collegiate-style wardrobe, which includes over-sized hoodies, Adidas sandals, t-shirts and jeans was less then impressive to the powers that be at GQ in selecting the worst-dressed men technology has to offer.
, Zuckerberg was "oblivious to the fact that jeans and ties come in skinny sizes—or that suits exist—the father of Facebook loves to recycle the fresh-from-Stats-class look. Zuck's style is so poor, it even inspired a mock fashion line, Mark By Mark Zuckerberg
, which thankfully doesn't sell any actual clothing."
While his personal style may not be earning him kudos' from GQ, Zuckerberg could use a little of his personal wealth, recently estimated to be worth over $18 billion
, and upgrade his wardrobe if he chooses to remove himself from the list of worst-dressed men.
The fashion sense of co-founder and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, could also use a style boost, according to GQ, who said "the Svengali's self-inflicted uniform (black turtleneck, dad jeans, Seinfeld kicks) rival Superman's in its homogeneity—a style blunder no Auto-Correct can fix."
Rounding out the top three was Bill Gates, co-founder and CEO of Microsoft, who GQ likened to a grown-up Harry Potter. GQ said, "When you're Scrooge McDuck rich, a snazzy ensemble isn't tops on your to-do. Rather than swag out in Armani suits, Gates takes the lazy preppy approach, opting for a drawer full of V-necks in every hue."
Other executives chosen for the tongue-in-cheek honor bestowed by GQ included Craig Newmark, founder of Craig's List, who "dresses like a guy who stalks Craigslist," Howard Stringer, Chairman, President and CEO of Sony Corp., whose fishermen look was over-the-top on GQ's fashion radar, Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace, another fan of the kicked-back college student look, Dennis Crowley, CEO and co-founder of Foursquare and Dodgeball, and Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn; Investor in Digg and Flickr who GQ said dresses like the cable repair guy.
The ease with which GQ managed to locate and single-out fifteen tech-execs whose images could use a transformation proves that money can't buy you style if fashion isn't a priority. According to HuffPo
, the fifteen worst offender's "are probably laughing all the way to the bank' at the GQ honor.