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Politics of Fashion: Barack True Blue for Thursday Night DNC Speech

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Racked NYC just got word that Chicago-based Hart Schaffner Marx will be dressing the candidate for his Thursday night Democratic National Convention speech. The retailer gave up the deets, even Obama's lithe measurements: "The suit is a dark, solid navy—97% merino wool and 3% cashmere. It’s a flattering fit and has a soft drape and the material has a nice feel against the skin. The silhouette is a classic fit—he’s a 40 long with a 33 inch waist. Pants are pleated and the pants have an inch and a quarter cuff. This suit would retail at a department store like Nordstroms for $1500." 33-inch waist? That is soooo elitist!
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