The Evolution of Steve Jobs' Clothing

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This is Steve Jobs' wardrobe evolution since 1998, the year he returned to command Apple as interim CEO. You gotta admire a man who is loyal to his style no matter what. But my favorite Jobs is the old school Jobs.

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After he returned to Apple, it was all Levi's, New Balances and black sweaters. One day I saw him wearing a suit—kind of—in a MacWorld Japan keynote, but that was it.

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Back in the 70s and 80s his wardrobe used to be a mix of everything, from walking around the Apple campus barefoot in a t-shirt and shorts to old school three-piece suits to show his computers in fairs and keynotes. Check out the gallery for some of his favorite looks through those years.

Top image modified from Fast Company's original.

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Turtleneck with a hole, dreamy look, emo hipster. I love Woz's Jesuschrist hair. These was the very beginning.

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Another photo of his very early years. You could see the black and jeans combo appearing there.

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I wish I could get this striped sweater for sweatermaster Sam Biddle. What a classic.

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Classic TV appearance. I don't know what's better, the corduroy jacket or that awesome hair and beard.

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Presenting his newborn babies in his best pinstripe suit.

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Young steve also wore three-piece suits, like IBM executives. And Diane Keaton (with whom he had a brief relationship, according to Jobs' biographers).

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If they told me Steve Jobs was Spanish when looking at this photo, I would totally believe it. He looks exactly like one of my uncles back in the 70s.

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A total classic. The brown lumberjack shirt. The mustache. Everything.

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During his exile at Next, after being ousted by some sugar water salesman named John Sculley, he didn't change his style much.

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My dad used to work for DEC aka digital that used to be the king of computer sales for a while. Anyway, he told me about a very important business trip they were going to have with a team of Apple employees. Now, DEC knew that Apple had a very casual work environment, including wearing casual clothes to work. So, my dad and his team all wore casual clothes to the business trip, not bothering to bring fancy suits and whatnot.

When they arrive at their first meeting place with Apple, they were all amused with themselves. The Apple employees were all wearing suits and ties, because they knew DEC employees wore business attire all the time at work. So, for the rest of the business trip, both companies' employees wore the other company's style business attire, because that's all they brought to wear. They all lived happily ever after... except DEC. It died. The End.