White House tailor says he is not responsible for Trump's ill-fitted and awkward tux he wore for state banquet at Buckingham Palace
The official tailor to the White House has refused to take the blame for President Donald Trump's widely mocked tuxedo at the state banquet with Queen Elizabeth II during his official UK visit.
69-year-old Ismet Dil claimed he didn't recognize the suit, which bore the brunt of harsh criticism online and was described for being "wrong in every way" by a Savile Row tailor. Dil's company Scogna Formal Wear, where he's the master tailor, has provided dinner jackets and tails to America's leaders for over a century, Daily Mail reports.
"This is my profession. It’s not right," Dil told The Times. "I don’t care if he is president. Someone is responsible — somebody helped him get dressed like that."
Trump's ludicrously long white waistcoat and a tux jacket that stopped halfway up his midriff did not do justice to his stature. The combination featuring overlong sleeves made the waistcoat look huge and the jacket look embarrassingly small, according to the craftsman.
Speaking to Daily Mail, Patrick Murphy, the head cutter at tailors Davies and Son, who are based in Savile Row, London, said "everything you can imagine" was wrong with the US leader's outfit.
"It's totally disproportionate to his height and girth," he said. "The waistcoat is far too long, it should not show underneath his jacket. His wife looks fantastic but he looks the complete opposite. It is wrong in every way. The sleeves are covering his hands, they should be a good inch shorter. It looks like he has borrowed three different parts from three different suits. The trousers look completely random and they are too wide and too long. Everything you can imagine is wrong."
About the president's jacket, Murphy said: "He is a big guy but the shoulders are too wide, they don't flatter him."
The "tiny" dinner jacket was heavily mocked online. While some said he had borrowed his 13-year-old son Barron's jacket, others quipped Melania had accidentally placed it in the tumble dryer.
Meanwhile, the US president thanked the British monarch for her "gracious hospitality" amid the splendor and ceremony of a state banquet for 170 distinguished guests. Furthermore, he praised the Queen's "nearly seven decades" long personal friendship with the United States.
Trump also remembered the Blitz and the subsequent bombing of Buckingham Palace, saying that "in their dark hour the people of this nation showed the world what it means to be British."
He then showered the Queen with more praise, calling her a "great, great woman" and applauding her service during the war, saying she embodied "the spirit of dignity, duty, and patriotism that beats proudly in every British heart."
"On behalf of all Americans, I offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality of our nations and to the long cherished and truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty, the Queen," Trump said as he raised a toast to her majesty.