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After I read this post, something occurred to me...

Most of those tshirts are great, but there was one missing...StackOverflow's!

And so, after reading that post, I got a bit creative and put together these examples of StackOverflow t-shirts:

SO shirt 1 - White, Front Logo and Text SO shirt 2 - Black, Front Logo SO shirt 3 - White, Front Smaller Logo and Smaller Text

So tell me people, if this t-shirt or any StackOverflow t-shirt was actually produced, would You wear it?

Would you show how proud you are of this website, and what a blessing it is?

What are your ideas of producing a better StackOverflow t-shirt?

I am now thinking of actually producing such a shirt and wear it proudly to work.

Altough the above images portray tshirts, I agree that it's best to print on polo shirts...more professional looking ;-)

Start posting your own original designs!

[update] Reduced the size of the logo of the black shirt.

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I like the black one. –  Joel Coehoorn Jan 13 '10 at 14:35
Where do i buy one? –  user144633 Mar 17 '10 at 21:57
Something along the lines of "Lost: One life [pic] REWARD! Call [number]" –  Tim Post Jul 1 '10 at 17:35
Or even baby pictures. "Who would have known that [baby picture] would answer [num] questions on Stack Overflow?" This keeps them buying ... –  Tim Post Jul 1 '10 at 17:36
Rather late, I know, but...I don't wear t-shirts much, but I do wear polo shirts (because they fit our "casual attire" guidelines). Thus, if there was a polo shirt option I'd be more likely to buy. –  Bob Jarvis Jul 9 at 18:23

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Please take note of the related UserVoice request: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/102591-t-shirts-that-say-

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this is great :) –  Jeff Atwood Feb 7 '09 at 6:18
Lovez it! –  Sampson Jul 20 '09 at 16:50

How about making a "geek" t-shirt that isn't either black or white.

There are other colours people.

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Black and White speak simplicity...which is perfection –  Andreas Grech Dec 13 '08 at 15:40
Other what now? O_o –  Greg Dec 13 '08 at 15:46
binary colors are all that matter; the rest are unpalettable –  Steven A. Lowe Dec 13 '08 at 17:48
geek = (bgcolor===0x000000) || (bgcolor===0xFFFFFF); –  some Dec 13 '08 at 18:07
I'd like to sea sky blue. –  Hosam Aly Dec 14 '08 at 8:59
@Hosam Aly, your comment caused a seg fault in my brain. Sea Sky? Skye Blue? Which one! ;) –  Simucal Dec 14 '08 at 23:32
us geeks, we only see black and white. Seriously. :P –  Jeff Atwood Feb 7 '09 at 6:17
Real geeks know that black and white are no colours! –  Treb Jul 25 '09 at 21:21

I definitely would - tons of times better than wearing those lousy .NET T-shirts they give out at microsoft events.

Better if it was a polo-shirt though.

It'd be nice to get one when you reach 10K rep, smt like "stackoverflow Trusted Dude"

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Yes, absolutely a polo. I would buy one in a heartbeat. –  Matt Olenik Apr 10 '09 at 5:07
+1 Getting a M$ t-shirt is a bonus to a company sponsored skive :) –  Ian Quigley Apr 21 '09 at 20:33
Polo Shirt FTW. NO "STACK OVERFLOW". Just the logo, on the left-hand-side, emboridered. Inconspicuous, exclusive, and not too dorky. Oh, and it should come in whatever color you want, as long as that's black. –  alex gray Aug 28 '11 at 4:53

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awesome! . . . . –  Kip Jan 13 '10 at 14:33

I would wear it only if my reputation were printed in it (and updated in real-time of course).

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Wearable display? E-Ink? Or like a beeper clipped to the lapel? –  alex gray Aug 28 '11 at 4:56

Oh, it has to say "This t-shirt is not programming related" under the SO logo.

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I'd wear one, but I wouldn't buy one.

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I would. However, to wear it to work, I would need either a polo or a button-up.

Jeff and Joel, there is definitely a money-making opportunity here! CafePress could provide the shirts, mugs, etc. Geek swag is something that I know that I love to spend money on.

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Not CafePress. Uggh. –  George Stocker Dec 15 '08 at 14:38
There are other companies than CafePress... –  BoltBait Jan 13 '09 at 19:09

I'd buy one if it had SkeetOverflow on the back.

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The only requirement that I would have is that the proceeds go to benefit SO.

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Make the logo and text smaller. When it's that big it makes the shirt look cheap.

