Silicon Valley is an American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley.
Gilfoyle’s IBM Shirt
The shirt Gilfoyle wore in the eighth episode of Silicon Valley is pretty simple. It’s a plain, grey, t-shirt with a small IBM logo on the left breast. Simple t-shirts are often the coolest, and that is certainly the case here. Unfortunately this is most likely a vintage t-shirt. Unless you have a father who was into computers in the 80s/90s or happen to live by a vintage shop you aren’t likely to get your hands on such a brilliantly plain t-shirt.
The last thing Erlich had in mind for the Pied Piper logo was ‘two lowercase p’s in a square like those motherfuckers across the freeway would make’ and that’s exactly what he got. But, hey, it’s better than an Indian violating the Statue of Liberty. Richard and the gang wore these Pied Piper shirts during the Disrupt event in Silicon Valley.
Erlich wears this shirt with the CSS3 logo in the sixth episode of Silicon Valley. Most people don’t know what cascading style sheets are, or what generation it is in and that is fine. You don’t need to know about css styles and all that programming stuff to enjoy a cool logo.
The red Atari shirt that Erlich wore in Silicon Valley looks like it might be a vintage t-shirt; or possibly a new t-shirt that is made in a throwback or vintage style. While scouring the internet for this shirt, we found lots of Atari shirts, but none matched the ringer style Erlich wears in the above image, with the white striped on the sleeves.
Further investigation showed online auctions that were selling similar t-shirts as vintage, 1980’s. We can only assume that this t-shirt was a vintage item. You can try ebay to find the exact same style or just check out the alternate styles linked below.
We aren’t exactly sure what the significance of the graphic on Gilfoyle’s shirt here is or if there is any. It looks like a plane, with a tail or possibly going in a circle. Perhaps it is an Aviato design or just some cool airplane graphic. Either way, we sourced the t-shirt, so you can go buy it now.
This is the original logo design Richard had for Pied Piper in Silicon Valley. Sure it looks like the logo of an Irish pornography company, but that’s ok, it has personality. If you are partial to the original design (over the new) and don’t mind wearing a t-shirt that has a logo that looks like “a guy sucking a dick and he has another dick tucked behind his ear for later, like a snack dick,” then we got you covered.
Gilfoyle’s HTML5 Shirt
The graphic on Gilfoyle’s t-shirt in the image above, from Silicon Valley, is that of the HTML5 logo. What is HTML5, you ask? It’s the 5th revision of the markup language that makes websites. This website uses it, as does many others on the internet. The best part about this shirt is if you buy it from HTML5shirt.com you are directly supporting an free and open internet; what’s better than that?
It might be hard to make out the graphic on Gilfoyle’s (Martin Starr) shirt in the above image, but we can assure you, it is a man fighting a bear. It looks like a cool t-shirt, but we can’t seem to find where it comes from. If you have any information about it, please get in touch with us.
Instead, we’ve linked an equally awesome t-shirt. It has a bear fighting a shark. Need we say more?
For a brief scene in the first episode of Silicon Valley, Erlich wears another HTML shirt. This t-shirt says the same things as the other (I Know HTML, How to Meet Ladies) but is in a different design. We figured we would add both shirts for continuity purposes. Unfortunately we haven’t located the exact style as shown above, but there is enough variety of these shirts that anyone can find the perfect ‘fit.’
Erlich’s HTML Shirt
As mostly everyone knows, HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, right? This is not the only HTML that Erlich (founder of Aviato and partial owner of Grindr) knows. He also knows How to Meet Ladies; the much-harder-to-learn side of HTML. Buy here.