Friday dubbed 'Wear Black for Steve Day'

Don a black shirt and a name tag with the name of your favorite visionary to say "thanks."

Steve Jobs had a way of putting out products that emphasized usability, but had a certain style and beauty. Yet Jobs' own personal style was more simple and understated--the whole black turtleneck and jeans thing.

Steve Jobs Day screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

So it just makes sense, to some at least, to honor the late, great visionary by donning a black shirt--not only to mourn his passing, but to recognize his lasting sense of style .

That's the idea behind "Wear Black for Steve Day," promoted to Crave by a couple of guys on Facebook with a simple Web page that asks everyone to wear a black shirt tomorrow, October 14, along with a name tag with the name of a favorite visionary, be it Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bill Gates, or (hopefully not) Howard Stern.

"Wouldn't it have been great to have done this for Steve while he was still alive?" asks the call to action on wearblackforsteveday.com. "This is your chance to give visionaries and their families a heartfelt thank you before it's too late."

The suggestion to wear black is one of several ideas for honoring Jobs that first appeared on the site Steve Jobs Day. That site also lists meetups scheduled worldwide for Jobs fans tomorrow.

As for the wearing-black part, you can show your support by RSVPing at the Facebook event page once you've chosen your favorite black attire. More details in the video below.

 

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