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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Sara on

George Bush is 1000X better than Barack Obama will ever be.

Karen on

o yea and i also thought tht Pete had a bunch of good points and disappointed needs to get ovr her (or him) self and move on. If u dont like it then Y R U ON THIS SITE????? sometimes ppl dont make sense. *sigh*

Linda on

To all of you who blame Bush for ALL our problems now, how shortyour memories are. No he has not helped our economy, but the people who advise him let him down, and neither has he single handedly gotten us here. It has taken the help of some prominent democrats. Dodd, Frank are the first two who come to mind. Yes our budget was balanced under Clinton and we had a surplus.We also got rid of welfare under Clinton, by the pushing of legislation by the republicans. However, Clinton didn’t single handedly balance the budget. It was led by the Republicans under the leadership of Newt Gingrich. Clinton just happened to sign them into law. Like it or not, those are the facts folks. There is blame to go around to BOTH parties in Congress, so for those of you who hate Bush anyway, nothing no one says will EVER change your minds about him. Yes Obama is president-elect of ALL of us now, and I wish him the very best to lead our country as we need it. However, he is not GOD, so I don’t expect him to be able to please all the people all the time. That’s a fantasy wish. I deal with reality, not fantasy. Our markets have always run cyclically, and they’ll never change so we always have the possiility of the ups and downs. It’s always been that way and will always be so. Get used to it, it’s a fact of life. Don’t whine and take responsibility for yourselves as we are our government in case any one doesn’t understand who our “government” is. I did not vote for
Obama as I am an independent and do not believe he’s ready to take on such a job, but we’ll see how he does and give him the benefit of the doubt. All eyes will be watching with bated breath.

Rhonda on

Please reread what wrote. I stated the man looks good. I just don’t think stating the mans fashon is more important then his job. I hope the cabinet reflects something we can all agree on!!!!!

proud democrat on

To all Bush lovers:
George Bush is the most evil man in the world next to Bin Laden. Ohh I forgot he has ties with his family…No wonder we were never able to catch this guy. I hate Bush for everything he has done starting with our troops that he innocently sent to get killed overseas for his PERSONAL WAR and finishing with how messed up our economy is thanks to him.

Go Obama!!!

Librarian on

This is a fashion site, some people are interested in what others are wearing. I’m not gonna blame all republicans in poitics for our economy now but lets face it-Bush screwed up. After 9/11 (when Bush came into office), everything went downhill…give Obama a chance, he can’t do worse than Bush. Who on earth tells children that they don’t have to be an A student to become president??

roy on

I just hope he doesn’t end up having a zipper
problem like Slick Willy did.

Mandy on

Who cares what he wearing. he probably spent 1 million easy on that tux that he will wear for 4 hours and never wear it again. if he says he cares about our ecomnmy as much as he does buying a millin odallar suit is the way to prove it.
Go McCain!

Paige Ross on

i would like to point out that this tux is a Nordstrom exclusive, you can only get it there.

roy on

Here’s a fact for all of you. Bill Clinton cut our
military budget, he used the money to finance some
government jobs. Unfortunatly when he left office
so went most of those jobs. The terrorist thought
America was weak after those cuts, thats why they
attacked us on 9/11. We’re lucky we still have men
like George Bush, who have the b—s to go after
the bastards, so we don’t have to fight them in
our own streets. Iraq did have WMD’s. Saddam ship-ed it to Libia. Kadaffi turned it over to the UN
and the US. Saddam gassed his own people, plus the
shi-its’, the sunnis and the turks. History will
prove all of this.

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