Steve Jobs love: In a romantic relationship it is not entirely uncommon to bestow on a partner a special sweat shirt, T-shirt or other reminder as to the intimate nature of the memories. There are, of course, bounds. Sharing one’s shaving utensils or bathrobe might be getting a little too personal.
Now those who admire Steve Jobs can get a similar sensation without actually having a relationship with the computer genius. His personal cloths and even electric razors and bathrobe are now for sale to the highest bidder.
Own the famous leather bomber jacket where Steve Jobs flipped off the IBM logo
I used to have a favorite Chicago Cubs hoodie. After a great date in it at Wrigley Field, whenever I would wear it I felt a good energy. One day I gave it to the then girlfriend as a gift. She must have been expecting something more material, because she never wore it.
Now those with a bent of voyeurism can get into the life of Steve Jobs through cloths that bring back certain emotional states.
While images of corporate titans are often one of stoic restraint, there are points at which the founder’s are driven by a passion often not witnessed in corporate executives. One such moment in the life of Steve Jobs took place when he was famously photographed flipping off the IBM logo. He was then a rebel, the young upstart without much to lose and a chip on his shoulder.
When he did this, his long hair and un-tucked shirt striking an apparent rebel pose, Jobs was in a black leather bomber jacket. Owning this jacket is not just owing an item of clothing, it is owning a historical mindset that would ultimately go on to change the world of computing.
Bidding starts at just $4,000 for this emotion, but it is expected to sell for between $8,000 and $12,000 at a Julien’s Live.
Buy Steve Jobs items from the 1980s and 1990s
In addition to the bomber jacket, Steve Jobs devotees can bid on his shirts, ties, pants and even his famous black turtlenecks. The black turtle neck with NeXT company logo on the front and “1980s: Personal Computing/ 1990s: Interpersonal Computing” on the back is currently trading at a $1,000 bid, up from the initial $500 asking price.
Most of the items are from Jobs early period from the 1980s to mid-90s, which is why faded old Levis jeans are currently bid $800 after starting at $400. They are expected to finally sell for near $1,000, according to the Julien’s web site.
The aforementioned creepy brown bathrobe isn’t finding the same popularity as his other items. It started at a $200 ask and is now bid at $250.