Are you a “Startup Guy”? If so Banana Republic has your style…or does it?

This is one of those things you really do have to see to believe and yes, it pretty much solidifies the depth at which startup culture has in some ways gone mainstream. Banana Republic recently announced a new style for the summer, and the name of the style is – “The Startup Guy”

Source - Banana Republic

Source – Banana Republic

I still personally can’t get used to the whole “shoes without socks” look but I can tell you it’s a real thing in the startup style world. While I applaud Banana Republic for trying to nail this trend, I can tell you that most startup founders just aren’t this trendy, yet, but of course that could change.

Indeed, some people think that Silicon Valley has no style at all. “Vanity Fair struggles to find Silicon Valley’s ‘Best Dressed,’” ran a headline from ZDnet, for a list of fashionistas that sometimes hailed from outside the Bay Area. But, if you can’t beat ‘em, why not join ‘em? Banana Republic has taken the bold move of transforming anti-fashion into the summer’s must-have threads. You can check out the entire line here. (Source Venture Beat)

Now here’s the million dollar question for all the “startup guys” who read my blog, does this look like something you would wear?

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Leonard Britt July 21, 2014, 5:20 pm

    I recall years ago when working for a Fortune 500 tech firm coming in to the office on casual Friday with jeans. No big deal, right? However, I wasn’t wearing a belt – too casual I guess for at least one colleague. Well, right now I am wearing Quicksilver board shorts, Asics GT2170 running shoes and a sporty PGA tour golf shirt.

  • Michael July 21, 2014, 6:11 pm

    No, haha I think I would like that shirt but I wouldn’t tuck it in and wouldn’t roll my pants up and I would totally wear socks! haha I am happy wearing my t-shirts and jeans from express too :) I am not sure about the suede kickers either lol

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