Forget the Cabinet Picks! Barack Obama Chooses His Inaugural Tuxedo

12/05/2008 at 04:26 PM ET

Mike Segar/Landov

Future First Lady Michelle Obama might have had a hard time picking between designers like favorites Narciso Rodriguez and Thakoon or star-favorites Reem Acra and Marc Bouwer for her inaugural dress, but President-elect Barack Obama’s tuxedo decision was simple: Chicago-based Hart Schaffner Marx, according to WWD. The men’s suit company has been in existence since 1883 and is one of the first American companies to have unionized workers. President-elect Obama has been wearing Hart Schaffner Marx suits throughout his campaign. Anyone can get a made-to-order suit from the company (or pick up a ready-to-wear style at department stores), but for the President-elect the company will go to him at his home in Chicago. Now about Michelle’s dress again….

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Amanda on

I think Mr Obama is one of the most sharp-dressed men I have ever seen. Nice!!

Rhonda on

Sure he is, but shouldn’t the country be more worried about the state of affairs then what the president is wearing.

Angie on

This is people.com Rhonda… not CNN. If you want an address of the state of the country- go elsewhere.

Pamela on

Very good point Angie! I agree with you. People is a celebrity and fashion site.

Mary on

Rhonda, this is a FASHION blog, not CNN. Of course we readers care about what he is wearing :)

fleur-de-lis on

who cares what designer Obama’s wearing to his inaugural ball? he’s got a country that’s in deep trouble to worry about.

Kerri Walter on

Yes, Rhonda, please leave the Obama. Bush that mess up the country is going to live in a BIG HOUSE AND GREAT COMMUNITY. People, please tell us what he is wearing. After 01/20 the man’s life will be really crazy. God is his strength.

Christine on

I think it’s significant that the president elect chose an american company with a long history and a history of valuing it’s workers. Good for HSM!

Sharon on

Americans want to know everything about everyone and that includes fashion of the rich, famous and the President-Elect the next First Lady!

disappointed on

kerri needs to read up and learn the english language and also bush didn’t ruin the economy, the democrats did so please and also wait till obama is in office and actually does something before people treat him like a god..who cares what he is wearing.. he’s the president not brad pitt

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