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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Azkat on

Can I just throw up now? Who cares what he is wearing.

Travis Jensen on

Our country is in the toilet and you folks are worried about this dudes’ threads. He looks like a pimp. Is Airforce one gonna sport spinners now?

lester on

he practces what he preaches.

Erin on

Pete – I’d love the opportunity to value a man for his mind. Still waiting…

Sarah on

Geez, everyone. It’s been said before, but this is an ENTERTAINMENT site. Last time I checked, People wasn’t staffing Woodward and Bernstein (for those of you who are a bit shaky on journalistic history, they broke the Watergate scandal that forced Nixon to resign). I don’t know about you, but I’d expect to get hard-hitting news about Obama’s political news from a publication that doesn’t select a ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ every year.

Looking forward to seeing the tux!

Jon on


Joe Belding on

Who’s Brad Pitt?

rhonda forte on

You have to give it to him,he looks very handsome in his clothes. Now about the country,give him a chance. Ask yourself What is Bush doing? After all we can only have one president at a time. If you want help this instant, go help Bush move out!

disappointed on

and to ‘just had to say something’ I’m not an uneducated person as far as politics. Before you start throwing around uneducated don’t throw it around to and ER practioner. Thanks. I’m sure you don’t even have a degree.

A Proud Democrat on

disappointed needs to explain to me how the Democrats messed up this country when it was a drunk driving, draft dodging, shady business dealing Republican that was ruining this country! LOL You guys are RIGHT! is a CELEB/FASHION site. People like disappointed are just hating because their fossil of a candidate did not win!!!

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