Here’s an honor that two prominent Seattle geeks might not want to add to their résumés. Cheezburger Network founder Ben Huh and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have been chosen by GQ as two of the worst dressed in high-tech.
Gates, shown in a yellow sweater and tan khakis, ranks third on the list while Huh, sporting an ironic T-shirt of cats under the moon, ranks 10th.
The list was led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was followed by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
When it comes to the 15 men on the list, I’d say Huh and Gates look far better than most of the other geeks.
Anyway, here’s what GQ had to say about Gates’ outfit.
Curious how Harry Potter will age post-Hogwarts? 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. If only his proportions were on point, he’d look more like this, minus the body and athletic skills.
And here’s what the GQ fashion police say about Huh’s choice of cat T-shirts:
We get it. Your office chair is a FUF and you sift through zany cat pics for a living, hence the whimsical kitty graphic tees and white-rimmed specs. It’s cute. But we can tell you just rolled out of your 1,000-thread count bed sheets and picked out the nearest T-shirt in or around the laundry basket.
Nice. We asked Huh for comment about the “honor,” and he referred us to Google + thread in which he said of his attire and the story: “Holy shit. I see nothing wrong with this.”
The post has won Huh some supporters, including Ben Grimm who notes: “Never let anyone tell you not to rock a cat shirt.”
There’s some hilarious stuff in GQ’s gallery, and I especially liked the black beret and scarf of Craigslist creator Craig Newmark and the embroidered cowboy shirt of venture capitalist Chris Sacca.
But the GQ editors get one thing wrong in their piece, titled “The 15 Worst Dressed Men of Silicon Valley.”
Last we checked, Huh and Gates were bringing their fashion sense to the streets of Seattle, not Sunnyvale.
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