Try Obama’s Wardrobe Secret to Boost Your Productivity


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.”

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