READ: Chris Christie Reveals That Donald Trump Told Him He Wears His Ties Long Because They Make Him Look Thinner

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.

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.”

But does the President have sound sartorial advice?

No, according to the experts at GQ and ThisIsInsider. London-based tailor Jack Stammers told them:

“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…

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Amelia Mavis Christnot

Amelia Mavis Christnot is a self-described Navy brat who lived all over the USA, but has settled in her Mother's homeland in the wilds of Northern Maine. She considers herself another proud Maineiac. Her Father Edward is Oglala Lakota enrolled at Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. He attended boarding school at Pine Ridge Reservation, where he was born. Her late Mother Claudette was of the Kanien'kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee as well as an enrolled Metis from New Brunswick, Canada. Amelia identifies with all of her ancestors, including the bit of German that provided her last name. She is a Sacred Pipe carrier and has been active in Native rights since her (brief) time with Native Americans at Dartmouth.