Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg headed back to work after a two-month paternity leave on Monday and shared with his followers the difficult decision he was facing surrounding what to wear.
Zuckerberg posted a photo of his closet showing off several grey T-shirts and several blue-grey hoodies on hangers. Plenty of people reported on this Monday, but, hey, we knew he’d be wearing the same thing today!
News of Zuckerberg’s style is not new. His adherence to his personal code after becoming a new dad is perhaps enough of a peg. Or maybe the glimpse at how the monochromatic wardrobe hangs in his closet is intriguing.
In a Q&A session in 2014, Zuckerberg explained the thought process that goes into wearing the same thing every day. To be clear, as illustrated above, he owns multiple versions of the same T-shirt and hoodie.
“I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community,” Zuckerberg said. “There’s actually a bunch of psychology theory that even making small decisions around what you wear or what you eat for breakfast or things like that, they kind of make you tired and consume your energy.
“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, so that way I can dedicate all of my energy towards just building the best products and services.”
Zuckerberg is certainly not alone in this thinking. Apple’s Steve Jobs, for one, opted for a strict wardrobe of black mock turtleneck and blue jeans.