Never mind the immigration ban that has the United States in upheaval. If you’re going to be in President Trump’s White House administration, there is now a dress code in place. According to a report, men must “be sharply dressed” and women, well — the president wants “women to dress like women.”
“If you’re going to be a public person for him, whether it’s a lawyer or representing him in meetings, then you need to have a certain look,” an unnamed source said in a report on Axios. That means looking “neat and orderly” with an obligation to wear dresses.
As for men, the code is supposedly no less stringent. “You’re always supposed to wear a tie. If it’s not a Trump tie, you can get away with Brooks Brothers. But I’d suggest Armani,” the source said. “You should have a good physical demeanor, good stature, hair well groomed.”
These rumors certainly align with Tweets by an account that’s reportedly owned by a few rogue White House staffers:
According to the report, Press Secretary Sean Spicer learned the hard way after not adhering to the code by appearing in an ill-fitted pinstripe suit at his first press briefing. “I was getting text messages: Can you believe what he’s wearing?” the source said. “Four people texted me, because we know the boss… Trump is very much about: Present yourself in the best light. If you’re going to represent him, even more so.” Since then, there has been a noticeable change in Sean’s attire: solid suits and ties, even the appearance of the occasional pocket square.
Rumors of the White House’s new dress code comes one day after Donald Trump nominated conservative judge Neil Gorsuch, who definitely fits into this “look,” to the Supreme Court.
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(h/t New York Daily News; photo via Win McNamee, Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty)