Sunday, January 31, 2010
Steve Jobs' Issey Miyake sweater
Apropos of nothing I love this story recounted by John Lassiter of Disney about his friend Steve Jobs, in yesterday's Financial Times:
“He found this one really great black turtleneck which he loved – I think it was Issey Miyaki [sic] – so tried to buy another one and they didn’t have any more. He called the company and asked if they would make another one, and they refused. So he said: ‘Fine, how many do you have to make before I can buy them?’ So they made them – I think he has a closet full of them.”
That's why he always wears the same thing...
(Howard Hughes did the same thing with Baskin Robbins when they stopped making his favourite flavour, Banana Nut)