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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][2] ![SO shirt 2 - Black, Front Logo][3] ![SO shirt 3 - White, Front Smaller Logo and Smaller Text ][4]

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
I've commented out the images, as they are no longer being hosted. If you have the originals, it' be cool to have them re-uploaded, but I don't think it's of huge concern. –  thecoshman Sep 22 at 9:10

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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.

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"

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

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).

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.


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


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.

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.


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


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

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.

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.


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.


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?


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...

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.


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.


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

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.


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


BSOD (Stackoverflow at Kernel)


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?

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!


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


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.


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.


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'.


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

Front: SO pocket logo


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