So, according to a TextFugu article Steve Jobs iconic black turtleneck and jeans was actually a uniform, not just a fashion statement. 

But while Apple employees rejected uniforms, Steve Jobs embraced them. He loved the idea that uniforms gave people identity. So, Jobs did what any sane person would do: he got in touch with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake and asked him to make a uniform not for Apple, but for Steve Jobs.

Miyake was happy to help Jobs out and made “like a hundred” black turtlenecks for him. No, really. Like a cartoon character, Jobs’ closet was full of identical clothes, as he showed his biographer:

“That’s what I wear,” he said. “I have enough to last for the rest of my life.”

I really love uniforms too, but I don’t do anything that really requires a uniform like outfit. Maybe I should put something together for when I tend to my chickens and do yard work.

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