GQ gave Donald Trump a makeover — and the transformation is striking

donald trump makeover

The difference is striking.

Before becoming US president, Donald Trump was perhaps as well known for his outlandish looks as he was for his business achievements.

As previously pointed out by Business Insider, the president wears Brioni, whose suits often set you back between $6,000 to $17,000. Yet on Trump, they’re absurdly ill fitted with trousers that are far too wide and sleeves that are far too long.

His sartorial choices are testimony to the old adage: It’s not what you wear, but how you wear it.

With that in mind, GQ’s style editors took it upon themselves to fix what they called his “comically large” tie, his “unbearably bad haircut,” and his “JNCO-rivalling baggy pants.”

donald trump makeover

They addressed these issues by replacing his trousers with a slimmer and more tapered pair, bringing in his jacket at the shoulders and buttoning it up, and complimenting a skinny brown tie with a matching pocket square and tie bar.

Donald Trump’s hair has baffled a lot of people. Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest once said that he has “fake hair,” so GQ’s stylists removed the blond dye and found a style that would look more at home in the Oval Office. They also advised Trump to take it easy on the bronzer, giving him a more natural skin tone.

You can watch the full transformation in the video below: