Real Rich Guys Don’t Wear Armani

When I was doing work for Walmart at their headquarters in Bentonville a few years ago, understated was the fashion expectation. Rob Walton, one of the richest guys in the world, drove a 15 year old pick-up around town while his right hand man could be spotted shuffling through the neighborhood Walmart dressed down in off-the-rack duds from isle 7. Smart managers learned quick that the richest guys in the room dressed down.

Apparently the new moguls are following similar fashion trends. According to GQ’s “15 Worst-Dressed Men of Silicon Valley” list, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the tech world’s biggest style offender. And the rest of tech isn’t doing much better.

So what is GQ’s list really telling us? If you really want to look like a billionaire, ditch the Armani and step out with your pleated Dockers below the waist and your favorite shirt from college above….