I recall a comic strip about the statement that your clothes make, but don't seem to be able to find it. It goes something like this:

Cartoon of a Guy with great hair, smile, and a suit.
Caption: "I'm going places so I won't be here long enough to learn your name".

Cartoon of a Guy in a dirty t-shirt (note mustard stain) and flip flops.
Caption: "I'm the only one who understands the unix system. Worship me".

There were more panels in between but I don't remember them. I think it's a Dilbert strip.

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I found it:

comic strip

Apparently this is from the book Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies: Dogbert's Big Book of Business - many thanks to @Carmeister for knowing this!

How I found it: a Google image search for comic strip unix "clothes say" about you (note the quotes) led me to this page. Having found the image, I tried searching for an exact quote but found almost no results, probably because Google doesn't index text found in images like this.

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    This is closer than anything I've found. Could have sworn there was a mark labeled "mustard stain". Nice work. Nov 9, 2019 at 21:06
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    I recognize this comic. I'm almost sure it's from this book, but I don't have it handy to check.
    – Carmeister
    Nov 10, 2019 at 2:31
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    @candied_orange The fact that the last guy's caption was exactly, word for word except "unix", the same as what you said in the question - that was enough to convince me. Unless this is lifted from another comic with the same wording but more detailed pictures.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Nov 10, 2019 at 7:58
  • @Carmeister yep that's the book. Thanks! Nov 10, 2019 at 8:26

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