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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Anna on

Every Girl’s crazy about a Sharp Dressed Man

get your facts on

to the people that say bush is to blame….technically you are wrong. the problems started with clinton to begin with. therefore the problems are the democrats fault…someone with actually knowledge should run the country…not someone who needs on the job training and only got the push he needed by oprah…if she wouldnt have backed him he wouldnt have won…

Phoebe on

Rhonda, it just shows how ignorant people are regarding Obama. They’d rather marvel over his latest poop than what he has to do in the world. I agree with you, these media sites are obnoxious in shoving the latest scoop in Obama dream land down our throats.

Yeah this is People.com, but really do we need to know every last detail of this man’s pathetic personal life?

Simply Amazed on

After reading all of these posts, I am convinced that it’s the American people who made this country what it is today. People who can’t get along and be decent and dignified with each other. Look into the core of your existence and then maybe problems can begin to be solved. But we all know that’s not going to happen, so we reap what we sew. We always want to point fingers at one person or another; collectively, mankind has made the world what it is today. We’re all human beings; why can’t we all just get along. Does anyone have the answer? Or do we thrive on turmoil? I’m not a preacher, I’m not a protestor and I’m certainly not a crazy person. Is there anyone else out there that sometimes wants to scream “Stop all the bull****”?

Suzanne on

I have always had a problem with the amount of money that we spend on the Inauguration. But, we have to show the rest of the world that we are okay. It is important that we have a united front when it comes to this one time every four years. From what he wears to the activites involved, unfortunately it is all necessary to show the world that we as a nation are strong.

bob on

The man should be making better cabinet choices rather than an obnoxious twerp and the wife of a former president called COLLUSION……but it means A LOT to me that he is wearing a suit from a company who unionized many years ago when unions were prevealant and meant something……you people who wave the Change Flying Flag really are missing the point…..maybe you should have decided before you voted for him what you wanted changed and asked how HE is going to do it!

Sharon on

I would like to thank all of you who made comments for some very entertaining reading on a Saturday morning!

Tami on

Do you think that Obama wants everyone to know what he is wearing?? I dont think so, it just comes with the whole package.
He is a classy man and I wish him and his family the best.
Will be toasting the day he takes office… long time coming.

Meesh on

the next subject is not Obama thats for sure I didn’t vote for him I would rather have someone real classy like Mickey Mouse and his Misses Minnie

Lisa on

I don’t object to People covering what Obama will wear. I love hearing about clothes and fashion. But I object to the title of the article. Fashion is fun, but the cabinet picks should not be forgotten. We should have fun, especially in hard times, but we need to keep our priorities straight.

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