He added, “How do you stand out if everybody’s trendy? The only way is to be beyond the trend.”
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, wears hoodies and sneakers. Andrea Jung, chief executive of Avon Products, sticks with sleeveless sheaths — often red — and pearls. The television personality Simon Cowell and the fashion designer Roberto Cavalli wear jeans, T-shirts and black blazers.
Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” takes regular ribbings about his day-in, day-out fleece jacket and jeans. A Facebook group is campaigning for Michael Kors, a designer and judge on the show “Project Runway,” to change his ensemble (also jeans, T-shirt and black blazer), which he has worn for nearly all eight seasons of the show.
Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, wears New Balance sneakers, Levi’s and black mock turtlenecks, while Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief of Oracle, dons black mock turtlenecks, usually topped with a blazer.