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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AmandaB on

To Rhonda… You only caught the fun part of the story but missed the larger points: 1) He’ll be wearing a brand that any middle-class guy could wear, and Hart Schaffner Marx has been making all-American quality clothing for men since the late 1800s. 2) Like it says in the story, HSM is one of the first American companies to have unionized workers. Both of these speak to his loyalty to America and to those who supported his campaign. Smart dresser. Very smart man!

Lynn on

He looks great and I love it when he smiles…the kind of smile that lights up a room. Let’s not forget how much he brings hope for our future and how he can silence a room of many in attendance hanging on to his every word of optimism and determination to bring us together as a whole.

With that, I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around how we as adults send our children to school with what we deem as good manners, patience, and tolerance for others and yet not two blogs into a simple discussion, adults (in the modern day) turn what could be a stimulating exchange into a mud slinging fest (almost everytime it seems)…very sad.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! ;p

Monica on

He´s classy and Hot!

Diana on

Really People, really? I think his picks are more important that what he’s wearing. He is not a celebrity. Come on, you can do better than this

JUST HAD TO SAY SOMETHING on

TO DISAPPOINTED: I AM NOT SURE WHAT POINT YOU GOT INTO POLITICS OR IF YOU EVEN ARE EDUCATED ON THE ISSUE AT ALL BUT DEMOCRATS HAVE ONLY HAD CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE FOR 2 YEARS AND IT TOOK 8 TO CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. YOU DO THE MATH AND STOP MAKING UNEDUCATED POLITICAL COMMENTS ON A ENTERTAINMENT SITE. OBAMA WILL LOOK GOOD IN WHATEVER HE WEARS.

upstateny on

When they auction off their inaugural outfits and donate the money to charity I’ll be impressed.

Pete on

Ladies, ladies, ladies!
Can’t you value Barack and the rest of us guys for our minds?

DONNA on

Who cares what the jek will be wearing..Get him off his pedestal people..He has not one thing as he has not set foot in office yet…When he does you people who back the loser will be the first one’s WHINING how much more screwed up the countyr is!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA you people will get yours…He is going to screw America up as he could care less about the USA

J.R. on

Ha-Ha!!! I agree with Pete….but no seriously, it is important what he wears because not only is he representing himself, he is representing America and the American people…all of us. So..his wardrobe needs to not only reflect his personal style but a style befitting an American president.

funny on

“disappointed” thinks Kerri needs to learn the English language but he/she needs to learn punctuations.

It’s PEOPLE.COM for christ sake…

if you don’t like what you read…

move on!!!

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