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What Kim Jong Un's suit, shoes and hairstyle at his meeting with Trump tell us about him

Clothes make the man. And in this case, the man is a dictator wearing horn-rimmed glasses, a Mao-style suit and shoes with a bit of heel

The Associated Press

Updated: June 12, 2018

SINGAPORE — Kim Jong Un was clad in his favourite Mao-style suit, wore the same horn-rimmed glasses and maintained his trademark high-cut hairstyle. He didn’t carry a national lapel pin and wore heeled shoes when he exchanged historic handshakes with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Here’s a closer look at the young North Korean leader’s appearance during the summit in Singapore:

MAO-STYLE SUIT

 though he didnt wear them when he met them. South Korean media speculated Kims sight may have deteriorated due to diabetes caused by obesity and that hes likely short-sighted. Video: Joni Mitchell honoured in her hometown of Saskatoon This Week's Flyers CommentsWe encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion

Before the summit, some expected the North Korean leader to go with a more Western-style suit. He did not. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Media had speculated before the summit that Kim may put on a suit and tie instead of his trademark dark button-up Mao-style suit. He wore a silver-grey Western-style suit in January when he delivered a New Year’s speech that expressed his intent of sending an Olympic delegation at the start of his charm offensive.

But the 34-year-old showed up in the same old communist uniform for the summit. Some observers say Kim’s outfit indicates he wants to maintain his country’s socialist identity though he’s now pushing to improve ties with the outside world.

BADGE

 though he didnt wear them when he met them. South Korean media speculated Kims sight may have deteriorated due to diabetes caused by obesity and that hes likely short-sighted. Video: Joni Mitchell honoured in her hometown of Saskatoon This Week's Flyers CommentsWe encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion

Left, Kim Jong Un is pictured without his badge at the summit in Singapore in 2018; In 2016, the leader is seen wearing the national pin. Evan Vucci/AP; Wong Maye-E/AP

Kim didn’t put on his jacket a lapel pin with the images of his late father and grandfather who ruled successively before his inauguration in late 2011. He has occasionally appeared without them recently. Every dutiful North Korean must wear them as part of a personality cult surrounding the Kim family.

Analysts say Kim’s no-badge appearance may reflect his push to open a new era by staying out of the shadows of his predecessors.

TALLER KIM

 though he didnt wear them when he met them. South Korean media speculated Kims sight may have deteriorated due to diabetes caused by obesity and that hes likely short-sighted. Video: Joni Mitchell honoured in her hometown of Saskatoon This Week's Flyers CommentsWe encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion

A closeup of Kim Jong Un’s footwear at the historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images

Kim is about 170 centimetres (5.8 feet) tall, about 20 centimetres (7.2 inches) shorter than Trump, according to media reports. But when the two stood together during Tuesday’s meeting, the difference in their heights wasn’t that noticeable.

South Korean media quickly speculated Kim may have put on platform shoes or elevated shoe inserts. Photos from their signing ceremony showed Kim wearing black shoes with heels though it wasn’t immediately known how high they were.

Kim’s short and pudgy father Kim Jong Il was reported to have favoured platform shoes and a bouffant hairstyle to appear taller.

 though he didnt wear them when he met them. South Korean media speculated Kims sight may have deteriorated due to diabetes caused by obesity and that hes likely short-sighted. Video: Joni Mitchell honoured in her hometown of Saskatoon This Week's Flyers CommentsWe encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion

Then North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il with South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun review the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony on October 2, 2007 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Getty Images

HAIRSTYLE

 though he didnt wear them when he met them. South Korean media speculated Kims sight may have deteriorated due to diabetes caused by obesity and that hes likely short-sighted. Video: Joni Mitchell honoured in her hometown of Saskatoon This Week's Flyers CommentsWe encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un looks at his document at the signing ceremony. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Kim has a sweptback hairstyle with the sides and back shaved neatly, and experts say it’s part of his efforts to model his appearance on his grandfather Kim Il Sung who founded North Korea in 1948. Kim Jong Un also adopted his grandfather’s gestures and regular public speeches.

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