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Steve Jobs Turtleneck Sales Skyrocket: Comfy or Creepy?

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Apple isn't the only business getting the spotlight because of Steve Jobs' untimely passing. St. Croix Shop, a men's clothing boutique in Minnesota, began selling its black turtleneck shirts in bulk simply because Jobs was known to purchase dozens of them every year and wear them almost every day.



St. Croix was expecting an influx of Jobs-related purchases following his death, but are still having trouble keeping up with demand. Many outlets are sold out of the iconic black turtlenecks already, and a Minnesota newspaper reports the shirts are made-to-order and probably won't have new shipments for almost a month.

According to the founder of Knitcraft Corp., St. Croix's mother company, St. Croix sells about 4,000 to 5,000 of the shirts every year, and that Jobs himself purchased two dozen every year. He added that Jobs would sometimes call him to compliment the shirts.



In honor of Jobs, St. Croix wrote on its website, "We mourn the passing of Apple co-founder and visionary, Steve Jobs. Jobs understood the value of combining great design with advanced technology to create products of unparalleled quality. At St. Croix, we share that vision and passion, and commemorate his iconic look—handcrafted in Minnesota."

Read More: http://www.stcroixshop.com/stcroix/

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  • Cochise 2011/10/10 22:11:37
    Comfy
    Cochise
    +3
    What's creepy about us wanting to wear the Turtle Neck and Jeans that portay Steve's style?

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  • arian.monkey92 2011/10/15 12:18:35
    Comfy
    arian.monkey92
    I think with his passing, we've just begun to notice the subtlety in his design and appearance that makes him all the more stylish. Heck, I even plan on buying myself a white turtleneck sweater because of the inspiration I get from Steve Jobs.

    So, creepy or not, I'm getting a turtleneck sweater, and I'm gonna make his simplicity and classiness my style icon this winter. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone else did too.
  • sally 2011/10/14 04:37:24
    Comfy
    sally
    But I'd never wear it OBVIOUSLY
  • Squiddie 2011/10/13 21:37:45
    Comfy
    Squiddie
    apparently they are good shirts
  • Dany 2011/10/11 23:27:00
    Creepy
    Dany
    They might be comfy, but for this reason? That's just plain ridiculous.
  • Gruplock 2011/10/11 22:53:17
    Comfy
    Gruplock
    I'm wearing one right now that I owned long before jobs died

    I don't even like the dude, it's just comfortable and looks good
  • kacheeker20 2011/10/11 22:01:34
    Comfy
    kacheeker20
    Long live Steve Jobs!
  • Howling Hank 2011/10/11 21:40:03
    Creepy
    Howling Hank
    Creepy, but I've worn mock turtlenecks on and off for almost 50 years.....
  • Student 2011/10/11 21:05:07
    Comfy
    Student
    +1
    Great work outfit. work turtleneck
  • Howling... Student 2011/10/11 21:40:49
    Howling Hank
    I love that shot - Steve's gettin' "jiggy" with it!
  • Student Howling... 2011/10/12 07:46:57
  • jacktown kid 2011/10/11 20:36:37
    Comfy
    jacktown kid
    Looks good too
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2011/10/11 19:03:24 (edited)
    Comfy
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    Turtlenecks were popular long before Jobs wore them, and will remain popular far into the future. The bump after Steve's death is a bit odd, but maybe it means a few folks are trying to be more like he was... visionary, and able to be a bit geeky and cool at the same time.
  • DontDrinkSoda 2011/10/11 18:42:51
    Comfy
    DontDrinkSoda
    The $175 price tag for one dang shirt is just a little less than one dang iPhone!
  • mae 2011/10/11 17:25:12
    Comfy
    mae
    Only creepy if you want to buy into that concocted creepy factor...Just comfortable, in a tech-geek sort of way, needs a pocket on the chest, and over-all, not a bad look.
  • Howard J Peters OD 2011/10/11 15:30:51
    Comfy
    Howard J Peters OD
    I nearly always wear a Cravat otherwise known as an Ascot in the USA. I wonder if that will become so popular when I pass on. I hope that we have to wait a long time to find out.

