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Steve Jobs

Turtleneck Sales

SKYROCKET After Death

10/6/2011 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve Jobs turtleneck sales
You'd think Steve Jobs' death would destroy financial markets across the globe -- but TMZ has learned, one commodity has experienced a dramatic upsurge in sales today ... mock turtlenecks.

You'll recall, Jobs famously rocked the high-neck knitwear during his keynote addresses for Apple -- and now, the company that makes his favorite sweaters says Jobs' death has doubled its business.

A rep for the St. Croix clothing brand tells TMZ, as soon as news broke that Jobs had passed, their mock turtlenecks flew off the shelves -- adding, St. Croix has experienced an "almost 100% increase in sales" since yesterday.

And Jobs' contribution to St. Croix hasn't gone unnoticed -- we're told the company is currently planning a memorial for the former CEO, but it hasn't decided exactly how it plans to honor its muse.

The rep says, "We have a great respect for everything he did and we're glad he believed in our American-made product."

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1.

CarneyIsGod    

They only care once someone's dead. It happened with MJ & Amy Winehouse. RIP Steve

1115 days ago
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PRO US    


The rep says, "We have a great respect for everything he did and we're glad he believed in our American made product."

LOL, LMAO, ROFL

All iPods, iPads and iPhones are made in China.

Jobs supporting America? What a joke!

1115 days ago
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JiLL1    

I find it funny that Steve Job's successor is wearing the same outfit Steve used to. Hey Buddy, you're NOT Steve Jobs

1115 days ago
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PRO US    

China and its state owned company FoxConn with its sweatshops cranking out crappy Chinese made Apple crapware just lost its best friend.

1115 days ago
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Sarafina    

Doesn't everybody have a black mock turtleneck and blue jeans in their wardrobe? LOL...mine's faded.

1115 days ago
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Kàt    

such a stupid thing to say. Couldn't be that it's fall and much of the country is seeing cooler temperatures, and people would like to keep their necks warm? Geeze! Go out on a limb why don't ya TMZ?

1115 days ago
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PRO US    

How many suicides---sweatshop workers earning $2 a day each cranking out iPods, iPhones, iPads and other Mac crap in Chinese factories---by jumping off roofs of Foxconn Chinese subcontracting factories is Steve Jobs responsible for?

What a humanitarian Steve Jobs was!

What a joke, you mean.

1115 days ago
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dimes    

Guess we'll be seeing a lot of Steve Jobs Halloween costumes this year.

1115 days ago
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TMZer    

The guy just died and this is what you are reporting...everybody has a black turtleneck!!!

1115 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Oh come on. The guy was a visionary but really? These are the same people who buy the music of a singer after they die, or a movie star's movies after they die, or white Ford Broncos after the OJ chase (escort). Quick! Run out & buy Charlie Sheen's movies before they fly off the shelves!

1115 days ago
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charley    

bunch of idiots buying these shirts...just read an article where steve jobs said to be yourself and not try to be anyone else.....guess nerds are as dumb as dog poop!

1115 days ago
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JiLL1    

Wonder if Levis 501 sales are also going through the roof

1115 days ago
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Mark    

Hey pro us, tea party people are dumb, the company is referring to the shirt...not apple products

1115 days ago
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Erinita    

It's because everyone wants to be a dead Steve Jobs for Halloween now, duh. There's no accounting for good taste, but are we surprised?

1115 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

OMG, that is perhaps one of the dumbest things I'd ever heard. A mock turtleneck retail explosion?!?!?!? Yeah, they're just so hip, so happening, so sexy ... NOT!

1115 days ago
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