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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CONCERN CITZEN on

Thiis for Meesh, stop being a player hater even Mickey and Minnie got a little black in them come on LOVE your BLACK SISTER AND BROTHER IT WILL BENFIT YOU IN THE CHANGES WE SEE NO COLOR

bigbonjovifan on

He does dress well. I noticed that during his campaign.
GOD BLESS HIM & HIS FAMILY! I am really praying for them.

Dre on

who the @#%& cares about what this man wears… shouldn’t the focus be what he is going to do for OUR country?!

LINDA on

this is for Meesh, stop being a player hater even Mickey and Minnie got a little black in them…..lol give Mr. Obama a chance you might be surprised a change is coming have a Blessed and Happy Holiday. I personally think whatever he decides to wear he will wear with style cause the man just got it like that.LOL

Jenn on

Oh my god. For all the republicans who are on here being sorry losers, get over it. You have another 4 years with Obama as president. So there’s going to be a lot on people over the years I’m sure of what he wears or his wife wears. We can’t help it there great dressers! This is People.com Your gonna see fashion info!

nearlynormalized on

President Obama would look fine in anything he wears…Glowing is an apt word to describe how he carries himself.

Lola on

I agree with rhonda!!

Nancy Huber on

Doesn’t he have enough on his plate without having his clothing critiqued?

Sylvia on

Disappointed: Who did you say needs to learn the English language again? I’m no expert, but then again I don’t go around criticizing people.

Donna: You are right, he has not taken office yet. I think a lot of people forget that. As of now he is only the President-Elect, and just like McCain would be doing at this point in time had he been elected as president-elect, there is nothing he can do for now. People tend to forget that the first 2 years that anyone enters into the office, the new President is having to deal with the policies put in place by the previous President. I would imagine just like any other job that anyone comes into, you have to clean up the mess from the person before you in order for you to get on track.

Regardless, I hope you are right and things don’t get any worse, but if they get better will you have the guts to say “I was wrong”. Oh and do not forget that when Bush took office the federal budget had been balanced for 3 consecutive years and was on track to balance again in 2001. We had a surplus of 236 billion dollars, the LARGEST in history. By 2002, 2 years later, we were in a deficit of 158 billion dollars. We have hit a record deficit of 455 billion dollars. In 2008 the Bush administration spent 2.98 trillion dollars when the revenue was only 2.5 million dollars….. And the list goes on and on. So tell me again, who do we blame for the economy?

Danielle on

I think it is refreshing that a president will buy his clothes at a reasonably priced store. I was at the website and I, myself, would buy my husband clothes from there. They are classy and well priced. Bravo, Mr. President!

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