Obama, Who are You Wearing?

President-elect picks Chicago suitmaker for inauguration tux

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Chicago Sun-Times

Like many of his Cabinet picks, President-elect Barack Obama is remaining loyal to Chicago and wearing a locally-made Hartmarx tuxedo for the inauguration. 

Much attention has been given to future First  Lady Michelle Obama's choice on Jan. 20, which remains uncertain, but the president-elect will be wearing a custom black tuxedo made by Hart Schaffner Marx in suburban Des Plaines. Cost? $895 at Nordstrom department stores.

Obama's latest purchase will add to his growing collection from the 121-year-old suitmaker. Earlier this year, he bought six suits from the largest  U.S.-based menswear maker. 

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to create a wardrobe for someone as dynamic as President-elect Obama and to participate, in however small way, in our nation's civic activities," Brett Schenck , president of Hart Schaffner Marx told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Equally positive is that we are being embraced as an American, union-made manufacturer that prides itself on quality, value and fit."

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