Why Steve Jobs always wore the same thing

William Worley, for CNN

Updated 5:35 AM ET, Fri October 9, 2015
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Information overload can lead to "decision fatigue." Some famous figures have chosen to wear similar clothes each day to reduce the decisions they have to make.
Steve Jobs famously favored a black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers.
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President Barack Obama sticks with dark formal wear. He told Vanity Fair in 2012: "You'll see I wear only gray or blue suits. 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." pool / pool / Timothy A Clary / Getty Images
Segway inventor Dean Kamen always wears a denim work outfit. 'I always wear work clothes when I'm working. But if I'm awake, I'm working,' he told The Telegraph in 2008. Henny Ray Abrams / Ramin Talaie / Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images
"Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan favors a blue shirt and blazer. According to a 2014 profile in the New York Times Magazine: "He long ago decided it was a waste of energy to choose anew what to wear each day." Getty Images
Mark Zuckerberg sports a signature gray T-shirt. He told the audience of a public Q&A in 2014: "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 the community." David Ramos / Scott Olson / Josh Edelson / Getty Images
In his later years, Albert Einstein often wore the same gray suit. Getty Images
Singer Henry Rollins has no time for clothes. "Getting dressed up means wearing a black T-shirt and some really basic dark pants ... The more time you spend worrying about clothes, the less time you have to grab life by the balls," he scrawled in Philadelphia Weekly in 2010. Larry Busacca/Kevin Winter/ Michael Buckner/Getty Images