I'm a picky guy, just ask anyone who's ever gone clothes shopping with me.

As such, I won't just wear any old shirt, regardless of the logo.

Now assume for a moment that I was getting a Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow t-shirt. Maybe I hacked a server or two, injected some code to cause any lucky draw to pick my name, there was a lucky draw, my code accidentally caused a stack overflow, injected a fix, there was another draw, and I was completely randomly chosen as the lucky winner of a t-shirt - aren't I lucky? ... or something like that.

Now I have a choice of either a Stack Exchange or Stack Overflow shirt, in either black or white. Because of the above reasons, this quite a conundrum - should I just go with the safe bet and pick the Stack Exchange shirt, or roll the dice on possibly getting a really cool Stack Overflow shirt, or possibly get a shirt that will just hang in the back of my closet for hopelessly too long, or try to figure out what that shirt would actually look like beforehand?

So here I am.

What does the Stack Overflow t-shirt look like? Is there one? Am I allowed to publicly ask what it looks like (or, similarly, are you allowed to publicly tell me)?

Can we perhaps change any offers of a t-shirt to be accompanied by an image of the shirt, if possible?

By the way - based on my Google-foo, I assume the Stack Exchange shirt (at least the black one) looks like this: (correct me if I'm wrong)

PS - You can't buy these shirts. You can only get them through being special.

  • It's a gift to show appreciation and made in good faith... personally I'd be a bit offended if I knew the recipient was so fussy ;-) Mar 6, 2014 at 13:17
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    @JonClements I'm fussy - I can't really help any offence caused by the way I am. Being primarily logical and practical, I can't be particularly thankful for a gift I don't want or can't use (but there may be special circumstances) - while this may be considered rude or impolite, that's just the way I am and, being perhaps more honest than is good for me, I'm not going to pretend to be thankful if I'm not. By the way - I think the SE shirt looks great (by normal standards - it's complicated), but I would've liked to (and do now) know what the SO shirt looks like in case it looked even better. Mar 6, 2014 at 13:59

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black T white T


I have a few of the black T-shirts, plus one based on the famous HTML-with-regex answer (unicorn shaped!), but I don't think that last one is generally available when you are offered a T-shirt.

  • Price tags please? ;)
    – Rahul
    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:36
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    @Ɍ.Ɉ: unless I'm mistaken, you can't buy any SE goodies anymore. They are distributed by SE to people themselves for reasons only they know. Mar 6, 2014 at 12:38
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    @JeroenVannevel but he can pay dear Mr. Pieters directly. ;) Mar 6, 2014 at 12:39
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    @ShadowWizard: I don't think even Bill Gates could afford the price tag I've put on mine.. Mar 6, 2014 at 12:39
  • @MartijnPieters - Not even a few million unicorn dollars?;)
    – Rahul
    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:41
  • I actually found the image in my question on the same page you found your images, turns out I'm just blind 'cause I managed to miss those two ... or there's a conspiracy against me. Mar 6, 2014 at 12:42
  • @MartijnPieters not even $19134702400093278081449423917? Mar 6, 2014 at 12:45
  • @ShadowWizard: Zalgo Unicorn trumps unicorn dollars trumps fibonacci number. Mar 6, 2014 at 12:46
  • @Dukeling: I've been told that many items on that page are not available anymore, so the link is not as useful as you'd hope it to be. Mar 6, 2014 at 12:53

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