..from Gentleman’s Gazette…..
Based on the fact that Trump has been wearing his ties that way all year, it is safe to say he doesn’t do it by mistake. In any case, Stephen Colbert of all people did a funny analysis of Trump’s tie:
Detail shots show that he taped his tie ends together with scotch tape, even though a tie bar would have been much more elegant. Even worse, it seems to be a habit as the picture from Dec 1, 2016 shows.
Joe Biden came in a navy single breasted 3 button overcoat with notched lapels, which was made by Ralph Lauren at a Hickey Freeman factory in the US. He skipped the pocket square in the overcoat and went with an American flag pin instead. While he did not wear a scarf for the inauguration itself, he later had a double-sided solid colored light grey and blue scarf on when he exited the car.
His gloves were plain black. His suit was likewise Ralph Lauren made by Hickey Freeman. Simple plain navy 2 button suit with flap pockets, side vents and quite some shoulder padding. The pants had a trim cut, not cuffs and he paired them with plain, black, capless leather Blucher shoes and dark socks. He wore a white spread collar dress shirt with neatly starched french cuffs, that fit him well, and were not too big. The cufflinks were round and seem to be a blue background with goldcrest. His tie looked like a light blue solid satin tie, which is something many politicians wear, and can be found at the $5 on ebay. A nice white crown fold pocket squarefinished off the look together with an American flag pin on the lapel.
Overall, Biden plays it very safe and unexciting like most politicians these days. Rather than going for a gold round simple watch with a white dial, he wore a Rolex Datejust, with a smooth bezel, applied markers, and Arabic numerals around the dial. He also wore stainless band sports watch in on January 20, 2013.
Overall, it is a somber outfit, and while he has demonstrated in the past that he likes Ralph Lauren he does not seem to be a style enthusiast otherwise he would not have worn the satin tie day or cheap t-bar cufflinks for a day event or a sports watch for a formal event such as the inauguration, and the his collar would not have gapped once he raised his hands.
While Rolex watches are a good investment, it would have been nice to see him not just buying an American made suit but also an American watch. Ironically, most people focus on where the clothes are made, but I would guess they cost less than his watch. In all fairness, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Donald Trump also wore Rolex watches…….
For a historical look back at President’s attire upon getting sworn in….HERE...