Despite the fact that Donald Trump wears horribly ill-fitting suits and has quite possibly the most mocked hair ever, he apparently wants members of his team to look a certain way, and that way is not bad like him.
Axios writes that he wants the women around him to "dress like women" (as opposed to men, presumably, and not, say, cars) and that even if they're wearing jeans (which they probably aren't, because he prefers dresses), they should look "neat and orderly."
The men aren't safe from judgment, either. A source who worked with Trump told Axios,
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. Preferably, I would say, solid colors. . . You should have a good physical demeanor, good stature, hair well groomed.
It was rumored that Donald Trump told Sean Spicer to change his suit, which is why the press secretary who wore a light grey pinstriped suit to his first pressroom appearance immediately started wearing a darker colored, better fitting one. One person who spent a lot of time with Trump told Axios of Spicer,
It'd be one thing to wear a pinstripe that fit him perfectly. But, it was like, he had a gap in his collar. I was like, "Oh God, he's going to get reamed."
I was getting text messages: Can you believe what he's wearing? 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.
Suits aren't all he pays attention to—he notices ties, too, although maybe not his own? Speaking to Axios, a source who worked with Trump said, "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." And as for width, the bigger the better, although that's no surprise.
There's only one person who doesn't have to wear what Donald Trump wants him to, and that person is reportedly Steve Bannon. Also no surprise.