Brand Behind Steve Jobs' Iconic Turtleneck Plans New Edition Coming in July for $270

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    Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck will be making a comeback of sorts this summer, with the company behind the original garment, Issey Miyake Inc., announcing a new version coming this July for $270 and called the "Semi-Dull T" (via Bloomberg).

    The model that Jobs wore was officially retired from production following his death in 2011, and a protege of Miyake, Yusuke Takahashi, is said to be the designer of the new turtleneck.

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    The new garment is said to have the same slim black aesthetic as the ones worn by Jobs throughout the latter half of his career as Apple CEO, particularly on stage during major product announcement keynotes.
    All the same, the company said that it's not a reissue or "comeback," because it has an even "trimmer silhoutte and higher shoulders" than the one Jobs wore, including during his final Apple keynote appearance at WWDC 2011.

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    The new Semi-Dull T


    Bloomberg's report on the turtleneck includes a bit of the shirt's origin story, wherein Jobs unsuccessfully attempted to pitch a vest-like uniform for workers at Apple. Instead, the former Apple CEO came up with a uniform for himself based on his existing wardrobe of jeans, sneakers, and "stacks of black turtlenecks" he had already purchased from Miyake.

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  2. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    wow, I didn't realize turtlenecks were that expensive.
     
  3. Relentless Power, Jun 28, 2017
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    It's interesting to see Jobs simple lifestyle for a choice of wardrobe, Yet how sophisticated of a individual he was.
     
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    They typically aren't.

    However, anything can cost anything.
     
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    *Pedant alert*
    Isn't that a mock-turtle? I thought turtlenecks required the fold.
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Steve did dress the way he wanted he was never about suits.
     
  7. iCloudStrife macrumors regular

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    We've officially hit peak MacRumors. It can only go downhill from here...
     
  8. ike1707 macrumors 6502

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    So where can I buy the mock-neck of similar quality and design for, say, 15 or 20 bucks? Anyone? Anyone? Dead serious.
     
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    Decided to go see what else they offered, and was NOT disappointed, albeit a bit surprised they ever made that turtleneck given their other clothes.

    Here's their 2017 Men's Look Book... http://www.isseymiyake.com/brand/pdf/ME_2017ss.pdf

    I like to imagine Jobs giving a keynote in something like No. 4 or No. 31, had he chosen differently while in their store.
     
  10. Macaholic868 macrumors 6502

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    $270 for a Turtleneck? Will there be a $10,000 Edition version?
     
  11. adamjackson macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to buy one but it's just outside of my price range.
     
  12. MacKyle macrumors member

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    does this turtleneck come with a built-in WIFI hotspot?
     
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    Does anybody know if the sleeves are soldered, or are they user-upgradable?
     
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    World shortage of polyester explains the high price.
     
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    Yes, there will be. It's in the pipeline. Probably see it in a few years.
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    They are soldered but don't worry. For the low price of $4,999 they will upgrade them for you. Don't try to do it yourself or you will void the warranty.
     
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    Yes. You can also get something very similar at... anywhere clothing is sold. And a few other places.
     
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    What's great about those designs is that they're understated, practical and you wouldn't look like an idiot when wearing them.
     
  18. fbglima macrumors newbie

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    Similar quality?? That's not realistic… lots of minimal designed staples and basics for fast fashion prices at stores like Uniqlo, but the manufacturing is of another level... This shirt will probably be made in Japan.
     
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    Yeah....NO! As much as he did it as a branding thing, fashion wise, it was ugly, boring, and made him look like a dictator more then anything. If apples customers weren't such sheep, then it would NEVER fly. If any other CEO tried that, he would be mocked relentlessly as an evil looking person. Ubisofts CEO comes to mind. LOL
     
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    Taste being subjective and all... that collection looks like a mashup of a Feudal Samurai and Abercrombie & Fitch hipster homage to linen.
     
  22. Freida macrumors 65832

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    40% polyester? Are they having a laugh? People will stink a lot
     
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    Nope, far from $6. It's made in Japan by well-paid employees.
     
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    I like it too! Just kidding. They're mostly ridiculous.
     
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    I have very different style from Steve Jobs but I do like his "uniform" approach of having something simple that works for many situations and wearing it frequently. I buy many copies of the same outfit and wear in a lot of situations. Why waste time in the closet every morning (or evening) trying to pick out an outfit. I still mix it up for situations out of the normal every day though and I buy many colors of the "standard" pieces so I have some variety.
     

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