President Donald Trump has a unique style. From golden toilets to a penthouse that looks more akin to the Palace of Versailles than midtown Manhattan, his style choices have been analyzed since he emerged on the New York social scene in the 1980s.
One style choice that garners scrutiny is Trump’s choice in ties. Not the fact that his own brand name Trump ties were not made in the United States, although that earned some notice as well.
It is the length of Trump’s ties that has experts speculating and entire Twitter pages parodying. In case you never noticed, President Trump wears his ties very, very long, and we now know why.
As The Guardian reports:
In the new memoir Let Me Finish, Christie wrote of how Trump encouraged him to wear a long tie to make him look thinner during the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to Chris Christie, Trump wears a long tie because of it’s ‘slimming effect.’
Or maybe it’s the #mooseknuckles.
Enjoy #maga @realDonaldTrump @colbertlateshow #LSSC pic.twitter.com/Gx01WxZUBj
— Moonstone23 (@Moonstone23) January 17, 2019
The former New Jersey Governor claims that Trump told him on many occasions that he should adopt the same style to look thinner. As far back as 2005, Christie claims Trump told him “you gotta look better to be able to win.”
#Trump’s advice to Chris Christie, as apparently recalled in the latter’s upcoming book, is somewhat revealing about how insecure Trump is about his weight, as evidenced by his own well-known tie habit (source: @guardian) pic.twitter.com/neIkRNsyHV
— Ross Duckham (@RossDuckham) January 15, 2019
But does the President have sound sartorial advice?
“I would say he’s got it wrong. If anything it makes it look like his tie is too long, giving the impression of a short body.”
GQ added a “man’s tie should fall no further than the middle of his waistband or his belt.” Trump wears his over the fly of his pants.
And there are better ways to look slimmer, like better tailoring on his suits and losing weight. A few fewer fast food meals and walking across the street instead of taking a motorcade could all help with that effort.
But, the really important takeaway is there is an entire Twitter page about Trump’s ties‽ What could they possibly…
An entire page…of what‽
Well, mostly this.
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) December 11, 2018
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) January 15, 2019
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) January 4, 2019
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) November 30, 2018
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) October 30, 2018
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) April 9, 2018
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) October 29, 2018
A lot of other Washington characters show up. Like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) May 17, 2018
…and Speaker of the House Pelosi…
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) January 3, 2019
…and the border wall…
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) January 2, 2019
…and Chris Christie even makes an appearance!
— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) January 16, 2019
People weighed in on the President’s secret to a slimmer look, but found it lacking.
Dear Donny, you would need at the very least a 5 foot wide tie to make you look even slightly thin—but good luck with that. 🤣😂🤣
Chris Christie Reveals Why Donald Trump Wears Such Long Ties – HuffPost https://t.co/JM3xv7Qav0
— MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL (@MeganKelleyHall) January 17, 2019
Former Governor Christie makes his claims as well as dishing a bit of dirt about the Trump campaign in his new book.