By Priti Dadlani
Have you ever noticed what U.S. President Barack Obama wears on the job?
It’s always the same thing and that’s no accident.
His “uniform” is a black or gray suit (typically by Italian suit maker Canali), with a crisp white shirt and a tie in a solid colour or with a subtle pattern.
His way of dressing is the secret to his productivity, Mr. Obama told Vanity Fair, in this quote reprinted in a Fast Company article.
“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”
“You need to focus your decision-making. You need to routinize yourself. You can’t be going through the day distracted by trivia.”