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

Karen, you have sadly MISSED THE POINT OF MY COMMENT.

Fancy Freedom on

I see some folks are still bitter that Repubs lost Thank u for keeping the information fresh and relevant.

valerie on

It always amazes me to see how people are so bitter, mean spirited and just plain ugly with their comments.

The story was about Obama’s choice in his tux and it turned into a political rampage for some others.

Yes, we are all concerned with the state of the economy, remember it was in this state well before Obama even considered running for president. No he is not God, but just a man who had taken on a job that has alot of problems that he is expected to turn around. No, it will not happen overnight, within months or even years, but give the guy a chance to get into office before he can begin to really start woking at it.

I think he and his family shoud be able to enjoy the inaugural events and the past 43 presidents and their families have.

Come on American people look into your own souls and expel some of the hate that you carry and maybe you can begin to see the good in somethings that you may not agree with. God Bless you all and I pray God keep the Obama Family safe from the many hate mongers. Have a Merry Christma and A Very Blessed New Year.

Sandi1960 on

Sylvia, as long as Americans are shortsighted, nothing will get better, and people who think like you will ensure Obama’s failure.

Bush had to contend with 9/11 and the bust – both of which cost billions. It is doubtful ANY President would have been able to keep a balanced budget under those conditions.

If one looks at history, one could clearly see we are now experiencing the results of 16 years of policies, not 8. The reality is, until we stop the Bush bashing, we can not get better. We need to realistically look at what got us here in order to really correct it.

While I hope Obama is sucessful, I fear people like you will make that impossible. History shows us clearly the first new deal extended the depression, yet we are acting like that is the cure. Why? Because the media has been having a field day bashing Bush, therefore no one is looking at the cause and effect.

Already Americans are fearing terrorism according to Rasmussen. I also find it puzzling how the Democrats in congress are getting a total pass on the economy.

Tell me how you can be the chairment of the Ways & Means, Banking committees for 2 years, be on those committees for 20 odd years and be allowed to say “I didn’t know”.

Well if they did not know, they need to be fired. They certainly should not be the ones who now fix it. Especially given the laws they are now blaming for this mess are the very laws Carter and Clinton passed during their terms.

I am not saying Dems are the only ones to blame, but I am saying they are equally responsible. If we opt to ignore that little issue, no one can fix what is broken, not even Obama.

terry on

Sounds like sour grapes to me Donna. Things can only improve with Obama in the house-it does not take a genius to see what a mess Bush has made.

Karen on

Emma, i COMPLETELY got it. i just thought it was STUPID!

Danielle on

Did anyone even look at the website the tux comes from? No, you didn’t. The most expensive tux is $795, I believe. Not one million dollars. And I highly doubt he will only wear it once considering his position. You people are wacked.

Joie on

Who cares?

Joie on

Oh, and this for fashion not Poltics!

Pauline on

The country is in deep trouble because of Bush so why blame Obama!!

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