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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Emma on

Hey, I wonder what toilet paper Obama will use while living in the White House. An expensive brand like Charmin or will he use an affordable no name single ply paper? Mmm?

Karen on

Emma, who the crap cares what friggin’ toilet paper Obama uses? seriously, you’re screwed in the head or something.

Karen on

Emma, who the crap cares what friggin’ toilet paper Obama uses? Everyone is talking about who cares what he dresses like but now TOILET PAPER???? i know i’m probably speaking for many people when i say you need to get your priorities straight.

JUST HAD TO SAY SOMETHING on

DISAPPOINTED ER PRACTITIONER: FIRST OF ALL LETS NOT GET INTO OUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS BECAUSE I HAVE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN HISTORY AND POLITIC AT HOME AND INTERNATIONALLY BUT AGAIN I ENJOY ENTERTAINMENT THAT IS WHY I READ THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE AFRAID THAT OBAMAS HEALTH CARE PLAN WILL EFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO BE OVER PAID FOR OFFERING YOUR SERVICES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE DISAPPOINTED. SECONDLY YOU TOOK A SHOT AT KERRI’S ENGLISH WHEN YOU HAVE YET TO DISPLAY THE ABILITY TO WRITE A COMPLETE SENTENCE. STICK TO THE BONES, BANDAGES, OVERCHARGING, AND PERSCRIPTIONS AND LEAVE FASHION AND POLITICS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN AMERICA BEING SAVED FROM THE MESS THAT ER PRACTITIONERS AS YOURSELF VOTED FOR TWICE.

beth on

And I care about this because…… oh yeah, I am too busy trying to keep my JOB and pay my bills. Thanks for telling us though, I will rest easier tonight!

Holly on

You are all to critical of eachother. There is so much negative energy around each of your comments. Lighten up! The world needs more peace and that starts with each person being peaceful, not verbally beating eachother on a message board.

Archie on

That’s great! Likely, he will get a hair cut, also.

becky on

I am just thrilled to know the news! Now I can sleep nights!

Sondra on

Of course this is people.com, and of course everyone included people.com is worried about the future of our economy. The tuxedo is just a small detail, and I am sure everyone of you is worried about what to wear each morning before going out, shouldn’t Obama wear something nice for his first day as president? Yes, we all are so deep and not caring about fashion…Stop being hypocrite you average american! As far as the “disappointed” comment, it wasn’t the democrats’ or republicans’ fault to waste all the money, but simply a person, just like us, acting as a president, but truly a spoiled beginner…soul searching anyone?

HA HA on

Disappointed – while you were bragging about how educated you are with your degree and impressive career, I think you meant that you are an ER PRACTITIONER, not PRACTIONER. “Practioner” isn’t a word. Maybe you should learn how to spell what you claim you do before you attempt to be high and mighty. As someone with an Ivy League degree, I am embarrased for you.

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