- White House / Shealah Craighead
On Wednesday, during a meeting with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, President Donald Trump did the unthinkable: He wore black pants with a navy blazer.
Cue the sirens.
But he’s never gone this far before.
While it should go without saying, wearing a mismatched suit is bad. Though wearing blue and black together used to be more vilified than it is now, suits still can’t be worn as separates. Even dark navy colors are super obvious when paired with black. On a suit, the only option is to wear the two pieces the way they were designed to be worn: together.
Wearing them separately makes them both look like orphans, and it distracts the eye. I can’t believe I even had to spend this many paragraphs explaining it. It’s so evident.
It’s possible that Trump got dressed in a hurry and couldn’t find his black jacket so just grabbed his navy. It’s possible that it was an honest mistake and that he just didn’t realize before he walked out to his meeting that he had picked up the wrong jacket.
It’s also possible that he didn’t even know it was a mistake. After all, a man who spends that much time on his hair would seem unlikely to knowingly make such a mistake.
For a man who has been in the public eye and wearing suits for decades, the mistake is unforgivable.