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I love how someone flagged this offensive just because of a missing "r"... –  Michael Stum Dec 14 '08 at 20:44
Sorry, that was not intentional :) Thanks for the correction. –  pbz Jan 23 '09 at 17:35

I wouldn't wear if you just put a logo in it. IMHO logo is quite crap as well.

I think it'd be so much better if you focus on fun stuff such as :

I asked 352 question in stackoverflow but no one gave a crap.


My stackoverflow badge : "Worst Question Ever"

Sorry for my lack a sense of humour but I think you got the idea.

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I like the second one. :) –  GalacticCowboy Dec 15 '08 at 14:54
I agree, logo is lame and looks cheap. –  lubos hasko Dec 26 '08 at 11:26
I quite like the logo actually –  Andreas Grech Feb 9 '09 at 15:54

I prefer black color with big logo on the front (right-top corner) and the site name on the back (top). Sorry, but can't produce a picture to show up my thoughts.

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For a t-shirt, the overflow logo on the breast pocket and "stackoverflow" across the back.

For a polo, I agree that a small design is best. Maybe the logo with "stackoverflow" underneath in smaller text so it's not much wider than the logo.

Color-wise, I avoid both white and black; they project "cheap" to me - the kind of thing you get for free at a tech show because the company gets them made and printed for $1.50 in Southeast Asia. Plus, white shirts discolor quickly and easily. Most of my shirts are in the tan or blue color ranges.

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How about something super-geeky like:


...or maybe just: Me->addiction[0]=StackOverflow; =)

Maybe the "Me" could be personalized, for a nominal fee of a few hundred Rep?

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Stack Overflow T-Shirt?

def StackOverflowTShirt():
    print "stackoverflow.com"

Only catch is, it doesn't really say what Stack Overflow actually is. And if anyone actually runs the code, it will cause a stack overflow...

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Unless you've got a half-way decent compiler that does tail recursion elimination. –  Tom Hawtin - tackline Jul 26 '09 at 1:18
Plus that's too language specific. I think it should be something more general in the spirit of Stack Overflow. –  user145294 Mar 27 '10 at 8:15

My vote goes in favor of the black one.

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I would prefer a black polo shirt with the stackoverflow logo stitched on the front and the URL stitched on the sleeve.

And, yes, I would wear it. Often.

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What would be truly awesome is an electronic T with an upvote/downvote counter that really worked.

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possible(sparkfun sells LEDs and waterproof components that fit this bill including a wifi component), albeit expensive. –  Earlz Jun 28 '10 at 2:27

I'd wear it. I'm gonna add this to my Amazon Universal Wish List.

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I think stackoverflow logo is really nice.
It's a very nice idea :-)
About the color, I prefer white - just like the website.

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BSOD (Stackoverflow at Kernel)

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I'm not a fan of branded polo shirts. For work, I just wear dress clothes; t-shirts are for expressing my personality.

I like the one on the left, though I'm not attached to black or white.

Why not make a few versions so people can pick what they like?

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Yes I am actually hoping people would post some of their own ideas...in terms of images, like i did –  Andreas Grech Dec 14 '08 at 20:47

Wait, no pocket protector? Oh, wait: No POCKET?

In all seriousness, I prefer shirts with the logo on the heart, so the black one is nice, although the logo is too big I think. But yes, we need SO propaganda materials!

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I'd want just the logo really big front and center on white or black, and I'd definitely wear one

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Put the logo in the center of a light camo short sleeve (greens or greys) and put a rounded rectangle around it. Or, instead of the camo, a baseball jersey might look good. On the breast of a buttoned up gas station shirt sounds cool, too.

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Related to this question: Bringing Badges into the real world

Sell tshirts that have your badges on them, give each badge a little logo (cartoon skull for necromancer). It could be like girlscouts, or the bottle cap badges from Calvin and Hobbes G.R.O.S.S.

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I saw a great shirt that just included a badge on the front. Something that looked like the much asked for 'Bounty Hunter' badge with a bronze circle. It was very simple, yet effective. 'Classic' was what I thought when I saw it, and 'why didn't I think of that!' I will post it when i find it and give appropriate credit.


brent ozar has put a couple shirts on zazzle.com - he will get the commision, not me - that feature a reputation, or, as i was hoping, a badge. His idea was 'Fastest Gun'.

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This one just hit me today, and couldn't believe nobody had one yet...

Front: SO pocket logo


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