Why the world's most powerful people always dress the same

Have you ever noticed how they always wear the same clothes?

Neil Churchill July 8, 2015

Have you ever noticed something unusual about some of the world's most powerful people? Despite many of them having fortunes that could afford them a different Tom Ford suit for every day of the year, some of the world's most notable names have a habit of throwing on the same clothes every morning.

It's unusual, is it not? When the everyday man gets dressed for work each day, he probably makes a conscious effort not to wear the exact same items that hung off his frame the previous 24 hours. That would certainly be EDGAR's advice anyway. But it seems there is method to the madness.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg - who is known to favour a grey t-shirt - was asked about this peculiar phenomenon, and he gave the following answer: "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community." 

sameclothes-2.jpg Hygiene advocates fear not – the baby-faced billionaire confirmed he has multiple grey shirts, not just the single charcoal vest.

Zuckerberg said the decision making process of what to wear could be tiring and energy consuming, and that he doesn't like to waste time on such mundane decisions. The same applies for what he has for breakfast. "I'm in this really lucky position where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I'm not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life," he said.

Zuckerberg also alluded that Barack Obama uses a similar theory for his suits, and even the late Steve Jobs favoured a black polo neck did he not? 

sameclothes5-2.jpg Steve Jobs loved his black polo neck. It didn’t go so well on a black background however.

When you look at it from Zuckerberg's point of view, it makes some degree of sense. After all what good would the world's most brilliant minds be if their first thought each morning was if their tie matches their socks?

However, just in case your job doesn't require looking after a community of one billion people, our advice would be to avoid wearing replica outfits everyday of the week, unless you want to give off a homeless vibe.

Here's some further examples of the world's most powerful people favouring a very individual - and repetitive - dress code:Barack Obama same suit.The world's most powerful man loves his dark suits, his only change being a red or blue tie. We favour the blue.Richard Branson same white shirt. Richard Branson loves his simple open collar white shirt, often dressed down with a pair of jeans.Tim Cook same dark shirt. Tim Cook must have a wardrobe full of plain, dark shirts.Larry Ellison black turtle neck. Larry Ellison is obviously a fan of Steve Jobs' style.Kim Jong-un's same outfit. Don't forget about this guy. No one rocks a dark, military outfit like Kim Jong-un. Although we can't confirm he wears the same outfit everyday for the same reason as the geniuses above.