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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Suit up like Obama in Hart Schaffner Marx



My husband has a "problem" that most women would love to have. He's too tall and lanky to fit into the majority of off-the-rack suits sold at department stores and retailers.Obama_inauguration_2

A solution is on the horizon, thanks to Dillard's and President Obama's preferred suit maker, Chicago-based Hart Schaffner Marx. On March 11, from 2 to 9 p.m., the Dillard's store at International Plaza is hosting a "Made to Measure" event that will give men with atypical proportions (and normal-sized guys, too) the chance to get custom-made HSM garments that actually FIT them. Guys get to pick out the fabric, color and pattern (likely with help from their significant other) from more than 200 possibilities.

Pay 25 percent of the cost when you place the order, then get billed for the rest if you are pleased with the product that arrives three to four weeks later. I'm told the suits will run between $800 and $1,600, about the same as the nicer ensembles we saw on a recent trip to Dillard's and Nordstrom. Not cheap, but a quality investment.

~ Deal Diva Colleen

(Photo: AP. The Prez wore Hart Schaffner Marx on Inauguration Day, starting with a black suit and cashmere overcoat to take the oath of office, then changing into a custom-made tux for his looong night of dancing.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:14pm]


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