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"A while ago, a friend of mine used to work at Wilkes Bashford in Palo Alto and told me about some of the high rollers that came through the store.
Zuckerberg was/is one of their hush-hush, private appointment, makes-you-sign-a-nondisclosure-agreement clients who made some pretty radical demands alongside some large bulk purchases.
The hoodies and T-shirts were from Brunello Cucinelli and made “custom” for him with modifications to the stock dimensions. But a batch of T-shirts came in too long and had to be re-hemmed using a special machine designed to do knits. The jeans he bought were from Kiton. Apparently he bought so many that he paid extra for Kiton to produce his jeans in the quantity and specs he wanted.
The myth around the tech titan’s “humble” uniform amused me once I found out he probably paid $300+ per T-shirt, $2000+ per cashmere hoodie and $1000+ per pair of jeans. Turns out he’s actually got good taste!
Yes, the founder and creator of Facebook wears a simple casual uniform that’s ubiquitous across Silicon Valley, but by all accounts he’s every bit as meticulous about his appearance as the affected iGent donning bracelets, tucking pockets squares askew and unbuckling a monk strap.
But Zuckerberg also embraces another less-mentioned Silicon Valley value: stealth wealth. Every time he puts on a hoodie, he’s quietly flexing on self-proclaimed #menswearinfluencers that feel the need to hashtag their fire alphet selfies on an app he bought for a billion dollars."