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Five Occasions on Which Mark Zuckerberg Deigned to Wear a Jacket

  1. Tying the Knot

    Tying the Knot

    Mark Zuckerberg may have irked investors last week when he showed up to Facebook’s highly anticipated initial public offering launch wearing a hoodie. But the 28-year-old CEO looked clean-cut and dapper when he and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, married at a private ceremony just one day after he took his company public. Chan joins the ranks of President Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy as one of the few people in the world who wield enough power to prompt Zuckerberg to wear a suit.

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  2. Sept. 27, 2010

    Sept. 27, 2010

    When Zuckerberg sat next to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during NBC News’ 2010 Education Nation Summit in New York, he wore a blazer over a gray T-shirt for what we like to call the “I-showed-up-to-a-fancy-restaurant-and-have-to-borrow-a-jacket-from-their-coatroom” look. It’s not Zuckerberg’s finest fashion moment, but hey, it’s a start.

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  3. April 20, 2011

    April 20, 2011

    When President Obama showed up to Facebook’s Menlo Park (Calif.) headquarters for a town hall meeting in 2011, he noticed the social network’s founder looking sharper than usual. “My name is Barack Obama, and I’m the guy that got Mark to wear a jacket and tie,” the president boasted. Then, feeling sorry for Zuckerberg, Obama told him it was OK if he removed his jacket.

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  4. May 25, 2011

    May 25, 2011

    Zuckerberg wore a suit when he met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and spoke at the 2011 G8 summit in Deauville, France. But the suit and tie didn’t stay on for long: Zuck switched to a gray T-shirt and jeans when he spoke to Internet and tech leaders later at the conference.

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  5. March 29, 2012

    March 29, 2012

    Zuckerberg went with a dark gray suit and blue tie when he met with Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo last March. Noda told Zuckerberg that it was “a funny feeling to see you here because I watched [The Social Network].” Zuckerberg laughed. This exchange would be just as awkward no matter what Zuck was wearing.

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