What do Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Albert Einstein, have in common with each other?

 

Each of them always wears or used to wear the same thing every day. Be it Steve Jobs’ signature black turtleneck and jeans, Zuckerberg’s gray t-shirt or gray hoodie, or Obama’s gray or blue suits, successful people seem to be opting more and more, to wear the same thing every day. Before we go into why, let’s have a look at some of the most commonly known, ultra-successful people, who seem to exhibit this trend.

 

  • Steve Jobs

The Apple co-founder’s trademark wardrobe used to be a black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s chief executive chooses a gray T-shirt or a hoodie as his everyday workwear.

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  • Albert Einstein

The world-renowned theoretical physicist used to be seen wearing a gray suit, no socks, with unkempt hair, day after day.

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  • Barack Obama

President Barack Obama recently told Vanity Fair magazine that he pared down his wardrobe to only gray or blue suits.

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  • Dean Kamen

The Segway inventor has made denim shirts with denim pants into his everyday uniform.

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  • Johnny Cash

The iconic country music legend, known as “The Man in Black,” used to wear, you guessed it, all black. Was he secretly Batman?

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  • Tom Wolfe

Wolfe, a journalist and author, always wears a white suit.

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  • Slash

The former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses is famous for his signature look, consisting of dark glasses, a top hat, and long hair.

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  • Michael Kors

The fashion designer keeps it simple with a black T-shirt and black jacket.

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  • Karl Lagerfeld

The head designer and creative director for Chanel wears a black suit, teamed with a white shirt, tie, sunglasses, and funky accessories (like gloves or jewelry).

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Why do they do it?

 

Have you ever thought about how much time you probably waste deciding what to wear every morning? It’s probably made you late to school or work more times than you remember.

We waste so many valuable moments concerning ourselves with petty details. An outfit will not change the world, it probably won’t even change your day.

This is not to say that fashion isn’t important, as it has an immense impact on culture and, in turn, the direction of society.

Indeed, fashion is where art, culture and history converge. If we look at the 1960s, for example, the way people dressed was very much a reflection of the counterculture movement and the anti-establishment sentiments of the era. Simply put, clothes can tell us a lot about sociology.

Yet, at the same time, we’ve arguably become an excessively materialistic and superficial society. Undoubtedly, there are greater things to worry about than clothes.

Similarly, as the great American author Henry David Thoreau once stated:

“Our life is frittered away by detail.

…Simply, simplify.”

In essence, don’t sweat the small stuff. Make your life easier by concentrating on the big picture.

This is why a number of very successful people, including the President of one of the largest superpowers in the world have adopted this philosophy in their daily routines.

Who knows, maybe we could also try taking a page out of their book and follow suit!!

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