Donald Trump reportedly fixates on his employees’ attire and grooming habits — preferring that women “dress like women” and affording considerable scrutiny to men’s ties, unnamed sources told Axios in a new report.
“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. That look — at least for any male — you have to be sharply dressed,” a source who has worked with the President told the outlet. “You should have a good physical demeanor, good stature, hair well groomed.”
Trump likes the women who work for him “to dress like women,” says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign. “Even if you’re in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly.” We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.
Trump told his press secretary to step up his suit game after Sean Spicer — clad in an ill-fitting, light-gray pinstriped ensemble — ripped the media during his first briefing room stint, according to the New York Times. Spicer has since appeared more camera-ready in crisp, dark suits.
At least one member of Team Trump is spared from the stringent dress code, according to the report: frequently tie-less chief strategist and senior counselor Stephen Bannon. “Steve is Steve,” a source told Axios. “He’s cavalier almost about what he wears.”