Why I don’t wear the same shirt everyday


This is not the first time I’ve seen posts like this from the tech community. Now, people can wear whatever they want, whenever they want, but I have a pet peeve with the whole “focus”, “focus”, “focus” routine that some startup founders are preaching these days.

Focus is great. Focus is necessary. However, when you say that you can’t afford to take 10 seconds of your day to figure out what to wear, I question your time-management, not your focus. If you really want to focus, you should stop writing blog posts and work on your product instead. Blog posts take longer to write than picking clothes in the morning, coincidentally.

I wear different clothes every day because:

  • I like to start today off differently to how I started yesterday off. I don’t like doing the same thing day in and day out. This applies to what I wear. Routine creates boredom, and boredom constricts creativity.
  • I have a whole bunch of clothes and I’d rather make use of them. They define who I am, just like my work and my interests define me.
  • Wearing different clothes for different occasions makes me look and feel confident.
  • I’m not Steve Jobs and I don’t want to impersonate him. I am who I am. Guess what, you’re not the next Steve Jobs either. It’s best not to impersonate trivial details about him in any case.

PS: You can get some nice shirts here. If you want something more stylish, I hear these guys just launched.

  1. shouldn’t the #1 reason of not re-wearing the same shirt repeatedly be simple hygiene?? you know the sweat, oils, etc….

  2. Completely agree with you. I’m all for working smarter and being minimalistic but the act of picking something to wear does not impact on anyone’s day – just pick something different to yesterday, check it doesn’t smell too bad, and away you go!

  3. Everyone is free to do as she pleases,ain’t she?
    I personnally pick whatever is on the top of the pile, but some would spend time selecting clothes according to whatever rules they feel like following. To each his own. Who cares?

    1. You miss the point. I did say that I don’t care what you wear, or when you wear it. My problem is when people say something like “Look, I’m wearing the same shirt everyday because I want to focus.”

  4. Well said! People need better ways to generate traffic to their blogs. Associating wardrobe choices to focus and marketing is a sign of running out of things to talk about.

  5. I don’t wear the same clothes everyday neither. However, I usually try to buy several clothes at the same time, it saved me time and money, eg. I bought 2 or 3 jeans whenever they are on discounts. Because of it, i usually wear the same color of clothes, but it is not the same clothes. Of couse I will use different clothes and styles for party, church, any special events. For me, same color & style for everyday usage make my life simpler and humble.

  6. This post made me smile 🙂

    Bring a bit of humourous reality to some of the more inane stuff that gets blogged.

    Similarly all these minimalist bloggers who are queuing outside the apple store the day a new product is released.

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