(Richard Shiro / Associated Press)
Donald Trump’s clothes are really just a perfunctory set of uniforms. His suits are cut from conservative but quality fabric, yet lack an attention to fit. They are always a little too roomy, the sleeves a tad long.
Trump’s tie always seem to hang a little too far below his belt, which makes a perfectly fine four-in-hand look not quite right. He makes ties look sloppy.
For a man who is quick to tout his financial status, Trump’s style doesn’t telegraph money. It doesn’t look luxurious, which is probably one of the many reasons why the average voter can listen to him pound his chest and still relate. Trump may have his name plastered on assorted buildings, but he looks more like an ordinary, angry, middle-management guy.
Besides, it takes a particular kind of confidence to dress well, with discreet elegance. It means being willing to rely on the eloquence of subtlety — trusting in the power of a whisper.
Trump serves as proof that a bad suit is much harder to ignore.
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