Turtlenecks the style of dress Steve Jobs

turtleneck Steve Jobs
turtleneck Steve Jobs

In fact Steve Jobs is famous for many things, the Apple II, Macintosh, Pixar, iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPad, and even more recently, the iPhone 4S. But from the eyes of fashion, Steve Jobs is famous for the consistency of his style, a combination of Levi's jeans and black turtleneck.

The question then arises of course predictable, why a black turtleneck? The answer is easy, because Steve Jobs had a lot of black turtlenecks. In fact, a lot of news popping up lately, it is said that the collection of turtlenecks Jobs to 100 pieces.

Stories about Jobs's iconic style choices are also recorded in a biography titled "Steve Jobs" written by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson takes more than two years of interviews, both with Steve Jobs and the family, friends and colleagues a man whose full name is Steven Paul Jobs. One of the stories of successful is about the style of dress Steve Jobs.

The origins of the black turtleneck Steve Jobs began in 1980, when Jobs was in Japan. At the time, Jobs asked the Chairman Akio Morita, Sony's why everybody in the company using the uniform. Morita said that after the war, no one has clothes for work and the company must give them clothes to wear every day and from year to year. Uniforms were then create a separate identity for Sony employees. Then, Jobs said, "I decided to do the same thing, to strengthen the relationship between fellow Apple employees."

Sony, at that time oust the famous Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, designing uniforms for its employees, a multifunctional nylon jacket that can be converted into a vest. On the recommendation Morita, Jobs also see Miyake and argued that he needed a vest design for all Apple employees.

"I came home with samples from Issey Miyake and told everyone that we will use the uniform and for the first time I shouted. Everyone turns to hate the idea," said Jobs to Isaacson.

Even so, it turns Steve Jobs and Miyake relationship continues. Even Jobs is often visited Miyake. From there later Jobs got the idea to create a "uniform" for himself. "The reason that rational," Jobs said simply.

"Because I like something that is practical for my everyday use, then I ask Issey turtlenecks make me some as often he used. I like his style turtlenecks, "said Jobs.

No warning, then send Jobs Miyake turtlenecks in large quantities. "I have enough to wear my lifetime," he joked. Jobs apparently it had already fallen in love with a turtleneck, then in addition to wearing a turtleneck design Miyake, Jobs also often buy their own collection of his black turtleneck, and not from any brand, but St. Croix worth USD175 turtleneck made of cotton and microfiber.

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Steve Jobs are a practical style with a combination of a black turtleneck and denim pants, in fact many people imitated, and not just limited to Apple lovers. Jobs in the day died, Knitcratf reported a black turtleneck sales doubled. Even as an expression of sympathy condolence, Knitcraft donated $ 20 to the American Cancer Society for each of turtlenecks sold.

Sales of "turtleneck Steve Jobs" which instantly rocketed it caused many who want to wear a "uniform" to pay homage to Jobs, including celebrities. Until now, Knitcraft mentioned, the flow of consumers who order a "turtleneck Jobs" has not been broken. At least there are 1,000 people booked through Facebook.

Steve Jobs may be the IT leaders who raised turtleneck as a style statement. However, history can be traced to actual turtleneck the 15th century. At that time the turtleneck is a type of clothing that is often used by sailors, who often worked in the middle of the sea wind. However, some reference also shows that British society turtleneck widely used to make the neck stay warm while biking.

From clothing to army uniforms sailors, now turtleneck into clothing all ages and walks of life. Start children to adults, can be sure to have at least one turtleneck in their closet.

The material is also now not limited to wool, but much more diverse. Some are made of thin Lycra so it can be used as clothing in, some are made of layered heavy wool to ward off the cold.