Steve Jobs signature shirt was the black turtleneck. So just how many turtlenecks did Steve Jobs own? According to the upcoming biography on Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, which is being rushed into publication for later this month, Jobs had “about a hundred” of the Issey Miyake designed shirts in his closet.
According to Gawker:
He also came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style. “So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them.” Jobs noticed my surprise when he told this story, so he showed them stacked up in the closet. “That’s what I wear,” he said. “I have enough to last for the rest of my life.”
Jobs initially wanted Miyake to design a vest for all Apple employees to wear. “I came back with some samples and told everyone it would great if we would all wear these vests,” Jobs told Isaacson. “Oh man, did I get booed off the stage. Everybody hated the idea.”