberg’s closet? What does a tech billionaire spend his money on, style-wise? After all, this is a man who can have pretty much anything he desires, so wouldn’t he splash out on the best outfits money can buy?

Alas, if you’re eager to find out whether the Facebook founder’s style stretches beyond his now iconic hoodie, t-shirt combo, prepare for disappointment.

As it turns out, Zuckerberg’s wardrobe (or at least the portion of it he’s willing to share with the public) contains exactly what we’ve come to expect from the social media trailblazer: several versions of the same grey t-shirt and matching hoodie.

In an image posted on Facebook (where else?), Zuckerberg shared his pleasure at returning to work following paternity leave by capturing a glimpse of the aforementioned items in his closet. Although the image itself discloses little new information about the Facebook chief, the disparate parts of the sardonic post reveal a bit more about Zuckerberg’s irreverent take on his unchanging style. Above the photo, Zuck posts his mood as “undecided” while asking “what should I wear?” — not a difficult question, given the options.

First day back after paternity leave. What should I wear?

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, 25 January 2016

Cynics may proclaim that it’s all about the brand Zuckerberg has attempted to project since emerging as the brains behind the world’s biggest social network. He has hardly ever been seen without a grey t-shirt or hoodie in his public appearances. His uniform has since been adopted as the tech disruptor’s outfit of choice. Additionally, the combo was cemented in everyone’s collective memory when Jesse Eisenberg wore a similar variation in David Fincher’s Facebook origins film The Social Network.

Zuckerberg isn’t the first tech innovator to be called out on his workman-like approach to fashion. Take former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, for example. Jobs became unanimous for his black turtleneck and dad jeans, a trend that was later termed ‘normcore’ when adopted by hipsters the world over.

To this day, you won’t find any tech industry leaders celebrated as style icons. The likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk don’t tend to appear on best-dressed lists. That’s not to say they’re badly dressed, but they’ll likely argue that they’re too busy trying to change the world to care about what’s in vogue.

Twitter, on the other hand, has its own take on Zuckerberg’s practical style. A flurry of tweets regarding his popular post, saw the Facebook head mocked for his fashion sense (or lack thereof), including this hilarious post comparing him to iconic 90s cartoon character, Doug Funnie.

Jokes aside, Zuckerberg’s uniform is already being heralded as the wannabe tech mogul’s outfit du jour by fashion aficionados. Sales of grey hoodies and t-shirts will probably go through the roof in San Francisco, as a result. Meet Mark Zuckerberg, the fashion icon.

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