Its Steve Jobs' 58th birthday today and its time to remember the icon who gave the tech world iPhone and iPad. The late Apple co-founder was best known for his visionary leadership and innovation, but he was also known for his unvarying signature look.
Unlike most corporate executives, who wear suits and ties, Jobs was committed to his chosen uniform of a black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers.
Before his demise, Jobs himself explained his tailored signature to biographer Walter Isaacson in an interview. He recalled that in early 80's, he asked Sony's chairman Akio Morita why everyone were wearing uniforms in the factories. He was told that after the war, no one had any clothes, and companies like Sony had to give their workers something to wear each day.
Over the years, the uniforms have become a custom and a way of bonding workers to the company. Jobs also recalled that he decided to have that type of bonding for Apple.
Famous designer Issey Miyake designed the uniforms for Sony and so Jobs called him to design a vest for Apple as well. Unfortunately, the idea did not appeal to the everyone in the company, which is when Jobs himself decided to have a uniform for himself. He has also claimed that he asked Issey to make some black turtlenecks, that he likes to make his signature style.
With the reason of why Steve Jobs always wore his Black Turtleneck, Gizbot has come up with some photos of him in his signature style.