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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Tricia on

EVERY GIRL’S CRAZY ABOUT A SHARP DRESSED MAN…

Olesha on

Barack Obama has made history; to some people what he is going to wear to his inauguration is very important. It is the day Barack will be sworn in as the first black president of the United States. Yes, it is Bush’s that F***** up the economy with spenting $10 million a month on a war that was unnecessary. I see that people are not talking about the soldiers that lost their lives and the heartache the family is left with. Stop trying to say that is is not Bush’s fault because it is. Barack Obama will be our president whether you like it or not so get used to it. If you got a problem with it take it up with GOD. God bless America and Barack Obama

oloriire on

Easy easy Rhonda. Aba. The man hasn’t even been sworn in yet. Would you rather he worked hard for the country in tank tops and fatigue. Every one knows he has a lot of work ahead of him, and we expect him to do it. I believe his preparation includes looking very very nice. I want him to look real nice. He must be very appealing to the American people. The man is very handsome you know. He must also look his best. He is very patronizing. Let him dress to fit the occasion. Don’t be impatient with the man. I am afraid you might ask him to step down on his second day in office. He did not make the gas price go up Rhonda.

oloriire on

I have really never seen anyone look so dignifying and ooooh so handsome in those wow! tux that the president-elect is wearing or is going to wear. I personally believe the American will agree on this. The presidency has always included fashion.

oloriire on

Rhonda, work can wait. Everything has its time. I believe Obama will clean up a lot of mess made by you know who. It took 8 years to create this mess. Where were you? Obama worked hard to get to where he is today. I believe you will agree with me that the man needs to prepare for the office and that includes what nice things to wear. You would not wear a T shirt to your own wedding Rhonda. Or would you? I think you are getting ready to champion Obama’s exile tomorrow. I believe you have a different motive, and its not patriotism.

chele on

Girls, Plezz, he looks so good in just his white oxford/polo rolled up to his sleeves-he doesn’t need the tux-he will change this horrible economy-and it doesn’t matter what he looks like!

anne on

Pullleeeeze… I voted for McCain. I love Sarah Palin. And I can say that I think the Pres elect looks great in clothes and I’m interested in the style of Washington to come. Even a news junkie like me can appreciate the ‘soft’ side… As others have said..this is people.com, not cspan! Happy Christmas y’all

Anna on

Nice to know he can take action when it comes to tuxedos, but not on anything that matters. This is definitely his most significant accomplishment thus far.

How nice that Sarah Palin is crucified for thinking about her wardrobe and Obama is congratulated. Even though Sarah Palin is not responsible for the entire country and Obama is.

denise on

get real, the lady that says bush did not ruin the ecomony, the democrats did. who has been in office the last eight years? get real lady.

Meesh on

Quot blaming Bush for everything who cares about Obama he doesn’t deserve to be president he wasn’t even born in the united states he falsified his birth certificate he was born in Kenya so on to the next subject

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