    See my blogspot: howardjpeters.blogspot.com
  • mamacrash 2011/10/11 14:09:42
    Creepy
    mamacrash
    +1
    Just because Steve Jobs wore it doesn't mean you should. Also why would you want to look like a dead man, no matter how smart and ingenious he was? The shirt worked for him but do you have a long neck ? If no don't wear them, you will look like a turtle whose neck can't come out, just stuck at the shoulders.
  • todd 2011/10/11 14:08:02
    Comfy
    todd
    Creepy would be if someone wanted to wear his "exact" clothes...had their appearance altered to look like Steve...if they wanted to wear his skin..etc. But, just going for the style of clothes? Get real. Nothing creepy about it.
  • AnnaLucia 2011/10/11 13:53:44
    Creepy
    AnnaLucia
    +1
    I love dressing like recently deceased people. I only got clothes from a crackhouse after Amy Winehouse died, a Halloween store after Micheal Jackson died, a vintage store after Farrah Fawcett died, and a pimp store after Bernie Mac died. Why not a turtleneck store now that Jobs has died?
  • Robert Hotaling 2011/10/11 12:51:52
    Creepy
    Robert Hotaling
    sort of weirds me out
  • DougE 2011/10/11 12:43:25
    Creepy
    DougE
    People need to get a life! It's one thing appreciate one's accomplishments, but to emulate him/her by dressing like them, CREEPY! It's the Sally Jessie Rafael syndrome.
  • FibeMini 2011/10/11 12:13:32 (edited)
    Comfy
    FibeMini
    I can't seem to find the possible creepy....
  • Aksana 2011/10/11 11:05:29
    Comfy
    Aksana
    Seems comfy
  • THE ENIGMA 2011/10/11 10:12:34
    Comfy
    THE ENIGMA
    everybody would want his style...well atleast most...
  • Bob DiN 2011/10/11 08:28:50
    Creepy
    Bob DiN
    Uncomfortable and hard toi get on and off !
  • andrew 2011/10/11 06:12:57
    Comfy
    andrew
    +2
    just bad taste. i hate stuff around my neck
  • sunniday 2011/10/11 05:39:21
    Comfy
    sunniday
    +1
    To bad more company's do not have same luck.Hopefully Steve Jobs passing will mean more jobs for U.S. citizens & company does not get greedy & lazy & out source all of the work to make these shirts,
    Steves Jobs name &what; he created will live on, this was his legacy to the United States of America,
    All will remember him even if they never knew him,he was a great man we will see direction his company goes,He was kind of like another great man who people knew for what he did in his life for the masses Sam Walton.
  • KBOWSE 2011/10/11 05:24:07
    Comfy
    KBOWSE
    +1
    don' h8 cuz u aint hawt lyk him xox ~
  • Jacob M... KBOWSE 2011/10/11 22:33:32
    Jacob Mahurien
    This is the worst sentence ever.
  • KBOWSE Jacob M... 2011/10/12 00:15:26
    KBOWSE
    Hahaha. Yeah.
  • Buzzymuzzwelle 2011/10/11 04:10:31
  • Pinball Wizard 2011/10/11 03:53:47 (edited)
    Creepy
    Pinball Wizard
    +1
    I have a dark red turtleneck shirt but, I don't like it every freakin' day.
  • Cora 2011/10/11 03:41:03
    Creepy
    Cora
    +1
    People have a thing for Attention, I suppose.
  • SteveCrawford 2011/10/11 02:49:58
    Comfy
    SteveCrawford
    +1
    If you find it to be comfortable - then buy one, if you are buying it to honour Steve Jobs then buy one. I admit, i don't really get the connection and it seems like an " atomouton " mentality ( everyone must look the same ) but it is YOUR money [ unless your one of the ones my tax dollars are helping to support ] .
  • shindogg 2011/10/11 02:45:50
    Creepy
    shindogg
    +1
    if youve been payin that much attention to the man's fashion sense rather than what products he offered before his passin and you're a guy, you might be gay. i expected apple stuff to be flyin off the shelves but not steve's shirt of choice. ive never liked tight-fittin turtlenecks and i never will. steve doesnt change that view i have
  • Dagon 2011/10/11 02:07:36
  • Dheadly Lhust 2011/10/11 01:48:16
    Creepy
    Dheadly Lhust
    +1
    I'd say is creepy because I can bet most people who are buying it are doing so just because Steve Jobs (RIP) wore them. Most people won't even look good in 'em. Just saying...
  • SortingFictionfromTruth 2011/10/11 01:38:49 (edited)
    Comfy
    SortingFictionfromTruth
    +2
    The very shirt I am wearing at this moment in time, but mine is deep gray. I've worn them for at least as long. They are truly comfortable.
  • raine 2011/10/11 01:31:26
    Comfy
    raine
    +2
    Oh it is my uniform also. I wear black Tneck under my cooks jacket because it is way too cold in my workplace., and I have to cover my scar from heart surgery. Some men look good but others can look 60's strange .. All depends on the person..
  • Mtnsmith 2011/10/11 00:33:57
    Comfy
    Mtnsmith
    +2
    Actually, it looks more like a mock turtleneck (i.e. the neck doesn't go all the way up under your chin) -- way more comfy than a standard turtle.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/10/11 00:28:23
    Comfy
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    I WEAR MY BLACK TURTLENECK EVERY WINTER!

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