As rich as Steve Jobs is, you'd think he has more than 1 pair of clothes.

AppleHack23

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In every event I've seen with Steve Jobs, he's always wearing a black turtle neck shirt, a pair of blue jeans, and white shoes with white socks. I've watched many many videos, and everyone that I've seen, has him wearing the same thing. Even since his 2001 announcement of the first iPod, he was wearing that. Is this all he has? I mean really, go out and watch some of the event videos, and look at his clothes. My mom noticed this at the announcement of the iPad, when I showed her an iPhone event video a few minutes before. I think its really strange.
 

mickbab

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If Steve ever wore something different to a keynote (or anywhere for that matter, he was wearing the same clothes when seen with Eric Schmidt), there would be a riot from Apple fanboys across the world.

:p

It's just tradition I suppose. It's how everyone knows and remembers every Apple keynote.
 

Schtumple

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If Steve wore anything different the black turtle neck and "older father figure blue" jeans industry would go bust. Simple. Steves keeping the economy going.
 

chrisbb

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I do understand what you are saying, but I do have a few comments.

Steve is there to present his new ideas/concepts, not to introduce a new Apple line of fashion. The viewers/audience should be looking at the screen/projector not what Steve etc is wearing.

I do agree though, a darker wash of jeans, a new pair of brown shoes (preferably loafers/slip ons with no heel). He could wear a V-neck with a shirt under it etc... very simple yet would make a huge impression :)

****, I could style Steve for his keynotes!
Please take note apple, thanks :)
 

rorschach

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And how many CEOs just wear the same suit all the time? Many/most. Same thing except Jobs wears the same shirt and jeans.
 

nerd

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Everything I've read leads me to believe Steve has sort of a spartan lifestyle. He wears the same "uniform", at one point he lived in a house with no furniture, he hates buttons (on mice and shirts apparently), etc. It's the Tao of Steve. I think it's kind of cool.
 

*LTD*

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Everything I've read leads me to believe Steve has sort of a spartan lifestyle. He wears the same "uniform", at one point he lived in a house with no furniture, he hates buttons (on mice and shirts apparently), etc. It's the Tao of Steve. I think it's kind of cool.
It's Buddhist, and definitely Zen Buddhism. Minimalism, elegance, and naturally flowing simplicity.

Taoism is very similar. In fact Chinese Buddhism used elements from their own Taoism to help it along, creating Ch'an Buddhism.
 

MisterMe

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re: As rich as Steve Jobs is, you'd think he has more than 1 pair of clothes.

Just so you never say anything like this again:

Pair means two. You may have a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, a pair of garters, a pair of cuff-links, a pair of pants, and a pair of drawers. In the case of pants and drawers, the presumably the legs account for the pair. You cannot have pair of shirts, belts, ties, etc. You most certainly cannot have a pair of clothes. When referring to clothes, an ensemble was traditionally referred to as a suit of clothes. This phrase is today somewhat archaic. Today we refer Steve's worn jeans, black turtleneck, and tennis shoes as an outfit.
 

ScottishDuck

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It's Buddhist, and definitely Zen Buddhism. Minimalism, elegance, and naturally flowing simplicity.

Taoism is very similar. In fact Chinese Buddhism used elements from their own Taoism to help it along, creating Ch'an Buddhism.
Buddhism is inherently anti-materialist. I can't say steve falls under that category.
 

dukebound85

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Just so you never say anything like this again:

Pair means two. You may have a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, a pair of garters, a pair of cuff-links, a pair of pants, and a pair of drawers. In the case of pants and drawers, the presumably the legs account for the pair. You cannot have pair of shirts, belts, ties, etc. You most certainly cannot have a pair of clothes. When referring to clothes, an ensemble was traditionally referred to as a suit of clothes. This phrase is today somewhat archaic. Today we refer Steve's worn jeans, black turtleneck, and tennis shoes as an outfit.
semantics is overrated. we know what he meant

seriously, the guy should wear other things. it is kinda weird. i mean really...it is
 

unid

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It's Buddhist, and definitely Zen Buddhism. Minimalism, elegance, and naturally flowing simplicity.

Taoism is very similar. In fact Chinese Buddhism used elements from their own Taoism to help it along, creating Ch'an Buddhism.


Zen is not an outfit.
SJ+turtleneck+jeans+trainers=zen
seems a very adlib sum to me.
Please adjust your Aritostlean language.

Why did the bodhidharma go to China?
Why didn't Steve go to Shenzhen?
 

tomaki

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Apr 9, 2010
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I've never been a guy who likes to think what he wears. To me clothes are pretty much irrelevant as long as they keep me warm and look decent.

I think that applies to Steve too. He just doesn't care about clothes very much, so he has selected a few comfy and stylish enough clothes that are enough for him. By using the same outfit every day he has completely gotten rid of the problems of choosing what to wear today.

The same search for simplicity seems to define his life in other areas too. Like the pic from his apartment where he only had a hifi-system with huge speakers, a collection of LP records, a lamp and a pillow to sit on. Same thing with the design of macs, osx, iphone etc.

Living like this is called 'minimalist lifestyle', so if you're interested to know more about it, google it.
 

eastercat

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I've read of fashion designers who wear a uniform everyday, so they don't have to use their brain to decide on what to wear. They would rather concentrate on the clothing they design. I figure that's the same case here, in addition to the minimalist aesthetic.
Personally, I'd rather prefer if Steve Jobs concentrate on making great Apple products than whether his outfit is sufficiently fashionable.

I've never been a guy who likes to think what he wears. To me clothes are pretty much irrelevant as long as they keep me warm and look decent.

I think that applies to Steve too. He just doesn't care about clothes very much, so he has selected a few comfy and stylish enough clothes that are enough for him. By using the same outfit every day he has completely gotten rid of the problems of choosing what to wear today.

The same search for simplicity seems to define his life in other areas too. Like the pic from his apartment where he only had a hifi-system with huge speakers, a collection of LP records, a lamp and a pillow to sit on. Same thing with the design of macs, osx, iphone etc.

Living like this is called 'minimalist lifestyle', so if you're interested to know more about it, google it.
 

*LTD*

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Zen is not an outfit.
SJ+turtleneck+jeans+trainers=zen
seems a very adlib sum to me.
Please adjust your Aritostlean language.

Why did the bodhidharma go to China?
Why didn't Steve go to Shenzhen?
Zen is actually, anything. Nothing and everything. It is infinitely malleable.
 

unid

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It's Buddhist, and definitely Zen Buddhism

Zen is actually, anything. Nothing and everything. It is infinitely malleable.
So to fuse your assertion/alleged insight into a
clear phrase presumably I should conclude that...

'SJ style is definitely actually, anything. Nothing and everything. It is infinitely malleable'.

which not only sounds inaccurate,

but would tend to prove the point that there is no meaningful connection between Zen and SJ outfit choice.

Check what Tomaki said he has had a deeper satori about steves' wardrobe.
 

*LTD*

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'SJ style is definitely actually, anything. Nothing and everything. It is infinitely malleable'.

which not only sounds inaccurate,

but would tend to prove the point that there is no meaningful connection between Zen and SJ outfit choice.
Precisely. You're beginning to get it.