(photo Dan Farber’s excellent stream)
How does this pertain to a journal of Design? Steve Jobs is design. When he gets up before the public he is a logo. His uniform is key to this corporate identity. I suppose I could have said as much in an analytical narrative, but I chose to write it as I felt it. There is something comic about it, no?
Frankly, I enjoy how he’s branded himself in relation to his usually wonderful products. Look how different he and Bill Gates are in this regard. Its fascinating.
It has the side effect of making anyone wearing something similar seem like a wannabe. This is an unremarkable outfit, but what is impressive is the consistently with which he maintains the look. (see here for a pic from 1997)
He has made it his own.
From lostinafog…(very funny blog btw) One of the few times he has even mildly deviated from this look was for the launch of the nike-ipod. He wore Nikes.
After that he returned to the New Balance. (picture via cult of mac)
(By the way The New Balance 991’s have been discontinued, replaced by the 992’s. )