Two-Tone Tailoring: Fixed Shades of Grey

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There’s a lot going on in the world; new things to absorb, old things to remember, experiences to be a part of. So it’s imperative that I implement some systems to balance out against the jumble, to pare down areas of my life. Where to start? What about the first big decision of the day: what to wear. I made the call to stick to only blue and grey clothing duotone.

I went away recently for three weeks — I packed for the trip and when I spread everything out, it all fitted that colour scheme. It meant I didn’t need to pack as much, as different things went together easily enough and I left out items that didn’t go with anything.

The spectrum between two colours provides enough variety for all seasons.

Described as the “capsule wardrobe movement”, the theory behind this way of dressing is that it reduces decision fatigue. There’s much less stress involved and it saves you time. The daily convenience and imposed simplicity has been modelled by some of the greatest modern leaders and entrepreneurial minds in the world, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. I’m in good company.

Now, if I could just get someone to decide what I’m going to listen to next…