Created in tribute to Martin Margiela and Steve Jobs, our 1997 Bootlegs document two parallel moments in which acts of radical defiance led to industry-changing creative shifts.
“Apple doesn’t own me…I own me,” Steve Jobs told Newsweek after resigning from Apple in 1985. Jobs and a small band of Apple employees would promptly found NeXT, and set out to prove Jobs’s theory that “six people in blue jeans” could create better computing products than a multi-billion dollar company. Six years later, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN on a NeXT Computer. Another six years later, Apple finally bought NeXT, in particular for OpenStep, which would became the foundation for OS X and the iPhone’s iOS operating system.
Custom-cut to our exact specifications, the 032c "1997" Bootleg 2/2: NeXT Shirt features our logo on the front and the NeXT logo designed by Paul Rand on the back, along with the “I Own Me” quotation from Jobs’sNewsweekinterview.
Front length shoulder to hem: S (72cm), M (74cm), L (76cm), XL (78cm), 2XL (80cm).
Chest width front: S (50cm), M (52cm), L (54cm), XL (56cm), 2XL (58cm).