Bryan Danielson recently sat down with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to discuss his arrival in AEW. When asked about his decision to wear a plain white t-shirt in all of his AEW appearances so far, Danielson said it's been very intentional.
"That’s been an intentional thing on my part,” Bryan Danielson said. “Not wearing a merchandise shirt, not wearing a Bryan Danielson shirt. Not that I won’t in the future, but the idea is to strip everything down and see if what I present and what I do is enough. And I think it is. I’m at a point in my career where I really want to challenge myself. If I wasn’t already known to people, could I come in and get massively over? I think about that a lot. I also try to simplify my life. The older I get, the less I need. A plain white T-shirt is exactly that in its most abstract form.”
Bryan Danielson compares his fashion sense to Steve Jobs
In what has proven to be a very popular topic, Bryan Danielson also spoke to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post about his white t-shirt comparing himself to Steve Jobs regarding the simplicity of their wardrobes.
"The other idea, this is more of a general concept in my life as far as … if you try so hard to look a certain way, you’re focusing on the wrong thing," Bryan Danielson revealed. "Steve Jobs just had like five black turtlenecks or something. He didn’t have to choose. I like the idea of simplicity. I like the idea of when people are watching it’s what I say, it’s what I do. It’s not necessarily, “Oh, man, that’s a cool T-shirt.” And hoping and believing that what I say and do is strong enough to keep people watching."
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