Saturday, November 12, 2011

Secrets of Steve Jobs costume

The figure of the Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died on October 5 , has become an inexhaustible source of anecdotes and curiosities for the blogosphere, it can solve so many doubts about the life of the alma mater of the company bitten apple.

One of the most common questions are the "fanboys" of Apple's why I used to wear a jersey Jobs black in almost all his public appearances. The answer to this question is found in the biography of Steve Jobs to be published on 24 October, but the blog AppleWeblog has revealed some of the mystery.

According to an excerpt of that biography published on the website "Gawker" , Jobs's passion for black sweaters back to the 80s of last century. During a visit to a Sony factory in Japan, found that workers Nippon companies using uniform since the end of World War II, a fact that, over the years, had served for workers to identify each other.

At that time, according to a biography written by the former director of the magazine "Time" Walter Isaacson , Jobs decided that "I wanted that kind of link to Apple" . Therefore, it contacted the Japanese designer Issey Miyake, creator of Sony's uniform, to design a vest that serve the employees of the Cupertino company.

When Jobs showed Miyake garments created by its workers, found that everyone hated the idea, so soon cease their efforts. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea to have a proper uniform that, besides being convenient, are used to convey a definite style and requested the Japanese designer some black neck sweaters.

Issey Miyake sent about a hundred, so many that, according to his biography, Jobs claimed to have enough to last the rest of you in your life.


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