Think Different, Dress AlikePosted on July 13th, 2011 No comments
Last Oct, Apple debut Steve Jobs-inspired fashion line iWear in time for the Halloween costume craze. Just imagine, going trick-or-treating in the signature black mock-turtle neck sweaters, slightly frumpy blue jeans and wire frame glasses; wouldn’t that be a sight? Of course, this is just a joke :-p
Steve Jobs is known for his year around wardrobe choice – the St. Croix black long-sleeve turtleneck, Levi’s 501 jeans and New Balance 991 sneakers. Ever since 1998 at the product launch of iMac, till the iCloud key-note last month, Steve Jobs has been seen in this trademark style for the last 13 years, and Apple fan-boys nicknamed it “iWear” :-p
Fashion circle call this unique plain no-frills style for hi-tech geeky CEOs “Geek Chic”, and the most well known geeks are Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg; they always sport this style-less style, completely not into what’s “IN”, and we can even call their 365/24/7 routine low key wardrobe choice boring.
However, Apple stock price is worth about 40, 50 times its original value now, and I have noticed that Jobs have quietly upgraded his choice of that black long-sleeve turtleneck, from $200 St. Croix to $ 800 VonRosen (German). Last year I heard that Jobs ordered 50 tailored made cashermere turtleneck by Brinello Cucinelli (Italian) with price tag of $1,000 per.
Esquire Magazine once named Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg the worst-dressed celebrities, placing him squarely among such tabloid cover boy as Robert Pattinson. For those of you not familiar with Zuckerberg’s style, Mashable put together a gallery of Zuckerberg’s boring wardrobe choice — T-shirt, jeans, The North Face sweatshirt, Adidas sandals. (Sound like my brother and 95% of the Engineering majors out there.)
But when you’re worth 13.5 billion dollars, shouldn’t you be able to dress however the hell you like?
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