By Paige Wiser | September 26, 2016 | Culture
To win over the public, our elected emperor will need some serious runway advice.
The issues have been debated, the insults have flown. So this final sprint to the White House could be decided on one question: Which candidate can get the best makeover before the polls close?
That comb-over and those pantsuits are just not inspiring a lot of patriotism.
A haircut is too much to hope for, but Donald Trump could appear more relatable by trading his designer wardrobe for his own brand. Those bespoke Brioni suits go for several thousands of dollars, but a snazzy Donald J. Trump navy wool number costs just $174.99. It would pair nicely with his non-iron shirt in deep grape ($55.60!).
Perhaps Trump could even introduce us to the people who made them.
Hillary Clinton could dominate the news cycle in one masterful stroke: by switching from pantsuits to jumpsuits. And if she really wants to break the Internet, Donald-style, she should make a calculated hands-across-the-aisle gesture by wearing Ivanka Trump’s magenta draped V-neck drawstring jumpsuit ($69.99) to the Las Vegas debate.
The candidates could also learn from each other. Who’s to say Trump wouldn’t look dashing in a Hillary-style Nehru tunic? Clinton could commit to menswear with an adorable Annie Hall–inspired overhaul—after all, those wide ties are very presidential.
The American people deserve a president they can be proud of, one who stands on the right side of history—fashion history, that is.
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